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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    The susceptibility to fosfomycin of Gram-negative bacteria isolates from urinary tract infection in the Czech Republic: data from a unicentric study

    Against a background of rapid increase of β-lactamase-producing or multi-resistant pathogenic bacteria and the resulting lack of effective antibiotic treatment, some older antibiotics have been tested for new ...

    Miroslav Fajfr, Miroslav Louda, Pavla Paterová, Lenka Ryšková, Jaroslav Pacovský, Josef Košina, Helena Žemličková and Miloš Broďák

    BMC Urology 2017 17:33

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  10. Research article

    The role of flower pollen extract in managing patients affected by chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a comprehensive analysis of all published clinical trials

    Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is still a challenge to manage for all physicians. We feel that a summary of the current literature and a systematic review to evaluate the therapeuti...

    Tommaso Cai, Paolo Verze, Roberto La Rocca, Umberto Anceschi, Cosimo De Nunzio and Vincenzo Mirone

    BMC Urology 2017 17:32

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Real life persistence rate with antimuscarinic treatment in patients with idiopathic or neurogenic overactive bladder: a prospective cohort study with solifenacin

    Several studies have shown that the antimuscarinic treatment of overactive bladder is characterized by low long-term persistence rates. We have investigated the persistence of solifenacin in real life by means...

    Marloes J. Tijnagel, Jeroen R. Scheepe and Bertil F. M. Blok

    BMC Urology 2017 17:30

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Transperineal template-guided saturation biopsy aimed at sampling one core for each milliliter of prostate volume: 103 cases requiring repeat prostate biopsy

    We evaluated the cancer detection rate of prostate cancer using transperineal template-guided saturation biopsy aimed at sampling one core for each milliliter of prostate volume for patients requiring repeated...

    Yasushi Nakai, Nobumichi Tanaka, Satoshi Anai, Makito Miyake, Shunta Hori, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yosuke Morizawa, Tomomi Fujii, Noboru Konishi and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    BMC Urology 2017 17:28

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  13. Study protocol

    The prostate cancer detection rates of CEUS-targeted versus MRI-targeted versus systematic TRUS-guided biopsies in biopsy-naïve men: a prospective, comparative clinical trial using the same patients

    The current standard for Prostate Cancer (PCa) detection in biopsy-naïve men consists of 10–12 systematic biopsies under ultrasound guidance. This approach leads to underdiagnosis and undergrading of significa...

    A. W. Postema, M. J. V. Scheltema, C. K. Mannaerts, R. J. G. Van Sloun, T. Idzenga, M. Mischi, M. R. E. Engelbrecht, J. J. M. C. H. De la Rosette and H. Wijkstra

    BMC Urology 2017 17:27

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Benign prostatic enlargement can be influenced by metabolic profile: results of a multicenter prospective study

    In last years Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) has been closely associated to Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPE) Aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of MetS and each single MetS parameter on prostate growth in...

    Mauro Gacci, Arcangelo Sebastianelli, Matteo Salvi, Cosimo De Nunzio, Linda Vignozzi, Giovanni Corona, Tommaso Jaeger, Tommaso Chini, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Mario Maggi, Giuseppe Morgia, Andrea Tubaro, Marco Carini and Sergio Serni

    BMC Urology 2017 17:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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