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Studies on the influence of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the abdominal cavity during robotic procedures are lacking. This is the first study to evaluate surgical field modifications related to CO2 pressure, during laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Consecutive patients scheduled for laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy were enrolled in the study. To evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimal surgical outcome has been proved to be one of the most powerful survival determinants in the management of ovarian cancer patients. Actually, for ovarian cancer patients there is no general consensus on the preoperatively establishment of cytoreducibility. METHODS Between January 2011 and June 2012 patients affected by suspicious(More)
This study aims to investigate the correlation between preoperative human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) levels, endometrial cancer (EC) staging, and ideal cutoff for stage prediction. All EC patients, treated within January 2009 and February 2014 at the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology of the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, were considered for the(More)
Actually, in literature there are not valid tools able to predict the chemotherapy response during first-line ovarian cancer treatment. CA125 and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) levels of consecutive single-institution patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) were measured during first-line chemotherapy and until 6 months follow-up. First, patients(More)
To date, no good marker for endometrial cancer (EC) that may be routinely used in clinical practice for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring is available; besides the use of tumour markers is not recommended by international guidelines. However, during the last years, an increasing interest in literature has been growing on human epididymis protein 4 (HE4)(More)
This study was designed to compare quality of life in a sample of Italian patients affected by platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer and submitted to chemotherapy alone or secondary cytoreductive surgery plus chemotherapy through validated questionnaires. From January 2007 to December 2012, consecutive patients with suspicious recurrence of ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVES The life of a family caregiver changes in many ways when cancer is diagnosed. Changes regard also financial costs. To the authors' knowledge, little work has been done to estimate the costs associated with caregiving for cancer patients. The aim of the present study is to evaluate for the first time in literature the economic changes among family(More)
The human papillomavirus (HPV) represents one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and it has been related to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines prevent infection with certain species of HPV associated with the development of cervical cancer or genital warts. We carried out a PubMed search up to 2015 evaluating all randomized studies published(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate for the first time in the literature the role of HE4, at primary diagnosis, compared to CA125 as an indicator of endometrial cancer (EC) recurrence. Our study is a retrospective analysis of 252 EC patients treated, between January 2009 and July 2013, at the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology of Campus Bio-Medico(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the verbal and written preoperative information in patients undergoing surgery for malignant gynaecologic disease, in terms of satisfaction about preoperative received informations, hospitalization days, postoperative pain experienced using visual analogue scale (VAS) and number of pain drugs used daily. STUDY DESIGN From January(More)