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Prevalence and risk factors of concomitant primary low sexual desire/interest (LSD/I) and subsequent new-onset erectile dysfunction (ED) in men have been only partially investigated. We looked at the sociodemographic and clinical predictors of the concomitant condition of primary LSD/I - defined as the reduction in the usual level of SD/I which precedes ED(More)
INTRODUCTION Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease affecting most of the elderly male. α1-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are currently used to target lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Moreover phytotherapeutic agents, including Serenoa Repens (SeR), have shown to have a role in ameliorating BPH/LUTS alone or in combination of other(More)
INTRODUCTION Although heavily investigated over the last decades, Peyronie's disease (PD) pathogenesis remains unclear. AIM We sought to investigate the association between PD and autoimmune diseases (ADs) in men seeking medical help for sexual dysfunction in the real-life setting. METHODS Complete sociodemographic and clinical data from a homogenous(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence, and clinical and seminal impact of comorbidities in white European men presenting for couple infertility. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Academic reproductive medicine outpatient clinic. PATIENT(S) Cohort of 2,100 consecutive infertile men (noninterracial infertile couples). INTERVENTION(S) Obtaining(More)
We report the 1 year follow-up of 3 children affected by non-paraneoplastic Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) resistant to conventional therapies (steroids, ACTH and intravenous immunoglobulins) who were treated with an anti CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab). Treatment response was recorded on the basis of an international score at 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12(More)
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is caused by an interstitial microdeletion of chromosome 17p11.2. A few patients with the typical SMS phenotype have RAI1 gene mutations. The syndrome is characterized by minor craniofacial anomalies, short stature, sleep disturbances, behavioural and neurocognitive abnormalities, as well as variable multisystemic(More)
Recently, the cohort of men from the European Male Ageing Study has been stratified into different categories distinguishing primary, secondary and compensated hypogonadism. A similar classification has not yet been applied to the infertile population. We performed a cross-sectional study enrolling 786 consecutive Caucasian-European infertile men segregated(More)
BACKGROUND To assess oncologic and surgical outcomes in patients subjected to standard (S) versus extended (E) pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS From February 2009 to December 2015 a total of 184 consecutive patients underwent RARP and either standard or extended PLND for localized prostate(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) according to male sexual orientation have been scantly analysed. We aimed to assess the prevalence and severity of LUTS in a cohort of Caucasian-European men who have sex with men seeking medical help for uroandrologic reasons other than LUTS. METHODS Data from 949 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND A medical treatment for urethral stricture (US) is not yet available. OBJECTIVE To evaluate if local injection of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSC) prevents urethral fibrosis in a rat model of US. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Male rats were divided into three groups: sham, US, and hADSC (n=12 each). Sham rats received a(More)