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  1. 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

  2. Research article

    The addition of a sagittal image fusion improves the prostate cancer detection in a sensor-based MRI /ultrasound fusion guided targeted biopsy

    To explore the diagnostic benefit of an additional image fusion of the sagittal plane in addition to the standard axial image fusion, using a sensor-based MRI/US fusion platform.

    Karsten Günzel, Hannes Cash, John Buckendahl, Maximilian Königbauer, Patrick Asbach, Matthias Haas, Jörg Neymeyer, Stefan Hinz, Kurt Miller and Carsten Kempkensteffen

    BMC Urology 2017 17:7

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  3. Research article

    PD-L1 expression in papillary renal cell carcinoma

    The immune escape or tolerance of cancer cells is considered to be closely involved in cancer progression. Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is an inhibitory receptor expressed on activating T cells, and several types...

    Takanobu Motoshima, Yoshihiro Komohara, Chaoya Ma, Arni Kusuma Dewi, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Sohsuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Shohei Kitada, Yoshiaki Kawano, Wataru Takahashi, Masaaki Sugimoto, Motohiro Takeya, Naohiro Fujimoto, Yoshinao Oda and Masatoshi Eto

    BMC Urology 2017 17:8

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictive biomarker for response to high dose interleukin-2 in patients with renal cell carcinoma

    Immunotherapy with high-dose interleukin-2 (HD-IL2) results in long-term survival in some metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients but has significant acute toxicities. Biomarkers predicting response to...

    James A. Kuzman, David D. Stenehjem, Joseph Merriman, Archana M. Agarwal, Shiven B. Patel, Andrew W. Hahn, Anitha Alex, Dan Albertson, David M. Gill and Neeraj Agarwal

    BMC Urology 2017 17:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Fulranumab in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: observations from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

    This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fulranumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against nerve growth factor (NGF), for pain relief in patients with interstitial cystitis/b...

    Hao Wang, Lucille J. Russell, Kathleen M. Kelly, Steven Wang and John Thipphawong

    BMC Urology 2017 17:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Research article

    Developing a preoperative predictive model for ureteral length for ureteral stent insertion

    Ureteral stenting has been a fundamental part of various urological procedures. Selecting a ureteral stent of optimal length is important for decreasing the incidence of stent migration and complications. The ...

    Takashi Kawahara, Kentaro Sakamaki, Hiroki Ito, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Hideyuki Terao, Kazuhide Makiyama, Hiroji Uemura, Masahiro Yao, Hiroshi Miyamoto and Junichi Matsuzaki

    BMC Urology 2016 16:70

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  9. Study protocol

    Protocol for a prospective, randomized study on neurophysiological assessment of lower urinary tract function in a healthy cohort

    Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and a large proportion of these symptoms are known to be associated with a dysfunction of the afferent pathways. Diagnostic tools for an objective and reproduc...

    Stéphanie van der Lely, Martina Stefanovic, Melanie R. Schmidhalter, Marta Pittavino, Reinhard Furrer, Martina D. Liechti, Martin Schubert, Thomas M. Kessler and Ulrich Mehnert

    BMC Urology 2016 16:69

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    Circumcision-related tragedies seen in children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

    Circumcision is a common minor surgical procedure and it is performed to a varying extent across countries and religions. Despite being a minor surgical procedure, major complications may result from it. In Gh...

    Kwaku Addai Arhin Appiah, Christian Kofi Gyasi-Sarpong, Roland Azorliade, Ken Aboah, Dennis Odai Laryea, Kwaku Otu-Boateng, Kofi Baah-Nyamekye, Patrick Opoku Manu Maison, Douglas Arthur, Isaac Opoku Antwi, Benjamin Frimpong-Twumasi, Edwin Mwintiereh Yenli, Samuel Kodzo Togbe and George Amoah

    BMC Urology 2016 16:65

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  12. Research article

    Patient preferences for treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer in Japan: a discrete-choice experiment

    Up to a fifth of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC) will develop castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), which has been associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to consider th...

    Hiroji Uemura, Nobuaki Matsubara, Go Kimura, Akito Yamaguchi, Dianne Athene Ledesma, Marco DiBonaventura, Ateesha F. Mohamed, Enrique Basurto, Ian McKinnon, Ed Wang, Kristen Concialdi, Aya Narimatsu and Yasuko Aitoku

    BMC Urology 2016 16:63

    Published on: 4 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2017 17:20

  13. Research article

    Genomic copy number variation association study in Caucasian patients with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism

    Copy number variation (CNV) is a potential contributing factor to many genetic diseases. Here we investigated the potential association of CNV with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism, the most common male congenital ...

    Yanping Wang, Jin Li, Thomas F. Kolon, Alicia Olivant Fisher, T. Ernesto Figueroa, Ahmad H. BaniHani, Jennifer A. Hagerty, Ricardo Gonzalez, Paul H. Noh, Rosetta M. Chiavacci, Kisha R. Harden, Debra J. Abrams, Deborah Stabley, Cecilia E. Kim, Katia Sol-Church, Hakon Hakonarson…

    BMC Urology 2016 16:62

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  14. Research article

    New medical treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia and future perspectives

    Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in men are a common clinical problem in urology and have been historically strictly linked to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which may lead to bladder outlet obstructio...

    Simone Albisinni, Ibrahim Biaou, Quentin Marcelis, Fouad Aoun, Cosimo De Nunzio and Thierry Roumeguère

    BMC Urology 2016 16:58

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  15. Research article

    Cancer-specific and overall survival in patients with recurrent prostate cancer who underwent salvage extended pelvic lymph node dissection

    The aim was to evaluate cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence who underwent salvage extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND), taking in...

    Daniar K. Osmonov, Alexey V. Aksenov, David Trick, Carsten M. Naumann, Moritz F. Hamann, Amr Abou Faddan and Klaus-Peter Jünemann

    BMC Urology 2016 16:56

    Published on: 6 September 2016

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