Chi siamo

Fabrizio Menchini Fabris, nato a Pisa il 21.9.39, Laureato in Medicina e Chirurgia nel 1964. Specializzato in: Endocrinologia ’67, Cardiologia ’69, Ematologia e Gastroenterologia ’70. E’ stato Professore di Andrologia nell’Università degli Studi di Pisa dal 1984 al 2008, direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in Andrologia, che è stata la prima in Europa, dal 1985 al 2008. Dal 1989-2008 è stato Primario Responsabile della Unità Operativa di Andrologia dell’ Università degli Studi di Pisa.

E’ stato docente presso:

  • Scuola di Specializzazione in Andrologia di Pisa
  • Scuola di Specializzazione in Ginecologia ed Ostetricia di Pisa
  • Scuola di Specializzazione in Dermatologia e Venereologia di Pisa
  • Scuola di Specializzazione di Servizio Sociale di Pisa

Presso la Scuola di specializzazione da lui diretta si sono formati:

  • 254 specialisti in Andrologia sul territorio Italiano;
  • 43 specialisti in Andrologia da altri paesi;
  • 30 perfezionati in sessuologia (a.a. ’92-’95)
  • 49 perfezionati in operatori di moduli in Andrologia (a.a.’94-’96)
  • 45 perfezionati in ecografia andrologica (’98-’02)
  • 104 partecipanti ai corsi di perfezionamento sull’infertilità maschile e sul deficit erettile (2000-’04)
  • 51 partecipanti al master in Andrologia2002-2008

Autore o coautore dei seguenti volumi:

  • Therapy in Andrology (1982)
  • Andrologia clinica e sociale (1985)
  • Oligospermia ed inseminazione artificiale (1987)
  • Infertilità di coppia: Aspetti preventivi, clinici e laboratoristici (1989)
  • Testo Atlante di ecografia in Andrologia (1989)
  • Therapy in Andrology (1991)
  • Update on Therapy in Andrology (1992)
  • Andrologia ’95, Monduzzi Ed. (1995)
  • Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Masson Ed. Milano
  • Atti X Trattato di Andrologia – Utet periodici- Volume I,II,II,IV,V
  • Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Andrologia, (1996), Monduzzi E., Bologna
  • The human testis: its role in reproduction and sexuality”, Pacini Editore, Pisa, (1999)
  • Ecografia Andrologica – Athena Medica (2003)
  • Trattato di Andrologia – collana Grandi temi UTET (2005)
  • Manuale di Andrologia ETS editore (2008)

Autore di capitoli dedicati all’andrologia in oltre 30 testi scientifici

Membro:

  • Jury internazionale “per le Scienze Andrologiche ” Axel Munthe (Capri)
  • Jury internazionale “Adam Prize” (Parigi)
  • della Commissione Scientifica dell’Istituto Internazionale per gli studi di informazione sanitaria (ISIS)
  • Commissione Nazionale per la lotta contro l’AIDS 1994 nel quadro del programma : “L’EUROPA CONTRO L’AIDS” (Il suo intervento a Bruxelles, , in qualità di Relatore ufficiale, determinò l’accoglimento del progetto)
  • Comitato Nazionale di Bioetica dal 1992 al 1994

Socio fondatore della Società Italiana di Andrologia, di cui è stato per due quadrienni Segretario.

Dal 1993 al 1996 è stato Presidente della Società Italiana di Andrologia.

Dal 1999 Coordinatore delle Sezioni Regionali della Società Italiana di Andrologia

Socio delle seguenti società scientifiche:

  • Società Italiana di Andrologia
  • Società Italiana di Urologia
  • American Society of Andrology
  • International Society of Andrology
  • European Academy of Andrology
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology
  • United States International Fundation for Study in Reproduction
  • European Society for Sexual Medicine
  • International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research

Editor per le seguenti riviste scientifiche:

  • ANDROLOGIA, Hamburg
  • ANDROLOGIE, Paris
  • ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA E ANDROLOGIA
  • ISSIR (International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research) Newsbulletin, The netherlands dal 2004

Fondatore del Giornale Italiano di Andrologia, Pisa – Organo Ufficiale della Società Italiana di Andrologia ora “Journal of andrological sciences”

Responsabile di ricerche in campo andrologico-urologico per le case farmaceutiche:

  • Pfizer 1998
  • Astra Zeneca 1998-1999
  • Takeda 1999
  • Eli Lilly 1999-2000
  • Takeda Italia Farmaceutici SpA 2000
  • Bayer 2000-2002
  • PPD 2005
  • Schering 2006

Premi e riconoscimenti

  • Commendatore al merito della Repubblica Italiana
  • Cavaliere dell’Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio
  • Lectorem Honoris Causa Universitas Compiutensis Madrid
  • Pan Arab Society of andrological sciences
  • Premio “Lamberto Coppola” 2002
  • Premio “Magna Grecia” 2005

Articoli internazionali pubblicati

1: Fusco F, Sicuteri R, Rossi A, Kontodimas S, Haro JM, Imbimbo C, Mirone V; Italian EDOS Study Group. Patterns of treatment with PDE5 inhibitors in the clinical practice in Italy: longitudinal data from the Erectile Dysfunction Observational Study. Asian J Androl. 2009 Sep;11(5):629-37. Epub 2009 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 19701217.

2: Fusco F, Lembo A, Ludovico GM, Pirozzi Farina F, Montorsi F, Menchini Fabris GF, Soli M, Scarpa RM, Gentile V, Motta M, Spera E, Casarico A, Sicuteri R, Rossi A, Mirone V. [Tadalafil versus sildenafil citrate in the treatment of ED:Italian patients’ preferences and explanatory notes.]. Urologia. 2008 January-March;75(1):24-31. Italian. PubMed PMID: 21086372.

3: Gianaroli L, Magli MC, Cavallini G, Crippa A, Nadalini M, Bernardini L, Menchini Fabris GF, Voliani S, Ferraretti AP. Frequency of aneuploidy in sperm from patients with extremely severe male factor infertility. Hum Reprod. 2005 Aug;20(8):2140-52. Epub 2005 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 15845594.

4: Carpi A, Menchini Fabris FG, Palego P, Di Coscio G, Romani R, Nardini V, Rossi G. Fine-needle and large-needle percutaneous aspiration biopsy of testicles in men with nonobstructive azoospermia: safety and diagnostic performance. Fertil Steril. 2005 Apr;83(4):1029-33. PubMed PMID: 15820816.

5: Paulis G, Conti E, Voliani S, Bertozzi MA, Sarteschi ML, Menchini Fabris F. Evaluation of the cytokines in genital secretions of patients with chronic prostatitis. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2003 Dec;75(4):179-86. PubMed PMID: 15005490.

6: Montorsi F, Althof SE, Sweeney M, Menchini-Fabris F, Sasso F, Giuliano F. Treatment satisfaction in patients with erectile dysfunction switching from prostaglandin E(1) intracavernosal injection therapy to oral sildenafil citrate. Int J Impot Res. 2003 Dec;15(6):444-9. PubMed PMID: 14671665.

7: Carpi A, Nicolini A, Sagripanti A, Menchini Fabris F, Righi C, Romani R, Di Coscio G. Large-needle aspiration biopsy for the preoperative selection of follicular adenoma diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration as a microfollicular nodule or suspected cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2002 Apr;25(2):209-12. PubMed PMID: 11943905.

8: Ducci M, Tedeschi D, Rossi P, Gazzano A, Villani C, Voliani S, Bertozzi MA, Martelli F, Menchini-Fabris F. Assessment of trans, trans-muconic acid in human seminal plasma. Andrologia. 2001 Sep;33(5):300-4. PubMed PMID: 11683706.

9: Turchi P, Sarteschi ML, Benelli R, Menchini Fabris FM. [Unexplained male infertility and testicular microlithiasis]. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2000 Dec;72(4):245-8. Italian. PubMed PMID: 11221047.

10: Sarteschi LM, Bertozzi A, Chiechi A, Palego PF, Porzano A, Rossi P, Turchi P, Menchini Fabris F. [Tridimensional ultrasonography in andrology]. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2000 Dec;72(4):168-73. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 11221031.

11: Carpi A, Nicolini A, Sagripanti A, Righi C, Menchini Fabris F, Di Coscio G. Large-needle aspiration biopsy for the preoperative selection of palpable thyroid nodules diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration as a microfollicular nodule or suspected cancer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Jun;113(6):872-7. PubMed PMID: 10874889.

12: Bertelloni S, Baroncelli GI, Ferdeghini M, Menchini-Fabris F, Saggese G. Final height, gonadal function and bone mineral density of adolescent males with central precocious puberty after therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues. Eur J Pediatr. 2000 May;159(5):369-74. PubMed PMID: 10834524.

13: Parazzini F, Menchini Fabris F, Bortolotti A, Calabrò A, Chatenoud L, Colli E, Landoni M, Lavezzari M, Turchi P, Sessa A, Mirone V. Frequency and determinants of erectile dysfunction in Italy. Eur Urol. 2000 Jan;37(1):43-9. PubMed PMID: 10671784.

14: Ubaldi F, Nagy ZP, Rienzi L, Tesarik J, Anniballo R, Franco G, Menchini-Fabris F, Greco E. Reproductive capacity of spermatozoa from men with testicular failure. Hum Reprod. 1999 Nov;14(11):2796-800. PubMed PMID: 10548625.

15: Carpi A, Menchini Fabris F, Gorini I, Gaeta P, Romani R, Marchetti A. A percutaneous large-needle aspiration biopsy technique for histologic examination of the testis in infertile patients. Fertil Steril. 1999 Apr;71(4):756-60. PubMed PMID: 10202893.

16: Carpi A, Menchini Fabris F, Ferrari E, Sagripanti A, Nicolini A, Romani R, Di Coscio G. Aspiration needle biopsy in preoperative selection of thyroid nodules defined at fine-needle aspiration as microfollicular lesions. Am J Clin Oncol. 1999 Feb;22(1):65-9. PubMed PMID: 10025384.

17: Rossi P, Menchini Fabris F, Fiorini I, Palego P, Simi S, Rossi B, Sarteschi LM, Carpi A. Comparison between plasma concentrations of testosterone, nitric oxide and endothelin 1-2 in penile and brachial venous blood: preliminary results in men with psychogenic impotence. Biomed Pharmacother. 1998;52(7-8):308-10.
PubMed PMID: 9809174.

18: Sarteschi LM, Montorsi F, Menchini Fabris F, Guazzoni G, Lencioni R, Rigatti P. Cavernous arterial and arteriolar circulation in patients with erectile dysfunction: a power Doppler study. J Urol. 1998 Feb;159(2):428-32. PubMed PMID: 9649256.

19: Focarelli R, Giuffrida A, Capparelli S, Scibona M, Menchini Fabris F, Francavilla F, Francavilla S, Giovampaola CD, Rosati F. Specific localization in the equatorial region of gp20, a 20 kDa sialylglycoprotein of the capacitated human spermatozoon acquired during epididymal transit which is necessary to penetrate zona-free hamster eggs. Mol Hum Reprod. 1998 Feb;4(2):119-25. PubMed PMID: 9542968.

20: Giannessi F, Ruffoli R, Giambelluca MA, Morelli G, Menchini Fabris F. Cytochemical localisation of the NADPH diaphorase activity in the Leydig cells of the mouse. Histochem Cell Biol. 1998 Mar;109(3):241-8. PubMed PMID: 9541472.

21: Ruffoli R, Menchini Fabris F, Giambelluca MA, Giannessi F. Ultrastructural demonstration of the NADPH-diaphorase activity in peritubular myoid cells and fibroblasts of the lamina propria of the mouse seminiferous tubules. In Vivo. 1997 Jul-Aug;11(4):319-24. PubMed PMID: 9292298.

22: Menchini-Fabris F, Rossi P, Palego P, Simi S, Turchi P. Declining sperm counts in Italy during the past 20 years. Andrologia. 1996 Nov-Dec;28(6):304. PubMed PMID: 9021039.

23: Menchini Fabris GF, Cilurzo P. [Prostatic-vesical inflammation and sexual problems]. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 1996 Sep;48(3):151-6. Italian. PubMed PMID: 8966652.

24: Curri SB, Menchini Fabris F. Evidence and results obtained with a new trans-epidermal barrier (T.E.B.) drug in the medical treatment of vascular impotence. Boll Chim Farm. 1996 May;135(5):316-34. Review. PubMed PMID: 8942060.

25: Scibona M, Meschini P, Capparelli S, Pecori C, Rossi P, Menchini Fabris GF. [L-arginine and male infertility]. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 1994 Dec;46(4):251-3. Italian. PubMed PMID: 7701414.

26: Sarteschi M, Turchi P, Paoli R, Sabò C, Massei A, Massei P, Menchini Fabris GF. [Echographic aspects of gynecomastia]. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 1993 Aug;65(4):331-5. Italian. PubMed PMID: 8353536.

27: Canale D, Scaricabarozzi I, Giorgi P, Turchi P, Ducci M, Menchini-Fabris GF. Use of a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, nimesulide, in the treatment of abacterial prostatovesiculitis. Andrologia. 1993 May-Jun;25(3):163-6. PubMed PMID: 8517557.

28: Canale D, Turchi P, Giorgi PM, Scaricabarozzi I, Menchini-Fabris GF. Treatment of abacterial prostato-vesiculitis with nimesulide. Drugs. 1993;46 Suppl 1:147-50. PubMed PMID: 7506156.

29: Menchini-Fabris GF, Turchi P, Canale D. Medical treatment of male infertility. Int J Fertil. 1992 Nov-Dec;37(6):330-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 1360451.

30: Giorgi PM, Canale D, Turchi P, Cilurzo P, Sarteschi M, Menchini Fabris GF. [Recent diagnostic and therapeutic aspects in male sexual impotence]. Recenti Prog Med. 1992 Nov;83(11):614-20. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 1287749.

31: Canale D, Cilurzo P, Giorgi PM, Menchini Fabris GF. [Transdermal therapy of erectile insufficiency]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1992 Sep;64(3):263-6. Italian. PubMed PMID: 1439854.

32: Giorgi PM, Turchi P, Canale D, Menchini Fabris GF. [Endocrine therapy of sexual impotence in men]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1992 Sep;64(3):239-40. Italian. PubMed PMID: 1439849.

33: Cilurzo P, Canale D, Turchi P, Giorgi PM, Menchini Fabris GF. [The Rigiscan system in the diagnosis of male sexual impotence]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1992 Jun;64 Suppl 2:81-5. Italian. PubMed PMID: 1411603.

34: Sarteschi M, Paoli R, Menchini-Fabris GF, Carletti C. [Defects in canalization of seminal pathways]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1992 Jun;64 Suppl 2:103-8. Italian. PubMed PMID: 1411583.

35: Menchini-Fabris GF, Canale D, Hafez ES, Merino G. 2d International Congress on therapy in Andrology. Arch Androl. 1992 Jan-Feb;28(1):63-9. PubMed PMID: 1347988.

36: Mancini A, De Marinis L, Fiumara C, Saporosi A, Fabrizi ML, Menini E, Turchi P, Menchini-Fabris GF. Effects of progesterone administration on follicle-stimulating hormone and prolactin release in estrogen treated eugonadal adult men. Andrologia. 1991 Sep-Oct;23(5):373-9. PubMed PMID: 1801612.

37: Simi P, Voliani S, Rossi S, Olivieri L, Menchini Fabris F. Pericentric inversion of chromosome 5: a possible threat to male fertility? Acta Eur Fertil. 1991 Mar-Apr;22(2):117-9. PubMed PMID: 1746213.

38: Canale D, Mais V, Turchi P, Andreini F, Melis GB, Menchini-Fabris GF. Ultrasound monitoring of testis and prostate maturation in hypogonadotropic hypogonadic males during gonadotropin-releasing hormone treatment. Fertil Steril. 1990 Mar;53(3):537-40. PubMed PMID: 2106457.

39: Menchini-Fabris GF, Turchi P, Giorgi PM, Canale D. Diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in patients affected by chronic renal failure on hemodialysis. Contrib Nephrol. 1990;77:24-33. PubMed PMID: 2344743.

40: Bellorofonte C, Ruoppolo M, Tura M, Zaatar C, Tombolini P, Menchini Fabris GF. [Possibility of using the piezoelectric lithotriptor in the treatment of severe cavernous fibrosis]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1989 Dec;61(4):417-22. Italian. PubMed PMID: 2532407.

41: Menchini Fabris GF, Turchi P, Maretti C. [Male infertility: current diagnosis and therapy]. G Clin Med. 1989 Jun-Jul;70(6-7):403-13. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 2670652.

42: Canale D, Voliani S, Izzo PL, Esposito G, Giorgi PM, Ferdeghini M, Meschini P, Menchini-Fabris GF. Human seminal transferrin: correlation with seminal and hormonal parameters. Andrologia. 1988 Sep-Oct;20(5):379-83. PubMed PMID: 3207195.

43: Menchini-Fabris GF, Giorgi P, Andreini F, Canale D, Paoli R, Sarteschi ML. [New perspectives on the use of Pygeum Africanum in prostato-bladder pathology]. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1988 Sep;60(3):313-22. Italian. PubMed PMID: 2975866.

44: Melis GB, Paoletti AM, Strigini F, Menchini Fabris F, Canale D, Fioretti P. Pharmacologic induction of multiple follicular development improves the success rate of artificial insemination with husband’s semen in couples with male-related or unexplained infertility. Fertil Steril. 1987 Mar;47(3):441-5. PubMed PMID: 3104096.

45: Canale D, Bartelloni M, Negroni A, Meschini P, Izzo PL, Bianchi B, Menchini-Fabris GF. Zinc in human semen. Int J Androl. 1986 Dec;9(6):477-80. PubMed PMID: 3570537.

46: Basile-Fasolo C, Izzo PL, Canale D, Menchini Fabris GF. Doppler sonography, contact scrotal thermography and venography: a comparative study in evaluation of subclinical varicocele. Int J Fertil. 1986;30(4):62-4. PubMed PMID: 2890598.

47: Miccoli R, Giampietro O, Tognarelli M, Basile Fasolo C, Menchini Fabris GF, Lenzi S, Rossi B, Navalesi R. Prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in non-insulin dependent (type II) diabetic males. Acta Eur Fertil. 1985 Jul-Aug;16(4):241-4. PubMed PMID: 2933914.

48: Menchini-Fabris FG, Canale D, Voliani S, Di Coscio M, Izzo P, Olivieri L. Four cases of XX males: endocrine and clinical features. Acta Eur Fertil. 1985 Jan-Feb;16(1):41-5. PubMed PMID: 4040306.

49: Menchini-Fabris GF, Canale D, Basile-Fasolo C, Di Coscio M, Izzo PL, Giannotti P, Marino P, Servadio L, Baldassari S, Fratta M. Varicocele and male subfertility: prognostical criteria in the surgical treatment. Andrologia. 1985 Jan-Feb;17(1):16-21. PubMed PMID: 3993999.

50: Foresta C, Menchini Fabris GF, Mioni R, Sicolo N, Scandellari C. Effects of naloxone on gonadotropin secretion in Klinefelter syndrome. Andrologia. 1984 Sep-Oct;16(5):397-405. PubMed PMID: 6437280.

51: Menchini-Fabris GF, Canale D, Izzo PL, Olivieri L, Bartelloni M. Free L-carnitine in human semen: its variability in different andrologic pathologies. Fertil Steril. 1984 Aug;42(2):263-7. PubMed PMID: 6430725.

52: Izzo PL, Canale D, Bianchi B, Meschini P, Esposito G, Menchini Fabris GF, Fasani R, Ohnmeiss H. The treatment of male subfertility with kallikrein. Andrologia. 1984 Mar-Apr;16(2):156-61. PubMed PMID: 6377970.

53: Basile Fasolo C, Canale D, Marino P, Izzo PL, Gori G, Voliani S, Servadio L, Menchini Fabris GF. Clinical study and results of surgical treatment in 146 oligospermic men with varicocele. Ital J Surg Sci. 1984;14(1):71-3. PubMed PMID: 6746268.

54: Olivieri L, Voliani Olivieri S, Venturini S, Bianchi B, Gavirani G, Menchini Fabris GF. [Cytogenetic study of the children of the municipality of Massa (Massa Carrara)]. Minerva Med. 1983 Sep 8;74(34):1963-6. Italian. PubMed PMID: 6888773.

55: Pazzagli M, Giusti G, Forti G, Fiorelli G, Menchini-Fabris F, Scarselli GF, Guazzelli R, Conti C, Borrelli D, Cicchi P, Serio M. Seminal plasma levels of testosterone and 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone in azoospermic patients. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1979 Jul;11(1):11-4. PubMed PMID: 519868.

56: Vegni-Talluri M, Menchini-Fabris F, Renieri T. A possible haploid effect in acrosome malformations of human spermatozoa. Andrologia. 1977 Oct-Dec;9(4):315-22. PubMed PMID: 596658.

57: Menchini Fabris GF, Bianchi B. [Evaluation of the action of a new non-steroidal estrogen (Zeranolo-Ralone)]. Minerva Ginecol. 1977 Mar;29(3):225-32. Italian. PubMed PMID: 865724.

58: Menchini Fabris F, Bianchi B, Berni GL, Mariani M. [Controlled trial using pinazepam in subjects with endocrine diseases]. Clin Ter. 1976 Jun 30;77(6):543-51. Italian. PubMed PMID: 12903.