Giorgio Ivan Russo

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OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical benefits and safety of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in patients with prostate volume ≥80 cm(3) and Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) ≥2 and affected by benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2009 to January 2012, PAE was performed in 88 consecutive patients affected by clinical BPO.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate both the patterns of prescription of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) and the adherence to European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for ADT prescription. METHODS The Choosing Treatment for Prostate Cancer (CHOICE) study was an Italian multicentre cross-sectional study conducted between(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 1-year surgical and functional results and morbidities of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) vs open prostatectomy (OP). PATIENTS AND METHODS We undertook 1:1 matched-pair analysis (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS], peak flow [PF], postvoid residual [PVR], and prostate volume) of 287 consecutive patients treated for(More)
INTRODUCTION Several studies have linked the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), erectile dysfunction (ED), and the presence of insulin resistance (IR) due to an underlined metabolic syndrome (MetS). AIM This study aims to determine the relationship between IR, sexual function, and LUTS and to demonstrate the ability of IR in(More)
Solid tumors appear to contain a subpopulation of cells (tumor-initiating cells, TICs) that not only drives and sustains tumor growth, but is possibly responsible for recurrence. We isolated, after enzymatic digestion of primary ovarian carcinoma samples, a subpopulation of cells propagating as non-adherent spheres in medium suitable for tumor stem cells.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the association of intralesional verapamil (ILV) injection with oral antioxidants compared with ILV monotherapy in patients with early onset of Peyronie's disease (PD) at 12-week follow-up. Group A (n = 52) received ILV 10 mg weekly for 12 weeks, while group B (n = 53) received ILV 10 mg weekly for 12(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective single-blinded study was to analyze the stone-free (SF) rates between pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) and laser lithotripsy (LL) for the treatment of single and primary ureteral stones and to evaluate potentially predictive factors of a SF status. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2010 to January 2011, 133 consecutive(More)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common benign proliferative disease among aging men. Androgens play a key role in the development and growth of the male genital tract favoring differentiation and proliferation of stromal and epithelial cells of the prostate gland. It is known that growth factors play a crucial role in the cross-talk between(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of body composition and oxidative stress measured by total thiol groups (TTG) levels in prostate specimens of patients affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2011 to January 2013, a cohort of 150 consecutive male patients who underwent first prostate(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate conventional and some of the main bio-functional spermatozoa parameters, serum gonadal hormones and didymo-epididymal ultrasound features in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). DM1 affects an increasing number of men of reproductive age. Diabetes may affect male reproduction by acting on the(More)