Claudio Simeone

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Fifty-two patients undergoing cardiac catheterization and subsequently found to have significant coronary artery disease (CAD) were given structured psychiatric interviews before catheterization. Nine of these patients met criteria for major depressive disorder. All 52 patients were contacted 12 months after catheterization, and the occurrence of myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVES To present and discuss clinical and surgical management of urologic endometriosis. METHODS Retrospective review of a database on surgical patients with endometriosis. RESULTS Thirty-one patients (incidence, 2.6%; mean age, 33.1 yr) were affected by urologic endometriosis (bladder, 12; ureter, 15; both, 4). Bladder endometriosis was revealed(More)
To compare the oncological outcome of nephron-sparing surgery versus radical nephrectomy in renal cell carcinoma up to 7 cm by retrospectively reviewing our surgical experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Data collected from 1290 consecutive patients, who underwent surgery for renal carcinoma, have been stored since 1983 into a dedicated database. The cases(More)
BACKGROUND A new edition of the TNM was recently released that includes modifications for the staging system of kidney cancers. Specifically, T2 cancers were subclassified into T2a and T2b (< or =10 cm vs >10 cm), tumors with renal vein involvement or perinephric fat involvement were classified as T3a cancers, and those with adrenal involvement were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in restaging patients affected by prostate cancer and suspected relapse due to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) increase. We also aimed to determine a PSA cutoff that is most suited to the study in terms of best compromise between(More)
OBJECTIVE To report, in a retrospective study, the diagnostic problems and oncological results of surgery in patients with either synchronous or metachronous adrenal metastasis, which are uncommon in renal cancer, at 2-10% of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 1179 patients treated for renal cancer between 1987 and 2003, 914 had renal surgery with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative, pathological and functional outcomes in two contemporary, large series of patients in different institutions and who underwent open partial nephrectomy (OPN) or robot-assisted PN (RAPN) for suspected renal tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective, multicentre, international, matched-pair analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the oncological outcomes of patients who underwent elective partial nephrectomy (PN) or radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinically organ-confined renal masses ≤7 cm in size (cT1). PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 3480 patients with cT1N0M0 disease were extracted from a multi-institutional database and analyzed retrospectively. (More)
BACKGROUND Some reports have suggested that nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) may protect against cardiovascular events (CVe) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN). However, previous studies did not adjust the results for potential selection bias secondary to baseline cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE To test the effect of treatment type (NSS vs RN) on the(More)
INTRODUCTION We present the method of pedicle labial urethroplasty for urethral reconstruction in female patients treated for urethral strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed urethral reconstruction using a pedicle labial flap in 2 female patients (23 and 70 years old) for urethral stricture (posttraumatic and postinflammatory origin). We used as a(More)