Keck School Faculty

Giovanni Cacciamani

Giovanni Cacciamani

Assistant Professor of Research Urology
NTT 7416, 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Impact of radiomics on prostate cancer detection: a systematic review of clinical applications Curr Opin Urol. 2020 Nov; 30(6):754-781. . View in PubMed

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facilitates Reclassification During Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer BJU Int. 2020 Oct 11. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors J Urol. 2020 Oct; 204(4):660. . View in PubMed

Association between Smoking Exposure, Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Response and Survival Outcomes following Radical Cystectomy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Urol. 2020 Oct; 204(4):649-660. . View in PubMed

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Hemigland Ablation for Prostate Cancer: Initial Outcomes of a United States Series J Urol. 2020 Oct; 204(4):741-747. . View in PubMed

Love at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic: preliminary results of an online survey conducted during the quarantine in Italy Int J Impot Res. 2020 Sep; 32(5):556-557. . View in PubMed

Oncological outcome according to attainment of pentafecta after robot assisted radical cystectomy among bladder cancer patients using KORARC database (730 multicenter robot radical cystectomy database) BJU Int 2020 Jul 8doi: 10. 1111/ bju. 15178. BJU Int. 2020 Sep 01. . View in PubMed

Consulting "DrGoogle" for Prostate Cancer Treatment Options: A Contemporary Worldwide Trend Analysis. Eur Urol Oncol. 2020 Aug; 3(4):481-488. . View in PubMed

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on urology residency training in Italy Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Aug; 72(4):505-509. . View in PubMed

Consulting "Dr Google" for sexual dysfunction: a contemporary worldwide trend analysis Int J Impot Res. 2020 Jul; 32(4):455-461. . View in PubMed

Eur Urol Oncol. 2020 May 27. . View in PubMed

Impact of Implementation of Standardized Criteria in the Assessment of Complication Reporting After Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review Eur Urol Focus. 2020 May 15; 6(3):513-517. . View in PubMed

Clinical Efficacy of Serenoa repens Versus Placebo Versus Alpha-blockers for the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/Benign Prostatic Enlargement: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trials. Eur Urol Focus. In press. https://doi. org/10. 1016/j. euf. 2020. 01. 002. New Evidence Changing Clinical Practice or Misunderstanding of Statistical Analyses? The Case of Serenoa repens and a-Blockers. Eur Urol Focus. 2020 May 13. . View in PubMed

Disparities in Bladder Cancer Outcomes Based on Key Sociodemographic Characteristics Curr Urol Rep. 2020 May 07; 21(6):24. . View in PubMed

World J Urol. 2020 Apr 22. . View in PubMed

How sexual medicine is facing the outbreak of COVID-19: experience of Italian urological community and future perspectives Int J Impot Res. 2020 Apr 14. . View in PubMed

One-Stop MRI and MRI/transrectal ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy: an expedited pathway for prostate cancer diagnosis World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):949-956. . View in PubMed

Prostate volume index and prostatic chronic inflammation predicted low tumor load in 945 patients at baseline prostate biopsy World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):957-964. . View in PubMed

3D imaging applications for robotic urologic surgery: an ESUT YAUWP review World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):869-881. . View in PubMed

Best practices in near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green (NIRF/ICG)-guided robotic urologic surgery: a systematic review-based expert consensus World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):883-896. . View in PubMed

Long-term oncologic outcomes of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with totally intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD): a multi-center study World J Urol. 2020 Apr; 38(4):837-843. . View in PubMed

Risk factors of positive surgical margins after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in high-volume center: results in 732 cases J Robot Surg. 2020 Feb; 14(1):167-175. . View in PubMed

Prostate-specific antigen levels and proportion of biopsy positive cores are independent predictors of upgrading patterns in low-risk prostate cancer Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Feb; 72(1):66-71. . View in PubMed

Artificial intelligence and neural networks in urology: current clinical applications Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Feb; 72(1):49-57. . View in PubMed

Programmed Death 1 and Programmed Death Ligand 1 Inhibitors in Advanced and Recurrent Urothelial Carcinoma: Meta-analysis of Single-Agent Studies Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2020 Jan 31. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Intralesional Hyaluronic Acid vsVerapamil for the Treatment of Acute Phase Peyronie's Disease: A Prospective, Open-Label Non-Randomized Clinical Study. World J Mens Health. 2020 Jan 20. . View in PubMed

Clinical Efficacy of Serenoa repens Versus Placebo Versus Alpha-blockers for the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/Benign Prostatic Enlargement: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trials Eur Urol Focus. 2020 Jan 15. . View in PubMed

Response to: Bando et alDiagnostic and therapeutic value of pelvic lymph node dissection in the fossa of Marcille in patients with clinically localized high-risk prostate cancer: Histological and molecular analyses. Prostate. 2020 07; 80(10):795-796. . View in PubMed

Impact of Covid-19 on the urology service in United States: perspectives and strategies to face a PandemicInt Braz J Urol. 2020 07; 46(suppl. 1):207-214. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors J Urol. 2020 07; 204(1):158-159. . View in PubMed

Climbing over the Barriers of Current Imaging Technology in Urology Eur Urol. 2020 02; 77(2):142-143. . View in PubMed

Radical cystectomy pentafecta: a proposal for standardisation of outcomes reporting following robot-assisted radical cystectomy BJU Int. 2020 01; 125(1):64-72. . View in PubMed

How Atypical Penile Curvature Influence Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Peyronie's Disease Receiving Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Therapy? World J Mens Health. 2020 Jan; 38(1):78-84.. View in PubMed

Perioperative Mortality and Long-Term Survival after Radical Cystectomy: A Population-Based Study in a Southern European Country on 4,389 Patients Urol Int. 2020; 104(7-8):559-566. . View in PubMed

World J Urol. 2019 Nov 07. . View in PubMed

Asking "DrGoogle" for a Second Opinion: The Devil Is in the Details. Eur Urol Focus. 2019 Nov 02. . View in PubMed

Multiple stones in neobladder: Case report and literature review Urologia. 2019 Nov; 86(4):216-219. . View in PubMed

Anterograde ejaculation preservation after endoscopic treatments in patients with bladder outlet obstruction: systematic review and pooled-analysis of randomized clinical trials Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2019 Oct; 71(5):427-434. . View in PubMed

Body Mass Index and prostatic-specific antigen are predictors of prostate cancer metastases in patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2019 Oct; 71(5):516-523. . View in PubMed

Factors influencing intraoperative conversion from planned orthotopic to non-orthotopic urinary diversion during radical cystectomy World J Urol. 2019 Sep; 37(9):1851-1855. . View in PubMed

J Endourol. 2019 Jul 31. . View in PubMed

Impact of Renal Hilar Control on Outcomes of Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Systematic Review and Cumulative Meta-analysis Eur Urol Focus. 2019 Jul; 5(4):619-635. . View in PubMed

Comparison between near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green and infrared imaging: on-bench trial for kidney perfusion analysisA project of the ESUT-YAUWP group. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2019 Jun; 71(3):280-285. . View in PubMed

Radical prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer | Opinion: NO Int Braz J Urol. 2019 May-Jun; 45(3):428-434. . View in PubMed

Extended pelvic lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer: should the Cloquet's nodes dissection be considered only an option? Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2019 Apr; 71(2):136-145.. View in PubMed

Comparative Effectiveness of Intralesional Therapy for Peyronie's Disease in Controlled Clinical Studies: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis J Sex Med. 2019 Feb; 16(2):289-299. . View in PubMed

Reply by Authors J Urol. 2019 12; 202(6):1198. . View in PubMed

Live videos shared on social media during urological conferences are increasing: Time to reflect on advantages and potential harmsAn ESUT-YAU study. Actas Urol Esp. 2019 12; 43(10):551-556. . View in PubMed

Hemigland Cryoablation of Localized Low, Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer: Oncologic and Functional Outcomes at 5 Years J Urol. 2019 12; 202(6):1188-1198. . View in PubMed

Cancer awareness crusades-pink ribbons and growing moustaches Lancet Oncol. 2019 11; 20(11):1491-1492. . View in PubMed

Precise characterization of urinary tract innervation using three-dimensional reconstruction: A contemporary review Actas Urol Esp. 2019 10; 43(8):397-403. . View in PubMed

Robot-assisted Vescica Ileale Padovana: A New Technique for Intracorporeal Bladder Replacement Reproducing Open Surgical Principles Eur Urol. 2019 09; 76(3):381-390. . View in PubMed

Impact of Three-dimensional Printing in Urology: State of the Art and Future PerspectivesA Systematic Review by ESUT-YAUWP Group. Eur Urol. 2019 08; 76(2):209-221. . View in PubMed

Robotic intracorporeal ileal conduit: Technical aspects Arch Esp Urol. 2019 04; 72(3):299-308. . View in PubMed

Impact of Combination of Local Anesthetic Wounds Infiltration and Ultrasound Transversus Abdominal Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Perioperative Results of a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial J Endourol. 2019 04; 33(4):295-301. . View in PubMed

Quality of life following urinary diversion: Orthotopic ileal neobladder versus ileal conduitA multicentre study among long-term, female bladder cancer survivors. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2019 03; 45(3):477-481. . View in PubMed

Objective Assessment of Robotic Surgical Technical Skill: A Systematic Review J Urol. 2019 03; 201(3):461-469. . View in PubMed

Histological Validation of 11Carbon-Acetate Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography in Detecting Lymph Node Metastases in Prostate Cancer J Urol. 2019 02; 201(2):332-341. . View in PubMed

Primary Whole-gland Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer: Biochemical Failure and Clinical Recurrence at 56 Years of Follow-up. Eur Urol. 2019 02; 75(2):208-214. . View in PubMed

Lymph Nodes Invasion of Marcille's Fossa Associates with High Metastatic Load in Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection: The Role of "Marcillectomy" Urol Int. 2019; 103(1):25-32. . View in PubMed

Low Preoperative Prolactin Levels Predict Non-Organ Confined Prostate Cancer in Clinically Localized Disease Urol Int. 2019; 103(4):391-399. . View in PubMed

Robotic bladder diverticulectomy: step-by-step extravesical posterior approach - technique and outcomes Scand J Urol. 2018 Aug; 52(4):285-290. . View in PubMed

Focal therapy for prostate cancer: concepts and future directions Curr Opin Urol. 2018 11; 28(6):536-543. . View in PubMed

Corrigendum re: "A Larger Prospective Study is Needed when Judging Robotic Radical Nephrectomy" [Eur Urol 2018;74:123-9] Eur Urol. 2018 11; 74(5):e130. . View in PubMed

Predictors of treatment success after collagenase Clostridium histolyticum injection for Peyronie's disease: development of a nomogram from a multicentre single-arm, non-placebo controlled clinical study BJU Int. 2018 10; 122(4):680-687. . View in PubMed

Impact of Host Factors on Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Outcomes: Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Urol. 2018 10; 200(4):716-730. . View in PubMed

Impact of Surgical Factors on Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Outcomes: Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Urol. 2018 08; 200(2):258-274. . View in PubMed

A Larger Prospective Study is Needed When Judging Robotic Radical Nephrectomy Eur Urol. 2018 07; 74(1):123-124. . View in PubMed

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for the treatment of Peyronie's disease: a prospective Italian multicentric study Andrology. 2018 07; 6(4):564-567. . View in PubMed

Predictive Factors of Patients' and Their Partners' Sexual Function Improvement After Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection for Peyronie's Disease: Results From a Multi-Center Single-Arm Study J Sex Med. 2018 05; 15(5):716-721. . View in PubMed

Quality of Life in Patients with Bladder Cancer Undergoing Ileal Conduit: A Comparison of Women Versus Men In Vivo. 2018 Jan-Feb; 32(1):139-143. . View in PubMed

Health-Related Quality of Life after Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer in Elderly Patients with Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder or Ileal Conduit: Results from a Multicentre Cross-Sectional Study Using Validated Questionnaires Urol Int. 2018; 100(3):346-352. . View in PubMed

Adherence to the European Association of Urology Guidelines: A National Survey among Italian Urologists Urol Int. 2018; 100(2):139-145. . View in PubMed

Determinant factors for chronic kidney disease after partial nephrectomy Oncoscience. 2018 Jan; 5(1-2):13-20. . View in PubMed

Future of Urology training Arch Esp Urol. 2018 Jan; 71(1):158-163. . View in PubMed

Health-related Quality of Life After Radical Cystectomy: A Cross-sectional Study With Matched-pair Analysis on Ileal Conduit vs Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder Diversion Urology. 2017 Oct; 108:82-89. . View in PubMed

Intraprostatic chronic inflammation is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer in patients elected to a first random biopsy set Tumori. 2017 Sep 18; 103(5):475-482. . View in PubMed

Prostate volume index stratified prostate cancer risk in patients elected to a first random biopsy set Tumori. 2017 Jul 31; 103(4):374-379. . View in PubMed

Liver Metastases From Renal Oncocytoma With Vascular Extension Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2017 Jul 04. . View in PubMed

Is Health-Related Quality of Life after Radical Cystectomy Using Validated Questionnaires Really Better in Patients with Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder Compared to Ileal Conduit: A Meta-Analysis of Retrospective Comparative Studies Curr Urol. 2017 Jul; 10(2):57-68. . View in PubMed

Preoperative Plasma Levels of Total Testosterone Associated with High Grade Pathology-Detected Prostate Cancer: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Study in a Contemporary Cohort of Patients Curr Urol. 2017 Jul; 10(2):72-80. . View in PubMed

A new training model for robot-assisted urethrovesical anastomosis and posterior muscle-fascial reconstruction: the Verona training technique J Robot Surg. 2017 Jun; 11(2):123-128. . View in PubMed

Impact of Preoperative Patient Characteristics and Flow Rate on Failure, Early Complications, and Voiding Dysfunction After a Transobturator Tape Procedure: A Multicentre Study Int Neurourol J. 2017 12; 21(4):282-288. . View in PubMed

Effectiveness and Safety of Oro-Dispersible Sildenafil in a New Film Formulation for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: Comparison Between Sildenafil 100-mg Film-Coated Tablet and 75-mg Oro-Dispersible Film J Sex Med. 2017 12; 14(12):1606-1611. . View in PubMed

Clinical Factors Predicting Tumour Upgrading in Patients Under Active Surveillance and Elected to Active Treatment after Disease Reclassification or Progression Urol Int. 2017; 99(2):186-193. . View in PubMed

Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the prostate: a case report Ecancermedicalscience. 2017; 11:789. . View in PubMed

Prostate Volume Index Associates with a Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer: Results of a Large Cohort of Patients Elected to a First Biopsy Set Urol Int. 2017; 98(1):22-27. . View in PubMed

Clinical Factors of Disease Reclassification or Progression in a Contemporary Cohort of Prostate Cancer Patients Elected to Active Surveillance Urol Int. 2017; 98(1):32-39. . View in PubMed

Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses in Young Patients Eur Urol Focus. 2016 Dec 15; 2(6):569-571. . View in PubMed

Chronic Inflammation in Prostate Biopsy Cores is an Independent Factor that Lowers the Risk of Prostate Cancer Detection and is Inversely Associated with the Number of Positive Cores in Patients Elected to a First Biopsy Curr Urol. 2016 May; 9(2):82-92. . View in PubMed

Prostate cancer volume associates with preoperative plasma levels of testosterone that independently predicts high grade tumours which show low densities (quotient testosterone/tumour volume) Asian J Urol. 2016 Jan; 3(1):26-32. . View in PubMed

High Testosterone Preoperative Plasma Levels Independently Predict Biopsy Gleason Score Upgrading in Men with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy Urol Int. 2016; 96(4):470-8. . View in PubMed

Association between postoperative thromboembolism prophylaxis and complications following urological surgery Exp Ther Med. 2016 Jan; 11(1):157-163. . View in PubMed

Quality of Life Assessment With Orthotopic Ileal Neobladder Reconstruction After Radical Cystectomy: Results From a Prospective Italian Multicenter Observational Study Urology. 2015 Nov; 86(5):974-9. . View in PubMed

Prostate chronic inflammation type IV and prostate cancer risk in patients undergoing first biopsy set: Results of a large cohort study Asian J Urol. 2015 Oct; 2(4):224-232. . View in PubMed

Development of a questionnaire specifically for patients with Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder (IONB) Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Sep 01; 12:135. . View in PubMed

Behavioural profile and human adaptation of survivors after radical cystectomy and ileal conduit Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Apr 07; 12:46. . View in PubMed

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