Giovanni Liguori

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OBJECTIVE A recent Cochrane meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials (RCTs) concluded that surgical or radiological treatment of varicocele in men from couples with otherwise unexplained subfertility cannot be recommended. The aim of the present study is to address criticisms of this review carrying out a critical analysis of all available RCTs. (More)
This study assesses knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural intention towards human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccination in a random sample of 1348 adolescents and young women aged 14–24 years in Italy. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire covered demographics; knowledge about HPV infection, cervical cancer, and HPV vaccine; the perceived(More)
Defining the site of recurrent disease early after definitive treatment for a localized prostate cancer is a critical issue as it may greatly influence the subsequent therapeutic strategy or patient management. A systematic review of the literature was performed by searching Medline from January 1995 up to January 2011. Electronic searches were limited to(More)
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM), an ingredient of urban pollution matter, is a mixture of solid and liquid particles differing in origin, dimension and composition. There is big concern about inhaled PM in urban areas, especially due to its adverse effects on the respiratory system. Diesel exhaust particulate (DEP), which constitutes the major part of(More)
OBJECTIVE The surgical management of the absence of the vagina is a complex problem and constitutes a significant technical challenge. Herein we present our successful experience with vaginal reconstruction by the use of a modified ileal segment according to the Monti principle. METHODS Six patients aged from 23 to 41 years (mean 33 years) were referred(More)
OBJECTIVES We report our preliminary clinical experience with a modification of Ghoneim's original technique involving reimplantation of ureters in a single tunnel on the right part of the neobladder forming a 'W' shape. METHODS From 1997 to 1999, we performed radical cystectomy with double 'W' orthotopic neobladder construction and uretero-ileal(More)
PURPOSE Our aim is to demonstrate that a fractionated high-dose rate endobronchial brachytherapy (HDRBT) treatment is tolerable for patients with advanced (IIIA-IIIB) non-small cell lung cancer and gives an improvement of symptoms. Patients and Methods. From January 1992 to July 1997, we treated 320 patients with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe 3 cases of successful laparoscopically assisted vaginal reconstruction using an ileal segment in patients with complete neovaginal stenosis. METHODS We evaluated 5 male-to-female transsexual patients who required laparoscopic-assisted vaginal replacement for complete neovaginal stenosis after sex reassignment surgery. We performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concordance and prognostic role of histologic variants of bladder urothelial carcinoma in transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) and radical cystectomy (RC) specimens. METHODS Clinicopathologic information available at the time of RC and follow-up data from 4110 RC specimens, collected between January 2000 and December(More)