F Porpiglia

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital Orbassano Turin, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:606-14. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Clampless laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a step towards a harmless nephron-sparing surgery?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital Orbassano Turin, Italy
    Int Braz J Urol 38:480-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Long-term functional evaluation of the treated kidney in a prospective series of patients who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for small renal tumors
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:130-5. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The effects of warm ischaemia time on renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with normal contralateral kidney
    Francesco Porpiglia
    S C D U Urologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, TO, Italy
    World J Urol 30:257-63. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Pure mini-laparoscopic transperitoneal pyeloplasty in an adult population: feasibility, safety, and functional results after one year of follow-up
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Urology 79:728-32. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Surgical margin status of specimen and oncological outcomes after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: experience after 400 procedures
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    World J Urol 30:245-50. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Real time ultrasound in laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    Int J Urol 12:933-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Transcapsular adenomectomy(Millin): a comparative study, extraperitoneal laparoscopy versus open surgery
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:120-6. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Left laparoscopic radical nephrectomy with direct access to the renal artery: technical advantages
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano TO, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:1004-10. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Selective versus standard ligature of the deep venous complex during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: effects on continence, blood loss, and margin status
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1377-83. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital Orbassano Turin, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:606-14. 2013
    ..The advantages of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) over laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) have rarely been investigated in randomised controlled trials...
  2. ncbi request reprint Clampless laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a step towards a harmless nephron-sparing surgery?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital Orbassano Turin, Italy
    Int Braz J Urol 38:480-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the results of our technique of clampless laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and its impact as an emerging treatment for small renal masses (SMRs)...
  3. doi request reprint Long-term functional evaluation of the treated kidney in a prospective series of patients who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for small renal tumors
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:130-5. 2012
    ..Renal scintigraphy may allow long-term monitoring of ischemic damage after partial nephrectomy (PN)...
  4. doi request reprint The effects of warm ischaemia time on renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with normal contralateral kidney
    Francesco Porpiglia
    S C D U Urologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, TO, Italy
    World J Urol 30:257-63. 2012
    ..To assess the effects of warm ischaemia time (WIT) on renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for renal masses in patients with a normal contralateral kidney...
  5. doi request reprint Pure mini-laparoscopic transperitoneal pyeloplasty in an adult population: feasibility, safety, and functional results after one year of follow-up
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Urology 79:728-32. 2012
    ..To report the results of mini-laparoscopic pyeloplasty (mLP) in an adult population. The feasibility of pure mLP has been previously reported in children...
  6. doi request reprint Surgical margin status of specimen and oncological outcomes after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: experience after 400 procedures
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    World J Urol 30:245-50. 2012
    ..To analyse the surgical margins status of prostatic glands, resected by laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) for prostate cancer, and to correlate it with biochemical free survival rate (BFSR)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Real time ultrasound in laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    Int J Urol 12:933-5. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Transcapsular adenomectomy(Millin): a comparative study, extraperitoneal laparoscopy versus open surgery
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:120-6. 2006
    ..To demonstrate the safety of the Millin extraperitoneal laparoscopic adenomectomy by comparing the laparoscopic and open approaches...
  9. ncbi request reprint Left laparoscopic radical nephrectomy with direct access to the renal artery: technical advantages
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano TO, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:1004-10. 2006
    ..To evaluate the technical advantages of early ligature of the renal artery at the level of the Treitz ligament during left laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)...
  10. doi request reprint Selective versus standard ligature of the deep venous complex during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: effects on continence, blood loss, and margin status
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1377-83. 2009
    ..In this setting, the management of deep venous complex (DVC) without involvement of the sphincter fibres could be an important step of the procedure...
  11. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroids and tamsulosin in the medical expulsive therapy for symptomatic distal ureter stones: single drug or association?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano TO, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:339-44. 2006
    ..To assess the clinical role of corticosteroids in the medical expulsive therapy of symptomatic distal ureteral stones...
  12. doi request reprint Retrospective evaluation of the outcome of open versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy for stage I and II adrenocortical cancer
    Francesco Porpiglia
    S C D U Urologia, University of Turin San Luigi Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:873-8. 2010
    ..Although there is consensus that laparoscopy is the standard of care for the resection of benign adrenal tumours, there is controversy regarding the role of laparoscopy for the resection of adrenocortical cancer (ACC)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessment of risk factors for complications of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, University of Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:590-6. 2008
    ..We retrospectively analyzed our experience with LPN to identify patient and tumor features that correlate with a higher risk of complications...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy after transurethral resection of the prostate safe and effective? Comparison with open surgery
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    J Endourol 18:73-6. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: experience of a single center
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Urology 68:376-80. 2006
    ..To analyze, in a consecutive study, the perioperative, postoperative, and functional results of the transperitoneal and extraperitoneal approaches for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  16. doi request reprint Retroperitoneal decortication of simple renal cysts vs decortication with wadding using perirenal fat tissue: results of a prospective randomized trial
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Ospedale San Luigi, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 103:1532-6. 2009
    ..When symptom relief is considered, RCDW duplicates the results obtained with SRD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Fast and safe closing of urethra during laparoscopic radical cystectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, TO, Italy
    J Endourol 20:651-3. 2006
    ..To present a simple alternative technique to close the membranous urethra during laparoscopic radical cystectomy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Open versus laparoscopy-assisted radical cystectomy: results of a prospective study
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano TO, Italy
    J Endourol 21:325-9. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate, through a prospective comparative study, the advantages of the laparoscopic compared with an open approach...
  19. ncbi request reprint Is renal warm ischemia over 30 minutes during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy possible? One-year results of a prospective study
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:1170-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate renal damage and impairment of renal function 1 yr after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) with warm ischemia >30 min...
  20. doi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy: analysis of the current literature
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:732-42; discussion 742-3. 2008
    ..To critically review the current scientific evidence about open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) to define the current role of these techniques in the treatment of renal tumours...
  21. doi request reprint Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for large renal masses: results of a European survey
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, University of Turin, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    World J Urol 28:525-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the perioperative effectiveness of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for large (4-7 cm) renal masses, with a review of the experience of six European advanced laparoscopic centres...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early ligature of renal artery during radical laparoscopic transperitoneal nephrectomy: description of standard technique and direct access
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Ospedale San Luigi, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    J Endourol 19:623-6; discussion 626-7. 2005
    ..We compared two techniques of early ligature of the renal artery during transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: a standard technique and a direct approach to the artery...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Pelvic ultrasound monitoring of lymphocele in patients treated with radical prostatectomy]
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano TO
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 72:194-6. 2000
    ..No thromboembolic complications were recorded. In our experience, pelvic ultrasound has shown to be an easy e reliable tool for diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of pelvic lymphoceles...
  24. ncbi request reprint Transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy: experience in 72 procedures
    F Porpiglia
    Department of Clinical and Biologic Science, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    J Endourol 15:275-9. 2001
    ..To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a variety of adrenal diseases...
  25. doi request reprint A second cycle of tamsulosin in patients with distal ureteric stones: a prospective randomized trial
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 103:1700-3. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risk factors for surgery female urethral diverticula. Our experience
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Italia
    Urol Int 69:7-11. 2002
    ..The attention is focused on the correlation between risk factors and common severe complications after surgical treatment...
  27. doi request reprint Transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery-assisted minilaparoscopic nephrectomy: a step towards scarless surgery
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 60:862-6. 2011
    ..Our initial experience suggests that transvaginal NOTES-assisted mLN is feasible and appears to be safe. It is simpler than a pure NOTES procedure and ensures excellent cosmetic results...
  28. ncbi request reprint Nifedipine versus tamsulosin for the management of lower ureteral stones
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    J Urol 172:568-71. 2004
    ..We evaluate and compare the effectiveness of 2 different medical therapies during watchful waiting in patients with lower ureteral stones...
  29. ncbi request reprint Bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome: a comparison between laparoscopy and open surgery
    F Porpiglia
    Division of Urology II, Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:654-8. 2004
    ..Laparoscopic bilateral adrenalectomy can be safely and effectively employed to treat Cushing's syndrome. However, long operatives times may represent a limitation especially in high risk patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic adrenalectomy feasible for adrenocortical carcinoma or metastasis?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 94:1026-9. 2004
    ..To review our experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA), to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of this procedure in patients with adrenal malignancy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Direct access to the renal artery at the level of treitz ligament during left radical laparoscopic transperitoneal nephrectomy
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 48:291-5. 2005
    ..To describe and demonstrate the feasibility of early ligature of the renal artery using a direct access to the renal pedicle at the level of the Treitz ligament during left transperitoneal radical laparoscopic nephrectomy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic unilateral sural nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy effective in retaining sexual potency?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin San Luigi Hospital, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 95:1267-71. 2005
    ..To present a pilot study of laparoscopic unilateral sural nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy, with the aim of preserving sexual potency...
  33. doi request reprint Does tumour size really affect the safety of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy?
    Francesco Porpiglia
    SCDU Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 108:268-73. 2011
    ..To investigate the perioperative safety of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for large renal masses (>4 cm)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic en bloc resection of the urachus and the bladder dome in a rare case of urachal carcinoma
    Francesco Porpiglia
    University Division of Urology, Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    Int J Urol 14:362-4. 2007
    ..Bladder capability resulted normal with no evident physical change. Multiple bladder biopsy and computed tomography scans at 6, 12 and 18 months proved negative...
  35. doi request reprint Extraperitoneoscopic transcapsular adenomectomy: complications and functional results after at least 1 year of followup
    Francesco Porpiglia
    S C D U Urologia Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia San Luigi Gonzaga, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Italia
    J Urol 185:1668-73. 2011
    ..We investigated complications and functional results in patients with a large prostate who were treated with laparoscopic simple prostatectomy and had at least 1 year of followup...
  36. ncbi request reprint Assessment of surgical margins in renal cell carcinoma after nephron sparing: a comparative study: laparoscopy vs open surgery
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Division of Urology, University of Turin San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    J Urol 173:1098-101. 2005
    ..We compared the status of the peritumoral parenchyma after open and laparoscopic nephron sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma...
  37. ncbi request reprint Reassessing the current TNM lymph node staging for renal cell carcinoma
    Carlo Terrone
    Divisione di Urologica, Universita di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    Eur Urol 49:324-31. 2006
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of disordered calcium metabolism in hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients with metastatic bone disease
    M Tucci
    Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita di Torino, Oncologia Medica, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi di Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 12:94-9. 2009
    ..Patients with asymptomatic hypercalcemia could benefit of a strict follow-up and an immediate bisphosphonate treatment. Further prospective clinical trials are needed to confirm this finding...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does adrenal mass size really affect safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic adrenalectomy?
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Ospedale San Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    Urology 60:801-5. 2002
    ..Laparoscopy is today considered the first-choice treatment of many adrenal diseases, although its use is still controversial for large adrenal masses and incidentally found adrenal cortical carcinoma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of the involvement of the urinary collecting system in renal cell carcinoma
    C Terrone
    Urologia Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 46:472-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate incidence and prognostic value of UCS involvement in RCC...
  41. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical assessment of Ki-67 in the differential diagnosis of adrenocortical tumors
    M Terzolo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Medicina Interna I, , Torino, Italy
    Urology 57:176-82. 2001
    ..High levels of Ki-67 seem to indicate patients with adrenocortical cancer with a worse prognosis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sequential transurethral resection of the prostate and laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy: comparison with open surgery
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Urology 60:1045-9. 2002
    ..To compare our experience with transurethral resection of the prostate and sequential laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy with a previous series of combined open bladder diverticulectomy and transvesical prostatectomy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Long-term disease free survival in a patient with metastatic adreno-cortical carcinoma after complete pathological response to chemotherapy plus mitotane
    P Sperone
    Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Torino, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:560-2. 2006
    ..This report shows that chemotherapy plus mitotane could result in complete pathological remission, which may be a surrogate for long-term progression- free survival in metastatic ACC patients...
  44. doi request reprint Proposal of an improved prognostic classification for pT3 renal cell carcinoma
    C Terrone
    Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Maggiore della Carita, Novara, Italy
    J Urol 180:72-8. 2008
    ..To contribute to the development of a more accurate classification for this stage of disease we assessed the correlation between patterns of invasion in the pT3 category and outcomes in a large multi-institutional series...
  45. ncbi request reprint Adrenal pseudocyst mimicking cancer: a case report
    S Bovio
    Division of Internal Medicine I, Department of Biological and Clinical Science, A S O San Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:256-8. 2007
    ..We report herein the case of an adrenal hemorrhagic pseudocyst that simulated adrenocortical cancer and argue on the clinical clues for a differential diagnosis with other adrenal tumors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cortical-sparing laparoscopic adrenalectomy in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIA
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italia
    Horm Res 57:197-9. 2002
    ..Moreover, the preservation of a portion of the adrenal cortex may prevent the need for a life-long steroid replacement therapy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Role of adjunctive medical therapy with nifedipine and deflazacort after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of ureteral stones
    F Porpiglia
    Divisione Universitaria di Urologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Urology 59:835-8. 2002
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint [Laparoscopic adrenalectomy in multiple endocrine tumors, in secreting and non-secreting lesions]
    G Giraudo
    Chirurgia Generale II, Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Minerva Chir 59:1-5. 2004
    ..Personal experience in laparoscopic adrenalectomies (LA) for secreting and non-secreting tumors is presented...
  49. ncbi request reprint Positive margins in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in 855 cases: a multi-institutional survey from the United States and Europe
    A Breda
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA, and San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 178:47-50; discussion 50. 2007
    ..We examined the practice patterns and pathological outcomes following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy...
  50. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic telementored adrenalectomy: the Italian experience
    M Bruschi
    Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Surg Endosc 19:836-40. 2005
    ..Telementoring has been developed to reduce the complications associated with surgeon inexperience. We report our preliminary experience with laparoscopic telementored adrenalectomy...
  51. ncbi request reprint Transperitoneal left laparoscopic pyeloplasty with transmesocolic access to the pelvi-ureteric junction: technique description and results with a minimum follow-up of 1 year
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 101:1024-8. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Changes in prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy during the prostate specific antigen era: an Italian experience
    Enrico Bollito
    Department of Pathology, University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 30:152-9. 2008
    ..To assess changes in prostate cancer clinical and pathologic features by review of 15 years' experience with radical prostatectomy...
  53. doi request reprint The prognostic role of immunohistochemical chromogranin a expression in prostate cancer patients is significantly modified by androgen-deprivation therapy
    Alfredo Berruti
    Oncologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Prostate 70:718-26. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the prognostic role of tissue chromogranin A (CgA) expression in patients addressed to ADT as opposed to those who did not...
  54. pmc Predictive factors for skeletal complications in hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients with metastatic bone disease
    A Berruti
    , Prostate Cancer Unit, Oncologia Medica, Urologia, Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    Br J Cancer 93:633-8. 2005
    ..These findings could help physicians in tailoring the skeletal follow-up most appropriate to individual patients and may prove useful for stratifying patients enrolled in bisphosphonate clinical trials...
  55. ncbi request reprint Immune response in prostate cancer
    C M Cracco
    Division of Urology, Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera S Luigi, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 57:301-11. 2005
    ..The main current purpose is to overcome the host immune tolerance of tumor cells. The most recent progresses in gene, monoclonal antibody and vaccine therapies are reported...
  56. ncbi request reprint Etoposide, doxorubicin and cisplatin plus mitotane in the treatment of advanced adrenocortical carcinoma: a large prospective phase II trial
    Alfredo Berruti
    Oncologia Medica, Universita di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi, Regione Gonzole 10 10043 Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 12:657-66. 2005
    ..Surgical resection of residual disease subsequent to chemotherapy leads to a more favourable outcome. The natural history of the disease is significantly influenced by the secretory status of the tumor...
  57. doi request reprint Clinicopathological study of a series of 92 adrenocortical carcinomas: from a proposal of simplified diagnostic algorithm to prognostic stratification
    Marco Volante
    Division of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin at San Luigi Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Histopathology 55:535-43. 2009
    ..The aim was to investigate the impact of individual pathological parameters in the diagnosis and prognosis of adrenocortical carcinoma...
  58. ncbi request reprint Biological glues and collagen fleece for hemostasis during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: technique and results of prospective study
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano TO, Italy
    J Endourol 21:423-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the advantages or disadvantages of the use of fibrin glue and collagen fleece during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Oral estramustine plus oral etoposide in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer patients: a phase II study with a 5-year follow-up
    Alfredo Berruti
    Oncologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze, Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    Urol Oncol 23:1-7. 2005
    ..Chemotherapy regimens that target microtubular trafficking were repeatedly found to be active in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer patients, but disease responses were reportedly short-lived on average...
  60. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of 21-day continuous infusion of epirubicin in hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients
    Alfredo Berruti
    Gruppo Onco Urologico Piemontese, Oncologia Medica, Departimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita di Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi, Orbassano, Italy
    Anticancer Res 25:4475-9. 2005
    ..Epirubicin (EPX) has been found to be active in hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) patients. Prolonged EPX infusion has never been investigated in this patient subset...
  61. ncbi request reprint Chromogranin A expression in patients with hormone naïve prostate cancer predicts the development of hormone refractory disease
    Alfredo Berruti
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin and San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    J Urol 178:838-43; quiz 1129. 2007
    ..We assessed chromogranin A as a tissue biomarker in prostate needle biopsies or as a plasma biomarker, a risk factor for hormone refractory prostate cancer...
  62. doi request reprint Flexible pneumocystoscopy for double J stenting during laparoscopic and robot assisted pyeloplasty: our experience
    Cristian Fiori
    Division of Urology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Int J Urol 17:192-4. 2010
    ..The procedure can be completed without changing the patient's position and without the use of X-ray...
  63. doi request reprint Medical therapy to facilitate the passage of stones: what is the evidence?
    Christian Seitz
    Department of Urology, General Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:455-71. 2009
    ..It has been suggested that the administration of alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists (alpha-blockers) or calcium channel blockers augments stone expulsion rates and reduces colic events...
  64. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of mitotane toxicity in adrenocortical cancer patients treated adjuvantly
    Fulvia Daffara
    Medicina Interna I, A S O San Luigi, Regione Gonzole, 10, 10043 Orbassano, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 15:1043-53. 2008
    ..A low-dose monitored regimen of mitotane is tolerable and able to maintain elevated drug concentrations in the long term. Mitotane exerts a complex effect on the endocrine system that may require multiple hormone replacement therapy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Myxoid adrenocortical adenoma with a pseudoglandular pattern
    Enrico R Bollito
    Division of Pathology, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Reg Gonzole, 10 10043 Orbassano, Italy
    Virchows Arch 445:414-8. 2004
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Human ASH1 expression in prostate cancer with neuroendocrine differentiation
    Ida Rapa
    Division of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Mod Pathol 21:700-7. 2008
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  67. ncbi request reprint Use of haemostatic agents and glues during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a multi-institutional survey from the United States and Europe of 1347 cases
    Alberto Breda
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Eur Urol 52:798-803. 2007
    ..Haemostatic agents (HAs) and/or glues may reduce haemorrhage and urine leakage. We sought to examine the current practice patterns for urologists performing LPN with regard to HA use and its relationship with bleeding and urine leakage...
  68. ncbi request reprint Supra-ampullar cystectomy and ileal neobladder
    Carlo Terrone
    Divisione di Urologia, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Ospedale Maggiore della Carita, Novara, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:1223-33. 2006
    ..This article describes both the open and laparoscopic operative techniques of supra-ampullar cystectomy (SAC)...
  69. doi request reprint Editorial comment on: preservation of renal function following partial or radical nephrectomy using 24-hour creatinine clearance
    Francesco Porpiglia
    Eur Urol 54:150-1. 2008