Davide Barletta

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Glycoprotein 90K/MAC-2BP is a member of the scavenger receptor cystein-rich protein superfamily, which is thought to be involved in immune surveillance, defending the body against pathogens and cancer. 90K serum levels are elevated in patients with cancer of various origins and in viral infections, such as human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus(More)
Intravesical instillations of hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) may lead to regeneration of the damaged glycosaminoglycan layer in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). Twenty-two patients with IC/BPS received intravesical instillations (40 ml) of sodium HA 1.6% and CS 2.0% in 0.9% saline solution (IALURIL®, IBSA) once weekly(More)
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder involving the tunica albuginea surrounding the corpora cavernosa of the penis. A conservative treatment is indicated in the first stage of disease. The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic impact and possible side effects of treatment with pentoxifylline (PTX) in combination with other antioxidants in(More)
The significantly different effects of several conservative treatments for Peyronie’s disease (PD) led us to conduct this study to evaluate the effectiveness of local treatment with injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) for patients with this disease. The study included 83 PD patients who underwent treatment and 81 PD patients who did not (control group). The(More)
The average age of men affected by Peyronie's disease (PD) is approximately 50-55 years, but cases have been reported even in adolescence. Several studies have already investigated the presence of PD in young men, and these studies reported a PD prevalence that varies between 1.5% and 10.8%. Having noticed a greater number of young patients in our centers(More)
Objective: The study was made mainly to investigate the possible benefits of multimodal treatment using Pentoxifylline (PTX) with other antioxidants, in patients with PD enrolled for a conservative medical management. Methods: We carried out a controlled study on 240 patients diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease (PD). We have divided two treatment groups,(More)
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder involving the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. We have published several studies describing a "combined therapy" for PD patients, but the present study aims to clearly demonstrate how the association between various antioxidants in PD treatment can significantly increase the(More)
Urethral swabs are still currently used as a diagnostic tool when urethritis or prostatitis are suspected. Urologists are certainly aware that Peyronie's disease may occur after traumatic urethral instrumentation (catheterization, urethrocystoscopy, etc), but onset of Peyronie's disease after urethral swab for diagnostic purposes has never been reported in(More)
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a chronic inflammation of tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa that causes an inelastic plaque resulting in penis deformation. Although its etiology is not completely known, there is general consensus that PD is genetically transmitted and secondary to penile trauma. In recent years, numerous studies demonstrated the role(More)
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