Sandro La Vignera

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Sandro La Vignera
Born
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsEndocrinology
InstitutionsUniversity of Catania
Websitesandrolavignera.it

Sandro La Vignera (born 27 July 1977 in Catania, Italy) is an Official Researcher of endocrinology, faculty of medicine at the University of Catania. He works at the University Hospital “Policlinico G. Rodolico” of Catania at the Operative Unit of Endocrinology.

Education[edit]

La Vignera earned his M.D. in 2002 at the University of Catania, the postgraduate degree in endocrinology in 2007 and a Ph.D. in andrological science, human reproduction and biotechnologies in 2012.

Research and career[edit]

La Vignera started his research career on reproductive endocrinology and male sexuality. Since 2012, he is assistant professor of endocrinology at the University Teaching Hospital “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, University of Catania.[1] He is the senior researcher and professor of andrology and endocrinology at the University of Catania. He has also been awarded the National Scientific Qualification as full professor of endocrinology.[2]

He authored over 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals on Pubmed. The research activity mainly focused on the endocrinological aspects of reproduction and human sexuality.

Awards and honors[edit]

La Vignera holds important positions at several scientific societies and journals. He is board member of the Master of Reproductive Biotechnology of the University of Catania. Delegate for the Sicilian Regional Health Department for continuing medical education. Treasurer of the Italian Society of Andrology and Medicine of Sexuality. Member of the regional executive council of the Italian Society of Endocrinology.[3] Academician of European Academy of Andrology. Member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports-Nature and Annals of Translational Medicine[4] and “Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics”. Guest editor for Journal of Clinical Medicine and Frontiers in Endocrinology.[5] He has been awarded as Best Under 40 Researcher in 2017 by the Italian Society of Endocrinology[6] and included in the Top Worldwide Scientists Database in 2019 by PLOS Biology.

Selected publications[edit]

  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Calogero, Aldo E.; Cannarella, Rossella; Mongioì, Laura M.; Duca, Ylenia; Cimino, Laura; Giacone, Filippo; Aversa, Antonio (2020). "Symptomatic late-onset hypogonadism but normal total testosterone: the importance of testosterone annual decrease velocity". Annals of Translational Medicine. 8 (5): 163. doi:10.21037/atm.2019.11.48. PMC 7154449. PMID 32309310.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Cannarella, Rossella; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Calogero, Aldo E. (13 March 2020). "Disorders of Puberty: Endocrinology of the Pre-Pubertal Testis". Journal of Clinical Medicine. 9 (3): 780. doi:10.3390/jcm9030780. PMC 7141315. PMID 32182985.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Cannarella, Rossella; Giacone, Filippo; Calogero, Aldo E. (2019). "Arterial erectile dysfunction is an early sign of vascular damage: the importance for the prevention of cardiovascular health". Annals of Translational Medicine. 7 (Suppl 3): S124. doi:10.21037/atm.2019.05.61. PMC 6685877. PMID 31576331.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Cannarella, Rossella; Calogero, Aldo E. (2019). "Thyroid Prostate Axis. Does It Really Exist?". The World Journal of Men's Health. 37 (3): 257–260. doi:10.5534/wjmh.190060. PMC 6704311. PMID 31190488.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Cannarella, Rossella; Duca, Ylenia; Calogero, Aldo E. (19 November 2018). "Sport, doping and female fertility". Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 16 (1): 108. doi:10.1186/s12958-018-0437-8. PMC 6241032. PMID 30449281.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Vita, Roberto; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Mongioì, Laura M.; Presti, Silvia; Benvenga, Salvatore; Calogero, Aldo E. (20 April 2017). "Impact of thyroid disease on testicular function". Endocrine. 58 (3): 397–407. doi:10.1007/s12020-017-1303-8. PMID 28429281.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Russo, G. I.; Morgia, G.; Calogero, A. E. (May 2016). "Endocrine control of benign prostatic hyperplasia". Andrology. 4 (3): 404–411. doi:10.1111/andr.12186. PMID 27089546.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Di Mauro, M.; Lo Presti, D.; Mongioì, L. M.; Russo, G.; Calogero, A. E. (November 2015). "Reproductive function in male patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus". Andrology. 3 (6): 1082–1087. doi:10.1111/andr.12097. PMID 26446574.
  • La Vignera, S.; Vicari, E.; Condorelli, R.A.; Franchina, C.; Scalia, G.; Morgia, G.; Perino, A.; Schillaci, R.; Calogero, A.E. (April 2015). "Prevalence of human papilloma virus infection in patients with male accessory gland infection". Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 30 (4): 385–391. doi:10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.12.016. PMID 25684094.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Burgio, G.; Vicari, E.; Favilla, V.; Russo, G. I.; Cimino, S.; Morgia, G.; Calogero, A. E. (September 2014). "Functional characterization of platelets in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction". Andrology. 2 (5): 709–715. doi:10.1111/j.2047-2927.2014.00255.x. PMID 25070238.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A.; Vicari, Enzo; Salmeri, Mario; Morgia, Giuseppe; Favilla, Vincenzo; Cimino, Sebastiano; Calogero, Aldo E. (1 January 2014). "Microbiological investigation in male infertility: a practical overview". Journal of Medical Microbiology. 63 (1): 1–14. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.062968-0. PMID 24072761.
  • La Vignera, Sandro; Condorelli, Rosita A; Balercia, Giancarlo; Vicari, Enzo; Calogero, Aldo E (March 2013). "Does alcohol have any effect on male reproductive function? A review of literature". Asian Journal of Andrology. 15 (2): 221–225. doi:10.1038/aja.2012.118. PMC 3739141. PMID 23274392.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Vicari, E.; Calogero, A. E. (3 November 2011). "Statins and Erectile Dysfunction: A Critical Summary of Current Evidence". Journal of Andrology. 33 (4): 552–558. doi:10.2164/jandrol.111.015230. PMID 22052777.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Vicari, E.; D'Agata, R.; Calogero, A. E. (28 July 2011). "Effects of the Exposure to Mobile Phones on Male Reproduction: A Review of the Literature". Journal of Andrology. 33 (3): 350–356. doi:10.2164/jandrol.111.014373. PMID 21799142.
  • La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Vicari, E.; Calogero, A. E. (27 January 2011). "Negative Effect of Increased Body Weight on Sperm Conventional and Nonconventional Flow Cytometric Sperm Parameters". Journal of Andrology. 33 (1): 53–58. doi:10.2164/jandrol.110.012120. PMID 21273503.

Books and chapters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Vicari, E.; D'Agata, R.; Calogero, A. E. (28 July 2011). "Effects of the Exposure to Mobile Phones on Male Reproduction: A Review of the Literature". Journal of Andrology. 33 (3): 350–356. doi:10.2164/jandrol.111.014373. PMID 21799142.
  2. ^ "Sandro Salvuccio Maria La Vignera". University of Catania.
  3. ^ "10th Congress of the European Academy of Andrology" (PDF). ECA 2018.
  4. ^ "Sandro La Vignera". Annals of Translational Medicine.
  5. ^ "Editorial Advisory Panel and Editorial Board". Nature.com.
  6. ^ "Sandro La Vignera miglior "Ricercatore under 40"". Bollettino d'Ateneo.

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