Konstantinos Skriapas

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OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and efficacy of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in morbidly obese women with severe urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) as last option treatment. METHODS Thirty-one patients with body mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m2, who had undergone the TVT procedure for urodynamically-confirmed USI were matched with 52 patients with BMI(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and efficacy of the single-knot running versus interrupted technique for urethrovesical anastomosis during endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy. METHODS A total of 250 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy were prospectively divided into two groups of 125 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the clinical and pathological value of intraoperative frozen section (IFS) in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (L-RPE) for clinically localized prostate cancer. METHODS The study includes 198 consecutive cases of L-RPE. After removal of the prostate, a 2-3mm circumferential specimen was obtained from the apical(More)
AIM To determine retrospectively the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in patients with Peyronie's disease. METHODS Fifty-three patients with stable Peyronie's disease underwent ESWT (group 1). Fifteen patients matched with the baseline characteristic of the patients in group 1, who received no treatment, were used as the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether retroperitoneoscopic radical nephrectomy for large renal cell carcinoma in stage cT2 or cT3a is a feasible, safe and effective therapy option and if it shows any advantage regarding quality of life in comparison to open procedure. METHODS 23 patients who underwent RPNx for tumor size greater than 7 cm (group 1) were matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of topical lidocaine gel and glyceryl trinitrate ointment (GTN) vs placebo, in reducing anal pain and discomfort as an adjunct to periprostatic anesthesia because of probe insertion, during the use of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) prostate-guided biopsy in young patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two-hundred twenty-three men(More)
The prediction of multivariate time series is one of the targeted applications of evolutionary fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM). The objective of the research presented in this paper was to construct the FCM model of prostate cancer using real clinical data and then to apply this model to the prediction of patient’s health state. Due to the requirements of the(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the anal discomfort and pain level, during transrectal ultrasound probe insertion and before the periprostatic anesthesia in young patients (<65 years of age). METHODS This study enrolled 147 patients, who underwent prostate biopsy and were divided in two groups: 74 patients received perianal local anesthesia with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate female sexuality in a selective population of newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) women. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this clinic-based study, 63 newly diagnosed consecutive women affected by definite MS were admitted. Disability and depression were evaluated with the expanded disability status scale (EDSS)(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the literature and present new data of continuous androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) vs intermittent androgen deprivation (IAD) as therapies for prostate cancer in terms of survival and quality of life and clarify practical issues in the use of IAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a systematic search on Medline and Embase databases(More)