Michele Gallucci

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OBJECTIVES A project was initiated by the Health Care Office of the European Association of Urology in order to formulate common recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of patients with urolithiasis. The basic task for the working group therefore was to extract and evaluate evidence from the literature in order to reach a consensus on how these(More)
Recent developments in the genetics and physiology of cystinuria do not support the traditional classification, which is based on the excretion of cystine and dibasic amino acids in obligate heterozygotes. Mutations of only two genes (SLC3A1 and SLC7A9), identified by the International Cystinuria Consortium (ICC), have been found to be responsible for all(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a severe neurologic disorder resulting from dietary vitamin B(1) deficiency. This study was undertaken to analyze and compare MR imaging findings and neurologic manifestations at clinical presentations of patients with WE with and without a history of alcohol abuse. MATERIALS AND METHODS WE patients(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LNU) is increasingly being used instead of open nephroureterectomy (ONU) for the treatment of urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the upper urinary tract (UUT), but the evidence of equal oncologic effectiveness is still lacking. OBJECTIVE To present perioperative and oncologic results from a prospective randomised(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) versus surgery alone in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-four patients with pT2G3, pT3-4, N0-2 transitional cell bladder carcinoma were randomly allocated to control (92 patients) or to four courses(More)
Recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies found abnormalities of medial temporal lobe and basal ganglia structures. We used an inversion recovery (IR) protocol with the assistance of the Talairach atlas to identify neuroanatomical regions of interest in 19 male schizophrenic patients and 14 matched control subjects. The patient group showed smaller(More)
Cystinuria is a classic heritable aminoaciduria that involves the defective transepithelial transport of cystine and dibasic amino acids in the kidney and intestine. Six missense mutations in the human rBAT gene, which is involved in high–affinity transport of cystine and dibasic amino acids in kidney and intestine, segregate with cystinuria. These(More)
Percutaneous renal surgery is routine therapy for a number of renal pathologies. It is a technique not without complications, often serious ones, of which the worst is bleeding. We reviewed our experience of the incidence, etiology, and management of this serious complication to determine a protocol of treatment that will minimize the consequences. Between(More)