Endourology and technology

Section edited by Salvatore Micali

This section considers submissions that demonstrate advances in urological minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic, laparoscopic and endourologic surgery. Research papers which report new technologies and their application in clinical practice are also considered.

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  1. Research article

    The resonance® metallic ureteric stent in the treatment of chronic ureteric obstruction: a safety and efficacy analysis from a contemporary clinical series

    We evaluate the efficacy and safety of metallic ureteric stenting using the Cook Resonance® stent in the treatment of chronic ureteric obstruction of benign and malignant aetiology. Published experience of usi...

    C. Patel, D. Loughran, R. Jones, M. Abdulmajed and I. Shergill

    BMC Urology 2017 17:16

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Multi-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy combined with EMS lithotripsy for bilateral complex renal stones: our experience

    The treatment of bilateral complex renal stones is a tough challenge for urologists. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of bilateral ultrasonography-guided multi-tract percutaneous nephroli...

    Taisheng Liang, Chenming Zhao, Gang Wu, Botao Tang, Xiangdong Luo, Shangguang Lu, Yu Dong and Huan Yang

    BMC Urology 2017 17:15

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for the treatment of kidney stones up to 2 cm in patients with solitary kidney: a single centre experience

    To compare the treatment outcomes between percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for the management of stones larger than 2 cm in patients with solitary kidney.

    Yunjin Bai, Xiaoming Wang, Yubo Yang, Ping Han and Jia Wang

    BMC Urology 2017 17:9

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  4. Research article

    The “Guidewire-Coil”-Technique to prevent retrograde stone migration of ureteric calculi during intracorporeal lithothripsy

    Stone retropulsion represents a challenge for intracorporeal lithotripsy of ureteral calculi. The consequences are an increased duration and cost of surgery as well as decreased stone-free rates. The use of ad...

    Nici Markus Dreger, Friedrich Carl von Rundstedt, Stephan Roth, Alexander Sascha Brandt and Stephan Degener

    BMC Urology 2017 17:3

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  5. Research article

    A Randomized Study of Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) with the aid of a patented suctioning sheath in the treatment of renal calculus complicated by pyonephrosis by one surgery

    Calculus pyonephrosis is difficult to manage. The aim of this study is to explore the value of a patented suctioning sheath assisted minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) in the treatment of ...

    Jianrong Huang, Leming Song, Donghua Xie, Monong Li, Xiaolin Deng, Min Hu, Zuofeng Peng, Tairong Liu, Chuance Du, Lei Yao, Shengfeng Liu, Shulin Guo and Jiuqing Zhong

    BMC Urology 2016 16:71

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  6. Research article

    Combination therapy only shows short-term superiority over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms – outcome from a randomized controlled trial

    Controversy remains on the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRSs). We tend to explore if there is a necessity of combination therapy.

    Qinyu Liu, Banghua Liao, Ruochen Zhang, Tao Jin, Liang Zhou, Deyi Luo, Jiaming Liu, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    BMC Urology 2016 16:66

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  7. Case report

    Spontaneous ureteric rupture, a reality or a faux pas?

    Rupture of the urinary collecting system with or without any perinephric extravasation is an extremely rare occurrence and usually known to occur following an obstructive pathology.

    Gaurav Aggarwal and Samiran Das Adhikary

    BMC Urology 2016 16:37

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Defining competency in flexible cystoscopy: a novel approach using cumulative Sum analysis

    Flexible cystoscopy (FC) is one of the most frequently performed urological intervention. Cumulative sum analysis (CUSUM) allows objective assessment of a proceduralist’s performance to ensure acceptable outco...

    Kenneth R. MacKenzie and Jonathan Aning

    BMC Urology 2016 16:31

    Published on: 13 June 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2016 16:57

  9. Research article

    Pure retroperitoneal natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) transvaginal nephrectomy using standard laparoscopic instruments: a safety and feasibility study in a porcine model

    Among the different organs used for NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery) technique, the transvaginal approach may be the optimal choice because of a simple and secure closure of colpotomy si...

    Dechao Wei, Yili Han, Mingchuan Li, Yongxing Wang, Yatong Chen, Yong Luo and Yongguang Jiang

    BMC Urology 2016 16:29

    Published on: 11 June 2016

  10. Research article

    Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy after the second transurethral resection significantly decreases recurrence in patients with new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer

    The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy after a second transurethral resection (TUR) in new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer.

    Keitaro Iida, Taku Naiki, Noriyasu Kawai, Toshiki Etani, Ryosuke Ando, Yosuke Ikegami, Takehiko Okamura, Hiroki Kubota, Atsushi Okada, Kenjiro Kohri and Takahiro Yasui

    BMC Urology 2016 16:8

    Published on: 27 February 2016

  11. Research article

    Flexible and rigid ureteroscopy in outpatient surgery

    Outpatient surgery is critical to improve health care costs. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the results of outpatient treatment of upper tract urinary stones by rigid or flexible ureterosco...

    Abeni Oitchayomi, Arnaud Doerfler, Sophie Le Gal, Charles Chawhan and Xavier Tillou

    BMC Urology 2016 16:6

    Published on: 28 January 2016

  12. Research article

    Rethinking of ureteral stent removal using an extraction string; what patients feel and what is patients' preference? : a randomized controlled study

    Ureteral stent removal using an extraction string is advantageous because it can obviate an invasive cystoscopy, but there is a paucity of data on how patients feel about it, and how bothersome or beneficial i...

    Dae Ji Kim, Jeong Hwan Son, Seok Heun Jang, Jae Won Lee, Dae Sung Cho and Chae Hong Lim

    BMC Urology 2015 15:121

    Published on: 9 December 2015

  13. Research article

    Site-dependent and interindividual variations in Denonvilliers’ fascia: a histological study using donated elderly male cadavers

    Site-dependent and interindividual histological differences in Denonvilliers’ fascia (DF) are not well understood. This study aimed to examine site-dependent and interindividual differences in DF and to determ...

    Kuniyasu Muraoka, Nobuyuki Hinata, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Gen Murakami, Ashutosh K Tewari and Atsushi Takenaka

    BMC Urology 2015 15:42

    Published on: 12 May 2015

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