Alberto Gurioli

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OBJECTIVES To prospectively evaluate the prognostic utility of the traditional prognostic factors and molecular markers p53 and Ki-67 in a homogeneous series of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) treated with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). PATIENTS AND METHODS 192 intermediate- and high-risk NMIBC cases were enrolled. The variables(More)
PURPOSE Bacillus Calmette-Guérin and intravesical chemotherapy represent viable adjuvant options for intermediate risk nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. Although bacillus Calmette-Guérin is perceived as less tolerable than intravesical chemotherapy, to our knowledge no comparative studies have addressed quality of life issues. We compared the quality of(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary extragonadal germ cell tumors (EGCT) are rare and it is still a matter of debate if they have to be considered as primary extragonadal issues or metastases from a primary testicular neoplasm. We describe two cases of the so-called burned-out seminoma, a primary testicular germ-cell tumor that spontaneously regressed after demonstration(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate cancer-specific mortality and other-cause mortality in prostate cancer patients with nodal metastases. METHODS The study included 411 patients treated with radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer with lymph node metastases at 10 tertiary care centers between 1995 and 2014. Kaplan-Meier analyses(More)
We report the case of a sacral neurinoma, which presented with mild hydronephrosis, due to compression of the right ureter, in a 71-yr old woman admitted to our hospital with recurrent urinary tract infections. CT and MRI detected a 4 x 4 cm mass pressing on the right ureter at the sacral level, in continuity with the second sacral foramen. Given this(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary female bladder neck obstruction is a rare clinical condition characterized by the absence/incomplete bladder neck opening during the voiding phase of micturition. METHODS We present the cases of two women complaining dysuria, abdominal straining and sensation of incomplete bladder emptying. Videourodynamic evaluation was fundamental(More)
Bladder cancer is the most common tumor of the urinary tract, with a worldwide incidence of 8.6 x 100000 in men and 2.6 x 100000 in women (1). The majority of patients (75-85%) present as non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC); within this category the most represented stage is Ta (70%), followed by T1 (20%) and, less frequently, carcinoma in situ (CIS)(More)
To investigate the impact of green tea on urinary oxalate excretion in healthy male volunteers. The oxalate concentrations after different brewing times (2–60 min) of different qualities (2–8 g) of green tea were measured in in vitro experiment. In in vivo experiment, the effects on urine composition were assessed in 12 healthy men with an age of 24–29(More)
To asset the efficacy and safety of EPVL plus ESWL compared with ESWL alone for the treatment of simple upper urinary stones (< 15 mm). All patients with upper urinary stones (< 15 mm) were prospectively randomized into two groups. In treatment group, patients were assigned to immediate EPVL after ESWL, while in control group, ESWL alone was offered. All(More)
OBJECTIVES To observe serum creatinine (SCr) and treated side glomerular filtration rate (TGFR) variations in patients with upper urinary tract calculi after minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 178 patients underwent MPCNL in our institute and they were retrospectively evaluated between May 2014 and(More)