Davide De Marchi

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BACKGROUND There is a lack of good data in the literature evaluating the Health-Related Quality of Life (HR- QoL) in patients with urinary diversions. The aim of this study was to examine the changes in expectation and needs in terms of human adaptation and behavioural profiles in patients with ileal conduit (IC) after radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder(More)
Background/Aims/Objectives: In patients elected to the first prostate biopsy set, the risk of prostate cancer (PCA) may be predicted by clinical factors. The aim of this study was to investigate on prostate volume index (PVI), defined as the ratio of volume of the transitional zone to the volume of the peripheral zone, and PCA risk. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND The ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB) is often used in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. The IONB allows to void avoiding the disadvantages of the external urinary diversion.In IONB patients the quality of life (QoL) appears compromised by the need to urinate voluntarily. The patients need to wake up at night interrupting the sleep-wake(More)
Objective To investigate potential associations of preoperative total testosterone (TT) with tumor volume (TV) and grade of prostate cancer (PCa). Methods Patients who were under medications impacting on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testis-prostate axis were excluded. TT was measured preoperatively at least 1 month after biopsies and TV was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the associations, if any, between preoperative plasma levels of total testosterone (TT) and pathology Gleason score (pGS) in a contemporary cohort of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between November 2014 and June 2015, plasma levels of TT were measured in 142 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy.(More)
INTRODUCTION From the most recent systematic revision of the literature, an orthotopic neobladder would seem to show marginally better health related quality of life (HR-QoL) scores compared with an ileal conduit. The aim of this study was to review all relevant published studies about the comparison between ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB) and ileal(More)
Hearing loss greater than 30 dB over three contiguous pure-tone frequencies occurring within a three day period is defined as sudden hearing loss. It is usually sensorineural (SSNHL), unilateral and appears as an otologic emergency. SSNHL has many possibile etiologies such as: labyrinthine viral infection, ischemic or hemorrhagic illness, trauma,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Studies comparing health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) between patients who underwent radical cystectomy (RC) and those who underwent a different form of urinary diversion has not reached yet univocal and reliable conclusions. The aim of our study was to evaluate bladder-specific long-term HR-QoL after radical cystectomy and ileal conduit.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate prostate volume index (PVI), defined as the ratio of volume of the transitional zone on that of the peripheral zone, as a factor stratifying prostate cancer (PCA) risk in patients elected to a first random biopsy set. METHODS The study evaluated 596 patients who were elected to a first random biopsy set because of suspected PCA in(More)