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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
To compare surgical results, morbidity and positive surgical margins rate of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN). This is an observational multicenter study promoted by the “Associazione GIovani Laparoscopisti Endoscopisti” (AGILE) no-Profit Foundation, which involved six Italian urologic centers. All(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)
AIM The results of a clinical investigation on neoplasm and bladder dysplasia detection by 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence are reported. In this paper the authors report their experience with 5-ALA in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of bladder neoplasms after chemotherapy and endocavitary immunotherapy. METHODS The 5-ALA was(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)