Michele Antonucci

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Modifications in serum levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), glutamic-oxalacetic-transaminases (GOT), glutamic-pyruvic-transaminases, L-gamma-glutamyl transferases, alkaline phosphatase, glycemia, serum nitrogen, creatinine, amylase, sodium and potassium were measured in dogs during experimentally induced acute mesenteric(More)
The ideal method for treatment of varicocele is still controversial. The techniques of inguinal and sub-inguinal ligation, although less invasive than "high" abdominal ligations (Palomo, Ivanissevich), have been less popular than the former ones. Up to now most authors have considered as mandatory microsurgical techniques for the ligation of spermatic veins(More)
INTRODUCTION Radical surgery is the "gold standard" for treatment of invasive penile carcinoma but very poor aesthetic, functional and psychological outcomes have been reported. Our purpose was to assess the impact of organ potency-sparing surgery in locally confined carcinoma of the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated retrospectively 42 patients(More)
To elucidate the role of venous capacity active changes in short-term cardiovascular homeostasis, a mathematical model of the carotid-sinus baroreflex system has been developed. In the model the cardiovascular system is represented as the series arrangement of six lumped compartments, which synthesize the fundamental hemodynamic properties of the systemic(More)
MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted from December 2011 to December 2012 on 95 patients between the ages of 20 and 65 years: 44 of which had been undergoing dialysis for over a year and 51 of whom had undergone kidney transplants more than 6 months before. Comorbidities were carefully recorded, erectile function was evaluated the with IIEF5(More)
Aim of this paper is to report a systematic review of the literature about the incidence and putative mechanisms of genital tract injuries following open and laparoscopic herniorraphy and their effects on sexual function and fertility and to point out the measures of prevention and of treatment. The most frequently described events have been intraoperative(More)
Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse and affects 15% of couples with male component of 50%. The failure of spermatogenesis can result from hypothalamic, pituitary or testicular disorders although in the majority of cases it remains idiopathic. The diagnostic process includes medical(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic technology is used in multiple fields of surgery, especially radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the introduction of robotic technology in the Italian Public Heath-care context, from the perspective of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA). An economic analysis that compares(More)