Vincenzo Ficarra

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Rome Consensus Conference - statement; human papilloma virus diseases in males
    Andrea Lenzi
    Institute Department of Endocrinology, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 13:117. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of survival, continence and potency (SCP) outcomes after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    BJU Int 112:338-45. 2013
  7. doi request reprint The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) survey of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 111:596-603. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Posterior muscolofascial reconstruction incorporated into urethrovescical anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Endourol 26:1542-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Varicocele repair for infertility: what is the evidence?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Surgical, Oncologic and Gastroenterologic Sciences, Urologic Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Veneto, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 22:489-94. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal tumors larger than 4 cm: results of a multicenter, international series
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Onze Lieve Vrouw O L V Clinic Aalst, Moorselbaan 164, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
    World J Urol 30:665-70. 2012

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Publications125 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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)...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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)...
  5. pmc Rome Consensus Conference - statement; human papilloma virus diseases in males
    Andrea Lenzi
    Institute Department of Endocrinology, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 13:117. 2013
    ..The objective of the Consensus Conference was to make evidence-based recommendations that were designed to facilitate the adoption of a standard approach in clinical practice in Italy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of survival, continence and potency (SCP) outcomes after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    BJU Int 112:338-45. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) survey of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    BJU Int 111:596-603. 2013
    ..Recently, the European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) supported the Pasadena Consensus Conference on best practices in RARP...
  8. doi request reprint Posterior muscolofascial reconstruction incorporated into urethrovescical anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Endourol 26:1542-5. 2012
    ..Moreover, it could improve hemostasis and provide greater support for a delicate anastomosis...
  9. doi request reprint Varicocele repair for infertility: what is the evidence?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Surgical, Oncologic and Gastroenterologic Sciences, Urologic Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Veneto, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 22:489-94. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal tumors larger than 4 cm: results of a multicenter, international series
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Onze Lieve Vrouw O L V Clinic Aalst, Moorselbaan 164, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
    World J Urol 30:665-70. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting potency rates after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:418-30. 2012
    ....
  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. ncbi request reprint Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: tips, tricks and pitfalls
    A Mottrie
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 64:89-96. 2012
    ..This article describes in details our current surgical technique to perform nerve-sparing RARP. Specifically, we took in consideration the tips, tricks and pitfalls of each step of RARP according to our experience...
  14. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of methods for reporting combined outcomes after radical prostatectomy and proposal of a novel system: the survival, continence, and potency (SCP) classification
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    Eur Urol 61:541-8. 2012
    ....
  15. 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)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in penile cancer
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua Monoblocco Ospedaliero, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Urology 76:S66-73. 2010
    ..To review the published data concerning the prognostic factors in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. 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)...
  20. doi request reprint How accurate are present risk group assignment tools in penile cancer?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Via Giustinioani 2, 35100, Padua, Italy
    World J Urol 27:155-60. 2009
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of the predictive models available to estimate the risk of lymph node metastases and cancer-specific survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis...
  21. doi request reprint Prognostic and therapeutic impact of the histopathologic definition of parenchymal epithelial renal tumors
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Surgical and Oncological Sciences, Urologic Unit, University of Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 58:655-68. 2010
    ..In the last few years, the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has progressed significantly, and some histopathologic issues have become important for selection and follow-up after medical and surgical therapies...
  22. 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
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  23. doi request reprint Predictors of warm ischemia time and perioperative complications in a multicenter, international series of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    Eur Urol 61:395-402. 2012
    ..Few data are available about the clinical predictors of WIT and overall complications...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term biochemical recurrence rates after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: analysis of a single-center series of patients with a minimum follow-up of 5 years
    Nazareno Suardi
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    Urology 79:133-8. 2012
    ..To address the long-term biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival rates of patients treated with robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) with a minimum follow-up of 5 years...
  26. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting oncologic outcome after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:382-404. 2012
    ..Despite the large diffusion of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), literature and data on the oncologic outcome of RARP are limited...
  27. 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)...
  28. 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)...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Utility of tissue microarrays for assessment of chromosomal abnormalities in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma
    Matteo Brunelli
    Department of Pathology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 31:401-9. 2009
    ..To compare the results of numerical chromosomal changes in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma obtained from whole tissue sections with those of tissue microarrays...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Loss of chromosome 9p is an independent prognostic factor in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma
    Matteo Brunelli
    Department of Pathology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Mod Pathol 21:1-6. 2008
    ....
  37. 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)...
  38. 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...
  39. 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)...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Validation of the preoperative aspects and dimensions used for an anatomical (PADUA) score in a robot-assisted partial nephrectomy series
    Alexander Mottrie
    Department of Urology, Onze Lieve Vrouw O L V Clinic Aalst, Moorselbaan 164, 9300, Aalst, Belgium
    World J Urol 31:799-804. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to validate the PADUA score in a series of consecutive patients who underwent robot-assisted PN (RPN)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of the learning curve on perioperative outcomes in patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy for parenchymal renal tumours
    Alexandre Mottrie
    Urological Department, O L V Clinic Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
    Eur Urol 58:127-32. 2010
    ..Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) is an emerging, minimally invasive technique to treat patients with small renal masses...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Expanding indication for elective nephron-sparing surgery in renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 81:86-90. 2009
    ..This option should be reserved only to experienced centers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Nomogram predictive of pathological inguinal lymph node involvement in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Urol 175:1700-4; discussion 1704-5. 2006
    ..We generated a nomogram estimating the risk of pathological inguinal lymph node involvement according to clinical lymph node stage and pathological findings of the primary tumor...
  50. ncbi request reprint A multicentre matched-pair analysis comparing robot-assisted versus open partial nephrectomy
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    BJU Int 113:936-41. 2014
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint External validation of the preoperative Karakiewicz nomogram in a large multicentre series of patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, A O U San Giovanni Battista Molinette, C so Bramante 88 90, 10126, Turin, Italy
    World J Urol 31:1285-90. 2013
    ....
  52. 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
    ....
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Many facets of chromosome 3p cytogenetic findings in clear cell renal carcinoma: the need for agreement in assessment FISH analysis to avoid diagnostic errors
    Matteo Brunelli
    Department of Pathology and Diagnostic, University of Verona, Italy
    Histol Histopathol 26:1207-13. 2011
    ..This harbours relevant diagnostic and therapeutic implications, at light also of targeted therapies recently available to clear cell renal carcinoma...
  55. 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...
  56. 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
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Role of molecular markers in diagnosis and prognosis of renal cell carcinoma
    Guido Martignoni
    Department of Pathology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:41-9. 2007
    ..A wide variety of molecular markers have been examined, but further research is required to prove their value as prognostic tools...
  58. 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...
  59. 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)...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Incidental adrenal pheochromocytoma. Report on 5 operated patients and update of the literature
    Antonio Benito Porcaro
    Department of Urology, University Hospital, Verona, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 75:217-25. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to report on our experience of 5 patients operated for incidentally discovered adrenal pheochromocytoma and update the literature concerning this subject...
  63. doi request reprint Expanding utilization of robotic partial nephrectomy for clinical T1b and complex T1a renal masses
    Marco Borghesi
    OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Moorselban 164, 9300, Aalst, Belgium
    World J Urol 31:499-504. 2013
    ..Aim of this study was to summarize the available perioperative, functional, and oncological outcomes of RAPN performed for complex and/or large (cT1b) renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  64. 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)...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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)...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint Predictive pathological factors of lymph nodes involvement in the squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:245-50. 2002
    ..To evaluate the predictive role of primary tumor histopathological features in predicting inguinal lymph nodes involvement in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reactive arthritis following BCG immunotherapy for urinary bladder carcinoma: a systematic review
    Elisa Tinazzi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, P le L A Scuro, 10, 37134, Verona, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 26:481-8. 2006
    ..Only a small portion of patients with a particular genetic background will develop a chronic process...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Modified antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy in adolescent patients with varicocele
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Pediatr Surg 39:1034-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the tolerability, safety, and efficacy of a modified antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy in the treatment of varicocele in adolescent patients...
  76. 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
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in patients with renal cell carcinoma: retrospective analysis of 675 cases
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 41:190-8. 2002
    ..To identify independent predictors of cause-specific survival in patients affected by renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Systematic development of clinical practice guidelines for prostate biopsies: a 3-year Italian project
    Alessandro Bertaccini
    Department of Urology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Palagi Str 9, 40100, Bologna, Italy
    Anticancer Res 27:659-66. 2007
    ..The only available method to detect prostate cancer is prostate biopsy; however, to our knowledge, no evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been established on this topic...
  79. doi request reprint Balancing continence function and oncological outcomes during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
    Alexander Mottrie
    Onze Lieve Vrouw Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium
    BJU Int 108:999-1006. 2011
    ..In this review article, we describe our surgical technique to minimize the risk of urinary incontinence and positive surgical margins and summarize data concerning continence recovery and early oncological outcomes after RARP...
  80. doi request reprint Robotic radical prostatectomy: a critical analysis of the impact on cancer control
    Alexander Mottrie
    Department of Urology, Onze Lieve Vrouw Clinic, Aalst, Belgium
    Curr Opin Urol 21:179-84. 2011
    ..In this review, we summarized and critically discussed the most relevant oncologic data available in the literature about RALP...
  81. doi request reprint Prognostic role of lymphovascular invasion in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: an international validation study
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:1064-71. 2010
    ..However, the validity of LVI in everyday practice, where pathologic re-review of all slides is uncommon, has not been assessed...
  82. ncbi request reprint An unusual inguino-scrotal presentation of disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis
    Giacomo Novara
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urol Int 76:189-91. 2006
    ..Intraoperatively, we observed and removed an appendiceal gelatinous mass. The inguinal-scrotal mass consisted of a hernial sac filled with mucinous material. Histological examination allowed the diagnosis of peritoneal adenomucinosis...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment after original transperineal prostate biopsy using a coaxial needle
    Giovanni Novella
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urology 62:689-92. 2003
    ..To assess whether the use of a coaxial needle reduces discomfort in patients undergoing multiple-core transperineal prostate biopsy to detect prostate cancer...
  86. 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
    ....
  87. ncbi 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...
  88. 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
    ....
  89. 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
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Reactive arthritis following BCG immunotherapy for bladder carcinoma
    Elisa Tinazzi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 24:425-7. 2005
    ..We report here the case of a patient with reactive arthritis successfully treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after the discontinuation of BCG immunotherapy...
  93. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal gains in the sarcomatoid transformation of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma
    Matteo Brunelli
    Anatomia Patologica, Dipartimento di Patologia, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Mod Pathol 20:303-9. 2007
    ....
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. ncbi request reprint Clinical and radiological evolution of a case of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis treated with Tamoxifen
    Najati al Rabi
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 36:391-2. 2002
    ..The computerized tomography (TC) control at ten months showed the persistence of a slight residual of peri-aortic fibrotic tissue. This result allowed removal of the double J catheter...
  97. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue surgical margin status is a powerful predictor of outcomes after radical cystectomy: a multicenter study of more than 4,400 patients
    Giacomo Novara
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Urol 183:2165-70. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association of soft tissue surgical margins with characteristics and outcomes of patients treated with radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder...
  98. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance angiography findings of penile Mondor's disease
    Rafael Boscolo-Berto
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Italy
    J Magn Reson Imaging 30:407-10. 2009
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma with nodal metastases in the absence of distant metastatic disease: prognostic indicators of disease-specific survival
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcome Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Department of Urology, Rennes University Hospital, France
    Eur Urol 51:1616-24. 2007
    ..We explored the ability of standard risk factors such as tumour size, Fuhrman grade, histologic subtype and symptom classification to predict renal cell carcinoma-specific survival (RCC-SS)...
  100. 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
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Unclassified renal cell carcinoma: an analysis of 85 cases
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJU Int 100:802-8. 2007
    ..To compare cancer-specific mortality in patients with unclassified renal cell carcinoma (URCC) vs clear cell RCC (CRCC) after nephrectomy, as URCC is a rare but very aggressive histological subtype...