Alberto Briganti

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A nomogram is more accurate than a regression tree in predicting lymph node invasion in prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 101:556-60. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Prediction of sexual function after radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 115:3150-9. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Choosing the best candidates for penile rehabilitation after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:608-17. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Impact of age and comorbidities on long-term survival of patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: a multi-institutional competing-risks analysis
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:693-701. 2013
  5. doi request reprint There is no way to identify patients who will harbor small volume, unilateral prostate cancer at final pathology. implications for focal therapies
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, VitaSalute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:925-30. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Identifying the best candidate for radical prostatectomy among patients with high-risk prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:584-92. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Obesity does not increase the risk of lymph node metastases in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 16:676-81. 2009
  8. doi request reprint When to perform bone scan in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer: external validation of the currently available guidelines and proposal of a novel risk stratification tool
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:551-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1251-65. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Impact of surgical volume on the rate of lymph node metastases in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection for clinically localized prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:794-802. 2008

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Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint A nomogram is more accurate than a regression tree in predicting lymph node invasion in prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 101:556-60. 2008
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Prediction of sexual function after radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 115:3150-9. 2009
    ..To address this objective, accurate tools for predicting the likelihood of complete functional recovery after surgery are needed. Cancer 2009;115(13 suppl):3150-9. (c) 2009 American Cancer Society...
  3. doi request reprint Choosing the best candidates for penile rehabilitation after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:608-17. 2012
    ..Controversy exists regarding the ideal candidates for penile rehabilitation after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (BNSRP)...
  4. doi request reprint Impact of age and comorbidities on long-term survival of patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: a multi-institutional competing-risks analysis
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:693-701. 2013
    ..However, the combined effect of age and comorbidities has not been assessed in patients with high-risk PCa who might have heterogeneous rates of competing mortality despite the presence of aggressive disease...
  5. doi request reprint There is no way to identify patients who will harbor small volume, unilateral prostate cancer at final pathology. implications for focal therapies
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, VitaSalute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:925-30. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics of the potentially ideal candidates for focal therapy, that is, patients with unilateral, small volume (namely, pT2a) prostate cancer (PCa) at radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  6. doi request reprint Identifying the best candidate for radical prostatectomy among patients with high-risk prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:584-92. 2012
    ..The current role of radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with high-risk disease remains controversial...
  7. doi request reprint Obesity does not increase the risk of lymph node metastases in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 16:676-81. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that obesity, quantified as body mass index (BMI), is associated with a higher risk of lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND)...
  8. doi request reprint When to perform bone scan in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer: external validation of the currently available guidelines and proposal of a novel risk stratification tool
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:551-8. 2010
    ..However, the guidelines recommendations have not yet been externally validated...
  9. doi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1251-65. 2009
    ..Pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) is considered the most reliable procedure for the detection of lymph node metastases in prostate cancer (PCa); however, the therapeutic benefit of PLND in PCa management is currently under debate...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of surgical volume on the rate of lymph node metastases in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection for clinically localized prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:794-802. 2008
    ..Previous trials have shown that the number of procedures done by a single surgeon, that is, surgical volume (SV), is associated with several outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  11. doi request reprint Two positive nodes represent a significant cut-off value for cancer specific survival in patients with node positive prostate cancer. A new proposal based on a two-institution experience on 703 consecutive N+ patients treated with radical prostatectomy, e
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:261-70. 2009
    ..However, node positive (N+) patients share heterogeneous outcomes according to the extent of lymph node invasion (LNI)...
  12. doi request reprint What is the definition of a satisfactory erectile function after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy?
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Urological Research Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 8:1210-7. 2011
    ..Different cut-offs of the erectile function (EF) domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) have been used as definition of postoperative EF recovery...
  13. doi request reprint Predicting erectile function recovery after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: a proposal of a novel preoperative risk stratification
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:2521-31. 2010
    ..No multivariable model is currently available for the prediction of erectile function (EF) recovery after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy (BNSRP)...
  14. doi request reprint Lymphatic spread of nodal metastases in high-risk prostate cancer: The ascending pathway from the pelvis to the retroperitoneum
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:186-92. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Pelvic/retroperitoneal salvage lymph node dissection for patients treated with radical prostatectomy with biochemical recurrence and nodal recurrence detected by [11C]choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography
    Patrizio Rigatti
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 60:935-43. 2011
    ..The management of patients with clinical recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP) remains challenging...
  16. doi request reprint Performance characteristics of computed tomography in detecting lymph node metastases in contemporary patients with prostate cancer treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:1132-8. 2012
    ..All previous studies addressing the ability of CT scan to predict lymph node invasion (LNI) were based on historical patients treated with limited pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND)...
  17. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of patients with prostate cancer and nodal metastases treated by pelvic lymphadenectomy and radical prostatectomy: the positive impact of adjuvant radiotherapy
    Luigi F Da Pozzo
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1003-11. 2009
    ..However, no study has ever tested the role of adjuvant RT in node-positive patients after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of and discontinuation rate from erectile dysfunction oral treatment in patients following bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:564-70. 2008
    ..Assess acceptance of and discontinuation rate from erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment in patients after bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy (BNSRRP)...
  19. doi request reprint Selecting the optimal candidate for adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a long-term survival analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:998-1008. 2013
    ..The role of adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) after radical prostatectomy (RP) on survival of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) is still controversial...
  20. doi request reprint Preoperative circulating sex hormones are not predictors of positive surgical margins at open radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 30:533-9. 2012
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  21. ncbi request reprint Assessing the risk of lymph node invasion in patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection. A novel prediction tool
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:499-506. 2012
    ..Controversy exists regarding the need for extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) in patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate versus open prostatectomy for prostates >70 g: 24-month follow-up
    Richard Naspro
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:563-8. 2006
    ....
  23. doi request reprint A novel tool to assess the risk of urinary incontinence after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:905-13. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guidelines 2011: Need for more accurate recommendations for pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 188:423-8. 2012
    ..We examined the ability of these guidelines to correctly predict lymph node invasion in patients treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection...
  25. doi request reprint Indications for pelvic nodal treatment in prostate cancer should change. Validation of the Roach formula in a large extended nodal dissection series
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:624-9. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that the Roach formula is still an accurate tool for LNI predictions if an extended PLND (ePLND) is performed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Validation of a nomogram predicting the probability of lymph node invasion based on the extent of pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 98:788-93. 2006
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Prognostic value of lymph node dissection in patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract
    Marco Roscigno
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:794-802. 2008
    ..To analyze the prognostic role of lymphadenectomy (LND) in patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper urinary tract (UUT) managed with radical surgery...
  28. ncbi request reprint Improving the preservation of the urethral sphincter and neurovascular bundles during open radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 48:938-45. 2005
    ..To describe a technique for open nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy...
  29. doi request reprint Testing the most stringent criteria for selection of candidates for active surveillance in patients with low-risk prostate cancer
    Nazareno Suardi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
    BJU Int 105:1548-52. 2010
    ..To test the ability of two of the most stringent criteria used to identify patients with low-risk prostate cancer suitable for active surveillance (AS) to correctly exclude patients with unfavourable prostate cancer characteristics...
  30. doi request reprint Patterns and predictors of early biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy in men with pT3N0 prostate cancer: implications for multimodal therapies
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87:960-7. 2013
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  31. doi request reprint Preoperative sex steroids are significant predictors of early biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 31:275-80. 2013
    ..We sought the association of preoperative serum total testosterone (tT), hypogonadism, 17β estradiol (E2), and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) with early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Drug Insight: oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology at Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:239-47. 2005
    ....
  33. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 109:1177-82. 2012
    ..The 2010 NCCN practice guidelines for prostate cancer recommend a pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) at radical prostatectomy in all individuals with a nomogram predicted LNI risk of ≥2%...
  34. doi request reprint Prediction of functional outcomes after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: results of conditional survival analyses
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:42-52. 2012
    ..This effect, known as conditional survival, has not yet been assessed...
  35. doi request reprint Sex hormone-binding globulin is a significant predictor of extracapsular extension in men undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 107:1243-9. 2011
    ..Moreover, a clinical cut-off for circulating SHBG allows using this easily quantifiable molecule as a novel clinical parameter in PCa patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Percentage of positive biopsy cores can improve the ability to predict lymph node invasion in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:1573-81. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the information stemming from biopsy cores can enhance the ability to predict the rate of lymph node invasion (LNI) at radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in men subjected to extended pelvic lymphadenectomy (ePLND)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Preserved postoperative penile size correlates well with maintained erectile function after bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:702-7. 2007
    ..We hypothesised that postoperative penile size correlates to erectile function following bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy (BNSRRP)...
  38. doi request reprint The role of transrectal saturation biopsy in tumour localization: pathological correlation after retropubic radical prostatectomy and implication for focal ablative therapy
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Universita Vita Salute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 108:366-71. 2011
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of an initial 24-core prostate biopsy scheme (PBx24) in predicting unilateral prostate cancer (PCa) in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens...
  39. ncbi request reprint Differences in the rate of lymph node invasion in men with clinically localized prostate cancer might be related to the continent of origin
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 100:528-32. 2007
    ..To test whether the rate of lymph node invasion (LNI) differs between patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) at a European or a North American centre...
  40. doi request reprint Radical prostatectomy for incidental (stage T1a-T1b) prostate cancer: analysis of predictors for residual disease and biochemical recurrence
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:118-25. 2008
    ..Controversies exist about the most appropriate management for patients with incidental prostate cancer after surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
  41. doi request reprint When to perform lymph node dissection in patients with renal cell carcinoma: a novel approach to the preoperative assessment of risk of lymph node invasion at surgery and of lymph node progression during follow-up
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 112:E59-66. 2013
    ..To identify preoperatively patients who might benefit from lymph node dissection (LND)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical update on phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 23:374-84. 2005
    ..The second section summarizes data regarding efficacy and safety of the three drugs in treating ED in the general population as well as in selected patient categories...
  43. ncbi request reprint Validation of a nomogram predicting the probability of lymph node invasion among patients undergoing radical prostatectomy and an extended pelvic lymphadenectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:1019-26; discussion 1026-7. 2006
    ..Our goal was to develop and internally validate a nomogram for prediction of lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer undergoing extended pelvic lymphadenectomy (ePLND)...
  44. doi request reprint Nerve-sparing approach during radical prostatectomy is strongly associated with the rate of postoperative urinary continence recovery
    Nazareno Suardi
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:717-22. 2013
    ..The results indicate that, when technically and oncologically feasible, an attempt at a nerve-sparing approach should be planned in order to increase the probability of achieving full continence after radical prostatectomy...
  45. doi request reprint Updated nomogram predicting lymph node invasion in patients with prostate cancer undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection: the essential importance of percentage of positive cores
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:480-7. 2012
    ..Few predictive models aimed at predicting the presence of lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) are available to date...
  46. doi request reprint Circulating estradiol, but not testosterone, is a significant predictor of high-grade prostate cancer in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 117:5029-38. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Serum sex steroids depict a nonlinear u-shaped association with high-risk prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 18:3648-57. 2012
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Unilateral positive biopsies in low risk prostate cancer patients diagnosed with extended transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy schemes do not predict unilateral prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 110:E64-8. 2012
    ..To date, there is no way of correctly identifying patients who will harbour unilateral prostate cancer based on routinely available variables...
  49. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of three commonly used preoperative tools for prediction of lymph node invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Urology 78:1363-7. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Vardenafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction: a critical review of the literature based on personal clinical experience
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 6020132 Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 47:612-21. 2005
    ..To critically review the literature on vardenafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction while integrating the clinical findings with the personal experience of the authors...
  51. doi request reprint Remembered International Index of Erectile Function domain scores are not accurate in assessing preoperative potency in candidates for bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Università Vita Salute San Raffaele Urology, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 5:677-83. 2008
    ..Most reports include only a retrospective chart review, and there is a question of whether such data are accurate...
  52. doi request reprint Anatomical radical retropubic prostatectomy in patients with a preexisting three-piece inflatable prosthesis: a series of case reports
    Federico Deho'
    Vita Salute University, Department of Urology, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:578-83. 2009
    ..Only few reports addressed the outcome of patients submitted to anatomical radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) with an indwelling inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP)...
  53. doi request reprint Circulating sex steroids and prostate cancer: introducing the time-dependency theory
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 31:267-73. 2013
    ..We sought whether serum total testosterone (tT), estradiol (E2), tT/E2 ratio, and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) significantly fluctuate throughout time in men with prostate cancer (PCa)...
  54. doi request reprint Delay in seeking medical help in patients with new-onset erectile dysfunction remained high over and despite the PDE5 era--an ecological study
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:3239-46. 2012
    ..It is common knowledge among researchers that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an important sentinel marker of cardiovascular and overall men's health...
  55. doi request reprint Staging lymphadenectomy in renal cell carcinoma must be extended: a sensitivity curve analysis
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:412-8. 2013
    ..More extended LND should be pursued if unfavourable clinical and pathological characteristics are evident at diagnosis and/or during surgery...
  56. doi request reprint The extent of lymphadenectomy does affect cancer specific survival in pathologically confirmed T4 renal cell carcinoma
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urologia 79:109-15. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that patients with locally advanced cancer invading beyond Gerota's fascia (pT4 Nany Many RCC) might benefit from an extended LND not only for staging but also for survival purposes...
  57. doi request reprint Erectile function outcome after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: which patients may be left untreated?
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:903-8. 2012
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Age-adjusted validation of the most stringent criteria for active surveillance in low-risk prostate cancer patients
    Nazareno Suardi
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 118:973-80. 2012
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Combination of adjuvant hormonal and radiation therapy significantly prolongs survival of patients with pT2-4 pN+ prostate cancer: results of a matched analysis
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 59:832-40. 2011
    ..Previous prospective randomised trials have shown a positive impact of adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer. However, none of these trials included patients with lymph node invasion (LNI)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Systematic assessment of the ability of the number and percentage of positive biopsy cores to predict pathologic stage and biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:733-43. 2007
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) data from three centers on two continents...
  61. doi request reprint [11C]choline positron emission tomography/computerized tomography to restage prostate cancer cases with biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy and no disease evidence on conventional imaging
    Giampiero Giovacchini
    Center for Molecular Bioimaging, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 184:938-43. 2010
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  62. doi request reprint Unsuccessful investigation of preoperative sexual health issues in the prostate cancer "couple": results of a real-life psychometric survey at a major tertiary academic center
    Andrea Salonia
    University Vita Salute San Raffaele Department of Urology, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:3347-55. 2009
    ..Investigating preoperative sexual function of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) and their partners is needed for realistic functional outcome analyses after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  63. doi request reprint When should we expect no residual tumor (pT0) once we submit incidental T1a-b prostate cancers to radical prostatectomy?
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 18:148-53. 2011
    ..We aimed to fill this gap by developing a user-friendly flowchart to assist urologists when incidental PCa is diagnosed and a clinical decision is required...
  64. ncbi request reprint Baseline potency in candidates for bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:360-5. 2006
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint A nomogram for staging of exclusive nonobturator lymph node metastases in men with localized prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:112-9; discussion 119-20. 2007
    ..We explored the rate of exclusive NOLNI and developed a nomogram to predict it...
  66. doi request reprint Sex hormone-binding globulin: a novel marker for nodal metastases prediction in prostate cancer patients undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Urology 73:850-5. 2009
    ..To examine the association between sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients treated with radical retropubic prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Management of erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy in 2007
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 25:143-8. 2007
    ..In this context, pharmacological prophylaxis may potentially have a significant expanding role in future strategies aimed at preserving post-operative erectile function...
  68. doi request reprint The number of cores taken in patients diagnosed with a single microfocus at initial biopsy is a major predictor of insignificant prostate cancer
    Luca Villa
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 189:854-9. 2013
    ..We investigate whether the number of cores taken affects the concordance rate between microfocus of prostate cancer and the confirmation of a pathologically insignificant prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy...
  69. doi request reprint Is erectile dysfunction a reliable proxy of general male health status? The case for the International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function domain
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:2708-15. 2012
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) has emerged progressively as a sentinel marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The correlation between ED and the burden arising from multiple comorbid conditions has been incompletely analyzed...
  70. doi request reprint Preoperative erectile function represents a significant predictor of postoperative urinary continence recovery in patients treated with bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
    Giorgio Gandaglia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 187:569-74. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that baseline erectile and urinary function predicts urinary continence recovery after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy...
  71. doi request reprint Are infertile men less healthy than fertile men? Results of a prospective case-control survey
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:1025-31. 2009
    ..An association between either subfertility or infertility and an elevated risk of certain male cancers has been previously reported. Nothing is known about abnormalities in infertility and general health conditions...
  72. ncbi request reprint Critical assessment of ideal nodal yield at pelvic lymphadenectomy to accurately diagnose prostate cancer nodal metastasis in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Urology 69:147-51. 2007
    ..To study the relation between the number of removed and examined lymph nodes at pelvic lymph node dissection and the rate of lymph node invasion (LNI)...
  73. doi request reprint Postoperative orgasmic function increases over time in patients undergoing nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Andrew Salonia
    Vita Salute San Raffaele, Department of Urology, University, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:149-55. 2010
    ..Postprostatectomy orgasmic function (OF) remains poorly defined...
  74. ncbi request reprint Complications and other surgical outcomes associated with extended pelvic lymphadenectomy in men with localized prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:1006-13. 2006
    ..More-extensive pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) may be associated with a higher rate of complications and a longer hospital stay than more limited PLND...
  75. ncbi request reprint Nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy in patients previously submitted to holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for bladder outlet obstruction due to benign prostatic enlargement
    Nazareno Suardi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:1180-5. 2008
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Predictive models before and after radical prostatectomy
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, Hospital San Raffaele, University Vita Salute, Milan, Italy
    Prostate 70:1371-8. 2010
    ..In the last 10 years, several user-friendly predictive tools have been developed to help clinicians in decision-making process before and after radical prostatectomy...
  77. doi request reprint Preoperative hypogonadism is not an independent predictor of high-risk disease in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 117:3953-62. 2011
    ....
  78. doi request reprint Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate and holmium laser ablation of the prostate: indications and outcome
    Nazareno Suardi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 19:38-43. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to critically analyze currently available evidence-based reports regarding HoLEP, with particular interest in long-term follow-up results...
  79. doi request reprint How can we predict lymphorrhoea and clinically significant lymphocoeles after radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy? Clinical implications
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 107:1095-101. 2011
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Influence of obesity on tumour volume in patients with prostate cancer
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 109:678-84. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between body mass index and tumour volume at radical prostatectomy in a large European population...
  81. doi request reprint Clinical factors predicting late severe urinary toxicity after postoperative radiotherapy for prostate carcinoma: a single-institute analysis of 742 patients
    Cesare Cozzarini
    Department of Radiotherapy, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:191-9. 2012
    ..To investigate the clinical factors independently predictive of long-term severe urinary sequelae after postprostatectomy radiotherapy...
  82. ncbi request reprint Effect of autologous blood transfusion on the rate of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 100:1249-53. 2007
    ..To test the association between autologous blood transfusion (ABT) and biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in a large group of contemporary patients...
  83. ncbi request reprint Topical prilocaine-lidocaine cream combined with peripheral nerve block improves pain control in prostatic biopsy: results from a prospective randomized trial
    Marco Raber
    Istituto Scientifico Ospedale San Raffaele, Universita Vita Salute, Cattedra di Urologia, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:967-73. 2008
    ..To compare pain control results between periprostatic nerve block alone and combined with topical prilocaine-lidocaine cream as local anesthesia of prostate biopsy...
  84. doi request reprint PSA doubling time for prediction of [(11)C]choline PET/CT findings in prostate cancer patients with biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy
    Giampiero Giovacchini
    Center for Molecular Bioimaging, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 37:1106-16. 2010
    ..This study compared PSA levels and PSA doubling time (PSADT) to predict [(11)C]choline PET/CT findings...
  85. doi request reprint The role of choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of patients with prostate-specific antigen progression after radical treatment of prostate cancer
    Maria Picchio
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 59:51-60. 2011
    ..However, no final recommendations have been made on the use of this modality for patient management...
  86. ncbi request reprint Surgery and erectile dysfunction
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Arch Esp Urol 63:640-8. 2010
    ..The present article focuses on the short and long term outcomes of pelvic surgery in terms of erectile dysfunction...
  87. doi request reprint Factors predicting continence recovery 1 month after radical prostatectomy: results of a multicenter survey
    Mauro Gacci
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Int J Urol 18:700-8. 2011
    ..To assess the factors associated with continence recovery 1 month after radical prostatectomy (RP) and to identify the correlation between these factors...
  88. ncbi request reprint Predictors of prostate cancer after initial diagnosis of atypical small acinar proliferation at 10 to 12 core biopsies
    Vincenzo Scattoni
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, School of Medicine, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urology 66:1043-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the factors that predict prostate cancer detection by means of 10 to 12 core repeat biopsies in patients with atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) results on initial biopsy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of oral erectile dysfunction treatments in the elderly
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Drugs Aging 22:323-38. 2005
    ..The most important conclusion of the paper is that the high efficacy, reliability, safety and tolerability of oral ED treatments makes them appropriate first-line therapies for elderly patients with ED...
  90. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effect of sildenafil and apomorphine SL on nocturnal erections in healthy volunteers: a placebo-controlled study
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 47:524-9; discussion 529. 2005
    ..To compare the effects of sildenafil and sublingual (sl) apomorphine on nocturnal erections...
  91. ncbi request reprint Impact on sexual function of holmium laser enucleation versus transurethral resection of the prostate: results of a prospective, 2-center, randomized trial
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 175:1817-21. 2006
    ..We compared the impact of HoLEP and TURP on sexual function...
  92. ncbi request reprint A comparative review of apomorphine formulations for erectile dysfunction : recommendations for use in the elderly
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Drugs Aging 23:309-19. 2006
    ..However, in clinical practice, older patients with multiple vascular risk factors and systematic vascular damage show poor overall response to apomorphine SL for the treatment of ED...
  93. doi request reprint Quantitative sensory testing of peripheral thresholds in patients with lifelong premature ejaculation: a case-controlled study
    Andrea Salonia
    University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Department of Urology, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:1755-62. 2009
    ..The main functional factors related to lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) etiology have been suggested to be penile hypersensitivity, greater cortical penile representation, and disturbance of central serotoninergic neurotransmission...
  94. ncbi request reprint Atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) on extended prostatic biopsies: predictive factors of cancer detection on repeat biopsies
    Vincenzo Scattoni
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, School of Medicine, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 77:31-6. 2005
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint The artery size hypothesis: a macrovascular link between erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease
    Piero Montorsi
    Institute of Cardiology University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:19M-23M. 2005
    ..Available clinical evidence appears to support this hypothesis...
  96. ncbi request reprint Association between erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease: a case report study
    Piero Montorsi
    Institute of Cardiology University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 2:575-82. 2005
    ..Further studies, coupling functional and structural changes of coronary circulation with those of penile (i.e., dynamic penile test) circulation in each of these situations are mandatory to support this hypothesis...
  97. doi request reprint Simplifying patient positioning and port placement during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
    Andrea Cestari
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:530-3. 2010
    ..We describe the use of a nautical inclinometer and a plastic, double-equilateral triangle with an 8-cm-long border to reach the correct Trendelenburg position easily and to place trocars correctly during RALP...
  98. doi request reprint 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computerized tomography for preoperative lymph-node staging in intermediate-risk and high-risk prostate cancer: comparison with clinical staging nomograms
    Riccardo Schiavina
    Department of Urology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:392-401. 2008
    ..Conventional imaging (CI) techniques are inadequate for lymph node (LN) staging in prostate cancer (PCa)...
  99. ncbi request reprint Current and future strategies for preventing and managing erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 45:123-33. 2004
    ..As radical prostatectomy remains a commonly used procedure in the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer, we critically analyzed current and future strategies for preventing and managing postoperative erectile dysfunction...
  100. ncbi request reprint Penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 3:400-1. 2006
  101. doi request reprint The case for postoperative PDE-5 inhibitor drug treatment after radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    J Endourol 22:2025-7; discussion 2035. 2008