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OBJECTIVE The potential renal acid load (PRAL) in diet may have a key role in renal stone formation through its effect on calcium and citrate metabolism. We examined the association between calcium renal stone formation and the PRAL in a population-based case-control study. METHODS A group of 123 calcium renal stone formers was compared with an equal(More)
  • A Trinchieri
  • 1996
The epidemiology of urolithiasis differs according to geographical area and historical period: changing socio-economic conditions have generated changes in the incidence and type of lithiasis in terms of both the site and the physical-chemical composition of the calculi. Reno-ureteral calculosis typical of adult age and featuring mainly calcium oxalate and(More)
BACKGROUND Recently published guidelines on the medical management of renal stone disease did not address relevant topics in the field of idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis, which are important also for clinical research. DESIGN A steering committee identified 27 questions, which were proposed to a faculty of 44 experts in nephrolithiasis and allied(More)
The present series comprises 2086 consecutive patients who were studied in a stone clinic during a period of 15 years. Each patient was subjected to a comprehensive protocol including a fully biochemical investigation. Calcium stones were by far the commonest accounting for 61% of cases; infection, uric acid/calcium oxalate and cystine stones accounted(More)
PURPOSE The Post-Ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS) offers a simple grading system for the description of ureteral lesions after ureteroscopy. In this article, we present the results of a video-based multicenter evaluation of the inter-rater reliability of clinically important PULS grades 0-3. METHODS Video sequences at the end of ureteroscopy (final(More)
Primary tumors of seminal vesicles are rare. We report on a benign tumor of the seminal vesicle with fibroepithelial and cystic features. We performed a laparoscopic transperitoneal approach. The mass, not fixed to any anatomical structures except to the prostate, was isolated and removed. Histological examination of tumor revealed two distinct components:(More)
Background & Aim. Changing socio-economic conditions generated changes in the prevalence, incidence and distribution for age, sex and type of urolithiasis in terms of both the site and the chemical-physical composition of the calculi.In the latter part of the 20(th) century the prevalence of upper urinary tract stones was increasing in Western countries(More)
PURPOSE In industrialized countries the prevalence of upper urinary tract stones has continually increased during the 20th century, but there are considerable differences between countries and also within the same country. To study whether there is still an increase in the frequency of renal stones, an investigation was undertaken to determine the(More)
We identified from our clinical database a total of 471 patients affected by cat. II chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP), cat. III (IIIa and IIIb) chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), or cat. IV asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis (AIP), according to NIH criteria. 132 intent-to-treat patients, showing levels of PSA > or =4 ng/mL, were subjected to a(More)
We performed a comparative analysis of microbiological and clinical responses to combination therapy in 104 symptomatic patients showing evidence of infection by traditional uropathogens (TU) or by unusual pathogens (UP) at the prostatic level. Eighty-two pathogens out of a total of 104 isolated microorganisms were eradicated at the end of a 6-week course(More)