Riccardo Autorino

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OBJECTIVES To compare operative time, safety, and effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the supine versus prone position in a prospective randomized trial. MATERIAL AND METHODS From October 2005 to June 2007, 75 patients (33 men, 42 women; mean age, 39.3 yr) were prospectively enrolled and randomly divided into group A (39 patients, supine(More)
PURPOSE The transforming growth factor alpha-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) autocrine pathway has been implicated in prostate cancer cell growth. Amplification and/or overexpression of c-erbB-2, a receptor closely related to the EGFR, has been recently involved in prostate cancer progression. We investigated EGFR and c-erbB-2 expression in primary(More)
CONTEXT Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) have been developed to benefit patients by enabling surgeons to perform scarless surgery. OBJECTIVE To summarize and critically analyze the available evidence on the current status and future perspectives of LESS and NOTES in urology. EVIDENCE(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of intravesical gemcitabine was evaluated compared with repeated administration of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) after BCG failure in high-risk, non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (BC). METHODS In this multicenter, prospective, randomized, phase 2 trial, eligible patients were those with high-risk non-muscle-invasive BC, failing 1(More)
BACKGROUND No data have been published on the midterm efficacy of bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). OBJECTIVE To evaluate 4-yr results from a prospective randomised trial comparing bipolar TURP with standard monopolar TURP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Seventy patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and feasibility of robotic partial nephrectomy for patients with complex renal masses. METHODS We reviewed the data for 164 consecutive patients who had undergone transperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy at a tertiary care center from February 2007 to June 2010. Of the 112 patients who had available imaging studies to(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has gained popularity in urology over the last few years. OBJECTIVE To report a large multi-institutional worldwide series of LESS in urology. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Consecutive cases of LESS done between August 2007 and November 2010 at 18 participating institutions were included in this(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of the addition of tamsulosin to our standard expulsive pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of distal-ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 96 patients referred to our department for the management of symptomatic distal-ureteral calculi were randomly divided into group 1 (N = 46) who received diclofenac(More)
PURPOSE We report a comparative analysis of a large series of laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomies performed by a high volume single surgeon at a tertiary care institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 500 patients treated with minimally invasive partial nephrectomy by a single surgeon between March(More)
It has recently been demonstrated that specific adrenoceptors subtypes (α1A/α1D) are prevalent in the distal part of the ureter, a finding supporting the interesting results obtained by different groups with the use of tamsulosin in the treatment of distal ureteral calculi. We performed a prospective randomized study to evaluate the effects of the addition(More)