Ilario Menchi

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One hundred twenty-four patients with invasive carcinoma of the cervix were examined with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) before treatment. Since surgery preceded any other kind of therapy, sonographic findings could be compared with the surgical pathologic stage. The accuracy of staging with TRUS was 83%, compared with an accuracy of 78% for clinical staging(More)
Twelve men with recurrent anterior urethral stricture after endoscopic urethrotomy (2-12 attempts) underwent open urethroplasty with en bloc removal of diseased urethral segments. Bacteriologic and histologic studies of the excised urethral tracts (mucosa and spongiosum tissue) were performed. The bacteriologic findings were compared with the results of(More)
Of the new anthracycline derivatives, epirubicin is the antibiotic whose antitumor activity is comparable to that of doxorubicin while its cardiotoxicity is reduced by half. We therefore incorporated into our continuing study on anthracycline antitumor effects and toxicity a group of 22 evaluable patients, mean age 52 years, with advanced breast cancer, all(More)
OBJECTIVE Prostatic abscesses are uncommon in clinical practice because early antibiotic therapy has reduced complications of prostatitis. Prostatic abscess mainly affects diabetic and immunosuppressed patients. The organisms most frequently involved are Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus, whereas gonococcus is rarely encountered. The results in eight men(More)
In this work we investigate the feasibility of employing a Channelized Hotelling model Observer (CHO) in a CT protocol optimization program with the aim at assuring that the scanners are working at their own best with regard to the quality of images and patient exposure. Although the benefit of using model observers in the clinical protocol optimization is(More)
Fifty-six patients with bladder carcinoma were studied with MR imaging for the assessment of the local stage, using the inversion recovery pulse sequence with fat suppression (STIR) with air in the bladder. With this technique images of the inner and the outer parts of the bladder wall were obtained, showing high contrast between the latter and the tumor(More)
A 10-cm-long refluxing ureteric stump following nephrectomy in a woman with a neurogenic bladder was successfully treated endoscopically. The procedure consisted of endoluminal occlusion with a fibrin adhesive complex followed by meatal sealing by a submucosal injection of polytetrafluoroethylene paste.
The authors report on 80 cases of ureteral calculi treated with in situ extracorporeal shock wave (ESWL), with no retrograde or antegrade maneuvers. Success rate was high (97.5%). Forty-two calculi were located in the proximal ureter above the sacroiliac joint; 10 were in the pre-sacral ureter, and 28 in the pelvic ureter, below the inferior border of the(More)