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  1. Content type: Technical advance

    Transurethral resection (TUR) is the standard operation used for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Although most solid tumors are principally removed via single block resection without incising the m...

    Authors: Yasushi Hayashida, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Tomohiro Matsuo, Kojiro Ohba, Hideki Sakai, Mitsuru Taba, Shinji Naito and Keisuke Taniguchi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:56

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Many factors including vasoconstrictor agents can interfere with wound healing process. This study aimed to compare the histopathological outcome of injection of two sympathomimetic drugs used during urologic ...

    Authors: Mehdi Shirazi, Mohammad-Bagher Rajabalian, Ali Noorafshan, Saied Karbalay-Doust, Zahra Jahanabadi and Faisal Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:55

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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    There is a change in the position of the remaining anatomical structures of the lower urinary tract system following radical prostatectomy. The aims of this investigation were to describe three novel methods u...

    Authors: Hong Koo Ha, Henk B. Luiting, Petra L. Graham, Manish I. Patel, Jaspreet S. Sandhu, Oguz Akin and Sean F. Mungovan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:54

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Let-7 is one of the earliest discovered microRNAs(miRNAs) and has been reported to be down-regulated in multiple malignant tumors. The effects and molecular mechanisms of let-7i in bladder cancer are still unc...

    Authors: M-M Qin, X. Chai, H-B Huang, G. Feng, X-N Li, J. Zhang, R. Zheng, X-C Liu and C. Pu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:53

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Testicular epidermoid cysts (TECs) are rare benign testicular neoplasms. As TECs are rarely associated with germ cell tumours (GCTs), the understanding of biological behaviour and clinical management of TEC is...

    Authors: Petra Anheuser, J. Kranz, E. Stolle, D. Höflmayer, F. Büscheck, S. Mühlstädt, G. Lock and K. P. Dieckmann

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:52

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) is a rare hereditary kidney cancer syndrome in which affected individuals are at risk of skin and uterine leiomyomatosis and kidney cancer. HLRCC-asso...

    Authors: Inkeun Park, Young Sup Shim, Heounjeong Go, Bum Sik Hong and Jae Lyun Lee

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:51

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Physicians doubt percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) insertion on cancer related hydronephrosis patients causes tumor seeding and worse cancer control. In this article, we attempted to determine if preoperative PCN...

    Authors: Guan-Lin Huang, Hao-Lun Luo and Po-Hui Chiang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:50

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Conflicting evidence exists regarding the effect of hypertension on the prognosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). This study aimed to assess t...

    Authors: Yu Liu, Liang Zhou, Yuntian Chen, Banghua Liao, Donghui Ye, Kunjie Wang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:49

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of partial nephrectomy (PN) for T1b renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is controversial. The oncological outcomes, the change in postoperative renal function and the perioperative complications are unclear.

    Authors: Yu-Li Jiang, Cheng-Xia Peng, Heng-Zi Wang and Lu-Jie Qian

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:48

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  10. Content type: Review

    Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) are common conditions that substantially reduce women’s health. In particular, women with IC/BPS show vulvodynia, a kind...

    Authors: Su Jin Kim, Jayoung Kim and Hana Yoon

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:47

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The identification of appropriate biomarkers is essential to support important clinical decisions in patients with prostate cancer. The aim of our study was a systematic bioinformatical analysis of the mRNA ex...

    Authors: Anika Kremer, Tobias Kremer, Glen Kristiansen and Yuri Tolkach

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:46

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of pure stress urinary incontinence (P-SUI) and the role of urodynamic investigation (UDI) prior to surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is debated. Since the exact prevalence of P-SUI ...

    Authors: Emanuele Rubilotta, Matteo Balzarro, Antonio D’Amico, Maria Angela Cerruto, Silvia Bassi, Chiara Bovo, Valerio Iacovelli, Daniele Bianchi, Walter Artibani and Enrico Finazzi Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:44

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common clinical problem in pregnant women. Bacteriuria in pregnancy without antibiotic treatment could result in complications. This study aims to investigate the etiology an...

    Authors: Milad Azami, Zahra Jaafari, Mansour Masoumi, Masoumeh Shohani, Gholamreza Badfar, Leily Mahmudi and Shamsi Abbasalizadeh

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:43

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Radiotherapy represents one major treatment option in different therapeutic settings. As patients increasingly rely on internet-based medical infor...

    Authors: S. Janssen, F. B. Fahlbusch, L. Käsmann, D. Rades and D. Vordermark

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:42

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Intrafascial prostatectomy was a modified technique from the conventional nerve-sparing surgery in order to improve patients’ post-surgical continence and erectile function; however, ongoing controversy exists...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Yiqi Wu, Jia Guo, Hui Chen, Xiaodong Weng and Xiuheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:41

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previously published results from our laboratory identified a mechano-gated two-pore domain potassium channel, TREK-1, as a main mechanosensor in the smooth muscle of the human urinary bladder. One of the limi...

    Authors: Ricardo H. Pineda, Joseph Hypolite, Sanghee Lee, Alonso Carrasco Jr, Nao Iguchi, Randall B. Meacham and Anna P. Malykhina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:40

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Testicular torsion (TT) is a urologic emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention. In rural Appalachia, patients are often transferred from surrounding communities due to lack of urologic care. We hyp...

    Authors: Tyler Overholt, Morris Jessop, John Barnard and Osama Al-Omar

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:39

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prognostic value of the extent of positive surgical margins (PSM) following radical prostatectomy (RP) on biochemical recurrence (BR) with long-term follow-up.

    Authors: Yoann Koskas, François Lannes, Nicolas Branger, Sophie Giusiano, Nicolas Guibert, Géraldine Pignot, Jochen Walz, Dominique Rossi and Cyrille Bastide

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:37

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Papillary Urothelial Neoplasm of Low Malignant Potential (PUNLMP) are exceptionally rare in the first decade of life (mostly if multifocal) and there is a lack of standardized recommendations for the pediatric...

    Authors: Palma Maurizi, Michele Antonio Capozza, Silvia Triarico, Maria Luisa Perrotta, Vito Briganti and Antonio Ruggiero

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:36

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In clinical research information can be retrieved through various sources. The aim is to evaluate the agreement between answers in patient questionnaires and clinical reports in a study of patients after radic...

    Authors: David Bock, Eva Angenete, Anders Bjartell, Jonas Hugosson, Gunnar Steineck, Sofie Walming, Peter Wiklund and Eva Haglind

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:35

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In this era of precision medicine, the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway has been shown to be a viable target of intervention in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) as approximately one-thir...

    Authors: Isaac E. Kim Jr, Sinae Kim, Arnav Srivastava, Biren Saraiya, Tina Mayer, Wun-Jae Kim and Isaac Yi Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:33

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPI) negatively affects the quality of life of patients. Accurate identification of the problem by physicians is essential for adequate postoperative management...

    Authors: Rafael Castilho Borges, Marcos Tobias-Machado, Estefânia Nicoleti Gabriotti, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Carlos Alberto Bezerra and Sidney Glina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:32

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  23. Content type: Technical advance

    To assess the technical feasibility and outcomes of robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN) with sequential segmental renal artery (SRA) clamping for multiple ipsilateral renal tumors (MIRTs).

    Authors: Jie Yang, Jia-dong Xia, Jian-xin Xue, Ning-hong Song, Chao Liang, Di Xi, Ya-min Wang and Zeng-jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:31

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Results from randomized phase III trials have shown that thrice-weekly docetaxel added to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has a significant impact on the survival of patients with metastatic castration-naïv...

    Authors: Sang Eun Yoon, Youjin Kim, Jangho Cho, Minyong Kang, Hyun Hwan Sung, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byoung Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Su Jin Lee and Se Hoon Park

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:30

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  25. Content type: Research article

    We analysed in vitro the appearance of commonly used ureteral stents with dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) and we used these characteristics to optimize the differentiation between stents and adjacent st...

    Authors: Giuseppe Magistro, Patrick Bregenhorn, Bernhard Krauß, Dominik Nörenberg, Melvin D’Anastasi, Anno Graser, Philipp Weinhold, Frank Strittmatter, Christian G. Stief and Michael Staehler

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:29

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  26. Content type: Research article

    There is no criterion for determining whether female patients operated with cystectomy would benefit from hysterectomy. This study compares the oncological outcomes between female patients receiving uterus pre...

    Authors: Haiwen Huang, Bing Yan, Meixia Shang, Libo Liu, Han Hao and Zhijun Xi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:28

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To assess whether application of a hyaluronic acid-carboxymethyl cellulose membrane (HA/CMC) to the prostate bed and neurovascular plate facilitated early return of continence after nerve-sparing robot-assiste...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Hinata, Yukari Bando, Koji Chiba, Junya Furukawa, Kenichi Harada, Takeshi Ishimura, Yuzo Nakano and Masato Fujisawa

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:25

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  28. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the prognostic risk factors and postoperative recurrence of bladder cancer in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUCs).

    Authors: Qingwei Wang, Tao Zhang, Junwei Wu, Jianguo Wen, Deshang Tao, Tingxiang Wan and Wen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:24

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To overcome the limitations regarding two dimensional (2D) greyscale (GS) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy in prostate cancer (PCa) detection and tissue packaging in biopsy processing, there is an o...

    Authors: Anouk Anna Maria Arnoldus van der Aa, Christophe Koenraad Mannaerts, Maudy C. W. Gayet, Johannes Cornelis van der Linden, Barthold Philip Schrier, J. P. Michiel Sedelaar, Massimo Mischi, Harrie P. Beerlage and Hessel Wijkstra

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:23

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Penoscrotal edema is typically caused by lymphatic obstruction, which can have both primary and secondary causes. Studies describing congenital penoscrotal edema are rare. Surgery can be divided into two types...

    Authors: Tian Lin, Yun-Zhi Lin, Yu-Peng Wu, Ting-Ting Lin, Dong-Ning Chen, Yong Wei, Xue-Yi Xue and Ning Xu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:22

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  31. Content type: Research article

    It has been recognized that the incidence of prostatic utricle in boys is increasing and is closely associated with diseases such as hypospadias. However, the clinical features of prostatic utricle with normal...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Dawei He, Deying Zhang, Xing Liu, Tao Lin and Guanghui Wei

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:21

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Flexible ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and holmium laser lithotripsy is currently considered as one of the treatment options for large renal calculi. It has been shown to be safer than percutaneous nephrolithotomy. ...

    Authors: Abdelrahman Bashar and Fayez T. Hammad

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:20

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  33. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate outcome of buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty (BMGU) for the treatment of urethral stricture disease, including a detailed analysis of success, morbidity and quality of life (QoL).

    Authors: Armin Soave, Luis Kluth, Roland Dahlem, Amelie Rohwer, Michael Rink, Philipp Reiss, Margit Fisch and Oliver Engel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:18

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  34. Content type: Research article

    We performed a meta-analysis to confirm the efficacy and safety of the combination of tamsulosin plus dutasteride compared with tamsulosin monotherapy in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) during a tr...

    Authors: Zhongbao Zhou, Yuanshan Cui, Jitao Wu, Rui Ding, Tong Cai and Zhenli Gao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:17

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  35. Content type: Research article

    No accurate evaluation of smoking and water pollution on bladder cancer has been conducted in the Lebanese population. Our aim is to examine the significance of smoking and one of the main water pollutants Tri...

    Authors: Sally Temraz, Yolla Haibe, Maya Charafeddine, Omran Saifi, Deborah Mukherji and Ali Shamseddine

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:16

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is paucity of information on the community-based prevalence and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men who are 40 years and older in the southeast region of Nigeria. This study seeks to d...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Fredrick O. Ugwumba, Emeka I. Udeh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Louis T. Okolie

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:15

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  37. Content type: Research article

    An acute scrotal hematoma, secondary to a spontaneous rupture of a varicocele is still a rare presentation in daily practice. However, multiple case reports have been reported. Sudden increase in abdominal pre...

    Authors: Daan J. Reesink, Peter M. Huisman, Judith Wiltink, Arto E. Boeken Kruger and Tycho M. T. W. Lock

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:14

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Diagnosis of urethral cavernous hemangioma (UCH) is very rare. It can be easy to misdiagnose and mistreat due to its atypical clinical manifestations and a lack of relevant knowledge. The study is to explore t...

    Authors: Fang Yong, Lin Juan, Wei Jinhuan, Yao Haohua, Chen Wei, Mo Jiacong, Luo Junhang and Wang Wenwei

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:13

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  39. Content type: Research article

    New biological prognostic predictors have been studied; however, some factors have limited clinical application due to tissue-specific expression and high cost. There is the need for a promising predictive fac...

    Authors: Yun-Sok Ha, Sang Won Kim, So Young Chun, Jae-Wook Chung, Seock Hwan Choi, Jun Nyung Lee, Bum Soo Kim, Hyun Tae Kim, Eun Sang Yoo, Tae Gyun Kwon, Won Tae Kim, Wun-Jae Kim and Tae-Hwan Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:10

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for localized prostate cancer (PCa) can cause long-term changes in erectile functioning. However, data on the importance of sexuality and possible consequences of altered erectile functioning on self...

    Authors: Caren Hilger, Martin Schostak, Stephan Neubauer, Ahmed Magheli, Thomas Fydrich, Silke Burkert and Friederike Kendel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:9

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of thulium laser prostate enucleation (ThuLEP) for large prostates is unclear. This study aimed to explore the expanded utility of 150–200-W ThuLEP by studying patients with a large prostate (> 80...

    Authors: Ching-Hsin Chang, Tzu-Ping Lin and Jung-Yao Huang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:8

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Overactive bladder (OAB) can frequently exert a negative effect on female sexual function. Mirabegron, a β3 receptor agonist, improves OAB symptoms, but there are very few information about its role on female ...

    Authors: Marilena Gubbiotti, Antonella Giannantoni, Simona Cantaluppi, Anna Chiara Coluccia, Fabio Ghezzi and Maurizio Serati

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:7

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