Stefano Stefani

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is currently considered one of the main treatments for ureteral stones. Some studies have reported the effectiveness of pharmacologic therapies (calcium antagonists or alpha-blockers) in facilitating ureteral stone expulsion after ESWL. We prospectively evaluated the efficacy, after ESWL, of nifedipine on(More)
Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse solution that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze large volumes of data using existing business intelligence tools. Since launching in February 2013, it has been Amazon Web Service's (AWS) fastest growing service, with many thousands of customers and many petabytes(More)
Laparoscopy is widely accepted as the gold standard for adrenalectomy. Telementoring has been developed to reduce the complications associated with surgeon inexperience. We report our preliminary experience with laparoscopic telementored adrenalectomy. From July 2002 to May 2003, eight laparoscopic telementored adrenalectomies were performed between two(More)
To review the minimal-invasive development of surgical technique in urology focusing on nomenclature, history and outcomes of Laparo-Endoscopic Single-site Surgery (LESS), Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS). A comprehensive literature search was conducted in order to find article related to LESS,(More)
A rich set of concepts and techniques has been developed in the context of query processing for the efficient and robust execution of queries. So far, this work has mostly focused on issues related to data-retrieval queries, with a strong backing on relational algebra. However, update operations can also exhibit a number of query processing issues,(More)
Efficient and convenient handling of heterogeneous data is a current challenge for data management systems. In this paper, we discuss several common relational approaches to represent heterogeneity and argue for a design based on a single wide-table, referred to as a flexible schema. For this scenario, we focus on partial indexation and its support for(More)
To report our preliminary series with the Doli S EMSE 220F-XXP, the upgraded version of the previous Dornier Lithotripter S EMSE 220, for treatment of ureteral stones. Since July 2006, a total of 200 patients with ureteral stones were submitted to shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) with Doli S EMSE 220F-XXP. Mean stone size was 9.3 mm (range 6–18 mm). Ureteral(More)
Our objective was to investigate the prevalence and Doppler characteristics of penile cavernosal–spongiosal communications (CSC) in patients with severe Peyronie's disease. These vessels are either anastomoses connecting the cavernosal arteries with the urethral arterial network or afferent vessels to the corpus spongiosum. Twenty patients with severe(More)