Charalambos N Deliveliotis

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OBJECTIVES To provide information about the long-term efficacy of transvesical prostatectomy from a contemporary series of patients. When comparing minimally invasive procedures with open prostatectomy, the data for the latter are usually provided from old studies or from recent ones performed in developing countries. However, this procedure is still used(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and the safety of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) to open prostatectomy (OP) for the surgical treatment of large prostatic adenomas. METHODS A total of 125 patients with prostate glands >80ml were randomly allocated to PVP (n=65) or OP (n=60) and prospectively evaluated at 1, 3, 6, and 12 mo(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of alfuzosin in improving symptoms in, and quality of life of, patients with indwelling double-J ureteral stents. METHODS A total of 100 patients, 50 men and 50 women (mean age 54.2 years), with unilateral ureteral stone-related hydronephrosis, who had opted for conservative management with insertion of a double-J(More)
CONFLICT OF INTEREST None Take Home Message: This is a prospective randomized study showing that for large prostatic adenomas, photoselective vaporization of the prostate requires less blood transfusions, shorter catheterization time and shorter hospital stay compared to open prostatectomy, while achieving similar functional results at the same time. AIM(More)
PURPOSE We report the continence status and urodynamic findings in 59 patients who underwent radical cystectomy and orthotopic bladder reconstruction using a modified S-ileal neobladder technique between January 1993 and July 2002. MATERIALS AND METHODS Continence status was assessed using patient interview, frequency-volume charts and the need for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of hexaminolevulinate (HAL)-induced fluorescence during resection of noninvasive bladder cancer on tumor recurrence compared with resection under white light. METHODS Between 2008 and 2010, 102 consecutive patients with suspected bladder cancer were randomized to undergo transurethral resection with either conventional(More)
Intracorporeal treatment of urolithiasis is characterized by continuous technological evolution. In this review we present updated data upon the use of ureteroscopy for the management of urolithiasis. Novel digital flexible ureteroscopes are used in clinical practice. Ureteroscopic working tools are revolutionized resulting in safer and more efficient(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate, in a multicenter Phase II study, the safety and efficacy of the combination of gemcitabine and carboplatin, as first-line treatment in elderly and unfit patients with advanced bladder carcinoma. The toxicity of platinum-based chemotherapy combinations represents a common problem for elderly or unfit patients with advanced bladder(More)
Relapsed urothelial cancer represents an unmet medical need. Vinflunine is a third-generation antimicrotubuline inhibitor and is currently the only approved drug for second-line treatment across the European Union. We conducted a retrospective analysis assessing the efficacy and safety of vinflunine in 71 Greek patients with relapsed urothelial cancer who(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the quality-of-life (QoL) outcome and urinary and sexual function and bother after radical cystectomy and different types of urinary tract reconstruction (Bricker vs modified S-pouch neobladder), also assessing differences between them and a normal population. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two groups of patients with bladder cancer(More)