Alessandro Meneghini

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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical therapy represents a major advance in the treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. To date, however, the optimal treatment schedule must be defined and the toxicity related to the treatment is significant. The preliminary results of a randomized ongoing study performed to evaluate the(More)
We reviewed 261 patients who underwent a radical operation at a single institution as definitive treatment of invasive bladder cancer to evaluate the survival and accuracy of the tumor, nodes and metastasis system in characterizing the prognosis. Between January 1979 and June 1987 the 261 evaluable patients underwent 1-stage radical cystectomy with pelvic(More)
Bladder pathologic features related to intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy in superficial bladder cancer (Ta, T1, Tis) were evaluated and related to clinical outcome. A total of 105 patients were treated with 75 mg Pasteur BCG weekly for six consecutive weeks. When tumor was not demonstrated a maintenance course was given. An additional(More)
INTRODUCTION Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is a common condition characterized by chronic pain and/or very painful acute episodes. Different treatments are used during painful flare-up, but they are often ineffective. US-guided percutaneous needle aspiration/lavage is proving to be an effective means for eliminating these calcifications. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluation of the use of buccal mucosa graft as single-stage urethral reconstruction in an adult population with a stenosis of the bulbar urethra. METHODS In our Department between April 1996 and February 1999, 20 patients with bulbar urethra stenosis underwent single-stage urethroplasty using a buccal mucosa graft. Mean age of patients was 52(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a damage to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in motor, sensory, or autonomic functions. Patients with SCI usually have permanent and often devastating neurologic deficits and disability. Trunk motor control is crucial for postural stability and propulsion after low thoracic SCI and several(More)
Shortly after Morales' original report, several phase II trials confirmed the effectiveness of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in superficial bladder cancer therapy. Concerns have been expressed about the toxicity related to this new therapeutic modality. These phase II trial data led European urologists to try to answer some questions related(More)
Thirty-three patients underwent percutaneous treatment for upper urinary obstructive disease in our Institute. Cold-knife incision of 16 cases of uretero-pelvic junction obstruction and 4 cases of infundibular stenosis was performed. Balloon dilatation of the caliceal neck was performed in 1 patient with caliceal diverticulum. In 4 of the patients treatment(More)
From January 1979 to December 1992, 74 patients with ureteral lesions due to ureteral or renal instrumentations, failed gynecological or reconstructive surgery were addressed to our department for a reconstructive program. Fifty-two of them were managed by standard ureteropyeloanastomosis or psoas bladder hitch and ureteral reimplants. Twenty-two patients(More)