Vincenzo Ficarra

Summary

Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Editorial comment on: recurrence patterns of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: recommendations for follow-up based on a two-centre analysis of 700 patients
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 54:168-9. 2008
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications83

  1. ncbi request reprint Editorial comment on: recurrence patterns of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: recommendations for follow-up based on a two-centre analysis of 700 patients
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 54:168-9. 2008
  2. 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)...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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)...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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
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  17. 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)...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Utility of racemase and other immunomarkers in the detection of adenocarcinoma in prostatic tissue damaged by high intensity focused ultrasound therapy
    Daniela Dalfior
    Department of Pathology, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Pathology 42:1-5. 2010
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  20. 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...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint [Small cell carcinoma of the bladder. Report of 3 cases and review of the literature]
    Antonio Benito Porcaro
    Cattedra e Divisione Clinicizzata di Urologia, Ospedale Policlinico, Verona, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 74:142-5. 2002
    ..Herein we report on 3 cases of primary small cell carcinoma of the urinary biadder. We also review and update the literature concerning this topic...
  41. 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)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Incidentally discovered adrenal myelolipoma. Report on 3 operated patients and update of the literature
    Antonio Benito Porcaro
    Department of Urology, University Hospital, Verona, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 74:146-51. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to find out the clinical outcome of 3 patients operated for incidentally discovered adrenal myelolipoma as well as to update the literature concerning this topic...
  43. 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
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Case report: primary retroperitoneal pelvic hydatid disease
    Antonio B Porcaro
    Department of Urology, University Hospital, Verona, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 33:23-5. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint Impact of medical treatments for male lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia on ejaculatory function: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mauro Gacci
    Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 11:1554-66. 2014
    ..Several drugs, currently used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can be associated with bothersome sexual side effects, including ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy and varicocele
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, 37134 Verona Italy
    Asian J Androl 4:221-4. 2002
    ..Testicular athrophy is a rare event (0.6%). This technique offers a considerable cost reduction compared to other therapeutic options currently available for varicocele...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Nomogram predictive of cancer specific survival in patients undergoing partial or total amputation for squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Michael W Kattan
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Urol 175:2103-8; discussion 2108. 2006
    ..We created the first nomograms to predict cancer specific survival probabilities of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis, clustering prognostic information from the most commonly used clinical and pathological variables...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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)...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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)...
  56. 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
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Primary lymphoma of the kidney. Report of a case and update of the literature
    Antonio Benito Porcaro
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Urologia, Ospedale Policlinico G Rossi, Verona, Italia
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 74:44-7. 2002
    ..To report on a case of primary renal lymphoma (PRL) and update the literature concerning this topic...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint CD10 is expressed in a subset of chromophobe renal cell carcinomas
    Guido Martignoni
    Anatomia Patologica, Universita di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
    Mod Pathol 17:1455-63. 2004
    ..04). Parvalbumin was strongly expressed in all primary and metastatic chromophobe renal cell carcinomas. Western blot analysis was utilized to confirm the expression of both CD10 and parvalbumin in chromophobe renal cell carcinomas...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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
  66. 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)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Staging system of renal cell carcinoma: current issues
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 49:223-5. 2006
  68. ncbi request reprint Open radical nephrectomy versus open partial nephrectomy: is it still an issue?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 51:593-5. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Relationship between age at diagnosis and clinicopathologic features of renal cell carcinoma
    Gregory Verhoest
    Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France
    Eur Urol 51:1298-304; discussion 1304-5. 2007
    ..To analyse the influence of age at diagnosis on tumour characteristics and cancer-specific survival in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  70. 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)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prognostic ability of simplified nuclear grading of renal cell carcinoma
    Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq
    Department of Pathology, Rennes Hospital, Rennes, France
    Cancer 109:868-74. 2007
    ..The predictive accuracy of various Fuhrman grading schemes was tested with the intent of improving the prediction of RCC-specific survival (RCC-SS)...
  72. 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
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  73. 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...
  74. 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)...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Should the dynamic sentinel node biopsy (DSNB) be considered the gold standard in the evaluation of lymph node status in patients with penile carcinoma?
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Eur Urol 52:17-9; discussion 20-1. 2007
  80. ncbi request reprint Multi-institutional validation of a new renal cancer-specific survival nomogram
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:1316-22. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the prediction of renal cancer-specific survival can be improved if traditional predictor variables are used within a prognostic nomogram...
  81. 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...
  82. 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
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  83. 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
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