Giuseppe Romeo

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the pulmonary sequelae and diaphragmatic motility in infant, adolescent and adult patients (pts) who had undergone the repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Thirty-one (81.5%) out of 38 survivors after left side CDH repair, without using a patch, were followed-up. They were subdivided in two groups. Group(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal sequelae have been sporadically reported in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the gastrointestinal morbidity in infant, adolescent and adult patients who had undergone repair of CDH. METHODS Thirty-one of 38 survivors after left-side CDH repair were followed up.(More)
AIM To highlight the ultrasonographic features of prenatal torsion of the testis in utero (IUTT) at presentation, the neonatal management and the histological findings postorchiectomy or biopsy. METHODS Seven newborns underwent emergency exploration for IUTT. All patients underwent a sonography and real-time color Doppler ultrasound study of the scrotum(More)
UNLABELLED The primary goal in the management strategy of a patient with ED would be to determine its etiology and cure it when possible, and not just to treat the symptoms alone. One of the new therapeutic strategies is the use of low intensity extracorporeal shockwave (LISW) therapy. The mechanism of shockwave therapy is not completely clear. It is(More)
AIM To evaluate if a complete urological screening is justified by potential urological anomalies in newborns or infants with asymptomatic renal ectopia (RE). METHODS The database records of 60 consecutive neonatal cases of RE diagnosed at the authors' hospital from 1990 to 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS At diagnosis, mean patient age was(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the possible correlation between age, testosterone deficiency, cavernosal fibrosis and erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS 47 patients with ED were enrolled between September 2010 and October 2011. IIEF-EF score, NPTR test using the Rigiscan method, total and free testosterone levels, and cavernosum biopsy were carried out on all(More)
BACKGROUND The open Burch colposuspension, first described in 1961 had been widely employed for the surgical treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) caused by urethral hypermobility. We evaluated the long-term efficacy of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension (LBC) for SUI in women. METHODS A randomized prospective trial was conducted from(More)
BACKGROUND Peyronie's disease is an acquired connective tissue disorder of the penile tunica albuginea with fibrosis and inflammation. The disease produces palpable plaques, penile curvature and pain during erections. Patients report negative effects in four major domains: physical appearance and self-image, sexual function and performance. These changes(More)
OBJECTIVES Both aquaporin (AQP) 1 and the stem-cell factor/C-kit system seem to have a definite role in testis function, but very few studies have been reported in humans, especially in the paediatric age group. With the present study we wanted to investigate the expression of these proteins to better delineate their role in normal and pathologic testes. (More)
BACKGROUND Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) represent a type of epithelial tumors having a biologic intermediate behavior between clearly malignant and straight benign tumors. Most of BOTs interest women during fertile age, for which it is necessary to consider a fertility sparing surgery. AIM To evaluate the clinical aspects and pregnancy rate of women(More)