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BACKGROUND Overactive bladder (OAB)/ storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a high prevalence affecting up to 90% of men over 80 years. The role of sufficient therapies appears crucial. In the present review, we analyzed the mechanism of action of tolterodine extended-release (ER) with the aim to clarify its efficacy and safety profile, as(More)
BACKGROUND Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in the peri-operative period involves a trade-off between reduction in venous thromboembolism (VTE) and an increase in bleeding. Baseline risks, in the absence of prophylaxis, for VTE and bleeding are known to vary widely between urological procedures, but their magnitude is highly uncertain. Systematic reviews(More)
e a u-e b u u p d a t e s e r i e s 5 (2 0 0 7) 2 4 1 – 2 4 9 Abstract Objective: Review the literature concerning transperineal transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy (PBx), providing an update on the topic. Methods: The literature review was performed using PubMed through a free text search strategy. The authors reviewed the abstracts of the(More)
Varicocele repair is mainly indicated in young adult patients with clinical palpable varicocele and abnormal semen parameters. Varicocele treatment is associated with a significant improvement in sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and pregnancy rate. Antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy (ASS) represented one of the main alternatives to the traditional(More)
BACKGROUND In pT1-T3N0 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) patients, multi-modal therapy is inconsistently recommended. The aim of the study was to develop a prognostic tool to help decision-making regarding adjuvant therapy. METHODS We included 2145 patients with pT1-3N0 UCB after radical cystectomy (RC), naive of neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy.(More)
  • M Arrigo, M Gentile, D Taibi, G Fulantelli, O Di, Giuseppe +2 others
  • 2007
In this paper we present an experience of mobile learning based on collaborative knowledge construction processes. The experience is based on the use of a learning platform, called the MoULe environment, designed and developed at the Italian National Research Council. Amongst the many functionalities provided by the MoULe environment, we highlight those(More)
RS Ophiuchi began its latest outburst on 2006 February 12. Previous outbursts have indicated that high velocity ejecta interact with a pre-existing red giant wind, setting up shock systems analogous to those seen in Supernova Remnants. However, in the previous outburst in 1985, X-ray observations did not commence until 55 days after the initial explosion.(More)
AIMS To develop a nomogram predicting benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). METHODS We included in this study 600 men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) who underwent standardized pressure flow studies (PFS) between 1996 and 2000. Complete clinical and urodynamic data were available for all patients. Variables(More)
Context. While waiting for new gamma-ray burst detections, the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) onboard Swift covers each day ∼50% of the sky in the hard X-ray band (" Survey data "). The large field of view (FOV), high sensitivity and good angular resolution make BAT a potentially powerful all-sky hard X-ray monitor, provided that mask–related systematics can(More)