Paolo Gontero

Summary

Affiliation: University of Turin
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Phase II study to investigate the ablative efficacy of intravesical administration of gemcitabine in intermediate-risk superficial bladder cancer (SBC)
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Medical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli, 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Eur Urol 46:339-43. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Intravesical gemcitabine for superficial bladder cancer: rationale for a new treatment option
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    BJU Int 96:970-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A pilot phase-II prospective study to test the 'efficacy' and tolerability of a penile-extender device in the treatment of 'short penis'
    Paolo Gontero
    Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche, Urologia 1, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 103:793-7. 2009
  4. pmc Adrenal ganglioneuroma with multifocal retroperitoneal extension: a challenging diagnosis
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology 1, Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    ScientificWorldJournal 11:1548-53. 2011
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint The impact of intravesical gemcitabine and 1/3 dose Bacillus Calmette-Guérin instillation therapy on the quality of life in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer: results of a prospective, randomized, phase II trial
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology 1, University of Turin, A O U San Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
    J Urol 190:857-62. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Phase II study of biweekly gemcitabine as first line therapy in CIS of the bladder: what does an aborted trial tell us?
    Paolo Gontero
    University of Turin, Department of Urology 1, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Urol Oncol 31:671-5. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Active surveillance for small renal tumors: have clinical concerns been addressed so far?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, A O U San Giovanni Battista, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Urol 20:356-61. 2013
  9. pmc Does kidney transplantation onto the external iliac artery affect the haemodynamic parameters of the cavernosal arteries?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology 1, A O U S Giovanni Battista, University of Turin, Turin 10126, Italy
    Asian J Androl 14:621-5. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Is there a prostate-specific antigen upper limit for radical prostatectomy?
    Paulo Gontero
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
    BJU Int 108:1093-100. 2011

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. ncbi request reprint Phase II study to investigate the ablative efficacy of intravesical administration of gemcitabine in intermediate-risk superficial bladder cancer (SBC)
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Medical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli, 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Eur Urol 46:339-43. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the ablative efficacy of intravesical Gemcitabine on intermediate-risk SBC...
  2. ncbi request reprint Intravesical gemcitabine for superficial bladder cancer: rationale for a new treatment option
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    BJU Int 96:970-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A pilot phase-II prospective study to test the 'efficacy' and tolerability of a penile-extender device in the treatment of 'short penis'
    Paolo Gontero
    Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche, Urologia 1, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 103:793-7. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Adrenal ganglioneuroma with multifocal retroperitoneal extension: a challenging diagnosis
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology 1, Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    ScientificWorldJournal 11:1548-53. 2011
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a multifocal retroperitoneal GN. Among the broad differential diagnoses of adrenal incidentalomas, an adrenal location of neuroblastic tumors should not be forgotten...
  5. 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
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The impact of intravesical gemcitabine and 1/3 dose Bacillus Calmette-Guérin instillation therapy on the quality of life in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer: results of a prospective, randomized, phase II trial
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology 1, University of Turin, A O U San Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
    J Urol 190:857-62. 2013
    ..We compared the quality of life of patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer who received adjuvant intravesical gemcitabine or 1/3 dose bacillus Calmette-Guérin...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phase II study of biweekly gemcitabine as first line therapy in CIS of the bladder: what does an aborted trial tell us?
    Paolo Gontero
    University of Turin, Department of Urology 1, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Urol Oncol 31:671-5. 2013
    ..The statistical design was conceived to provide sufficient information through the enrollment of a low number of patients...
  8. doi request reprint Active surveillance for small renal tumors: have clinical concerns been addressed so far?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, A O U San Giovanni Battista, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Urol 20:356-61. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, we are currently unable to predict those few cases with aggressive behavior. According to the current evidence, active surveillance is feasible and safe in elderly and comorbid patients...
  9. pmc Does kidney transplantation onto the external iliac artery affect the haemodynamic parameters of the cavernosal arteries?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology 1, A O U S Giovanni Battista, University of Turin, Turin 10126, Italy
    Asian J Androl 14:621-5. 2012
    ..01) reductions in arterial inflow at the homolateral cavernosal artery that remained above the normal threshold. Whether these haemodynamic changes can explain the worsening of postoperative erectile function remains to be proven...
  10. doi request reprint Is there a prostate-specific antigen upper limit for radical prostatectomy?
    Paulo Gontero
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
    BJU Int 108:1093-100. 2011
    ..1-50 ng/mL, 50.1-100 ng/mL and >100 ng/mL, respectively)...
  11. doi request reprint Prognostic factors in a prospective series of papillary renal cell carcinoma
    Paolo Gontero
    Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche, Clinica Urologica, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    BJU Int 102:697-702. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Use of penile extender device in the treatment of penile curvature as a result of Peyronie's disease. Results of a phase II prospective study
    Paolo Gontero
    Urology Department, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:558-66. 2009
    ..Pilot experiences have suggested that tension forces exerted by a penile extender may reduce penile curvature as a result of Peyronie's disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint New drugs currently available in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: update on gemcitabine studies
    Paolo Gontero
    Urologia 1, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 80:162-6. 2008
    ..The current level of evidence indicates that gemcitabine possesses clinical activity but further confirmation is awaited from additional exploratory phase II and preferably phase III trials...
  14. doi request reprint Ablative therapies in the treatment of small renal tumors: how far from standard of care?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, University of Studies of Torino, Turin, Italy
    Urol Oncol 28:251-9. 2010
    ..To determine the current clinical value of minimally invasive thermoablative techniques (MI thermoablative T) to ablate small renal tumors through a literature review...
  15. doi request reprint The role of bacillus Calmette-Guérin in the treatment of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:410-29. 2010
    ..Recent publications have called into question a number of aspects related to its use...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic study to optimize the intravesical administration of gemcitabine
    Paolo Gontero
    Urologia 1, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    BJU Int 106:1652-6. 2010
    ..To assess in a phase II pharmacokinetic study whether different pH levels, dilution volumes and exposure times affect intracellular bioavailability and systemic absorption of gemcitabine...
  17. ncbi request reprint New insights into the pathogenesis of penile shortening after radical prostatectomy and the role of postoperative sexual function
    Paolo Gontero
    Urologia 1, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Urol 178:602-7. 2007
    ..We assessed penile changes after radical prostatectomy by performing serial penile measurements. The potential effect of nerve sparing surgery and the recovery of erectile function on the degree of penile shortening were also evaluated...
  18. ncbi request reprint [The not-infrequent story of a superficial bladder carcinoma...Discussion of clinical case no.2]
    Paolo Gontero
    Urologia 1, Universita degli Studi di Torino
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 78:11-2. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Is radical prostatectomy feasible in all cases of locally advanced non-bone metastatic prostate cancer? Results of a single-institution study
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica I, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:922-9; discussion 929-30. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility and the oncologic outcome of radical prostatectomy administered to a consecutive unselected series of advanced, non-bone metastatic prostate cancers...
  20. doi request reprint Are referral centers for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer compliant to EAU guidelines? A report from the vesical antiblastic therapy Italian study
    Paolo Gontero
    Urologia 1, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Urol Int 86:19-24. 2011
    ..In the current study, contemporary information on the management of NMIBC was generated from a sample of italian centers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Impact of age and comorbidities on long-term survival of patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: a multi-institutional competing-risks analysis
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:693-701. 2013
    ..However, the combined effect of age and comorbidities has not been assessed in patients with high-risk PCa who might have heterogeneous rates of competing mortality despite the presence of aggressive disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint Identifying the best candidate for radical prostatectomy among patients with high-risk prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:584-92. 2012
    ..The current role of radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with high-risk disease remains controversial...
  23. doi request reprint Factors predicting continence recovery 1 month after radical prostatectomy: results of a multicenter survey
    Mauro Gacci
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Int J Urol 18:700-8. 2011
    ..To assess the factors associated with continence recovery 1 month after radical prostatectomy (RP) and to identify the correlation between these factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Multipathogenetic origin of a pelvic mass
    Marco Oderda
    University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1224-8. 2009
    ..Postoperative videourodynamic study showed a normal voiding pattern with bilateral grade 4 vesicoureteral reflux. Early cystectomy was performed for uncontrolled recurrent bladder cancer, and the final pathology indicated pT1G3N0 TCC...
  25. ncbi request reprint Apple consumption is related to better sexual quality of life in young women
    Tommaso Cai
    Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Largo Medaglie d Oro, 9, Trento, Italy
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 290:93-8. 2014
    ..We aim to assess whether there is a tie between daily apple intake and sexual function in a sample of healthy young sexually active Italian women, not complaining of any sexual disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint The prognostic role of preoperative chromogranin A expression in prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy
    Lorenzo Masieri
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 84:17-21. 2012
    ..The aim was to analyze the prognostic role of preoperative chromogranin A CgA) as a marker of poor prognosis and recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) and to find a correlation with the other well known prognostic variables...
  27. doi request reprint The impact of prior TURP on radical prostatectomy surgical margins: a multicenter analysis
    Mauro Gacci
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Italy
    Urol Int 91:62-8. 2013
    ..To analyze positive surgical margins (PSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in the overall population and in patients previously treated with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)...
  28. doi request reprint Prognostic factors of 'high-grade' Ta bladder cancers according to the WHO 2004 classification: are these equivalent to 'high-risk' non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer?
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology 1, A O U San Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
    Urol Int 92:136-42. 2014
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Prognostic factors including Ki-67 and p53 in Bacillus Calmette-Guérin-treated non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: a prospective study
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology 1, AOU San Giovanni Battista, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Urol Int 90:184-90. 2013
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen kinetics after I125-brachytherapy for prostate adenocarcinoma
    Alessia Guarneri
    Radiation Oncology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Via Genova 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    World J Urol 31:411-5. 2013
    ..To investigate a potential correlation between the achievement of a cut-off of nadir PSA (nPSA) after brachytherapy (BRT) with biochemical Disease-Free Survival (bDFS) and to define the rate of post-BRT PSA bounces...
  31. ncbi request reprint Fatal haematuria in a patient with an orthotopic neobladder and chronic liver failure
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Urol Int 83:368-9. 2009
    ..We report the case of a 60-year-old man with chronic hepatopathy who suffered severe bleeding from neobladder varices, which ultimately led to his death...
  32. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and quality of life in elderly patients receiving ileal conduit or orthotopic neobladder after radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer
    Filippo Sogni
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Urology 71:919-23. 2008
    ..The objectives of the study were to evaluate morbidity, survival, and quality of life (QoL) in elderly patients with invasive bladder cancer who received an orthotopic neobladder or an ileal conduit...
  33. ncbi request reprint Circulating immunosuppressive cells of prostate cancer patients before and after radical prostatectomy: profile comparison
    Davide Brusa
    Laboratory of Tumor Immunology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Urol 20:971-8. 2013
    ..Here, we have tested the hypothesis that these tumor-driven monocytes correspond to the recently described subset of CD14(+) HLA-DR(low) immunosuppressor cells...
  34. doi request reprint Retroperitoneal laparoscopic kidney biopsy: technical tips for a minimally invasive approach
    Lorenzo Repetto
    Department of Urology 1, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Endourol 25:1639-42. 2011
    ..We describe our technique and report indications and outcomes of a consecutive series of retroperitoneal laparoscopic kidney biopsies (LKB)...
  35. doi request reprint Microwave-induced thermoablation with Amica-probe is a safe and reproducible method to treat solid renal masses: results from a phase I study
    Riccardo Bartoletti
    Department of Urology, Santa Maria Annunziata Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Oncol Rep 28:1243-8. 2012
    ..2) months mean follow-up did not find any long-term adverse events due to previous MWTA treatment. Amica-Probe applicator-induced MWTA is a safe and reproducible method to treat solid renal masses...
  36. doi request reprint May non-metastatic clinically localized castration-resistant prostate cancer after primary androgen ablation benefit from salvage prostate radiotherapy?
    Angela Botticella
    Radiation Oncology Unit, Department of Oncology, University of Torino, Via Genova 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 139:1955-60. 2013
    ..Some of these patients may develop a PSA rising despite castration. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the potential benefit of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in this cohort...
  37. ncbi request reprint Male and female sexual dysfunction (SD) after radical pelvic urological surgery
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:2302-14. 2006
    ..A number of erectile aids are available to treat postsurgical male erectile dysfunction successfully. As far as female SD is concerned, a number of potential treatment options is currently under investigation...
  38. doi request reprint The role of chronic prostatic inflammation in the pathogenesis and progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    Giorgio Gandaglia
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 112:432-41. 2013
    ..In this context, clinical, imaging and laboratory parameters might be used alone or in combination to identify patients that harbour chronic prostatic inflammation. ..
  39. doi request reprint Leiomyomata of the genitourinary tract: a case series from the "rare urological neoplasm" registry
    Marco Oderda
    Departments of Urology, University of Turin, Urologia 1, University of Florence, Santa Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Scand J Urol 47:158-62. 2013
    ..This article presents long-term follow-up data from the most heterogeneous series, in terms of anatomical location, currently available...
  40. doi request reprint Radical radiotherapy in high-risk prostate cancer patients with high or ultra-high initial PSA levels: a single institution analysis
    Alessia Guarneri
    Radiation Oncology, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Torino, 10126 Turin, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 139:1141-7. 2013
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Intravesical thermo-chemotherapy based on conductive heat: a first pharmacokinetic study with mitomycin C in superficial transitional cell carcinoma patients
    Paola Milla
    Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del Farmaco, University of Turin, Corso Raffaello 31, 10125, Turin, Italy
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 73:503-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate, for the first time, the mitomycin C (MMC) pharmacokinetics during intravesical hyperthermia treatment based on conductive heat and the stability and recovery of the drug at the end of the instillation period...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence estimation, risk factors and characterization of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in urological hospital outpatients in Italy: results of a multicenter case-control observational study
    Riccardo Bartoletti
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Urol 178:2411-5; discussion 2415. 2007
    ..We evaluated the prevalence and estimated the incidence and risk factors of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in urological hospital outpatients in Italy...
  43. doi request reprint Two cases of retroperitoneal metastasis from a completely regressed burned-out testicular cancer
    Alberto Gurioli
    Department of Urology 1, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Urologia 80:74-9. 2013
    ..We describe two cases of the so-called burned-out seminoma, a primary testicular germ-cell tumor that spontaneously regressed after demonstration of retroperitoneal metastases...
  44. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of efficacy and compliance with a multistep treatment approach for erectile dysfunction in patients after non-nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    BJU Int 95:359-65. 2005
    ..To assess the response rate to different erectile aids in a consecutive series of patients treated with non-nerve sparing radical prostatectomy (NNSRP)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Adjustable Continence Therapy for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence: a single-centre study
    Ervin Kocjancic
    Clinica Urologica, Ospedale Maggiore della Carita, Novara, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:324-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the Adjustable Continence Therapy (ProACT) device, a new device for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence resulting from compromised sphincteric function...
  46. doi request reprint A rare case of primary mantle cell lymphoma of the prostate: clinical aspects and open problems
    Alberto Gurioli
    Department of Urology, University of Studies of Torino, Torino Italy
    Urologia 80:247-50. 2013
    ..Immunohistochemical analysis is essential for a correct diagnosis. Both urologists and pathologists should be aware of the existence of such a rare clinical condition. ..
  47. ncbi request reprint Debulking surgery in the setting of very high-risk prostate cancer scenarios
    Marco Oderda
    University of Turin, Department of Urology 1, A O U San Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 110:E192-8. 2012
    ..Finally, there is no evidence supporting the efficacy of debulking surgery in metastatic or in hormone-refractory tumours. An accurate selection of the patient is essential...
  48. ncbi request reprint Side effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in the treatment of intermediate- and high-risk Ta, T1 papillary carcinoma of the bladder: results of the EORTC genito-urinary cancers group randomised phase 3 study comparing one-third dose with full dose an
    Maurizio Brausi
    Department of Urology, New Estense S Agostino Hospital Ausl Modena, Modena, Italy
    Eur Urol 65:69-76. 2014
    ..Although bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has proven highly effective in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), but it can cause severe local and systemic side effects...
  49. doi request reprint Can gemcitabine instillation ablate solitary low-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer? Results of a phase II marker lesion study
    Maurizio A Brausi
    Department of Urology, Local Health Unit, Modena, Italy
    Urol Int 87:470-4. 2011
    ..The purpose of this phase II study was to evaluate whether low-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer can be ablated with intravesical gemcitabine in a marker lesion study...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of finasteride on the sensitivity of PSA to detect prostate cancer in rebiopsy series
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 82:135-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate, in a prospective study, the diagnostic accuracy of PSA in patients with a prior negative prostate biopsy who were given finasteride for 6 months...
  51. doi request reprint Pathological features and adverse prognosis of a contemporary series of neuroendocrine bladder tumours
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology, Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Urol Int 86:185-90. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the outcome of a contemporary series of 14 consecutive bladder neuroendocrine neoplasms observed at 2 institutional hospitals...
  52. ncbi request reprint Costs in surgical techniques for radical prostatectomy: a review of the current state
    Maria Michela Gianino
    Department of Public Health, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Urol Int 88:1-5. 2012
    ..We carried out a mini-review of the literature in order to obtain a snapshot of the present state of the art of surgical techniques costs available for radical prostatectomy...
  53. doi request reprint Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection is related to poor sexual quality of life in young sexually active women
    Tommaso Cai
    Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy
    J Sex Med 8:1131-7. 2011
    ..Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) genital infection has been related to several diseases in young sexually active women. It could be related to their sexual quality of life...
  54. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of tadalafil 20 mg on demand vs. tadalafil 5 mg once-a-day in the treatment of post-radiotherapy erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer men: a randomized phase II trial
    Umberto Ricardi
    University of Torino, S Giovanni Battista Hospital, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Radiation Oncology Unit, Turin, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:2851-9. 2010
    ..The role of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors in the treatment of post-radiotherapy erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been extensively investigated...
  55. doi request reprint Results of surgery for high-risk prostate cancer
    Steven Joniau
    Urology, Department of Development and Regeneration, University Hospital of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Urol 23:342-8. 2013
    ..Surgery for high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) is applied frequently nowadays. Nevertheless, this approach is still surrounded by many controversies. The present review discusses the most recent literature regarding surgery for high-risk PCa...
  56. doi request reprint Prostatectomy restores the maturation competence of blood dendritic cell precursors and reverses the abnormal expansion of regulatory T lymphocytes
    Davide Brusa
    Laboratory of Tumor Immunology, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Prostate 71:344-52. 2011
    ..To verify the presence of deviated dendritic cell (DC) precursors and of suppressor lymphocytes (Treg) in tumor bearing prostate cancer (PCa) patients and to monitor the corrective effect of tumor ablation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Critical issues in current comparative and cost analyses between retropubic and robotic radical prostatectomy
    Maria M Gianino
    Department of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    BJU Int 101:2-3. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint Inguinal versus subinguinal varicocele vein ligation using magnifying loupe under local anesthesia: which technique is preferable in clinical practice?
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Urology 66:1075-9. 2005
    ..To compare the intraoperative results of inguinal versus subinguinal varicocelectomy using magnifying loupe, in terms of vein ligation and arterial preservation, recurrence rate, and patient tolerability...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pathological findings of penile fractures and their surgical management
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Urol Int 71:77-82. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Primary adenocarcinoma of the rete testis: diagnostic problems and therapeutic dilemmas
    Filippo Sogni
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli 17, Novara, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 42:83-5. 2008
    ..The beneficial role of prophylactic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy is controversial due to the extremely low number of reported cases and the occasional description of primary lymphatic spread outside the retroperitoneal space...
  61. doi request reprint Patients' desire to preserve sexual activity and final decision for a nerve-sparing approach: results from the MIRROR (Multicenter Italian Report on Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes and Research) Study
    Ciro Imbimbo
    Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Sex Med 8:1495-502. 2011
    ..Preservation of sexual function after surgery represents a major issue for patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  62. doi request reprint Laparoscopic management of sacral neurinoma causing hydronephrosis
    Simone Giona
    University of Turin, Department of Urology 1, AOU San Giovanni Battista, Turin Italy
    Urologia 79:107-10. 2012
    ..Therefore, histopathologic evaluation is essential in establishing the diagnosis. Surgical resection seems to be the best approach, both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Metastasis markers in bladder cancer: a review of the literature and clinical considerations
    Paolo Gontero
    Department of Urology, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Eur Urol 46:296-311. 2004
    ..Further research in this field should concentrate on the molecules listed in the first group...
  64. ncbi request reprint An unusual presentation of ureteric colic
    Paolo Gontero
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 78:115-6. 2006
    ..This unique presentation highlights the potential pitfalls that may occur when assessing an acute pain in the right iliac fossa and reminds the invaluable role of IVP...
  65. ncbi request reprint Primary bladder phaeochromocytoma diagnosed by a vet
    Marco Oderda
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Corso Dogliotti 14, Turin, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 44:186-9. 2010
    ..This study reports the case of a woman, treated for hypertensive crisis, who was diagnosed with bladder phaeochromocytoma thanks to a vet noting her fainting after micturition...
  66. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic short penis: myth or reality?
    Nicola Mondaini
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Italy
    BJU Int 95:8-9. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Upper urinary tract complications in pregnant women with an ileal conduit. Lessons learned from two cases
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 38:523-4. 2004
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  68. ncbi request reprint Are the current conservative treatments for Peyronie's disease evidence-based?
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    BJU Int 94:3-4. 2004
  69. doi request reprint Non-invasive methods of penile lengthening: fact or fiction?
    Marco Oderda
    University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    BJU Int 107:1278-82. 2011
    ..Results achieved do not seem to be inferior to surgery, making these traction devices an ideal first-line treatment option for patients seeking a penile lengthening procedure...
  70. ncbi request reprint Ex vivo chemosensitivity to mitomycin C in bladder cancer and its relationship with P-glycoprotein and apoptotic factors
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica, Dipartmento di Scienze Mediche, Università del Piemonto Orientale, Novara, Italy
    Anticancer Res 22:4073-80. 2002
    ..In order to determine in advance which patients will fail to respond, we describe a study assessing the feasibility of applying the ATP assay to test the chemosensitivity of samples from patients with this disease...
  71. ncbi request reprint Re: A prospective study measuring penile length in men treated with radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. M. Savoie, S. S. Kim and M. S. Soloway. J Urol, 169: 1462-1464, 2003
    Nicola Mondaini
    J Urol 171:359-60; author reply 360. 2004
  72. ncbi request reprint Is there an optimal time for intracavernous prostaglandin E1 rehabilitation following nonnerve sparing radical prostatectomy? Results from a hemodynamic prospective study
    Paolo Gontero
    Clinica Urologica and the Istituto di Igiene, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    J Urol 169:2166-9. 2003
    ..We identify the more convenient postoperative timing for successful intracavernous injection rehabilitation in a series of patients who underwent nonnerve sparing radical prostatectomy...
  73. ncbi request reprint Finasteride 5 mg and sexual side effects: how many of these are related to a nocebo phenomenon?
    Nicola Mondaini
    UO Urology, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 4:1708-12. 2007
    ..Such data could be seen as far from reality, if compared to a higher percentage that may be found in any common clinical practice...