Walter Artibani

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Small cell carcinoma of the bladder: a case report and a literature review
    Orietta Dalpiaz
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Arch Esp Urol 56:197-202. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic radical prostatectomy better than traditional retropubic radical prostatectomy? An analysis of peri-operative morbidity in two contemporary series in Italy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 44:401-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Open to debate. The motion: a robot is needed to perform the best nerve sparing prostatectomy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:275-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Learning curve and preliminary experience with da Vinci-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, Padua, Italy
    Urol Int 80:237-44. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of perioperative outcomes and complications after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:431-52. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A prospective, non-randomized trial comparing robot-assisted laparoscopic and retropubic radical prostatectomy in one European institution
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 104:534-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative aspects and dimensions used for an anatomical (PADUA) classification of renal tumours in patients who are candidates for nephron-sparing surgery
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:786-93. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Factors predicting health-related quality of life recovery in patients undergoing surgical treatment for renal tumors: prospective evaluation using the RAND SF-36 Health Survey
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:112-20. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Independent predictors of contralateral metachronous upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma after nephroureterectomy: multi-institutional dataset from three European centers
    Giacomo Novara
    I R C C S Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Int J Urol 16:187-91. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Retropubic, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and cumulative analysis of comparative studies
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1037-63. 2009

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Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Small cell carcinoma of the bladder: a case report and a literature review
    Orietta Dalpiaz
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Arch Esp Urol 56:197-202. 2003
    ..To report a case of small cell carcinoma of the bladder. To analyse Literature data concerning disease stage, treatment and prognosis of small cell carcinoma of the bladder...
  2. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic radical prostatectomy better than traditional retropubic radical prostatectomy? An analysis of peri-operative morbidity in two contemporary series in Italy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 44:401-6. 2003
    ..To compare morbidity in two groups of patients who underwent retropubic or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in the same period...
  3. ncbi request reprint Open to debate. The motion: a robot is needed to perform the best nerve sparing prostatectomy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:275-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Learning curve and preliminary experience with da Vinci-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Walter Artibani
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, Padua, Italy
    Urol Int 80:237-44. 2008
    ..To report our initial experience in the treatment of prostate cancer with robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP), evaluating our results in terms of learning curve, postoperative outcomes and positive surgical margins...
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of perioperative outcomes and complications after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:431-52. 2012
    ..Perioperative complications are a major surgical outcome for radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  6. doi request reprint A prospective, non-randomized trial comparing robot-assisted laparoscopic and retropubic radical prostatectomy in one European institution
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 104:534-9. 2009
    ..To compare the functional results of two contemporary series of patients with clinically localized prostate cancer treated by robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) or retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP)...
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative aspects and dimensions used for an anatomical (PADUA) classification of renal tumours in patients who are candidates for nephron-sparing surgery
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:786-93. 2009
    ..Besides clinical tumour size, other anatomical aspects of the renal tumour are routinely considered when evaluating the feasibility of elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)...
  8. doi request reprint Factors predicting health-related quality of life recovery in patients undergoing surgical treatment for renal tumors: prospective evaluation using the RAND SF-36 Health Survey
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:112-20. 2010
    ..To date, most of the available studies on HRQoL have been biased by the absence of baseline HRQoL assessments and by retrospective designs...
  9. doi request reprint Independent predictors of contralateral metachronous upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma after nephroureterectomy: multi-institutional dataset from three European centers
    Giacomo Novara
    I R C C S Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Int J Urol 16:187-91. 2009
    ..To identify the variables predictive of contralateral metachronous upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (UUT-TCC) after nephroureterectomy (NFU) for non-metastatic UUT-TCC...
  10. ncbi request reprint Retropubic, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and cumulative analysis of comparative studies
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1037-63. 2009
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Risk stratification and prognostication of renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Monoblocco Ospedaliero IV Floor, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    World J Urol 26:115-25. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting urinary continence recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:405-17. 2012
    ..However, the few available studies comparing RARP with RRP or LRP published before 2008 did not permit any definitive conclusions about the superiority of any one of these techniques in terms of urinary continence recovery...
  13. doi request reprint Mathematical models for prognostic prediction in patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Antonio Galfano
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Urol Int 80:113-23. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study are to catalogue all models developed to predict survival of RCC patients and to identify the ones to be used in different situations...
  14. doi request reprint Predictors of positive surgical margins after laparoscopic robot assisted radical prostatectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncologic and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Urol 182:2682-8. 2009
    ..We identified the predictors of positive surgical margins in a series of patients undergoing robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preoperative criteria to select patients for bilateral nerve-sparing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncologic and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:839-45. 2010
    ..A novel risk stratification for erectile function recovery after retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) has been proposed recently by Briganti et al. from the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Italy...
  16. doi request reprint Is robotically assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy less invasive than retropubic radical prostatectomy? Results from a prospective, unrandomized, comparative study
    Simonetta Fracalanza
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 101:1145-9. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Independent predictors of metachronous bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) after nephroureterectomy for TCC of the upper urinary tract
    Giacomo Novara
    IRCCS Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 101:1368-74. 2008
    ..To identify the prognostic factors predictive of metachronous bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in a multi-institutional dataset of patients who had undergone nephroureterectomy (NU) for nonmetastatic upper urinary tract (UUT) TCC...
  18. doi request reprint Trifecta outcomes after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 107:100-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate the trifecta outcome and its preoperative predictors in a series of consecutive patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP)...
  19. doi request reprint Improvement of seminal parameters and pregnancy rates after antegrade sclerotherapy of internal spermatic veins
    Antonio Galfano
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Fertil Steril 91:1085-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy on seminal parameters and pregnancy rates in varicocele patients who have impairment of seminal parameters and/or couple infertility...
  20. doi request reprint The 'Stage, Size, Grade and Necrosis' score is more accurate than the University of California Los Angeles Integrated Staging System for predicting cancer-specific survival in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    BJU Int 103:165-70. 2009
    ..To compare the prognostic accuracy of the two most used integrated staging systems to predict the outcome of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Complication rates of tension-free midurethral slings in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing tension-free midurethral tapes to other surgical procedures and d
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 53:288-308. 2008
    ..To evaluate the complication rates of tension-free midurethral slings compared with other surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence, including other tension-free midurethral slings...
  22. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation with standardised criteria for postoperative complications after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:363-70. 2010
    ..Very few studies have evaluated the risk of complications following robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP), and all were flawed by several methodological biases...
  23. doi request reprint How accurately do Solsona and European Association of Urology risk groups predict for risk of lymph node metastases in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis?
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Urology 71:328-33. 2008
    ..To compare the prognostic accuracy of the Solsona and European Association of Urology (EAU) risk groups in the identification of lymph node involvement in a cohort of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis...
  24. doi request reprint Accuracy of on-bench biopsies in the evaluation of the histological subtype, grade, and necrosis of renal tumours
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Unit, University of Padua, Italy
    Pathology 43:149-55. 2011
    ..Few data are available on the diagnostic accuracy of kidney tumour biopsy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Detection rate and factors predictive the presence of prostate cancer in patients undergoing ultrasonography-guided transperineal saturation biopsies of the prostate
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 105:1242-6. 2010
    ..To assess the prostate cancer detection rate and predictive factors for prostate cancer after transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided transperineal saturation re-biopsies of the prostate, using a 24-core scheme...
  26. ncbi request reprint Independent predictors of cancer-specific survival in transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: multi-institutional dataset from 3 European centers
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Cancer 110:1715-22. 2007
    ..The objective of the current study was to identify variables that were predictive of cancer-specific survival in patients with nonmetastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-TCC)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prolapse surgery: an update
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 17:237-41. 2007
    ..The purpose of the review is to highlight the latest developments in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse...
  28. doi request reprint Complications and mortality after radical cystectomy for bladder transitional cell cancer
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Urol 182:914-21. 2009
    ..We evaluated early postoperative complications and 3-month mortality after radical cystectomy using a standardized method to report complications...
  29. doi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with antimuscarinic drugs for overactive bladder
    Giacomo Novara
    I R C C S Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:740-63. 2008
    ..Several drugs, with different doses, formulations, and routes of administration are currently available, making the choice quite difficult...
  30. doi request reprint Functional results following vescica ileale Padovana (VIP) neobladder: midterm follow-up analysis with validated questionnaires
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:1045-51. 2010
    ..Several papers reported functional data of different orthotopic neobladders, although to date, no one has used validated questionnaires...
  31. doi request reprint Surgical outcomes after modified antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy: a prospective analysis of 700 consecutive patients with idiopathic varicocele
    Antonio Galfano
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Urol 179:1933-7. 2008
    ..We analyzed the surgical outcomes of antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy in a large, prospective, multisurgeon, consecutive series of patients treated for idiopathic varicocele...
  32. doi request reprint Validation of the 2009 TNM version in a large multi-institutional cohort of patients treated for renal cell carcinoma: are further improvements needed?
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 58:588-95. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Fast track surgery to reduce short-term complications following radical cystectomy and intestinal urinary diversion with Vescica Ileale Padovana neobladder: proposal for a tailored enhanced recovery protocol and preliminary report from a pilot study
    Maria Angela Cerruto
    Urology Clinic, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 92:41-9. 2014
    ..Different fast track programs for patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) can be found in the current literature. The aim of this work was to develop a new enhanced recovery protocol (ERP)...
  34. doi request reprint Introduction of an enhanced recovery protocol to reduce short-term complications following radical cystectomy and intestinal urinary diversion with vescica ileale Padovana neobladder
    Maria Angela Cerruto
    Urology Clinic, AOUI Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 92:35-40. 2014
    ..To reduce short-term complications of radical cystectomy (RC) and intestinal urinary diversion with vescica ileale Padovana (VIP) neobladder, we described and assessed an enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) in a series of consecutive patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating silodosin in the treatment of non-neurogenic male lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological, Surgical, and Gastroenterological Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35100, Padua, Italy
    World J Urol 31:997-1008. 2013
    ..To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) reporting the efficacy and safety of silodosin in the treatment of non-neurogenic male LUTS suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement...
  36. doi request reprint Impact of surgical and medical castration on serum testosterone level in prostate cancer patients
    Giacomo Novara
    IRCCS Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Urol Int 82:249-55. 2009
    ..The paper aims at evaluating the role of testosterone levels and their cut-off points in the treatment of prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trends from 1999 to 2007 in the surgical treatments of kidney cancer in Europe: data from the Veneto Region, Italy
    Ugo Fedeli
    SER Epidemiological Department, Veneto Region, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 105:1255-9. 2010
    ..To investigate trends in the incidence of overall renal oncological surgery, and the trends and determinants of nephron-sparing (NSS) and minimally invasive surgery, in the Veneto region of North-eastern Italy...
  38. ncbi request reprint TNM staging system for renal-cell carcinoma: current status and future perspectives
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 8:554-8. 2007
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Varicocele is associated with an increase of connective tissue of the pampiniform plexus vein wall
    Massimo Iafrate
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Monoblocco Ospedaliero, IV Floor, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua 35128, Italy
    World J Urol 27:363-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the normal structure of spermatic vein wall and the morphological alterations in patients with grades 1-3 varicocele...
  40. pmc Behavioural profile and human adaptation of survivors after radical cystectomy and ileal conduit
    Maria Angela Cerruto
    Urology Clinic, University of Verona, P, zza L, A, Scuro 10, Verona 37134, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:46. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the changes in expectation and needs in terms of human adaptation and behavioural profiles in patients with ileal conduit (IC) after radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BC)...
  41. doi request reprint A case of eosinophilic cystitis in patients with abdominal pain, dysuria, genital skin hyperemia and slight toxocariasis
    Maria Angela Cerruto
    Urology Clinic, University of Verona, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 85:99-100. 2013
    ..Montelukast sodium was discontinued and corticosteroid therapy was started together with albendazole, with improving of patient’s symptoms and pain decreasing after one week. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint Tension-free midurethral slings in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of effectiveness
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 52:663-78. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) compared with other surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and with other tension-free midurethral slings...
  43. ncbi request reprint Giant bilateral renal angiomyolipomas: a case report
    Francesca Maria Cavicchioli
    Urology Clinic, AOUI Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 92:366-8. 2014
    ..The management of giant AML is a complex and multifactorial decision. Patients can knowingly choose an active surveillance program, even in case of giant AMLs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Critical points in understanding the Italian version of the IIEF 5 questionnaire
    Carolina D'Elia
    Dept of Urology, Urology Clinic, A O U I Verona, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 84:197-201. 2012
    ..The aim of these study is to assess the understanding of the Italian version of the IIEF-5 questionnaire (International Index of Erectile Function) and the impact of patient's demographic and clinical characteristics on it...
  45. doi request reprint Transobturator versus retropubic synthetic slings: comparative efficacy and safety
    Maria A Cerruto
    Urology Clinic, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 21:275-80. 2011
    ..To review the reported effectiveness and safety of transobturator (TransOburator route, TOR) versus retropubic (retropubic tape) synthetic mid-urethral slings discussing the controversy existing on which of these procedures is best...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Monoblocco Ospedaliero, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 4:140-6. 2007
    ..This article focuses on the most important issues that surround the prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, with special attention to the prognostic nomograms for penile cancer patients published in 2006...
  47. doi request reprint Efficacy of sacral neuromodulation on urological diseases: a multicentric research project
    Sofia Cardarelli
    Urology Clinic, Policlinico G B Rossi, University of Verona, Italy
    Urologia 79:90-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this research project was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation on the management of LUTD refractory to the standardized first line treatment options...
  48. ncbi request reprint Grading systems in renal cell carcinoma
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Urol 177:430-6. 2007
    ..We reviewed updated literature data concerning several issues of renal cell carcinoma grading systems...
  49. ncbi request reprint Imaging for urinary incontinence: a contemporary perspective
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 16:219-23. 2006
    ..To highlight the current role of the imaging techniques in urinary incontinence...
  50. ncbi request reprint Anticholinergic drugs in patients with bladder outlet obstruction and lower urinary tract symptoms: A systematic review
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:675-83. 2006
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the comparative data on colposuspensions, pubovaginal slings, and midurethral tapes in the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 58:218-38. 2010
    ..Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been published comparing the different techniques, with conflicting results...
  52. ncbi request reprint Dysfunctional voiding
    Walter Artibani
    Urology Clinic, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 24:330-5. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to give a comprehensive, brief review of the most recent progress in the diagnosis and management of FDV...
  53. ncbi request reprint Italian validation of the urogenital distress inventory and its application in LUTS patients
    Walter Artibani
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:1323-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to validate the Italian version of the Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI) in a sample of women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse: current status and future perspectives
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 15:256-62. 2005
    ..The aim of this article is to highlight the latest developments and future perspectives of the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse...
  55. ncbi request reprint Use of the University of California Los Angeles integrated staging system to predict survival in renal cell carcinoma: an international multicenter study
    Jean Jacques Patard
    Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, France
    J Clin Oncol 22:3316-22. 2004
    ..To evaluate ability of the University of California Los Angeles Integrated Staging System (UISS) to stratify patients with localized and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) into risk groups in an international multicenter study...
  56. ncbi request reprint Application of TNM, 2002 version, in localized renal cell carcinoma: is it able to predict different cancer-specific survival probability?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urology 63:1050-4. 2004
    ..To verify whether the latest version of the TNM staging system (2002) could predict different cancer-specific survival in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC; Stage T1-T2N0M0)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in a recent series of patients treated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 75:10-6. 2005
    ..To identify the clinical and pathological prognostic factors in a homogeneous series of patients with bladder cancer who had undergone radical cystectomy in the late 1990s...
  58. ncbi request reprint Comparison of predictive accuracy of four prognostic models for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy: a multicenter European study
    Luca Cindolo
    Urology Unit, G Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Cancer 104:1362-71. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Tumor-size breakpoint for prognostic stratification of localized renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urology 63:235-9; discussion 239-40. 2004
    ..To identify an optimal tumor-size breakpoint to distinguish between two groups with different prognoses in a large cohort of patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Multiinstitutional European validation of the 2002 TNM staging system in conventional and papillary localized renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 104:968-74. 2005
    ..The current study validated the 2002 edition of the TNM staging system in a multicenter, multinational European series of localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Lymphatic and vascular embolizations are independent predictive variables of inguinal lymph node involvement in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: Gruppo Uro-Oncologico del Nord Est (Northeast Uro-Oncological Group) Penile Cancer data bas
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 103:2507-16. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Neoplasm staging and organ-confined renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Cattedra e Divisione Clinicizzata di Urologia, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale Ludovico Scuro, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 46:559-64. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Original and reviewed nuclear grading according to the Fuhrman system: a multivariate analysis of 388 patients with conventional renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 103:68-75. 2005
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the Fuhrman nuclear grading system as well as its independent predictive value in a series of patients with conventional renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Psycho-social well-being and general health status after surgical treatment for localized renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:441-6. 2002
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma: comprehensive analysis of 104 cases from multicenter European database
    Luca Cindolo
    Urology Unit, G Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Urology 65:681-6. 2005
    ..In 1985, CRCC was identified as a new RCC histologic subtype. Because of its low frequency, only few large CRCC series are available...
  66. doi request reprint Validation by calibration of the UCLA integrated staging system prognostic model for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy
    Luca Cindolo
    Urology Unit, G Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Cancer 113:65-71. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the calibration of the UISS prognostic score in a European multicenter retrospective study...
  67. ncbi request reprint External validation of the Mayo Clinic Stage, Size, Grade and Necrosis (SSIGN) score to predict cancer specific survival using a European series of conventional renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Urol 175:1235-9. 2006
    ..We validated the Mayo Clinic SSIGN score in an independent European sample of patients who were surgically treated for conventional RCC...
  68. ncbi request reprint A new staging system for locally advanced (pT3-4) renal cell carcinoma: a multicenter European study including 2,000 patients
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Urol 178:418-24; discussion 423-4. 2007
    ..We provide an adequate prognostic stratification for locally advanced renal cell carcinoma and propose a new TNM classification...
  69. ncbi request reprint Evidence from robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a systematic review
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:45-55; discussion 56. 2007
    ..To review the literature available on robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Proposal for reclassification of the TNM staging system in patients with locally advanced (pT3-4) renal cell carcinoma according to the cancer-related outcome
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico G B Rossi, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:722-9; discussion 729-31. 2007
    ..We evaluated the prognosis of patients with locally advanced RCC and identified a new model to stratify their outcome...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prognostic impact of tumor size on pT2 renal cell carcinoma: an international multicenter experience
    Tobias Klatte
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pontchaillou, Rennes, France
    J Urol 178:35-40; discussion 40. 2007
    ..We examined the current pT2 tumor classification of renal cell carcinoma and determined whether a tumor size cutoff exists that would improve prognostic accuracy...
  72. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of partial nephrectomy for all T1 tumors based on an international multicenter experience
    Jean Jacques Patard
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 171:2181-5, quiz 2435. 2004
    ..We compared cancer specific survival of patients undergoing partial and radical nephrectomies for T1N0M0 renal tumors according to tumor size in a large multicenter series...
  73. ncbi request reprint ECOG performance status 0 or 1 and symptom classification do not improve the ability to predict renal cell carcinoma-specific survival
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, Que, Canada H2X 3J4
    Eur J Cancer 43:1023-9. 2007
    ..We tested and compared the improvement in prognostic ability related to the consideration of either ECOG performance status (ECOGPS) and/or symptom classification (S-CLASS) in renal cell carcinoma specific mortality (RCC-SM) predictions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Editorial comment on: robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: oncologic and functional results of 184 cases
    Walter Artibani
    Eur Urol 52:750-1. 2007
  75. ncbi request reprint Prognostic relevance of tumour size in T3a renal cell carcinoma: a multicentre experience
    John S Lam
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Eur Urol 52:155-62. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prognostic role of tumour size in pathological stage T3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with fat invasion only and to assess whether this subgroup maintains its relevance over the other pathological stages...
  76. ncbi request reprint Patients with renal cell carcinoma nodal metastases can be accurately identified: external validation of a new nomogram
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:2556-61. 2007
    ..More thorough staging can hopefully better select those in whom adjuvant treatment is necessary. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  77. ncbi request reprint Patients with distant metastases from renal cell carcinoma can be accurately identified: external validation of a new nomogram
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 101:39-43. 2008
    ..To identify clinical variables that can accurately predict the presence of distant metastases in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Tumor size improves the accuracy of TNM predictions in patients with renal cancer
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Eur Urol 50:521-8; discussion 529. 2006
    ..We examined the increment in accuracy related to inclusion of pathologically determined tumor size in prediction of nodal metastases (N+), distant metastases (M+), and cancer-specific survival (CSS)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of histologic subtypes in renal cell carcinoma: a multicenter experience
    Jean Jacques Patard
    Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France
    J Clin Oncol 23:2763-71. 2005
    ..To analyze to what extent histologic subtype is of prognostic importance in renal cell carcinoma based on a large, international, multicenter experience...
  80. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal fibrosis after chemotherapy
    Ambrogio Fassina
    Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:270-1; quiz 272. 2007
    ..The final diagnosis was reached with the microscopic examination of tissue obtained by fine-needle aspiration and true-cut biopsy of the retroperitoneal mass. RPF can be related to chemotherapy alone...
  81. ncbi request reprint Staging system of renal cell carcinoma: current issues
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 49:223-5. 2006
  82. ncbi request reprint Cytoreductive nephron-sparing surgery does not appear to undermine disease-specific survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Georg C Hutterer
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 110:2428-33. 2007
    ..The disease-specific survival of patients with MRCC was compared according to the type of surgery, NSS (N=45) versus radical nephrectomy (RN) (N=732), in unmatched and matched analyses...
  83. ncbi request reprint Symptoms as well as tumor size provide prognostic information on patients with localized renal tumors
    Jean Jacques Patard
    Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France
    J Urol 172:2167-71. 2004
    ..However, to our knowledge the validity of this stratification has not been determined. We determined whether symptoms could add additional prognostic information when integrated with tumor size into the TNM classification...
  84. ncbi request reprint Vesico-crural and vesicorectal fistulas 13 years after radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Francesco Pesce
    Department of Urology, Verona University, Italy
    J Urol 168:2118-9. 2002
  85. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal fibrosis after chemotherapy: part 2
    Ambrogio Fassina
    Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:559-60. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Incidental detection beyond pathological factors as prognostic predictor of renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Cattedra e Divisione Clinicizzata di Urologia, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale L Scuro 37134, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 43:663-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate the prognostic significance of different detection modalities of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a large cohort of patients who had been previously submitted to surgery in two teaching hospitals in Italy...
  87. ncbi request reprint Multi-institutional validation of a symptom based classification for renal cell carcinoma
    Jean Jacques Patard
    Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, CHU Pontchaillou, rue Henri Le Guilloux, 35033 Rennes, France
    J Urol 172:858-62. 2004
    ..We validate the prognostic value of a symptom based classification (S classification) in a multi-institutional study...
  88. ncbi request reprint Collecting duct renal cell carcinoma: a matched analysis of 41 cases
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcome Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 52:1140-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the stage and histologic features of patients with CDRCC and compared cancer-specific mortality in CDRCC and matched patients with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (CRCC)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Short-term outcome after high-intensity focused ultrasound in the treatment of patients with high-risk prostate cancer
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology and Pathology, University of Verona, Italy
    BJU Int 98:1193-8. 2006
    ..To assess the short-term outcome in patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated by transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of the histologic subtypes of renal cell carcinoma after slide revision
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico GB Rossi, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:786-93; discussion 793-4. 2006
    ..To evaluate concordance, using the kappa statistic, between tumour histotypes assigned at initial diagnosis and those after slide revision, and to assess the independent predictive value of reviewed tumour histotype...
  91. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy: incidence by definition, risk factors and temporal trend in a large series with a long-term follow-up
    Emilio Sacco
    Department of Urology, University of Padova, Italy
    BJU Int 97:1234-41. 2006
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  92. doi request reprint Cancer-related outcome and learning curve in retropubic radical prostatectomy: "if you need an operation, the most important step is to choose the right surgeon"
    Walter Artibani
    Eur Urol 53:874-6. 2008
  93. doi request reprint Scintigraphic renal function after unilateral pyeloplasty in children: a systematic review
    Marco Castagnetti
    Section of Paediatric Urology, Urology Unit, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy
    BJU Int 102:862-8. 2008
    ..To systematically review previous reports and thus determine the functional outcome after pyeloplasty in children with unilateral hydronephrosis due to pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction, and the possible variables that could affect it...
  94. ncbi request reprint Needle core length is a quality indicator of systematic transperineal prostate biopsy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:266-71. 2006
    ..To analyse the length of needle cores sampled as a quality indicator in systematic transperineal prostate biopsy. We assessed the correlation of core length with the other clinical and topographic parameters...
  95. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month self-reported quality of life after retropubic radical prostatectomy: a prospective study with Rand 36-Item Health Survey (Short Form-36)
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    BJU Int 97:274-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients undergoing retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) for clinically localized prostate cancer...
  96. ncbi request reprint Morphological characteristics of the wall of pampiniform plexus veins and modifications in patients with varicocele
    Veronica Macchi
    Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, University of Padova, Italy
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:1-8. 2008
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Local treatment of penile squamous cell carcinoma
    Vincenzp Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 69:169-73. 2002
    ..The local recurrence rates seem higher than radical surgery and the functional and aesthetic results are not excellent in all cases. Moreover, radiotherapy seems to have a negligible percentage of local complications...
  98. ncbi request reprint Proposal for revision of the TNM classification system for renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 104:2116-23. 2005
    ..The current study defined an optimal tumor size breakpoint to stratify localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) into groups with significantly different cancer-related outcomes and proposed a revision of the TNM classification system...
  99. ncbi request reprint The potential impact of prostate volume in the planning of optimal number of cores in the systematic transperineal prostate biopsy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Policlinico GB Rossi, Italy
    Eur Urol 48:932-7. 2005
    ..We compared the detection rates of different transperineal prostate biopsy protocols with the aim to optimize the number of cores to sample according to prostate volume...
  100. doi request reprint Examining lower urinary tract symptom constellations using cluster analysis
    Karin S Coyne
    Center for Health Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    BJU Int 101:1267-73. 2008
    ..To gain a better understanding of how patients experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and to determine whether particular symptoms cluster together, as LUTS seldom occur alone...
  101. ncbi request reprint Correlation between clinical and pathological staging in a series of radical cystectomies for bladder carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    BJU Int 95:786-90. 2005
    ....