Vincenzo De Marco

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BACKGROUND The objective of the current study was to identify variables that were predictive of cancer-specific survival in patients with nonmetastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-TCC). METHODS Clinical and pathologic data from 269 patients who underwent nephroureterectomy for UUT-TCC from 1989 to 2005 in 3 urologic(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated early postoperative complications and 3-month mortality after radical cystectomy using a standardized method to report complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively collected data on all 358 consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy for nonmetastatic bladder transitional cell carcinoma at a tertiary academic(More)
BACKGROUND Orthotopic bladder reconstruction is the preferred method of urinary diversion following radical cystectomy (RC). Several papers reported functional data of different orthotopic neobladders, although to date, no one has used validated questionnaires. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the midterm functional results in a contemporary series of patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prognostic factors predictive of metachronous bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in a multi-institutional dataset of patients who had undergone nephroureterectomy (NU) for nonmetastatic upper urinary tract (UUT) TCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinical and pathological data of 231 patients who had had NU for UUT-TCC from(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the variables predictive of contralateral metachronous upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (UUT-TCC) after nephroureterectomy (NFU) for non-metastatic UUT-TCC. METHODS Clinical and pathological data of 234 patients who had undergone NFU for UUT-TCC from 1989 to 2005 in three European urological centers were(More)
To clarify the role of heredity and of some environment risk factors in the etiology of idiopathic Parkinson's disease, we performed a case-control study in two regions of southern Italy, Campania and Molise. We selected two controls for each parkinsonian patient, the patient's spouse and a sex- and age-matched neurological control. One hundred sixteen(More)
The corticosteroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (the so-called "Hashimoto's Encephalopathy") is a rare disorder with multiple symptomatology, breaking out with an acute or subacute onset and having a relapsing course, not correlated to thyroid hormone levels, with autoimmune pathogenesis, and usually associated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) is a valuable method for the evaluation of biliary and pancreatic diseases and a valuable alternative to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). It is noninvasive and does not require the use of contrast material or ionizing radiation. Since its introduction in 1991, this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy on seminal parameters and pregnancy rates in varicocele patients who have impairment of seminal parameters and/or couple infertility. DESIGN Longitudinal, noncomparative study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S) Three hundred sixty-four consecutive varicocele patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy and safety of using alpha(1)-adrenergic blockers for treating primary bladder neck obstruction in young and middle-aged men was assessed as the first therapeutic step, before surgery, in a symptomatic non-neurogenic selected group of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1995 to December 2001, primary bladder neck obstruction(More)