Alessandro Giammò

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AIMS Intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid (HA) plus chondroitin sulfate (CS) in women with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) has shown promising results. This study compared the efficacy, safety, and costs of intravesical HA/CS (Ialuril® , IBSA) to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). METHODS Randomized, open-label, multicenter study(More)
Urinary incontinence, defined as the complaint of any involuntary loss of urine, is a pathological condition, which affects 30% females and 15% males over 60, often following a progressive decrease of rhabdosphincter cells due to increasing age or secondary to damage to the pelvic floor musculature, connective tissue and/or nerves. Recently, stem cell(More)
Using flow cytometry, gross genomic alterations, defined as DNA ploidy, and the fraction of S-phase cells, can be calculated in bladder cancer cells. In aneuploid superficial bladder cancer the recurrence rate has been reported to be three times higher than in diploid forms. A correlation between the S-phase fraction and progression has been reported for(More)
INTRODUCTION Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is an option for the treatment of neurogenic stress urinary incontinence (nSUI), but complications and re-operation rates are high, and there is no clear indication from guidelines (1). The aim of our study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a less invasive continence device in neurogenic population:(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)
The primary perirenal localization of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is rare and normal methods of image diagnosis do not enable a reliable preoperative diagnosis. In the majority of cases renal function is not affected and this pathology is often presented as an occasional finding. The pathologies included in the differential diagnosis are renal neoplasias, abscess(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS® , Agency for Medical Innovations A.M.I., Feldkirch, Austria) in a European-wide multicentre setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 287 men with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were treated with the ATOMS device between June 2009 and March(More)
The principles of electrosurgery are based upon well defined physical grounds, explaining the type and extent of the lesions induced by the electric current. Technological evolution has led to the creation of dedicated equipment, allowing efficient use of electrosurgical cutting and coagulation of tissues, both in open and endoscopic surgery.(More)
PURPOSE ProACT is an adjustable continence therapy implant for post-prostatectomy incontinence. We evaluated the exact device location in clinical success and failed implant cases using spiral multidetector computerized tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 18 consecutive patients postoperatively using pelvic spiral multidetector computerized(More)
The authors describe a case of infiltrating signet-ring cell carcinoma of the bladder, a rare and extremely aggressive form of adenocarcinoma. This neoplasia in only rarely found in a histologically pure form. In the majority of cases the atypical elements which characterise it are mixed with the gland-like and papillary structures of the adenocarcinoma and(More)