Francesca Suriano

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External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is frequently used in the management of prostate cancer (PCa) as definitive, postoperative, or salvage local treatment. Although EBRT plays a central role in the management of PCa, complications remain a troubling by-product. Several studies have demonstrated an association between radiotherapy and elevated risk of acute(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) and urinary tract infection (UTI), and the local and systemic inflammatory response, in patients with ileal neobladder. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 40 patients who had a radical cystectomy and ileal neobladder. Two urine samples, one for chemical and physical analysis,(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the prognostic role of TAMs in patients affected by non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), undergone Trans Urethral Resection of Bladder (TURB) and Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy. METHODS Data from 40 patients (36 men, 4 women), mean age 69 years (40-83 years), treated for NMIBC with TURB and BCG instillation were(More)
Upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is a relatively rare tumor, but is characterized by high rates of recurrence, morbidity, and mortality. Choice of treatment modality is generally influenced by lesion size, grade, and focality. Radical nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision is the gold-standard management of UTUC, although an organ-sparing(More)
AIM Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) has become a well-established treatment for selected renal malignancies. Aim of the study was to explore feasibility of the application of haemostatic felt pledgets during renorrhaphy after Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (LPN) and evaluate its efficacy. METHODS Between May 2008 and December 2011, 42 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The use of bowel segments incorporated into the urinary tract is well established in urological surgery. OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the use of absorbable and nonabsorbable staples for creation of a urine reservoir after radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS This review is based on a systematic Medline search assessing the period(More)
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