Nicola Macchione

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Mating behavior in the male golden hamster is regulated by both gonadal steroids and photoperiod. Gonadal steroids may regulate mating behavior by actions on the medial nucleus of the amygdala, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and medial preoptic area. Neurons in these areas actively accumulate gonadal steroids and lesions of these nuclei disrupt mating(More)
A new anti-retropulsion device for the endoscopic treatment of ureteral stones was evaluated for safety and potential efficacy. The Xenx™ (Rocamed, Monaco-Montecarlo) is an anti-retropulsion device that operates as a normal hydrophilic guidewire when "closed" and as a nitinol ureteral mesh when "open". We performed semirigid ureterorenoscopy and Ho:YAG(More)
A review of the literature was performed to summarize current evidence regarding the efficacy of topical immunotherapy and chemotherapy for upper urinary tract urothelial cell carcinoma (UUT-UCC) in terms of post-treatment recurrence rates. A Medline database literature search was performed in March 2012 using the terms upper urinary tract, urothelial(More)
This is a prospective multicentric comparative study evaluating the performance of XenX—a new dual-purpose device for the prevention of stone fragments migration during ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS). Between March 2014 and January 2015, 41 patients undertaking URS + XenX were matched with 41 patients undergoing standard URS. Patients included had(More)
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