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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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    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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    Preserved micturition after intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injection for treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease

    To assess the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA (OnabotA) injection treatment in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD), especially for patients with Parkinson d...

    Stephanie C. Knüpfer, Susanne A. Schneider, Mareike M. Averhoff, Carsten M. Naumann, Günther Deuschl, Klaus-Peter Jünemann and Moritz F. Hamann

    BMC Urology 2016 16:55

    Published on: 5 September 2016

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    Diagnostic and treatment factors associated with poor survival from prostate cancer are differentially distributed between regional and metropolitan Victoria, Australia

    Men diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) in specific regional areas in Victoria, Australia have a poorer five-year survival rate compared to men living elsewhere in Victoria. This study aims to describe patter...

    Rasa Ruseckaite, Fanny Sampurno, Jeremy Millar, Mark Frydenberg and Sue Evans

    BMC Urology 2016 16:54

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  8. Research article

    Rates of prostate surgery and acute urinary retention for benign prostatic hyperplasia in men treated with dutasteride or finasteride

    Previous studies have suggested a greater benefit for various outcomes in men diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who are treated with dutasteride than for men treated with finasteride. This stud...

    Josephina G. Kuiper, Irene D. Bezemer, Maurice T. Driessen, Averyan Vasylyev, Claus G. Roehrborn, Fernie J. A. Penning-van Beest and Ron M. C. Herings

    BMC Urology 2016 16:53

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  9. Research article

    Clinical significance of CDH13 promoter methylation as a biomarker for bladder cancer: a meta-analysis

    Methylation of the tumor suppressor gene H-cadherin (CDH13) has been reported in many cancers. However, the clinical effect of the CDH13 methylation status of patients with bladder cancer remains to be clarified.

    Feng Chen, Tao Huang, Yu Ren, Junjun Wei, Zhongguan Lou, Xue Wang, Xiaoxiao Fan, Yirun Chen, Guobin Weng and Xuping Yao

    BMC Urology 2016 16:52

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  10. Research article

    Physical activity before radical prostatectomy reduces sick leave after surgery - results from a prospective, non-randomized controlled clinical trial (LAPPRO)

    Studies have reported that early physical rehabilitation after surgical procedures is associated with improved outcome measured as shorter hospital stay and enhanced recovery. The aim of this study was to expl...

    E. Angenete, U. Angerås, M. Börjesson, J. Ekelund, M. Gellerstedt, T. Thorsteinsdottir, G. Steineck and E. Haglind

    BMC Urology 2016 16:50

    Published on: 16 August 2016

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    The combination of herbal medicine Weng-li-tong with Tolterodine may be better than Tolterodine alone in the treatment of overactive bladder in women: a randomized placebo-controlled prospective trial

    To assess the efficacy and safety of the herbal medicine, Weng-li-tong (WLT) as monotherapy or combined with tolterodine in women with overactive bladder (OAB).

    Dong-dong Xiao, Jian-wei Lv, Xin Xie, Xing-wei Jin, Mu-jun Lu and Yuan Shao

    BMC Urology 2016 16:49

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  12. Research article

    A Korean multi-center, real-world, retrospective study of first-line pazopanib in unselected patients with metastatic renal clear-cell carcinoma

    The efficacy and/or tolerability of pazopanib in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been found to differ in Western and Asian populations. This retrospective multicenter study analyzed t...

    Moon Jin Kim, Se Hoon Park, Jae-Lyun Lee, Se-Hoon Lee, Su Jin Lee and Ho Yeong Lim

    BMC Urology 2016 16:46

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  13. Research article

    Quality of life effects of androgen deprivation therapy in a prostate cancer cohort in New Zealand: can we minimize effects using a stratification based on the aldo-keto reductase family 1, member C3 rs12529 gene polymorphism?

    Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an effective palliation treatment in men with advanced prostate cancer (PC). However, ADT has well documented side effects that could alter the patient’s health-related qu...

    Nishi Karunasinghe, Yifei Zhu, Dug Yeo Han, Katja Lange, Shuotun Zhu, Alice Wang, Stephanie Ellett, Jonathan Masters, Megan Goudie, Justin Keogh, Benji Benjamin, Michael Holmes and Lynnette R. Ferguson

    BMC Urology 2016 16:48

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  14. Research article

    10-Year experience regarding the reliability and morbidity of radio guided lymph node biopsy in penile cancer patients and the associated radiation exposure of medical staff in this procedure

    The guidelines of the European Association of Urologists (EAU), of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine (DGN), and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) recommend sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...

    Ulf Lützen, Carsten Maik Naumann, Jens Dischinger, Marlies Marx, René Baumann, Yi Zhao, Michael Jüptner, Daniar Osmonov, Katrin Bothe, Klaus-Peter Jünemann and Maaz Zuhayra

    BMC Urology 2016 16:47

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  15. Research article

    The efficacy of mirabegron additional therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms after treatment with α1-adrenergic receptor blocker monotherapy: prospective analysis of elderly men

    Mirabegron is a β3-adrenoreceptor agonist developed for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). α1-Adrenergic receptor blockers are effective for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in male patients. However, t...

    Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Katsura Kakoki, Miki Yuzuriha, Akihiro Asai, Kojiro Ohba and Hideki Sakai

    BMC Urology 2016 16:45

    Published on: 29 July 2016

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    MMP9 overexpression is associated with good surgical outcome in children with UPJO: Preliminary results

    Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) diagnosed prenatally occurs in 1:150 – 1:1200 pregnancies. Although many studies investigating the molecular changes of this obstructed segment have been performed, th...

    Sabrina Thalita Reis, Kátia R. M. Leite, Nayara Izabel Viana, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Caio Martins Moura, Renato F. Ivanovic, Marcos Machado, Francisco Tibor Denes, Amilcar Giron, William Carlos Nahas, Miguel Srougi and Carlo C. Passerotti

    BMC Urology 2016 16:44

    Published on: 23 July 2016

  17. Research article

    Multi-disciplinary surgical approach to the management of patients with renal cell carcinoma with venous tumor thrombus: 15 year experience and lessons learned

    The management of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with venous tumor thrombus (VTT) is challenging. We report our 15 year experience in the management of patients with RCC with VTT utilizing a multidis...

    Bishoy A. Gayed, Ramy Youssef, Oussama Darwish, Payal Kapur, Aditya Bagrodia, James Brugarolas, Ganesh Raj, J. Michael DiMaio, Arthur Sagalowsky and Vitaly Margulis

    BMC Urology 2016 16:43

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  18. Research article

    Obesity is associated with increased risk of invasive penile cancer

    To validate the association between obesity and penile cancer at a population level, we conducted a matched case–control study linking the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers’ License Database (DLD) with...

    Kerri T. Barnes, Bradley D. McDowell, Anna Button, Brian J. Smith, Charles F. Lynch and Amit Gupta

    BMC Urology 2016 16:42

    Published on: 13 July 2016

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