F Ghezzi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Insubria
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Left-right asymmetry in pelvic lymph nodes distribution: is there a right-side prevalence?
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 127:236-9. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Radiation-induced bowel complications: laparoscopic versus open staging of gynecologic malignancy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:782-91. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Minilaparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer: multi-institutional experience in comparison with conventional laparoscopy
    F Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy Electronic address
    Eur J Surg Oncol 39:1094-100. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open radical hysterectomy for stage IB2-IIB cervical cancer in the setting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy: a multi-institutional cohort study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2007-15. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Transumbilical versus transvaginal retrieval of surgical specimens at laparoscopy: a randomized trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:112.e1-6. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Laparoscopic staging of early ovarian cancer: results of a multi-institutional cohort study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1589-94. 2012
  7. pmc Activity of chemotherapy in mucinous ovarian cancer with a recurrence free interval of more than 6 months: results from the SOCRATES retrospective study
    Sandro Pignata
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Napoli, Italy
    BMC Cancer 8:252. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Preemptive port site local anesthesia in gynecologic laparoscopy: a randomized, controlled trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 12:210-5. 2005
  9. doi request reprint A new laparoscopic-transvaginal technique for rectosigmoid resection in patients with endometriosis
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:1964-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Needlescopic hysterectomy: incorporation of 3-mm instruments in total laparoscopic hysterectomy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 22:2153-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Left-right asymmetry in pelvic lymph nodes distribution: is there a right-side prevalence?
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 127:236-9. 2006
    ..To assess whether pelvic lymph nodes have a left-right asymmetric distribution...
  2. doi request reprint Radiation-induced bowel complications: laparoscopic versus open staging of gynecologic malignancy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:782-91. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether the type of surgical approach used to stage gynecologic malignancies influences the risk of developing nonrectal radiation-induced intestinal injury (NRRIII) in patients who subsequently receive adjuvant radiotherapy...
  3. doi request reprint Minilaparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer: multi-institutional experience in comparison with conventional laparoscopy
    F Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy Electronic address
    Eur J Surg Oncol 39:1094-100. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open radical hysterectomy for stage IB2-IIB cervical cancer in the setting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy: a multi-institutional cohort study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2007-15. 2013
    ..We sought to assess whether surgical outcomes of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) and its open counterpart are equivalent in the setting of NACT...
  5. doi request reprint Transumbilical versus transvaginal retrieval of surgical specimens at laparoscopy: a randomized trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:112.e1-6. 2012
    ..We sought to compare transumbilical (TU) and transvaginal (TV) route for retrieval of surgical specimens at laparoscopy...
  6. doi request reprint Laparoscopic staging of early ovarian cancer: results of a multi-institutional cohort study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1589-94. 2012
    ..We sought to investigate the safety, adequacy, and outcome of laparoscopic staging of EOC by using a multi-institutional sample...
  7. pmc Activity of chemotherapy in mucinous ovarian cancer with a recurrence free interval of more than 6 months: results from the SOCRATES retrospective study
    Sandro Pignata
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Napoli, Italy
    BMC Cancer 8:252. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate, retrospectively, the activity of chemotherapy in patients with platinum sensitive recurrent mucinous ovarian cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Preemptive port site local anesthesia in gynecologic laparoscopy: a randomized, controlled trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 12:210-5. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of preemptive infiltration of port site with local anesthetic on postlaparoscopy pain...
  9. doi request reprint A new laparoscopic-transvaginal technique for rectosigmoid resection in patients with endometriosis
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:1964-8. 2008
    ..To present our experience with a new technique for laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection in patients with endometriosis...
  10. doi request reprint Needlescopic hysterectomy: incorporation of 3-mm instruments in total laparoscopic hysterectomy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 22:2153-7. 2008
    ..This study aimed to report initial experience with incorporating needlescopic instruments in the performance of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)...
  11. doi request reprint Should adnexal mass size influence surgical approach? A series of 186 laparoscopically managed large adnexal masses
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 115:1020-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic management of adnexal masses > or = 10 cm in size...
  12. doi request reprint Transumbilical surgical specimen retrieval: a viable refinement of laparoscopic surgery for pelvic masses
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 115:1316-20. 2008
    ..There was an injury to the epigastric artery. Neither trocar-site hernias (both umbilical trocar insertion sites and extraumbilical sites) nor port-site metastases occurred...
  13. ncbi request reprint "Kissing ovaries": a sonographic sign of moderate to severe endometriosis
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 83:143-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether the presence of kissing ovaries at ultrasound is a marker for endometriosis and whether it correlates with the severity of the disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influence of the type of anesthesia and hydrodissection on the complication rate after tension-free vaginal tape procedure
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria P zza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 118:96-100. 2005
    ..To evaluate the success rate of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) performed under spinal and general anesthesia and to assess the efficacy of hydrodissection of the space of Retzius in reducing intraoperative and postoperative complications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine levels after hormone therapy with and without folic acid supplementation: a randomized study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 82:746-8. 2004
    ..The addition of folic acid supplementation for 6 months did not further lower the homocysteine concentrations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Two-trocar adnexal surgery: a "quasi" scarless operation
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Ospedale F Del Ponte, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 18:825-8. 2004
    ..This study aimed to explore the feasibility and safety of two-port abdominal cavity entry for adnexal surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of tension-free vaginal tape on sexual function: results of a prospective study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Urogynecologic Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:54-9. 2006
    ..Two patients (3.8%) reported intercourse to be worse following surgery, one because of a vaginal erosion and one cited de novo anorgasmia as the main reason...
  18. ncbi request reprint Immediate Foley removal after laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy: determinants of postoperative urinary retention
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:706-11. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint The Hayman technique: a simple method to treat postpartum haemorrhage
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 114:362-5. 2007
    ..The median follow-up time was 11 months (range 1-19). One woman conceived spontaneously 10 months after the procedure. Our results suggest that the Hayman suture is an effective and safe treatment for PPH...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic single-dose prulifloxacin for catheter-associated urinary tract infection after tension-free vaginal tape procedure
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi 1, Varese, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:753-7. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that a prophylactic single dose of prulifloxacin could help to reduce the rate of symptomatic and asymptomatic UTIs after short-term urethral catheterization in women undergoing TVT procedure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Midterm outcome of radiofrequency thermal ablation for symptomatic uterine myomas
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 21:2081-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the midterm outcomes of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of uterine myomas in terms of durability of symptom control and level of health-related quality of life...
  22. ncbi request reprint Surgicopathologic outcome of laparoscopic versus open radical hysterectomy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Depatment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 106:502-6. 2007
    ..To compare the surgicopathologic outcome of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) with that of abdominal radical hysterectomy (ARH) for the treatment of early-stage cervical cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic management of endometrial cancer in nonobese and obese women: A consecutive series
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 13:269-75. 2006
    ..To assess the technical feasibility and surgical outcome of a 5 mm-ports technique in a consecutive series of women with endometrial cancer laparoscopically managed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Outcome of laparoscopic ureterolysis for ureteral endometriosis
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 86:418-22. 2006
    ..To evaluate the adequacy of laparoscopic ureterolysis as a primary treatment option for ureteral endometriosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the management of endometrial cancer: a randomized clinical trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital Varese, Verona, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 13:114-20. 2006
    ..To compare laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for the treatment of endometrial cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Management of ureteral endometriosis: areas of controversy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:319-24. 2007
    ..In this review we critically evaluate what we know and what we still do not know about pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of ureteral endometriosis, highlighting areas of controversy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Minimizing ancillary ports size in gynecologic laparoscopy: a randomized trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 12:480-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effect on postoperative pain of laparoscopy for the management of adnexal masses by downsizing ancillary trocars from 5- to 3-mm...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence with intrinsic sphincteric deficiency
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Urogynecologic Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:335-9. 2006
    ..5 months (3-36). The objective cure rate for stress incontinence was 91.4%. Two of the three (66%) patients in whom the TVT procedure failed had a fixed urethra. De novo urge incontinence was found in five (14.3%) patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the surgical management of apparent early stage ovarian cancer
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 105:409-13. 2007
    ..To compare the results of laparoscopic staging of apparent early ovarian cancer (EOC) with those obtained with comprehensive surgical staging via laparotomy...
  30. doi request reprint Microlaparoscopy: a further development of minimally invasive surgery for endometrial cancer staging -- initial experience
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 113:170-5. 2009
    ..To present our initial experience with micro-laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of endometrial cancer and to compare its outcomes with those of conventional laparoscopic approach...
  31. ncbi request reprint Infectious morbidity after total laparoscopic hysterectomy: does concomitant salpingectomy make a difference?
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 116:589-93. 2009
    ..01). Multivariable analysis showed that bilateral total salpingectomy at the time of TLH and blood loss are independent predictors of infectious morbidity...
  32. ncbi request reprint First-trimester umbilical cord diameter: a novel marker of fetal aneuploidy
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 19:235-9. 2002
    ..To compare the umbilical cord diameter at 10-14 weeks of gestation of chromosomally normal and abnormal fetuses...
  33. doi request reprint Minilaparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy: results of a randomized trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 18:455-61. 2011
    ..To compare operative outcomes and postoperative pain of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) versus minilaparoscopic hysterectomy (MLH)...
  34. doi request reprint Laparoscopy staging of early ovarian cancer: our experience and review of the literature
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi 1, Varese, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 19:S7-S13. 2009
    ..Potential limits of laparoscopic technique and theoretical concerns of using pneumoperitoneum-based surgery in this setting are addressed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Postoperative complications after pelvic lymphadenectomy for the surgical staging of endometrial cancer
    M Franchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 78:232-7; discussion 237-40. 2001
    ..To assess whether pelvic lymphadenectomy at surgical staging for endometrial carcinoma is an independent risk factor for the occurrence of postoperative complications...
  36. doi request reprint Lymphoceles, lymphorrhea, and lymphedema after laparoscopic and open endometrial cancer staging
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:259-67. 2012
    ..To evaluate the incidence of lymphoceles, lymphorrhea, and lymphedema after systematic pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients who underwent laparoscopic or open abdominal staging for endometrial cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Bioelectrical impedance analysis during pregnancy and neonatal birth weight
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 98:171-6. 2001
    ..To generate reference ranges for bioelectrical impedance indices throughout pregnancy and to investigate whether a relationship exists between these indices and the neonatal birth weight...
  38. ncbi request reprint Nomogram of Wharton's jelly as depicted in the sonographic cross section of the umbilical cord
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 18:121-5. 2001
    ..To generate a nomogram for the sonographic measurement of Wharton's jelly area (WJA) during gestation and to investigate whether WJA is related to fetal biometric parameters...
  39. ncbi request reprint Extra-amniotic Foley catheter and prostaglandin E(2) gel for cervical ripening at term gestation
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 97:183-7. 2001
    ..This study evaluated the efficacy of intravaginal prostaglandin E(2) gel in comparison with that of a Foley catheter for cervical ripening and induction of labor...
  40. ncbi request reprint Recurrence of ovarian endometriosis and anatomical location of the primary lesion
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Fertil Steril 75:136-40. 2001
    ..To investigate whether the risk of endometriosis recurrence and pregnancy rate are related to the side of the pelvis on which the primary lesion is found...
  41. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic appendectomy: a gynecological approach
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:257-60. 2003
    ..The removal of the appendix through a posterior colpotomy after laparoscopic appendectomy is simple, safe, feasible, well tolerated, and can be considered a valid alternative to other methods...
  42. ncbi request reprint Conservative treatment by chemotherapy and uterine arteries embolization of a cesarean scar pregnancy
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Radiology, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo, Viale Borri 57, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 103:88-91. 2002
    ..The gestational sac was not sonographically visible 44 days after the treatment. No surgical treatment was necessary...
  43. doi request reprint Incorporating laparoscopy in the practice of a gynecologic oncology service: actual impact beyond clinical trials data
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2305-14. 2009
    ..Purpose of this study was to examine the impact upon operative and cancer outcomes of the incorporation of laparoscopy into the surgical practice of our gynecologic oncology service...
  44. doi request reprint Use of laparoscopy in older women undergoing gynecologic procedures: is it time to overcome initial concerns?
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Menopause 17:96-103. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze temporal trends in adoption of laparoscopy in a cohort of older women (> or =70 y) undergoing gynecologic abdominal procedures and to assess operative outcomes compared with those of open procedures...
  45. doi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open surgery for endometrial cancer: a minimum 3-year follow-up study
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:271-8. 2010
    ..We present the outcomes of consecutive patients with endometrial cancer managed laparoscopically with >3-year follow-up...
  46. ncbi request reprint The use of suction drains at burch colposuspension and postoperative infectious morbidity
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi I, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 268:41-4. 2003
    ..The possible benefits of suction drains must be counterbalanced with possible risks and, therefore, their routine use in Burch colposuspension is questionable...
  47. ncbi request reprint Postoperative pain after laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease: a randomized trial
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Del Ponte Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:118.e1-8. 2010
    ..To compare postoperative pain after laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy for benign disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic fetal intrauterine growth restriction: a possible inheritance pattern
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Ospedale F Del Ponte, Piazza Biroldi, I 21100 Varese, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 23:259-64. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to assess if the delivery of a previous growth-retarded (IUGR) fetus increases the risk of having an IUGR fetus in subsequent pregnancies and to explore if a familial pattern of transmission is involved...
  49. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of preoperative plasma fibrinogen in endometrial cancer
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 119:309-13. 2010
    ..To investigate the prognostic significance of preoperative plasma fibrinogen concentration, with particular focus on tumor dissemination and nodal involvement, in a substantial cohort of patients with endometrial cancer...
  50. doi request reprint Surgical treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women 75 years or older: a single-center experience
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Menopause 18:314-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the feasibility and safety of surgical treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction in advanced-age women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Vaginal extraction of pelvic masses following operative laparoscopy
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria H Ponte, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 16:1691-6. 2002
    ..To investigate the clinical outcome of patients undergoing operative laparoscopy for a benign pelvic mass followed by vaginal extraction of the surgical specimen...
  52. ncbi request reprint Incisional hernia in gynecologic oncology patients: a 10-year study
    M Franchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol 97:696-700. 2001
    ..To evaluate the independent contribution of clinical and constitutional factors in the development of early and late incisional hernias in women undergoing surgery for uterine cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint A multicentre collaborative study on the use of cold scalpel and electrocautery for midline abdominal incision
    M Franchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Surg 181:128-32. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare early and late wound complications between diathermy and scalpel in gynecologic oncologic patients undergoing midline abdominal incision...
  54. ncbi request reprint Large cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord as a predictor of fetal macrosomia
    A Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 30:861-6. 2007
    ..To determine whether a large cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord is a predictor of fetal macrosomia...
  55. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic measurement of thymus size in IUGR fetuses: a marker of the fetal immunoendocrine response to malnutrition
    A Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 33:421-6. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with decreased thymus size in the human fetus...
  56. ncbi request reprint First-trimester sonographic umbilical cord diameter and the growth of the human embryo
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 18:348-51. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: The measurement of the umbilical cord diameter in the first trimester is correlated with the growth of the embryo and may be a marker for identifying a subset of fetuses at risk of spontaneous miscarriage and pre-eclampsia...
  57. ncbi request reprint The incidence of venous thromboembolism following gynecologic laparoscopy: a multicenter, prospective cohort study
    W Ageno
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Thromb Haemost 5:503-6. 2007
    ..Gynecologic laparoscopy is a common procedure, and is frequently performed in low-risk patients. To our knowledge, there are no clinical studies specifically designed to assess the incidence of VTE in this setting...
  58. ncbi request reprint Single and multiple umbilical cord cysts in early gestation: two different entities
    F Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 21:215-9. 2003
    ..To investigate the prevalence of single and multiple umbilical cord cysts in the first trimester and to assess whether there is a difference in the pregnancy outcome between them...
  59. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic colorectal resections with transvaginal specimen extraction for severe endometriosis
    L Boni
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S157-60. 2007
    ..Transvaginal approach, used for several years to remove large specimens, can be an interesting approach also in case of colorectal resections...
  60. ncbi request reprint Umbilical vein blood flow in fetuses with normal and lean umbilical cord
    E Di Naro
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 17:224-8. 2001
    ..This could explain the increased incidence of intrapartum complications and fetal growth restriction among fetuses with a lean and/or hypocoiled cord...
  61. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord morphology and pregnancy outcome
    E Di Naro
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 96:150-7. 2001
    ..Prenatal morphometric UC characteristics as well as arterial and venous blood flow parameters in normal and pathologic conditions will be discussed...
  62. doi request reprint Surgical and survival outcomes in older women with endometrial cancer treated by laparoscopy
    Gabriele Siesto
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Menopause 17:539-44. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic surgical management of apparently early-stage endometrial cancer in older women and to compare clinical outcomes between older and younger women...
  63. doi request reprint Modified radical hysterectomy versus extrafascial hysterectomy in the treatment of stage I endometrial cancer: results from the ILIADE randomized study
    Mauro Signorelli
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milano Bicocca, S Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:3431-41. 2009
    ..This randomized trial aimed to determine whether a modified radical (Piver-Rutledge class II) hysterectomy can improve survival and locoregional control compared to the standard extrafascial (Piver-Rutledge class I) hysterectomy...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cervical ripening with the Foley catheter
    A Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Ospedale F Del Ponte, Varese, Italy
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 97:105-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes in a large series of patients undergoing cervical ripening with a Foley catheter...
  65. ncbi request reprint [The use of hormonal contraception in perimenopause is still a hazard?]
    M Buttarelli
    U O Ginecologia e Ostetricia A, Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Circolo, Universita degli Studi dell Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Minerva Ginecol 53:421-9. 2001
    ..The aim of this review is to discuss lights and shadows of the use of hormonal contraception in perimenopause...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Hormonal contraception in adolescents]
    F Ghezzi
    U. O. Ginecologia e Ostetricia A, Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Circolo, , Varese, Italy
    Minerva Ginecol 53:405-11. 2001
    ..The use of hormonal contraception in adolescents is still a topic of discussion among medical practitioners. Adolescents require an accurate screening and a more frequent follow-up to reduce side effects and improve compliance and use...
  67. ncbi request reprint Umbilical Richter's hernia after minimally invasive laparoscopy. A case report
    V Bergamini
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Verona, Piazzale Ludovico Scuro 10, 37100 Verona, Italy
    Minerva Ginecol 59:629-31. 2007
    ..The umbilical Richter's hernia presented 13 days later required bowel resection. This case stresses the importance of suturing the fascial defects of 5-mm larger ports also in diagnostic and in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures...
  68. ncbi request reprint One-trocar salpingectomy for the treatment of tubal pregnancy: a 'marionette-like' technique
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 112:1417-9. 2005
    ..No intraoperative and postoperative complication occurred. Ancillary trocars were not necessary in any of these cases. Our results showed that one-trocar salpingectomy is a feasible and safe technique...
  69. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic radiofrequency thermal ablation: a new approach to symptomatic uterine myomas
    Valentino Bergamini
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Verona, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:768-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids...
  70. ncbi request reprint Joel-Cohen or Pfannenstiel incision at cesarean delivery: does it make a difference?
    Massimo Franchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:1040-6. 2002
    ..To evaluate whether the technique to open the abdomen might influence the operative time and the maternal and neonatal outcome...
  71. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of tolterodine in women with detrusor overactivity and anterior vaginal wall prolapse: is it the same?
    S Salvatore
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    BJOG 114:1436-8. 2007
    ..8%) women in group 2 reported improvement or cure (P = 0.0002). Women with OAB and significant anterior vaginal prolapse should be informed of a reduced efficacy of antimuscarinics in treating their urinary symptoms...
  72. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous sonographically guided radiofrequency ablation of medium-sized fibroids: feasibility study
    Chiara Recaldini
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:1303-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation under sonographic guidance as a unique procedure in the management of symptomatic uterine myomas...
  73. ncbi request reprint A comparison of urinary complications following total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy to open abdominal surgery
    Stefano Uccella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 107:S147-9. 2007
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Comprehensive laparoscopic surgical staging of ovarian dysgerminoma in a 13-year-old girl: a case report
    Stefano Uccella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:110-2. 2008
    ..Currently, the patient is alive and free of disease after 21 months of follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of comprehensive laparoscopic surgical staging for ovarian neoplasm in a 13-year-old patient...
  75. doi request reprint First-trimester maternal serum screening and the risk for fetal distress during labor
    Stefano Uccella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Del Ponte Hospital, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi, 1, Varese, 21100
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:166.e1-6. 2009
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Sexual function after radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer: is there a difference between laparoscopy and laparotomy?
    Maurizio Serati
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:2516-22. 2009
    ..Surgical treatment for cervical cancer is associated with a high rate of late postoperative complications, and in particular with sexual dysfunction...
  77. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassaemia using fetal erythroblasts enriched from maternal blood by a novel gradient
    E Di Naro
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    Mol Hum Reprod 6:571-4. 2000
    ..To date, this represents the largest series of non-invasive prenatal diagnoses performed for this haemoglobinopathy...
  78. doi request reprint Cosmetic outcomes of various skin closure methods following cesarean delivery: a randomized trial
    Antonella Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:36.e1-8. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to compare scar quality associated with different types of wound closure methods after cesarean section (CS)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Sonographic atypical vascular coiling of the umbilical cord
    Antonella Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria F Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 25:1-6. 2005
    ..To investigate whether an atypical umbilical coiling pattern at prenatal sonography is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome...
  80. ncbi request reprint Sonographic umbilical vessel morphometry and perinatal outcome of fetuses with a lean umbilical cord
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Del Ponte Hospital, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100 Varese, Italy
    J Clin Ultrasound 33:18-23. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to assess whether changes in umbilical cord vessel morphometry are associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcome among fetuses with a lean umbilical cord on sonography...
  81. pmc Ultrasound-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation of uterine fibroids: medium-term follow-up
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:113-9. 2010
    ..In one case the clinical manifestations persisted and it was thus considered unsuccessful. In conclusion, US-guided percutaneous RFA is a safe and effective treatment even for fibroids up to 8 cm...
  82. ncbi request reprint Elevated amniotic fluid C-reactive protein at the time of genetic amniocentesis is a marker for preterm delivery
    Fabio Ghezzi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Circolo Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:268-73. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether the amniotic fluid C-reactive protein level at the time of genetic amniocentesis is a marker for spontaneous preterm delivery before 34 and 37 weeks of gestation...
  83. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic uterosacral ligaments plication for the treatment of uterine prolapse
    Stefano Uccella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Piazza Biroldi 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 276:225-9. 2007
    ..To present preliminary results of a simple, minimally interventional, uterus-sparing procedure for uterine prolapse repair...
  84. doi request reprint Blunt expansion of the low transverse uterine incision at cesarean delivery: a randomized comparison of 2 techniques
    Antonella Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:292.e1-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare 2 methods of expansion of the uterine incision at the time of cesarean delivery...
  85. ncbi request reprint Cervical ripening with a Foley catheter: the role of pre- and postripening ultrasound examination of the cervix
    Antonella Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:41.e1-7. 2007
    ....
  86. doi request reprint Prospective study to assess risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction after delivery
    Maurizio Serati
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:313-8. 2008
    ..To identify obstetric risk factors for de novo pelvic floor disorders after vaginal delivery...
  87. ncbi request reprint Sonographic morphology and hyaluronan content of umbilical cords of healthy and Down syndrome fetuses in early gestation
    Luigi Raio
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Science DSBSC, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 77:1-12. 2004
    ..To explore the sonographic vascular architecture and the hyaluronan amount and distribution of umbilical cords of healthy and trisomy 21 fetuses in early gestation...
  88. ncbi request reprint Sonographic umbilical cord morphometry and coiling patterns in twin-twin transfusion syndrome
    Antonella Cromi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria Ospedale F Del Ponte, Varese, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 25:851-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the UC morphometry and UC coiling pattern at ultrasound in monochorionic twin pregnancies with TTTS...
  89. ncbi request reprint Opening vesical pressure: a new test to discriminate urethral sphincter deficiency?
    Stefano Salvatore
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Del Ponte Hospital, Via del Ponte, 19, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1435-8. 2007
    ..0-37.3 95%CI) and 30 (30.6-44.2 95% CI) for the groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively. A p value <0.0001 was found when comparing group 1 either with group 2 or 3. Opening vesical pressure is a promising parameter to detect USD...
  90. doi request reprint Comparison between lidocaine-prilocaine cream (EMLA) and mepivacaine infiltration for pain relief during perineal repair after childbirth: a randomized trial
    Massimo Franchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:186.e1-5. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of topically applied lidocaine-prilocaine (EMLA) cream with local anesthetic infiltration in the reduction of pain during perineal suturing after childbirth...
  91. ncbi request reprint Extending the platinum-free interval with a non-platinum therapy in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. Results from the SOCRATES Retrospective Study
    Sandro Pignata
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Napoli, Italy
    Oncology 71:320-6. 2006
    ..Data were collected between April and September 2005...
  92. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal umbilical vein blood flow changes in normal and growth-retarded fetuses
    Edoardo Di Naro
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:527-33. 2002
    ..To explore whether the umbilical vein blood flow of growth-retarded fetuses with normal Doppler parameters changes over time differently to that of normally grown fetuses...
  93. ncbi request reprint Fetal thymic involution: a sonographic marker of the fetal inflammatory response syndrome
    Edoardo Di Naro
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:153-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether there is a relationship between the sonographic fetal thymus size and the presence of an intrauterine infection in patients with preterm labor...
  94. ncbi request reprint Altered sonographic umbilical cord morphometry in early-onset preeclampsia
    Luigi Raio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Berne Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Obstet Gynecol 100:311-6. 2002
    ..To determine whether the sonographic morphometry of the umbilical cord components is different in preeclamptic compared with healthy pregnant women...
  95. ncbi request reprint The thick heterogeneous (jellylike) placenta: a strong predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome
    Luigi Raio
    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Berne Inselspital, Switzerland
    Prenat Diagn 24:182-8. 2004
    ..To present a series of cases with a sonographic thick and heterogeneous placenta, and to review the literature...
  96. ncbi request reprint Novel placental and nonplacental serum markers in ectopic versus normal intrauterine pregnancy
    Michael D Mueller
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Fertil Steril 81:1106-11. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether the serum concentrations of novel placental markers and nonplacental markers differ in ectopic pregnancy when compared with normal intrauterine pregnancy...
  97. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord morphologic characteristics and umbilical artery Doppler parameters in intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses
    Luigi Raio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bern Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Ultrasound Med 22:1341-7. 2003
    ..To compare prenatal morphometric changes of umbilical cord components in intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses with and without abnormal umbilical artery Doppler parameters...
  98. ncbi request reprint Perinatal outcome of fetuses with a birth weight greater than 4500 g: an analysis of 3356 cases
    Luigi Raio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Berne Inselspital, Effingerstrasse 102, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 109:160-5. 2003
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein in vaginal fluid of patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes
    Edoardo Di Naro
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:1072-9. 2003
    ..To assess whether C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in cervical amniotic fluid reflect the condition of the intrauterine environment in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM) before 35 weeks of gestation...
  100. ncbi request reprint Treatment of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis to prevent pre-term delivery: a randomised trial
    Secondo Guaschino
    Clinica Ostetrico Ginecologica, Universita di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 110:149-52. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of clindamycin vaginal cream 2% once daily for 7 days in prolonging pregnancy...
  101. ncbi request reprint Tubal sterilization: complications of laparoscopy and minilaparotomy
    Alexander W Huber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Berne, Inselspital, Effingerstrasse 102, Berne 3010, Switzerland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:105-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether intra- and post-operative morbidity varies according to the method used for female sterilization...