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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)
PURPOSE To compare surgical results, morbidity and positive surgical margins rate of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN). METHODS This is an observational multicenter study promoted by the "Associazione GIovani Laparoscopisti Endoscopisti" (AGILE) no-Profit Foundation, which involved six Italian(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate both the patterns of prescription of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) and the adherence to European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for ADT prescription. METHODS The Choosing Treatment for Prostate Cancer (CHOICE) study was an Italian multicentre cross-sectional study conducted between(More)
OBJECTIVE To define a follow-up protocol based on the University of California Los Angeles Integrated Staging System (UISS) for patients undergoing surgery for N0M0 renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinical records of patients treated with radical surgery for N0/NXM0 RCC and monitored through periodic follow-up studies (> or =24 months(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)
Rolipram is a selective inhibitor of Type IV phosphodiesterase isozymes (PDE IV) which is often used as a baseline comparator for compounds in this class. To document the toxicological effects of rolipram, it was administered to female rats at 0, 10, 30 or 100 mg/kg/day orally for up to 2 weeks. One treatment-related death in the 100 mg/kg/day dose group(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of (11)C-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(More)
We study a class of solutions to the SL(2, R) k Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation. First, logarithmic solutions which represent four-point correlation functions describing string scattering processes on three-dimensional Anti-de Sitter space are discussed. These solutions satisfy the factorization ansatz and include logarithmic dependence on the SL(2,(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)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The interest in metastatic renal cell carcinoma has increased in the last few years, mainly due to the advent of targeted therapies, but metastasectomy remains the sole therapy that can lead to a complete and durable regression, even if only in a minority of patients. The literature(More)