A Athanasopoulos

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Combination treatment with an alpha-blocker plus an anticholinergic for bladder outlet obstruction: a prospective, randomized, controlled study
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
    J Urol 169:2253-6. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of urinary incontinence
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Rio, Patras, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:475-82. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Efficacy and preoperative prognostic factors of autologous fascia rectus sling for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 78:1034-8. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Treating stress urinary incontinence in female patients with neuropathic bladder: the value of the autologous fascia rectus sling
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:1363-7. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the perineal length measurements and the urodynamic stress incontinence
    A Athanasopoulos
    School of Medicine, Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 37:701-5. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Effect of alfuzosin on female primary bladder neck obstruction
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:217-22. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Urethral diverticulum: a new complication associated with tension-free vaginal tape
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Urol Int 81:480-2. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The use of a ureteral access sheath for the urethral dilatation and catheterization of difficult urethral strictures
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 83:359-61. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Antimuscarinics and bladder outlet obstruction: From a contraindication to an indication?
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Urodynamic Urology Unit, Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:S46-50. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Efficacy of the bulbourethral autologous sling in treating male stress urinary incontinence: a three-year experience from a single center
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 42:921-7. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Combination treatment with an alpha-blocker plus an anticholinergic for bladder outlet obstruction: a prospective, randomized, controlled study
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
    J Urol 169:2253-6. 2003
    ..We evaluate the effect of tolterodine combined with tamsulosin on quality of life in patients with bladder outlet obstruction and concomitant detrusor instability...
  2. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of urinary incontinence
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Rio, Patras, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:475-82. 2009
    ..A significant percentage of patients with UI, mainly those with UUI and MUI, can be treated successfully with pharmacotherapy...
  3. doi request reprint Efficacy and preoperative prognostic factors of autologous fascia rectus sling for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 78:1034-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of the autologous fascia rectus sling in treating female stress urinary incontinence...
  4. doi request reprint Treating stress urinary incontinence in female patients with neuropathic bladder: the value of the autologous fascia rectus sling
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:1363-7. 2012
    ..Furthermore, correlations between preoperative parameters and outcome were evaluated...
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the perineal length measurements and the urodynamic stress incontinence
    A Athanasopoulos
    School of Medicine, Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 37:701-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between the length of perineal body, the anal position index, the total fourchette-coccyx distance and the anal-coccyx length and female urodynamic stress urinary incontinence (USUI)...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of alfuzosin on female primary bladder neck obstruction
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:217-22. 2009
    ..Alfuzosin significantly improved urodynamic parameters and alleviated bother score in almost two thirds of patients with PBNO and can be an effective first-line treatment of this situation...
  7. doi request reprint Urethral diverticulum: a new complication associated with tension-free vaginal tape
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Urol Int 81:480-2. 2008
    ..The possibility of a urethral diverticulum when postvoid incontinence occurs after the insertion of a TVT should be carefully evaluated...
  8. doi request reprint The use of a ureteral access sheath for the urethral dilatation and catheterization of difficult urethral strictures
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 83:359-61. 2009
    ..Conventional methods attempting to restore urethral patency often are unsuccessful and traumatize the urethral lumen...
  9. doi request reprint Antimuscarinics and bladder outlet obstruction: From a contraindication to an indication?
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Urodynamic Urology Unit, Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:S46-50. 2010
    ..To review if the existing data support the new concept that antimuscarinic agents can be used for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) with coexisting overactive bladder (OAB)...
  10. doi request reprint Efficacy of the bulbourethral autologous sling in treating male stress urinary incontinence: a three-year experience from a single center
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 42:921-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of the bulbourethral rectus autologous sling in treating male stress urinary incontinence...
  11. doi request reprint Efficacy of the InVanceā„¢ male sling in treating stress urinary incontinence: a three-year experience from a single centre
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Urol Int 85:436-42. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the InVanceā„¢ male sling in treating stress urinary incontinence...
  12. ncbi request reprint The pharmacotherapy of overactive bladder
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    University of Patras, Medical School, Department of Urology, 38 Papadiamantopoulou Str, Patras 26225, Greece 00302610 994668
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:1003-5. 2011
    ..Pharmacotherapy will continue to play a major role in the treatment of OAB in the future...
  13. doi request reprint The medical treatment of overactive bladder, including current and future treatments
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    University of Patras, Medical School, Department of Urology, Urodynamic Urology Unit, Patra, Greece
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:1041-55. 2011
    ..Oveactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that affects patients' quality of life. The role of antimuscarinics and future treatments in the management of this bothersome condition is reviewed...
  14. doi request reprint The role of antimuscarinics in the management of men with symptoms of overactive bladder associated with concomitant bladder outlet obstruction: an update
    Anastasios Athanasopoulos
    Urodynamic Urology Unit, Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Eur Urol 60:94-105. 2011
    ..Safety issues of antimuscarinics in this subpopulation of men are also reviewed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Paranephric abscess during pregnancy: a case for a low-dose interventional CT
    A Athanasopoulos
    Urology Department, School of Medicine, University of Patras, and Medical Physics Department, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 73:185-7. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of transvaginal colposuspension for the treatment of genuine stress incontinence combined with vaginal hysterectomy
    A Athanasopoulos
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General Hospital of Patras Saint Andrew, Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 71:41-4. 2003
    ..This technique is promising as an easy and minimally invasive surgical procedure for bladder neck suspension...
  17. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of apomorphine and sildenafil in men with nonarteriogenic erectile dysfunction. A comparative crossover study
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Andrologia 36:106-10. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Diabetic impotence treated by intracavernosal injections: high treatment compliance and increasing dosage of vaso-active drugs
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, University Hospital, Patras, Greece
    Eur Urol 40:398-402; discussion 403. 2001
    ..To compare patient compliance with treatment and the dosages of vaso-active drugs used, for the management of impotence in diabetic and non-diabetic patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the efficacy of tolterodine and oxybutynin in different urodynamic severity grades of idiopathic detrusor overactivity
    K Giannitsas
    Departments of Urology and Medical Physics, Patras University, Patras, Greece
    Eur Urol 46:776-82; discussion 782-3. 2004
    ..To compare the efficacy of tolterodine and oxybutynin in the treatment of specific, according to their urodynamic grade of severity, populations with overactive detrusor...
  20. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in men with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a randomized study of the efficacy of sildenafil and continuous positive airway pressure
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Rio, Greece
    Int J Impot Res 16:256-60. 2004
    ..While about half of the patients were not satisfied even with the more effective treatment, we conclude that a combination of the two therapeutic tools or a different therapeutic mode should be studied further...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparative, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of sildenafil and apomorphine in men with evidence of arteriogenic erectile dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Departments of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Grece
    Int J Impot Res 16:2-7. 2004
    ..The fact that one out of five patients is not satisfied with the above-studied drugs shows that new oral agents need to be evaluated for the treatment of this disorder...
  22. ncbi request reprint Long-term treatment with intracavernosal injections in diabetic men with erectile dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, University Hospital, Patras, Greece
    Asian J Androl 8:219-24. 2006
    ..To assess the behavior of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and erectile dysfunction (ED) during 10 consecutive years of treatment with self-injection of vasoactive drugs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sildenafil test: changes in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of erectile dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 33:387-9. 2001
    ..To assess the efficacy of sildenafil as a first-step diagnostic and therapeutic tool for erectile dysfunction (ED) and to evaluate the consequent changes in the management of male sexual insufficiency...
  24. ncbi request reprint Doxazosin for the management of distal-ureteral stones
    E N Liatsikos
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
    J Endourol 21:538-41. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of doxazosin in inducing spontaneous passage of stones in the distal ureter and to compare its efficacy according to the size of the stone...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gore-Tex sling urethral suspension in type III female urinary incontinence: clinical results and urodynamic changes
    G A Barbalias
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 8:344-50. 1997
    ..In the remaining 17 patients no erosion was observed and no irritative symptoms were reported. The urodynamic evaluation revealed an excellent postoperative result both 6 months and 30 months after surgery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Switching from long-term treatment with self-injections to oral sildenafil in diabetic patients with severe erectile dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, 26500 Rio, Patras, Greece
    Eur Urol 41:387-91. 2002
    ..To assess the efficacy of oral sildenafil in diabetic men with severe erectile dysfunction (ED), who are successfully treated with intracavernous injections of vasoactive drugs...
  27. ncbi request reprint The incidence of pharmacologically induced priapism in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of 685 men with erectile dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 66:27-9. 2001
    ..5 mg of Pap. Auto-injection therapy however is a safe kind of treatment in well-experienced patients. Careful regulation of the doses and practice in the use of vaso-active drugs may reduce the priapism rate...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of subinguinal varicocelectomy on sperm parameters and pregnancy rate: a two-group study
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, GR-26500 Rio, Patras, Greece
    Eur Urol 39:322-5. 2001
    ..3% of the nonoperated. CONCLUSIONS: Varicocelectomy improves all semen parameters and pregnancy rates significantly. Palpable varicoceles should be operated upon when found in infertile couples...
  29. ncbi request reprint Primary echinococcal disease of the kidney: the case for a more conservative approach
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Patras University Hospital, Rio, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 32:609-13. 2001
    ..To evaluate conservative management of renal echinococcosis in cases with normal renal function and active disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Peyronie's disease: epidemiology and clinical presentation of 134 cases
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Patras, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 32:691-4. 2001
    ..To investigate epidemiological and clinical features of Peyronie's disease in an unselected group of patients not seen by a urologist before...
  31. ncbi request reprint Penile lipomas, cause of sexual dysfunction
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:3-4. 2002
    ..We report 2 cases of penile lipomas. Although the simultaneous sexual dysfunction proved to be phsychogenic their surgical excision improved their sexual life...
  32. ncbi request reprint Primary adrenal tuberculosis: role of computed tomography and CT-guided biopsy in diagnosis
    E N Liatsikos
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Urol Int 76:285-7. 2006
    ..The Mantoux reaction was positive but there was no evidence of lung or urinary infection. CT-guided biopsy of the left adrenal gland was performed and established the diagnosis of adrenal tuberculosis...
  33. doi request reprint The angiogenic switch for vascular endothelial growth factor-A and cyclooxygenase-2 in prostate carcinoma: correlation with microvessel density, androgen receptor content and Gleason grade
    K Gyftopoulos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece kogyftop yahoo gr
    Urol Int 87:464-9. 2011
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  34. ncbi request reprint Ureteral injuries during gynecologic surgery: treatment with a minimally invasive approach
    E N Liatsikos
    Department of Urology, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
    J Endourol 20:1062-7. 2006
    ..To report the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrostomy and primary antegrade recanalization for treatment of iatrogenic ureteral strictures after gynecologic surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin in the management of the recurrent, refractory, idiopathic priapism
    P Perimenis
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Int J Impot Res 16:84-5. 2004
    ..He responded to treatment again and continues to be free of episodes for 9 months. Gabapentin may be a safe alternative for the management of refractory idiopathic priapism...
  36. ncbi request reprint Transvaginal colposuspension for the treatment of genuine stress incontinence combined with vaginal hysterectomy: a preliminary report
    P Barlas
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General Hospital of Patras Saint Andreas, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 7:20-3. 1996
    ..The advantages of this new technique are that the cost of the needle is low, it can be applied in all cases where a vaginal approach is necessary, and the method of needle insertion avoids perforation of the bladder...