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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)(More)