Paolo Casadio

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UNLABELLED To assess the rate, the cumulative proportion, and the predictors of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2-3 (CIN 2-3) and invasive disease during the follow-up of patients conservatively treated for microinvasive (stage Ia1-2) squamous cell carcinoma (MIC) of the uterine cervix. METHODS Two hundred thirty women (median age, 37 years;(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The obstetric complications that a cesarean delivery may produce have been known and studied for a long time. In the last few years, new correlations with some gynecologic disturbances also emerged, such as postmenstrual abnormal uterine bleeding (PAUB), and with some cases of secondary infertility. This is due to the presence of a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of our study were to evaluate the possibility of identifying the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients with endometrial cancer (EC) and to directly compare two injection techniques, cervical and hysteroscopic injection. METHODS Fifty-four patients with endometrial carcinoma, clinical stages I and II, were submitted to complete surgical(More)
AIM To analyze pelvic dysfunctions, quality of life, and survival after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) compared to classical radical hysterectomy (RH) for cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS All cervical cancer patients undergoing a RH or a NSRH were evaluated for pelvic dysfunctions and filled in a quality-of-life questionnaire. RESULTS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital uterine anomalies. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Nulliparae with three or more consecutive miscarriages. INTERVENTION(S) All women underwent 3D transvaginal ultrasound study of the uterine cavity. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To produce and validate a simple, systematic and reproducible subclassification system for uterine anomalies previously classified by the American Ferility Society as Class V and VI to achieve a precise definition of each uterine anomaly, confirm the feasibility and safety of surgical correction of the anomalies, determine the type of(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral contraceptives (OC) are effective for birth control and have good cycle control and tolerability. However, the hormonal components could modify mood and libido. AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the genital vascular effects and sexual behavior of an OC containing 30 μg ethinyl estradiol and 3 mg drospirenone in comparison with a(More)
Pulsatile gonadotropin secretion is a critical endocrine component of the regulation of the normal menstrual cycle. Pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion changes dynamically across the menstrual cycle. Derangements of pulsatile LH secretion are found in virtually every menstrual disorder. This article summarizes the key features of pulsatile LH(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the i.m. and s.c. routes of depot GnRH agonist administration. DESIGN Prospective, controlled pharmacokinetics study. SETTING Volunteers in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Forty women with benign gynecologic disorders. INTERVENTION(S) Triptorelin administration (3.75 mg) at 28-day intervals for 6 consecutive months.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of three-dimensional multiplanar sonography in the local staging of cervical carcinoma. METHODS Between January 2005 and May 2006, 14 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma underwent transvaginal volume ultrasound examination prior to primary surgery. Parametrial invasion was evaluated in the coronal plane, while(More)