Andrea Salonia

Summary

Affiliation: San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sperm banking is of key importance in patients with prostate cancer
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Fertil Steril 100:367-72.e1. 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint Prevention and management of postprostatectomy sexual dysfunctions. Part 1: choosing the right patient at the right time for the right surgery
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:261-72. 2012
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Are Caucasian-European men delaying fatherhood? Results of a 7 year observational study of infertile couples with male factor infertility
    A Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Int J Androl 35:125-32. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications121 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Sperm banking is of key importance in patients with prostate cancer
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Fertil Steril 100:367-72.e1. 2013
    ..To assess the need for sperm banking among patients with prostate cancer (PCa) who are candidates for radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  2. 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)...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. doi request reprint Prevention and management of postprostatectomy sexual dysfunctions. Part 1: choosing the right patient at the right time for the right surgery
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:261-72. 2012
    ..Sexual dysfunction is common in patients following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer (PCa)...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Are Caucasian-European men delaying fatherhood? Results of a 7 year observational study of infertile couples with male factor infertility
    A Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Int J Androl 35:125-32. 2012
    ..These results showed a significant shift towards advanced paternal age, but a non-significant increase of maternal age at first presentation among Caucasian-European infertile couples with MFI over a short time frame...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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)...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual function and endocrine profile in fertile women with type 1 diabetes
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
    Diabetes Care 29:312-6. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint General versus spinal anesthesia with different forms of sedation in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy: results of a prospective, randomized study
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 13:1185-90. 2006
    ....
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bone metastases are infrequent in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer: analysis of their clinical and pathologic features
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urology 68:362-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients with bone metastases identified at the time of newly diagnosed prostate carcinoma at biopsy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Holmium laser enucleation versus open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: an inpatient cost analysis
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urology 68:302-6. 2006
    ..To compare the cost of open transvesical prostatectomy (OP) with that of holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) in the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chocolate and women's sexual health: An intriguing correlation
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaelle, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 3:476-82. 2006
    ..Historically chocolate has been reported to exert several effects on human sexuality, mainly acting as an effective aphrodisiac, increasing sexual desire, and improving sexual pleasure...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Menstrual cycle-related changes in plasma oxytocin are relevant to normal sexual function in healthy women
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Horm Behav 47:164-9. 2005
    ..Moreover, plasma OT levels significantly relates to the genital lubrication in both women taking and not taking oral contraceptive pill apparently confirming its role in peripheral activation of sexual function...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pfannenstiel versus vertical laparotomy in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy with spinal anesthesia: results of a prospective, randomized trial
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 47:202-8. 2005
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Is sperm banking of interest to patients with nongerm cell urological cancer before potentially fertility damaging treatments?
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 182:1101-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the opinions of patients with nongerm cell urological cancer on sperm banking before undergoing surgical or nonsurgical therapy that could potentially endanger subsequent fertility...
  22. ncbi request reprint Women's sexual dysfunction: a review of the "surgical landscape"
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:44-52. 2006
    ..To assess the impact of urogynaecologic surgery for stress urinary incontinence, oncologic pelvic surgery, and hysterectomy on women's overall sexual health...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does educational status affect a patient's behavior toward erectile dysfunction?
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 5:1941-8. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of the urologist in the management of female sexual dysfunctions
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita, Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 14:389-93. 2004
    ..The present minireview is aimed at investigating the association between female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence or lower urinary tract symptoms, two of the most frequently encountered urological disorders...
  26. 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)...
  27. 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)...
  28. ncbi 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)...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Emerging oral drugs for erectile dysfunction
    Alberto Briganti
    Cattedra di Urologia, University Vita e Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 9:179-89. 2004
    ..For the purpose of this review, clinical and pharmacological analysis focuses on the recent advances in the field of oral therapy, including PDE5 inhibitors and sublingual apomorphine...
  31. 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...
  32. 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)...
  33. ncbi 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)...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint General versus spinal anesthesia in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy: results of a prospective, randomized study
    Andrea Salonia
    Department ofUrology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Urology 64:95-100. 2004
    ..To evaluate the impact of general anesthesia (GA) versus spinal anesthesia (SpA) on intraoperative and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy...
  36. doi request reprint Inhibition of phosphodiesterase 4 enhances clitoral and vaginal blood flow responses to dorsal clitoral nerve stimulation or PGE1 in anesthetized female rats
    Fabio Castiglione
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 58, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:939-50. 2013
    ..CONCLUSIONS.: These findings suggest that the cAMP/PDE4 system may be of similar functional importance as the nitric oxide/cyclic guanosine monophosphate/PDE5 pathway for neurovascular genital responses of the female rat...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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)...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. 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
    ....
  43. 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
    ....
  44. 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)...
  45. 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)...
  46. 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...
  47. doi request reprint Menstrual cycle-related changes in circulating androgens in healthy women with self-reported normal sexual function
    Andrea Salonia
    Università Vita Salute San Raffaele Urology, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 5:854-63. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi 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)...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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)...
  55. 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...
  56. 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)...
  57. 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
    ....
  58. 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
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Radical prostatectomy after previous prostate surgery: clinical and functional outcomes
    Renzo Colombo
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute Hospital San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Urol 176:2459-63; discussion 2463. 2006
    ..This increased acceptance opens concerns about oncological and functional outcomes...
  60. doi request reprint Prevention and management of postprostatectomy sexual dysfunctions part 2: recovery and preservation of erectile function, sexual desire, and orgasmic function
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:273-86. 2012
    ..Sexual dysfunction is common in patients who undergo radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer (PCa)...
  61. 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)...
  62. 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
    ....
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi 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...
  65. 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
    ....
  66. 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
    ....
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi 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)...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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)...
  74. 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...
  75. 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)...
  76. 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)...
  77. 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...
  78. 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)...
  79. 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
    ....
  80. 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
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of and discontinuation rate from paroxetine treatment in patients with lifelong premature ejaculation
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:2868-77. 2009
    ..Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most widely used agents for delaying ejaculation in patients with premature ejaculation (PE)...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunction is common in women with lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary incontinence: results of a cross-sectional study
    Andrea Salonia
    Divisione di Urologia, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
    Eur Urol 45:642-8; discussion 648. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in women with urinary incontinence and/or lower urinary tract symptoms as compared to a general female population...
  86. ncbi request reprint Urodynamics after TURP and HoLEP in urodynamically obstructed patients: are there any differences at 1 year of follow-up?
    Lorenzo Rigatti
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Urology 67:1193-8. 2006
    ..To compare urodynamic findings after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia-related bladder outlet obstruction...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint Dorsal onlay graft urethroplasty using penile skin or buccal mucosa for repair of bulbar urethral stricture: results of a prospective single center study
    Marco Raber
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 48:1013-7. 2005
    ..To compare the outcomes of dorsal onlay graft urethroplasty using penile skin (PS) or buccal mucosa (BM) free grafts in the repair of adult bulbourethral strictures...
  90. ncbi request reprint Overall clinical outcomes after nerve and seminal sparing radical cystectomy for the treatment of organ confined bladder cancer
    Renzo Colombo
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 171:1819-22; discussion 1822. 2004
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Update of the minimally invasive therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Richard Naspro
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 15:49-53. 2005
    ..The purpose of this review is to highlight recent developments in the field of minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, and to determine their possible impact on everyday clinical practice...
  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 [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
    ....
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint The use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 14:357-9. 2004
  96. ncbi request reprint Holmium laser enucleation versus transurethral resection of the prostate: results from a 2-center, prospective, randomized trial in patients with obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, Scientific Institute Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 172:1926-9. 2004
    ..To our knowledge we report the first multicenter, prospective, randomized study comparing holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) and transurethral prostate resection (TURP) for obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia...
  97. ncbi request reprint Penile implants in the era of oral drug treatment for erectile dysfunction
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 94:745-51. 2004
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Multicentric study comparing intravesical chemotherapy alone and with local microwave hyperthermia for prophylaxis of recurrence of superficial transitional cell carcinoma
    Renzo Colombo
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 21:4270-6. 2003
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction prevalence, time of onset and association with risk factors in 300 consecutive patients with acute chest pain and angiographically documented coronary artery disease
    Francesco Montorsi
    Department of Urology, University Vita e Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 44:360-4; discussion 364-5. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess erectile dysfunction prevalence, time of onset and association with risk factors in patients with acute chest pain and angiographically documented coronary artery disease...
  101. ncbi request reprint Sildenafil in erectile dysfunction: a critical review
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 19:241-62. 2003
    ..The review ends with several considerations regarding the direct and/or indirect impact of sildenafil over quality of life and quality of partnership...