Francesco Catanzaro

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Many patients have chronic, debilitating symptoms of voiding dysfunction that are refractory to conventional medical or surgical therapies. This multicenter, prospective study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of sacral nerve stimulation using the implantable Medtronic InterStim therapy for urinary control in patients with otherwise intractable(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation for refractory urinary urge incontinence. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Urge incontinent patients qualified for surgical implantation of a neurostimulator system after trial screening with percutaneous test stimulation. Surgical implantation of the InterStim System (Medtronic Inc.,(More)
We performed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of ondansetron in preventing vomiting after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy in children. Sixty children were premedicated with 0.5 mg/kg of oral midazolam and underwent inhaled induction and maintenance of anesthesia with halothane and(More)
Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) is a powerful tool to separate thousands of polypeptides and to highlight the modification of protein expression in malignant diseases. By applying 2-D PAGE to ten normal human kidney and ten homologous renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tissues, we found two peptides in all ten normal tissues but not in(More)
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized multi-organ fibro-inflammatory lesion characterized by elevated IgG4 serum levels and mass-forming lesions. This condition shows similar histological features independently of the site of origin including storiform fibrosis, obliterative phlebitis, and dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with a(More)
Intracavernous injection of papaverine (ICIP) results in an improvement of erectile function in impotent patients. We have treated with ICIP 22 spinal cord injured men with erectile disturbances. 20-30 mg of papaverine were injected into one of the cavernous bodies and the quality and duration of erections were controlled. A complete penile rigidity was(More)
PURPOSE The Italian Register was created in February 1997 to collect the national results of sacral neuromodulation. All Italian centers at which sacral neuromodulation is performed were invited to participate in our study. We present the results from retrospective and prospective registers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 196 patients underwent(More)
Bladder instability provokes frequency, urgency, urge incontinence and enuresis in a great percentage of patients of both sexes, who undergo urodynamic examination when other clinical elements are not in evidence. The presence of bladder contractions of variable entity, even capable of inducing emptying, during filling are accompanied by a strong desire to(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the impact of sacral neuromodulation on quality of life and assessed the importance of quality of life for determining the success of sacral neuromodulation in patients with detrusor hyperactivity, including instability and hyperreflexia. We also compared it with parameters documented in a voiding diary. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)
Vesico-vaginal fistula repair is feasible both with abdominal and vaginal approach. We report our experience in vaginal repair of 34 vesico vaginal fistulas. Twenty-eight out of 34 fistulas have been treated by vaginal repair (82.3%) (in 2 cases after an attempt of endoscopic repair), 4/34 (11.8%) by abdominal repair and 4/34 (11.8%) by endoscopic repair(More)