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Pipelines provide an economic fluid transportation mode for petroleum systems, especially when large amounts of petroleum derivatives have to be pumped for long distances. The system reported in this paper is composed by an oil refinery, one multiproduct pipeline connected to several depots and to the local consumer markets that receive large amounts of oil(More)
Companies are faced with an ever-increasing competitive environment, larger commodity requirements and the need for rapid response to several uncertainties related to distribution and transportation scheduling. The problem addressed in this paper is composed by the short-term scheduling of a real world logistic complex that comprises the distribution of(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience with the use of the botulinum toxin-A (BoNT/A) formulations Botox and Prosigne in the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). MATERIALS AND METHODS At a single institution, 45 consecutive patients with refractory urinary incontinence due to NDO received a single intradetrusor (excluding the trigone) treatment(More)
To define whether the association of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and metabolic syndrome (MS) is real or simply an epiphenomenon, 490 male adults (mean age 58 ± 9 years) underwent International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), physical and prostate digital examinations, blood analysis, and urinary tract transabdominal ultrasound with prostate(More)
INTRODUCTION Prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination (DRE) are the main tests for initial prostate investigation; there is no consensus about the best criterion for prostate biopsies. We aim to check the accuracy of different criteria in this context including PSA derivatives to detect prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four(More)
The problem addressed in this work is based on a system that is composed by a refinery that transfers multiple products through a single pipeline connected to several depots. The depots must supply local consumer markets with large amounts of oil derivatives. The objective of this work is to develop a rigorous formulation for pipeline scheduling. This novel(More)
To better understand potential modifiable risk factors guiding preventive interventions against lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). A prospective cross-sectional study, including healthy men aged 40–70 years under routine urological evaluation, measured the strength of association between the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and(More)
PURPOSE A detailed analysis in the iconography and pictorial appearance of the scene of the "Prophet Jonah" painted by the artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel between the years 1508 and 1512. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature review on the Italian Renaissance period and the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti and(More)