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PURPOSE We evaluated the accuracy of detrusor wall thickness and intravesical prostatic protrusion, and the association of each test to diagnose bladder prostatic obstruction in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled in the study 100 consecutive patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic(More)
The relationship between habitual coffee consumption and blood pressure was investigated in 9601 subjects (7506 men and 2095 women) who were office managers and employees, aged 18-65 years. Those who drank coffee had lower blood pressure levels than those who did not and the mean blood pressure levels decreased with increasing coffee consumption. In the(More)
OBJECTIVES This manuscript reviews the outcomes of invasive and minimally-invasive treatments of lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostatic enlargement. METHODS The MEDLINE database was searched for Medical Subject headings and text words including prostatic hyperplasia, treatment, surgery, thermal treatments, thermotherapy, laser, TUNA and vaportrode.(More)
A radioenzymatic method for the measurement of free and conjugated normetanephrine (NMN) and octopamine (OCT) is described for human urine. The assay is based on the conversion of NMN or OCT to radiolabeled metanephrine (MN) or synephrine (SYN) by phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase (PNMT), using tritium-labeled S-adenosyl-methionine [3H]SAM as methyl(More)
BACKGROUND 30 patients, with T1 renal cell carcinomas (RCC) who underwent open enucleoresection of the tumour, were randomized to the use of a topical haemostatic agent (Floseal) or to an infrared-sapphire coagulator (ISC), to compare their efficacy in achieving haemostasis. METHODS Successful intra-operative haemostasis, intra- and post-operative(More)
In the present study, conducted in northern Italy between 1986 and 1989, the authors investigated the possible association between coffee consumption and serum cholesterol levels in 8,983 subjects, 7,432 men and 1,551 women, managers and employees aged 18-65 years, who were examined during a program of preventive medicine upon an agreement between various(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated voiding and storage symptom evolution in patients treated with prostate photoselective vaporization by a KTP laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS Enrolled in the study were 150 consecutive patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia and a diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction. Patients underwent prostate(More)
The association between body mass index (BMI) and serum liver enzyme activity [gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)] was studied in 3167 subjects, 2373 men and 794 women. The subjects were managers and employees, ages 18-64 years, who were examined during a program of preventive medicine.(More)
In order to identify new data to be able to better evaluate patient prognosis in prostatic carcinoma (PRCA), we started a study 6 years ago correlating in vitro parameters from human PRCA samples grown in tissue culture with histological diagnosis of the same tumors [Eur. Urol. 11: 330-333, 1985]. The original study has been extended with more cases and(More)
BACKGROUND The study aims to investigate the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer diagnosis at biopsy. METHODS From 2005 onwards, a consecutive series of patients undergoing 12-core prostate biopsy for PSA value ≥ 4 ng/ml and/or positive digital rectal examination (DRE) were enrolled. Before the biopsy, patients underwent a physical(More)