Enrico Finazzi Agrò

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PURPOSE The different roles of D1 and D2 dopamine receptors in LUT behavior have been demonstrated in animal studies. In particular D2 selective agonists and D1 selective antagonists seem to produce a reduction of the bladder capacity in conscious rats. This finding has never been confirmed in human studies. Thus, in this study we investigated the role of(More)
AIMS The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for treatment of urge incontinence. METHODS In a prospective multicentre study, 35 patients with complaints of urge incontinence underwent 12 weekly sessions of PTNS at one of five sites in the Netherlands and one site in Italy. Frequency/volume charts(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate urodynamic changes after percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of complaints related to overactive bladder syndrome and to search for urodynamic-based predictive factors. METHODS Ninety consecutive patients with symptoms related to overactive bladder syndrome were enrolled in this study.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve in the treatment of voiding dysfunction. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with chronic voiding dysfunction necessitating clean intermittent catheterization were enrolled in a prospective multicenter trial in the Netherlands (n = 19) and Italy (n = 20). They underwent 12 weekly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between neurologic and urologic status in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1993 and December 1995, 116 patients with MS symptoms were fully assessed neurologically and urologically with urodynamic studies. RESULTS Urodynamic abnormalities were detected in 104 patients(More)
AIM Aim of our study was to compare the results of posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) performed weekly with those of PTNS performed 3 times per week in patients with overactive bladder syndrome. METHODS Thirty-five patients (28 females, 7 males) with overactive bladder syndrome not responding to antimuscarinic therapy were enrolled in a prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Premature ejaculation (PE) is a highly prevalent and complex syndrome that remains poorly defined and inadequately characterized. Pharmacotherapy represents the current basis of lifelong PE treatment. AIM The goal of this study was to assess the role of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-Is) in the treatment of patients with PE without(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine urodynamic changes and predictive factors in patients with voiding dysfunction who underwent 12 percutaneous tibial nerve stimulations. METHODS Thirty nine patients with chronic voiding dysfunction were enrolled in a prospective multicenter trial in the Netherlands (n = 19) and in Italy (n = 20). A 50% reduction in total(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between abdominal obesity and prostate cancer (CaP) diagnosis and grade in patients undergoing prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2008 and 2011, we prospectively enrolled patients referred to 3 clinics in Italy who were scheduled for transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy. Before biopsy,(More)
Bladder stones represent a troublesome complication in patients suffering from neurogenic voiding dysfunction, in whom prompt and effective therapy is required. A variety of endoscopic lithotripsy methods are available; however, current devices can be tedious to use. We have treated 17 patients affected by bladder calculi and spinal cord injury or multiple(More)