Maria Furlan

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BACKGROUND Some reports have suggested that nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) may protect against cardiovascular events (CVe) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN). However, previous studies did not adjust the results for potential selection bias secondary to baseline cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE To test the effect of treatment type (NSS vs RN) on the(More)
UNLABELLED A Phase II study was conducted to determine the efficacy and toxicity of the combination of docetaxel and cisplatin, in patients with recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Nine patients (median age 39 years) with NPC were enrolled, none had prior chemotherapy for their recurrent or metastatic disease. Docetaxel was administered(More)
Although nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) has demonstrated benefit in terms of renal function preservation, it is unclear whether NSS might also decrease the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) relative to radical nephrectomy (RN). In the current paper, we aimed to report the rate and the predictors of ESRD after surgery, accounting for detailed individual(More)
PURPOSE There is no consensus regarding a protective effect on mortality due to a cause other than cancer in patients treated with elective nephron sparing surgery relative to their radical nephrectomy counterparts. We test whether the protective effect of nephron sparing surgery relative to radical nephrectomy is universal or present in specific subgroups(More)
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND The prediction of histology of SRM could be essential for their management. The RNN is a statistical tool designed to predict malignancy or high grading of enhancing renal masses. In this study we aimed to perform an external validation of the RNN in a cohort of patients who received a PN for SRM. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prognostic role of venous tumor thrombus consistency in patients with renal cell carcinoma. METHODS A retrospective evaluation of the data of patients with renal cell carcinoma and a tumor thrombosis submitted to surgery from 2000 to 2013 was carried out. Histological slides were revised by two uropathologists, blinded of the(More)
PURPOSE The surface, intermediate, and basis (SIB) is a system based on surgeon׳s visual assessment of the thickness of healthy parenchyma remaining on the intrarenal portion of the tumor. This system has been proposed to standardize the nomenclature of the resection technique (RT) during partial nephrectomy (PN). Our study aims at evaluating whether the(More)
BACKGROUND Many nasal corticosteroids with different potencies and formulations are available, but they have all been proven safe and effective. The clinical relevance, if any, of these differences is not yet completely established. OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the efficacy, safety, and patients' acceptance of triamcinolone acetonide aerosol spray and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate perioperative results of open (OPN), laparoscopic (LPN), and robot-assisted partial nephrectomies (RAPN) and to identify predictive factors of Trifecta achievement for clinical T1b renal tumors in a multicenter prospective dataset. METHODS Data of 285 patients who had OPN (133), LPN (57), or RAPN (95) for cT1b renal tumors were(More)