Enrico Finazzi-Agró

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Upper urinary tract complications have been reported in about 20-30% of spinal cord injury patients. Their pathogenesis is linked to the presence of high-pressure uninhibited detrusor contractions, high leak point pressure and low bladder compliance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of upper urinary tract complications in two homogeneous(More)
PURPOSE Although the effects of subthalamic nucleus stimulation on the control of motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease have been demonstrated, to our knowledge there are no data on effects of this treatment on voiding. We evaluated differences in urodynamic findings in patients with Parkinson's disease during on and off subthalamic nucleus(More)
Silencing of microRNAs (miRNAs) by promoter CpG island methylation may be an important mechanism in prostate carcinogenesis. To screen for epigenetically silenced miRNAs in prostate cancer (PCa), we treated prostate normal epithelial and carcinoma cells with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (AZA) and subsequently examined expression changes of 650 miRNAs by megaplex(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of prostate cancer (PCa) detection by the electronic nose (EN) on human urine samples. METHODS Urine samples were obtained from candidates of prostate biopsy (PB). Exclusion criteria were a history of urothelial carcinoma or other malignant disease, urine infection, fasting for <12 h before PB or ingestion of alcohol or(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide an overview on the efficacy, tolerability, safety and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of drugs with a mixed action used in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION MEDLINE database and abstract books of the major conferences were searched for relevant publications from 1966 to 2011 and using the key(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare acute and chronic effects of l-dopa on bladder function in levodopa-naive Parkinson disease (PD) patients who had urinary urgency. METHODS We evaluated 26 l-dopa-naive PD patients at a university-based PD center with a first urodynamic session with a double examination: in the off treatment condition and 1 hour after acute challenge(More)
Although overactive bladder (OAB) and detrusor overactivity (DO) are not synonyms, they share therapeutic options and partially underlying physiopathological mechanisms. The aim of this overview is to give insight into new potential targets for the treatment of OAB and DO. A narrative review was done in order to reach this goal. Ageing, pelvic floor(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-latency somatosensory evoked potentials (LL-SEP) provide information on the function of somatosensory cortical structures. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is indicated in the treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction. Aim of this study was to evaluate LL-SEP in patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) treated by means(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) has been proposed for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive urinary retention (NOUR), neurogenic bladder, paediatric voiding dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain/painful bladder syndrome (CPP/PBS). Despite a number of publications produced in the last ten years, the role of(More)