Luca Boeri

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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)
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)
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)
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)
UNLABELLED Several alterations of orgasmic function that occur after radical prostatectomy (RP) have never been assessed in robot-assisted RP (RARP) series. We sought to assess the prevalence and predictors of recovery from orgasm-associated incontinence (climacturia) and painful orgasm (PO) after RARP and open RP (ORP). Following surgery, sexually active(More)
INTRODUCTION Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) represent the first-line treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). Almost one in two patients, however, show some level of treatment dissatisfaction and up to 30% fail to respond to any of the currently available PDE5Is. Recently, the second-generation PDE5I avanafil was launched for the treatment of(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)
Erectile dysfunction has been described as a sentinel marker of co-existing and undetected cardiovascular disease. Beside cardiovascular diseases, a correlation between erectile dysfunction and other major comorbidities has been also reported. The study was aimed to analyze the association between sexual functioning and overall men's health in sexually(More)
Known genetic alterations play a major role in perturbing male reproductive health. We sought to retrospectively validate the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for karyotype analysis (KA) in a homogenous cohort of 1168 White European men presenting for primary couple's infertility (noninterracial infertile couples only) and to develop a novel(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)