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PURPOSE We evaluated the prevalence and estimated the incidence and risk factors of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in urological hospital outpatients in Italy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January to June 2006 patients from 28 Italian urological centers who were between 25 and 50 years old with symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic(More)
Sildenafil is the most prescribed oral agent for patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). Vardenafil is a new phosphodiesterase type 5 (Pde-5) inhibitor that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration last year to treat patients with ED of various causes. Both of these Pde-5 inhibitors have vasodilating properties and effects on blood pressure(More)
A 32-year-old male presented to our department for recurrent epistaxis during sexual intercourses. The patient controlled the bleeding each time with sponge packs and gauzes. During the consultation, he volunteered that the trigger for the epistaxis appeared to have been misuse of phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitors, Viagra and Cialis. This first report of(More)
Prostatitis is the most frequently diagnosed illness in men under 50, accounting for about 8% of all consultations with urologists. Estimates based on published studies suggest that the incidence of prostatitis in the population is somewhere between 4% and 11%. In 1995 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) classified prostatitis into 4 main categories: 1)(More)
Ultrasound (US) imaging offers advantages over other imaging modalities and has become the most widespread modality for many diagnostic and interventional procedures. However, traditional 2D US requires a long training period, especially to learn how to manipulate the probe. A hybrid interactive system based on mixed reality was designed, implemented and(More)
AIM The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of pharmacological postoperative sexual rehabilitation in the recovery of erectile function following radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODS Following radical retropubic prostatectomy 113 patients were divided into 2 groups: 77 (group 1) underwent pharmacologic rehabilitation with intracavernous(More)
A 24-year-old man with penile congenital curvature who underwent partial thickness tunical shaving and plication with absorbable suture presented 1 month after surgery with a mass at the base of the right corpus cavernosum at the level of the original plication. We believe that corporeal herniation after tunical shaving and plication must be considered a(More)
OBJECTIVE The association of diabetes-related vascular damage and the role of metabolic factors in erectile dysfunction are well known in the literature. The compounds propionyl-L-carnitine (PLC), L-arginine (L-Arg) and nicotinic acid have numerous metabolic actions which have been reported to improve endothelial function. This study investigated the(More)
Prostatic inflammation is widespread in the male population. Two groups of 50 patients each with symptoms of prostatic inflammation and ecocolorDoppler indicative of prostatitis were identified. Both groups were further subdivided into two subgroups (respectively A1, A2, B1, and B2). Group A1 underwent therapy with oral levofloxacin 500 mg daily for 10 days(More)
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