Barbara Avuzzi
48Publications
10H-index
238Citations
Publications 46
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#1Tommaso GiandiniH-Index: 4
Last. Mauro CarraraH-Index: 16
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PurposeTo validate and apply a method for the quantification of breathing-induced prostate motion (BIPM) for patients treated with radiotherapy and implanted with electromagnetic transponders for p...
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#2Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Aim To investigate late gastrointestinal toxicity in a large pooled population of prostate cancer patients treated with radical radiotherapy. Normal tissue complication probability models were developed for late stool frequency and late rectal pain. Methods and materials Population included 1336 patients, 3-year minimum follow-up, treated with 66–80 Gy. Toxicity was scored with LENT-SOMA-scale. Two toxicity endpoints were considered: grade ⩾2 rectal pain and mean grade (average score du...
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#1I. ImprotaH-Index: 5
#2Federica PaloriniH-Index: 11
Last. Claudio FiorinoH-Index: 54
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Abstract Purpose To assess bladder spatial-dose parameters predicting acute urinary toxicity after radiotherapy for prostate cancer (PCa) through a pixel-wise method for analysis of bladder dose-surface maps (DSMs). Materials & methods The final cohort of a multi-institutional study, consisting of 539 patients with PCa treated with conventionally (CONV:1.8–2 Gy/fr) or moderately hypo-fractionated radiotherapy (HYPO:2.2–2.7 Gy/fr) was considered. Urinary toxicity was evaluated through the Interna...
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#1Julia Menichetti (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
#2Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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Abstract Improving quality of life is a key issue for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Lifestyle interventions could positively impact the quality of life of patients. However, there is no clear-cut understanding of the role of diet, exercise and risky behaviour reduction in improving the quality of life of men with PCa. The aim of this review was to systematically summarize randomized controlled trials on lifestyle in PCa patients with quality of life as main outcome. 17 trials were include...
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#1Claudia Repetto (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 17
#2Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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PurposeTo investigate the presence of regret in patients about having followed an active surveillance (AS) protocol. The secondary aim was to identify variables that influence regret.MethodsFrom February 2006 to May 2014, 204 patients discontinued the AS protocols and were invited to enter the study. Sociodemographic variables were collected at AS enrollment, together with health-related quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate version [FACT-P]) and coping (Mini-Mental A...
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#2Tommaso GiandiniH-Index: 4
Last. Emanuele PignoliH-Index: 19
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Introduction A system (Calypso, Varian Medical Systems) based on the localization of electromagnetic transponders (ELM-TRNs) permanently implanted in the prostate allows real-time tracking during radiotherapy treatments. Purpose Development and validation of a dedicated software for ELM-TRNs signal analysis to quantify the amplitude of the intra-fraction prostate motion induced by patient’s breathing, both in supine and prone position. Materials and methods For each treatment session, the softwa...
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#1Cesare CozzariniH-Index: 43
#2Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
Last. Claudio FiorinoH-Index: 54
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Aim To assess the predictors of the onset of impotence 1 year after radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
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#1Tommaso GiandiniH-Index: 4
#2C.M.V. Panaino (University of Milan)
Last. Emanuele PignoliH-Index: 19
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#1Tommaso GiandiniH-Index: 4
#2Delia CiardoH-Index: 15
Last. Roberto OrecchiaH-Index: 71
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#1Federica PaloriniH-Index: 11
#2Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
Last. Claudio FiorinoH-Index: 54
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Abstract Purpose/objective Prospectively assessing clinical/dosimetry factors affecting the acute worsening of urinary functionality after radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Material/methods DUE01 population was considered, including patients treated with conventional or moderate hypo-fractionation (2.2–2.7Gy/fr). Relevant clinical factors were collected, urinary symptoms were self-reported through the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) before and at the end of radiotherapy; while absolu...
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