Italo Michele Palumbo

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PURPOSE We conducted a randomized study to evaluate the effect of tamsulosin in improving symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in patients with indwelling double-pigtail ureteral stents, using both generic and specific questionnaires. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively enrolled 75 patients (29 men, 46 women; mean age, 42.3 years), who underwent ureteral(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is common part of urological investigation. Furthermore, patients bother of prostate cancer (PCa) when they are affected of LUTS. This study was aimed to determine whether the presence and severity of LUTS, as assessed by the International Prostate Symptoms Score (IPSS), could help to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the new fluoroquinolone prulifloxacin might improve tolerance to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical therapy in patients with bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 72 patients with intermediate- or high-risk nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, open-label,(More)
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