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  1. Research article

    Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of somatic afferent nerves in the foot relieved symptoms related to postoperative bladder spasms

    Bladder spasm is a common side effect of urological surgery. Main treatment modalities include opioids or anticholinergic medication; however, bladder spasms still occur even after these interventions. Recent ...

    Chanjuan Zhang, Zhiying Xiao, Xiulin Zhang, Liqiang Guo, Wendong Sun, Changfeng Tai, Zhaoqun Jiang and Yuqiang Liu

    BMC Urology 2017 17:58

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  2. Research article

    The influence of prior laparoscopic experience on learning laparoendoscopic single site surgery: a prospective comparative preliminary study using cystorraphy in a live porcine model

    The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of prior laparoscopic experience on the ability to learn laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) skills.

    U-Syn Ha, Kyu Won Lee, Sun Wook Kim, Seung Hyun Jeon, Tae Gyun Kwon, Hyung Keun Park and Sung-Hoo Hong

    BMC Urology 2017 17:57

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Patient driven care in the management of prostate cancer: analysis of the United States military healthcare system

    Patient preferences are assumed to impact healthcare resource utilization, especially treatment options. There is limited data exploring this phenomenon. We sought to identify factors associated with patients ...

    Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Jeffrey J. Leow, Matthew Mossanen, Ritam Chowdhury, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Joel S. Weissman and Steven L. Chang

    BMC Urology 2017 17:56

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Assessment of free-hand transperineal targeted prostate biopsy using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound fusion in Chinese men with prior negative biopsy and elevated prostate-specific antigen

    To evaluate the role of free-hand transperineal targeted prostate biopsy using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound (mpMRI-TRUS) fusion in Chinese men with repeated biopsy.

    Huibo Lian, Junlong Zhuang, Wei Wang, Bing Zhang, Jiong Shi, Danyan Li, Yao Fu, Xuping Jiang, Weimin Zhou and Hongqian Guo

    BMC Urology 2017 17:52

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Impact of a protein-based assay that predicts prostate cancer aggressiveness on urologists’ recommendations for active treatment or active surveillance: a randomized clinical utility trial

    Of the more than 1.1 million men diagnosed worldwide annually with prostate cancer, the majority have indolent tumors. Distinguishing between aggressive and indolent cancer is an important clinical challenge. ...

    John W. Peabody, Lisa M. DeMaria, Diana Tamondong-Lachica, Jhiedon Florentino, M. Czarina Acelajado, Othman Ouenes, Jerome P. Richie and Trever Burgon

    BMC Urology 2017 17:51

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  6. Research article

    The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicts adrenocortical carcinoma and is correlated with the prognosis

    The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported as a biomarker for some solid malignant diseases. Thus far, however, no reports of the relationship between the NLR and adrenal tumors have been published. ...

    Taku Mochizuki, Takashi Kawahara, Daiji Takamoto, Kazuhide Makiyama, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Masahiro Yao and Hiroji Uemura

    BMC Urology 2017 17:49

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Comparison of the efficacy and safety of URSL, RPLU, and MPCNL for treatment of large upper impacted ureteral stones: a randomized controlled trial

    There are three minimally invasive methods for the management of large upper impacted ureteral stones: mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL), transurethral ureteroscope lithotripsy (URSL), and retroperiton...

    Yunyan Wang, Bing Zhong, Xiaosong Yang, Gongcheng Wang, Peijin Hou and Junsong Meng

    BMC Urology 2017 17:50

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Intraoperative and postoperative feasibility and safety of total tubeless, tubeless, small-bore tube, and standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 16 randomized controlled trials

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is performed to treat relatively large renal stones. Recent publications indicate that tubeless and total tubeless (stentless) PCNL is safe in selected patients. We performe...

    Joo Yong Lee, Seong Uk Jeh, Man Deuk Kim, Dong Hyuk Kang, Jong Kyou Kwon, Won Sik Ham, Young Deuk Choi and Kang Su Cho

    BMC Urology 2017 17:48

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Performance characteristics of prostate-specific antigen density and biopsy core details to predict oncological outcome in patients with intermediate to high-risk prostate cancer underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

    Many urologic surgeons refer to biopsy core details for decision making in cases of localized prostate cancer (PCa) to determine whether an extended resection and/or lymph node dissection should be performed. ...

    Masahiro Yashi, Akinori Nukui, Yuumi Tokura, Kohei Takei, Issei Suzuki, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Hideo Yuki, Tsunehito Kambara, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Yasushi Kaji and Takao Kamai

    BMC Urology 2017 17:47

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Life after prostate cancer treatment: a mixed methods study of the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners

    Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and sexual dysfunction is the most frequently reported long-term side effect of prostate cancer surgery or radiation. The aim of this study was to exam...

    Jeffrey A. Albaugh, Nat Sufrin, Brittany R. Lapin, Jacqueline Petkewicz and Sandi Tenfelde

    BMC Urology 2017 17:45

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  11. Case report

    Jack stone in the bladder: case report of a rare entity

    Jackstone is a bladder stone that has a similar appearance to toy jacks. However review of the English language medical literature revealed only a few previous reports of jackstone calculus.

    Duminda Subasinghe, Serozsha Goonewardena and Vickneswaran Kathiragamathamby

    BMC Urology 2017 17:40

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  12. Case report

    A rare presentation of metastatic prostate cancer, initially a suspect for urothelial cell carcinoma of the ureter: a case report

    The most common metastatic sites of prostate cancer are the lymph nodes and bone. Ureteral metastasis from prostate cancer is very unusual and only a few cases have been reported.

    Ho Seok Chung, Myung Soo Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Suk Hee Heo and Chan Choi

    BMC Urology 2017 17:37

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  13. Research article

    A retrospective study of treatment persistence and adherence to α-blocker plus antimuscarinic combination therapies, in men with LUTS/BPH in the Netherlands

    To assess treatment persistence and adherence in men ≥45 years of age with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using prescription records from the Netherland...

    Marcus J. Drake, Sally Bowditch, Emilio Arbe, Zalmai Hakimi, Florent Guelfucci, Ikbel Amri and Jameel Nazir

    BMC Urology 2017 17:36

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Qualitative insights into how men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance negotiate stress and uncertainty

    Active surveillance is a management strategy for men diagnosed with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancer in which their cancer is monitored and treatment is delayed. This study investigated the primary coping...

    Emily M. Mader, Hsin H. Li, Kathleen D. Lyons, Christopher P. Morley, Margaret K. Formica, Scott D. Perrapato, Brian H. Irwin, John D. Seigne, Elias S. Hyams, Terry Mosher, Mark T. Hegel and Telisa M. Stewart

    BMC Urology 2017 17:35

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Lymphoepithelioma-like, a variant of urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report and systematic review for optimal treatment modality for disease-free survival

    Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare high-grade carcinoma that resembles nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelioma and can occur throughout the body. First reported in 1991, bladder LELC has an incidence o...

    Andy W. Yang, Aydin Pooli, Subodh M. Lele, Ina W. Kim, Judson D. Davies and Chad A. LaGrange

    BMC Urology 2017 17:34

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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