Valerio Iacovelli

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) has been proposed for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive urinary retention (NOUR), neurogenic bladder, paediatric voiding dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain/painful bladder syndrome (CPP/PBS). Despite a number of publications produced in the last ten years, the role of(More)
BACKGROUND Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is considered the most effective treatment to reduce recurrence and progression of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) but can induce local side effects leading to treatment discontinuation or interruption. Aim of this exploratory study is to investigate if the sequential administration of Hyaluronic acid(More)
Penile cancer is an uncommon malignancy. Surgical treatment is inevitably mutilating. Considering the strong impact on patients' sexual life we want to evaluate sexual function and satisfaction after partial penectomy. The patients in this study (n = 25) represented all those who attended our institutions and were diagnosed and treated for penile cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, men are younger at the time of diagnosis of prostate cancer and more interested in less invasive surgical approaches (traditional laparoscopy, 3D-laparoscopy, robotics). Outcomes of continence, erectile function, cancer cure, positive surgical margins and complication are well collected in the pentafecta rate. However, no comparative(More)
Nosocomial urinary tract infections are a common complication in healthcare systems worldwide. A review of the literature was performed in June 2014 using the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE) database, through either PubMed or Ovid as a search engine, to identify publications regarding nosocomial urinary tract infections(More)
Continued advancement in laparoscopy and a desire for less-invasive surgical approach has led to the development of novel surgical approaches, including laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS). LESS in urology has not reached the pinnacle yet. Objective of this study is to provide an evidence-based analysis of the current status and future directions(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, and lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction is one of the most common autonomic disorders with an estimated incidence rate of 27-80%. Studies have shown that bladder dysfunction significantly influences quality-of-life (QOL) measures, early institutionalisation, and health economics. We review(More)
In this article we review the current status of evidence on the clinic applications of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in urology, with particular emphasis on the therapeutic use in all the chronic forms of cystitis. The so called "bladder layer" is mainly composed by chondroitin sulphate, dermatan sulphate and heparan sulphate. Demages of this mucus film seem to(More)
To evaluate the oncologic outcomes among a large cohort of octogenarian patients placed on active surveillance for a localized renal mass. We retrospectively reviewed patients ≥80 years of age presenting for asymptomatic, incidentally detected clinically localized stage T1 renal mass between 2006 and 2013 who were followed by active surveillance (AS). The(More)