Luis Pinheiro

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To evaluate the short- and medium-term results of prostatic arterial embolisation (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This was a prospective non-randomised study including 255 patients diagnosed with BPH and moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms after failure of medical treatment for at least 6 months. The patients underwent PAE between(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) might be a feasible procedure to treat lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients (age range, 62-82 years; mean age, 74.1 y) with symptomatic BPH after failure of medical treatment were selected for PAE with(More)
This study was designed to compare baseline data and clinical outcome between patients with prostate enlargement/benign prostatic hyperplasia (PE/BPH) who underwent unilateral and bilateral prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). This single-center, ambispective cohort study compared 122 consecutive(More)
PURPOSE To describe the anatomy and imaging findings of the prostatic arteries (PAs) on multirow-detector pelvic computed tomographic (CT) angiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) before embolization for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective study from May 2010 to June 2011, 75 men (150(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate volume (PV) > 100 cm(3). MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a single-center retrospective cohort study. Between March 2009 and September 2014, PAE was performed in patients with a diagnosis of BPH, PV > 100 cm(3), and moderate to(More)
To evaluate the prostatic arterial supply with multidetector Angio CT and Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). DSA was performed in 21 male patients (7 of these also underwent Pelvic Angio CT); a further 4 patients only underwent Angio CT. Prostatic arteries were classified according to their origin, direction, number of pedicles, termination and(More)
PURPOSE To confirm that prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has a positive medium- and long-term effect in symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2009 and October 2014, 630 consecutive patients with BPH and moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms refractory to medical therapy for at least 6 months or(More)
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging has been increasingly used for detection, localization and staging of prostate cancer over the last years. It combines high-resolution T2 weighted-imaging and at least two functional techniques, which include dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and magnetic resonance(More)
The human blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a membrane that protects the central nervous system (CNS) by restricting the passage of solutes. The development of any new drug must take into account its existence whether for designing new molecules that target components of the CNS or, on the other hand, to find new substances that should not penetrate the barrier.(More)
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may be a sign of aging rather than a consequence of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) or benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Medical or invasive treatments should address the bothersome symptoms and the quality of life of patients. Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are most frequently used in benign(More)