Maurizio Buscarini

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Advanced prostate cancer spreading beyond the gland is incurable. Identifying factors that regulate the spread of tumor into the regional nodes and distant sites would guide the development of novel diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic targets. The aim of our study was to examine the expression and(More)
We sought to evaluate the biological function of the receptor tyrosine kinase EphB4 in bladder cancer. All of the nine bladder cancer cell lines examined express EphB4 and the receptor could be phosphorylated following stimulation with its cognate ligand, EphrinB2. Out of the 15 fresh bladder cancer specimens examined, 14 expressed EphB4 with a mean(More)
PURPOSE Ureteral injuries are uncommon and challenging. In this study we report our institutional experience with ureteral injuries. We evaluated the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma-Organ Injury Scale (AAST-OIS) for ureteral injuries as a predictor of outcomes for complexity of repair, morbidity, mortality and associated injuries. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Radical cystectomy is the standard treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer, however the role and appropriate extent of an associated lymphadenectomy continues to change. METHODS We performed a detailed review of the medical literature pertaining to the development and rationale for an extended lymphadenectomy in patients undergoing radical(More)
We report our experience with 85 prostatic cancer patients aged 51-79 years, who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy from 1989 to December 1994 (mean follow-up 35 months). In order to get a more relevant analysis we chose to describe in detail only pathological C-D1 cases and to subdivide the patients, according to the Gleason sum, into G2-G5 and(More)
Rectourinary fistula (RUF) is an uncommon but devastating condition in men. It usually occurs as a complication of prostatic cancer treatment, whether this is by radiation therapy or surgery. It can also occur in patients with benign pathology of the prostate, inflammatory bowel disease, or Fournier’s gangrene, and following pelvic trauma. RUF represents a(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the prognostic role of TAMs in patients affected by non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), undergone Trans Urethral Resection of Bladder (TURB) and Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy. METHODS Data from 40 patients (36 men, 4 women), mean age 69 years (40-83 years), treated for NMIBC with TURB and BCG instillation were(More)
We describe our surgical technique of tube gastrostomy and report our experience with 709 patients who underwent cystectomy and urinary diversion with gastrostomy tube placement from January 1988 to December 1997. This modified Stamm technique provides an effective means of gastric decompression without the discomfort associated with nasogastric(More)
To report a rare congenital anomaly of the genitourinary tract, renal dysplasia is associated with ipsilateral incomplete duplicated ectopic ureter and seminal vesicle cyst in an adult, successfully treated with robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach.
BACKGROUND Standard diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) via urine culture for pathogen identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) takes 2-3 d. This delay results in empiric treatment and contributes to the misuse of antibiotics and the rise of resistant pathogens. A rapid diagnostic test for UTI may improve patient care and(More)