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A review of 50 patients who underwent intestinocystoplasty (ICP) or gastrocystoplasty (GCP) replacement at our department during an 8-year period is presented. The most common diagnoses were neurogenic bladder and bladder exstrophy. A total of 48 patients underwent augmentation cystoplasty and 2 had total bladder replacement. Mean follow-up time was 42(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION To evaluate endometrial abnormalities by ultrasonography, hysteroscopy and biopsy in postmenopausal patients treated with tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. METHODS The study was carried out on 113 patients who underwent vaginal ultrasonography, hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy. RESULTS There was a significative(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION Retrospective evaluation of hysteroscopic findings in the accurate diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma. METHODS A retrospective monocentric study from January 1995 to December 2004. One hundred and four patients with hysteroscopic aspects evocative of endometrial carcinoma confirmed by endometrial biopsy during diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a treatment with myo-inositol plus folic acid plus melatonin compared with myo-inositol plus folic acid alone on oocyte quality in women underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. DESIGN A prospective, clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Starting on the day of GnRH administration, 65(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of myo-inositol (MYO) and metformin, in monotherapy or in association with recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (r-FSH), in the treatment of menstrual irregularities, chronic anovulation, and female infertility in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS One(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare danazol and gestrinone treatment as preoperative endometrial preparation for operative hysteroscopy. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical study. SETTING University department of gynecological, obstetrical sciences and reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S) One hundred thirty-five patients with endouterine pathologies (endometrial(More)
Anterior urethral valves (AUVs) are uncommon congenital anomalies causing urethral obstruction in boys. Medical records of 13 children were reviewed retrospectively. Each patient (pt) was evaluated with voiding cysto-urethrogram (VCUG) and renal ultrasonography. Pts older than 5 years performed an uroflowmetry. Serum creatine was determined in all children.(More)
Some hematological endocrine, and immunological reactions in surgical patients under general anesthesia were studied. While serum cortisol, fT4, T4, rT3 levels increased, TBG, TSH, fT3 and T3 decreased. Cortisol increase and T3 and fT3 decrease were still significant three days after surgery. TSH and T3 decrease was significantly related to cortisol(More)
Urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly, affecting mainly boys. Clinical presentation varies because of the different anatomical patterns of this abnormality. We report our experience in ten males affected by urethral duplication. We retrospectively reviewed the records of ten males affected by urethral duplication. Mild cases of distal type I(More)
Surgical extirpation is the treatment of choice for symptomatic müllerian duct remnants (prostatic utricle, PU), and several surgical approaches have been described for the treatment of this pathology. A group of 11 patients with symptomatic PU were observed and treated. Associated anomalies included proximal or penoscrotal hypospadias in all patients and(More)