Andrea Raugei

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The purpose of the study was to evaluate objective response rate, survival and toxicity of the combination of gemcitabine-docetaxel administered on a biweekly schedule as first-line treatment in advanced/relapsed or metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Treatment consisted of the sequenced administration of gemcitabine 1500 mg/m(2) and docetaxel 60 mg/m(2) (2 h(More)
Seminal plasma, Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium concentrations were evaluated in 15 infertile men with chronic prostatitis and in 10 controls. Highly significant difference (p less than 0,01) was observed in Calcium concentration only in the group of bacterial prostatitis with respect to the controls. The possible significance of these data is suggested.
OBJECTIVES To perform the Italian version of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NHI-CPSI), and to study its linguistic validity and its correlations with the Visual Analogue Scale for pain (VAS) and the Italian version of International Prostatic Symptom Score (I-PSS) in men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and(More)
The neuroendocrine system modulates the immune response through neuropeptides and neurohormones, findings which point to the existence of a neuro-endocrine-immune system regulatory axis. At the same time, there is growing evidence that the pineal gland has anti-neoplastic properties, which include the action of its principal hormone, melatonin (MLT), on the(More)
The efficacy of weekly paclitaxel in androgen-independent prostate cancer and its addictive cytotoxicity with anthracycline derivatives led us to determine the safety and efficacy of a weekly schedule of paclitaxel and epirubicin. Between October 2000 and November 2002, 32 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients characteristics included a median age(More)
Combination chemotherapy with newer, more active drugs in patients with advanced and/or metastatic bladder cancer might show improved response rate and survival. Gemcitabine (GEM) and Epidoxorubicin (EPI) have demonstrated activity in this disease. In addition, experimental studies in vitro have shown that the two agents have additive-synergistic effects(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous attempts to identify active cytotoxic agents for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have proved disappointing. However, several recent developments in biologic therapy of neoplastic disease have substantially improved the prospects for the treatment of advanced RCC. Melatonin (MLT), a hormone regulated by the pineal(More)
Androgen-independent prostate carcinoma (AICP) is one of the tumors that continue to respond poorly to chemotherapy. Recently, protocols based on the use of docetaxel have significantly improved survival for patients in this disease. In other types of neoplastic disease, combined therapy with taxanes and anthracycline derivatives has been shown to produce(More)
Testicular biopsies from 25 boys, aged 11-17, with left clinically evident varicocele were studied. Electron microscopic observations documented diffuse histological changes of smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria of Leydig cells. Ultrastructural modifications of these subcellular structures related to steroid hormone synthesis may(More)