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BACKGROUND Epidemiological data indicate that lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)/BPH can be associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Chronic inflammation has been proposed as a candidate mechanism at the crossroad between these two clinical entities.Aim of study is to examine the correlation among pre-operatory LUTS/BPH severity, MetS features and(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the combined administration of myo-inositol and α-lipoic acid in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal body mass index (BMI), who had previously undergone intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and received myo-inositol alone. Thirty-six of 65 normal-weight patients affected(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on urinary outcomes after surgery for severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPE), as central obesity can be associated with the development of BPE and with the worsening of LUTS. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicentre prospective study was(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)/low urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are often comorbid. Chronic inflammation is one of the putative links between these diseases. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) are recognized as an effective treatment of BPH-related LUTS. One proposed mechanism of action of PDE5 is the(More)
BACKGROUND Overactive bladder (OAB)/ storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a high prevalence affecting up to 90% of men over 80 years. The role of sufficient therapies appears crucial. In the present review, we analyzed the mechanism of action of tolterodine extended-release (ER) with the aim to clarify its efficacy and safety profile, as(More)
INTRODUCTION Several drugs, currently used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can be associated with bothersome sexual side effects, including ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD). AIM To provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available randomized clinical trials (RCTs) reporting the impact of(More)
PURPOSE To assess surgical results and morbidity of tumor enucleation (TE), and to evaluate their correlation with PADUA nephrometric score. METHODS We prospectively gathered data, including accurate analysis of tumor nephrometry, from 244 consecutive patients treated with TE for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma. All surgical results were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the pathological characteristics of peritumoral capsule (PC) and the prognostic effect of capsule penetration on tumor recurrence in patients treated with tumor enucleation for clinically intracapsular renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). METHODS AND MATERIALS PC status was analyzed in 304 consecutive patients with single intracapsular RCC.(More)
A strong and independent association between lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED) has been widely evidenced in several clinical epidemiologic studies. Preclinical animal models have provided a great deal of information on potential common pathogenic mechanisms underlying these two(More)
BACKGROUND The increased use of mobile phones, the media's attention for general health, and the increase of idiopathic male infertility suggest to investigate the possible consequences of an excessive use of mobile phones on semen quality. AIM To evaluate the conventional and some of the main biofunctional sperm parameters in healthy men according to the(More)