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  1. Stent placement before retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) can theoretically expand the ureter to improve access and remove stones. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative uret...

    Authors: Hyeong Dong Yuk, Juhyun Park, Sung Yong Cho, Luck Hee Sung and Chang Wook Jeong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:147

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Pentafecta is a major goal in the era of partial nephrectomy (PN). Simplified PADUA REnal (SPARE) nephrometry system was developed to evaluate the complexity of tumor. However, the predictive ability in pentaf...

    Authors: Chi-Ping Huang, Chao-Hsiang Chang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Che-Rei Yang, Po-Fan Hsieh, Guang-Heng Chen, Po-Jen Hsiao, Yi-Huei Chang, Yu-Ping Wang and Yu-De Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:146

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  3. Bladder cancer (BC) is one of the most common malignancies of the urinary tract. The role of transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) in BC remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate th...

    Authors: Eun Hye Lee, So Young Chun, Bomi Kim, Bo Hyun Yoon, Jun Nyung Lee, Bum Soo Kim, Eun Sang Yoo, Sangkyu Lee, Phil Hyun Song, Tae Gyun Kwon and Yun-Sok Ha

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:145

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  4. We aimed to explore the utility of prostate specific antigen (PSA) isoform [− 2] proPSA and its derivatives for prediction of pathological outcome after radical prostatectomy (RP).

    Authors: Vojtech Novak, Stepan Vesely, Hana Luksanová, Richard Prusa, Otakar Capoun, Vojtech Fiala, Olga Dolejsová, Hana Sedlacková, Radek Kucera, Jiri Stejskal, Miroslav Zalesky and Marko Babjuk

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) from prostate cancer (PC) influences not only patients’ prognosis but also their quality of life. However, little is known about the clinical outcome of surgery for MS...

    Authors: Yasuhide Miyoshi, Takashi Kawahara, Masahiro Yao and Hiroji Uemura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:143

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the first choice for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Transurethral split of prostate (TUSP) also seems to have clear clinical efficacy ...

    Authors: Yiyu Huang, Jiaxin LI, Shan Yang, Daozhang Yuan and Shusheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To investigate the functions of the hyperpolarization-activated cation currents in medium-size dorsal root ganglion cells in a rat model of overactive bladder syndrome.

    Authors: Chao Tan, Fei Yan, Li-Ping Yao, Jun-Ling Xing, Wei-Jun Qin, Kun Zhang, Guo-Jun Wu, Jian-Lin Yuan and Fei Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A higher incidence of apalutamide-related skin rash has been observed in Japanese patients with prostate cancer (PC).

    Authors: Hiroji Uemura, Yosuke Koroki, Yuki Iwaki, Keiichiro Imanaka, Takeshi Kambara, Angela Lopez-Gitlitz, Andressa Smith and Hirotsugu Uemura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Initial prostate biopsy often fails to identify prostate cancer resulting in patient anxiety, especially when clinical features such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) remain elevated, leading to the need for ...

    Authors: James McKiernan, Mikkel Noerholm, Vasisht Tadigotla, Sonia Kumar, Phillipp Torkler, Grannum Sant, Jason Alter, Michael J. Donovan and Johan Skog

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:138

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  10. Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM), the major crystalline composition of most kidney stones, induces inflammatory infiltration and injures in renal tubular cells. However, the mechanism of COM-induced toxic eff...

    Authors: Zhu Wang, Ming-xing Li, Chang-zhi Xu, Ying Zhang, Qiong Deng, Rui Sun, Qi-yi Hu, Sheng-ping Zhang, Jian-wen Zhang and Hui Liang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:136

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  11. Studies have shown diverse results regarding the association between H. pylori (HP) infection and the risk of malignancy. There is accumulating evidence relating HP infection to urological diseases. We investigat...

    Authors: Chu-Wen Fang, Chun-Hao Chen, Chih-Hsin Muo and Shih-Chi Wu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Primary small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCB) is a rare disease of the genitourinary tract and reported limitedly. SCCB is very aggressive and always mixed with other histologic components, but coexistenc...

    Authors: Yanxia Liu, Hongming Xu, Bin Wu, Shuguang Liu and Qiang Luo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:134

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Although the albumin-to-globulin ratio (AGR) is a promising biomarker for various malignancies, few studies have investigated its prognostic significance for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).

    Authors: Shota Omura, Satoru Taguchi, Shogo Miyagawa, Ryuki Matsumoto, Mio Samejima, Naoki Ninomiya, Kazuki Masuda, Yu Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Manami Kinjo, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Takatsugu Okegawa, Eiji Higashihara and Hiroshi Fukuhara

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:133

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  14. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of silodosin on the urodynamic consequences in a previously established model of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperpl...

    Authors: Rana Assaly, Julie Faugeroux, Miguel Laurin, Sandrine Compagnie, Laurent Alexandre, François Giuliano and Delphine Behr-Roussel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:132

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  15. Febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common complications after ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS). We evaluated the effect of secondary signs on preoperative computed tomography (CT) for febr...

    Authors: Jin Woo Kim, You Jin Lee, Yun-Sok Ha, Jun Nyung Lee, Hyun Tae Kim, So Young Chun and Bum Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:131

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  16. Xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma (tRCC) is recently recognized. As Xp11.2 tRCC involved gene translocation and fusion in X chromosome and the number of X chromosomes in female is twice of male, we won...

    Authors: Wenyuan Zhuang, Ning Liu, Hongqian Guo, Chunni Zhang and Weidong Gan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:130

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  17. Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms affect daily life by decreasing health-related quality of life (HRQol). However, there remain no very effective treatment for OAB. Pharmacotherapy is one of the best treatment...

    Authors: Satoshi Funada, Norio Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Hiromitsu Negoro, Shusuke Akamatsu, Kentaro Ueno, Ryuji Uozumi, Kentaro Ichioka, Takehiko Segawa, Tatsuo Akechi, Toshiaki A. Furukawa and Osamu Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:129

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Seminoma accounts for 30–50% of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT)—the most common solid malignancy in men aged 15–35 years. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition (2018) created the subclas...

    Authors: Mário Fontes-Sousa, João Lobo, Helena Magalhães, João Cassis, Mariana Malheiro, Sância Ramos, Rui Henrique, Ana Martins and Maria Joaquina Maurício

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:127

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  19. Aim of this study is to examine pelvic floor symptoms, anatomical results and patients’ satisfaction after sacrospinous vaginal fixation for stage 4 pelvic organ prolapse.

    Authors: Tilemachos Kavvadias, Birgitt Schoenfisch, Sara Yvonne Brucker and Christl Reisenauer

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:126

    Content type: Research article

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  20. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of a pan-cancer panel assay for high-risk renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the Korean population. We also analyzed the clinical and genetic factors contributing to metas...

    Authors: Jungyo Suh, Chang Wook Jeong, Seongmin Choi, Ja Hyeon Ku, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Kwangsoo Kim and Cheol Kwak

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:125

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To examine the association of preoperative Mayo Adhesive Probability (MAP) scores in the donor (MAPd) and non-donor kidneys (MAPnd) with post-donation renal function.

    Authors: Katherine J. Cockerill, Amanda E. Kahn, Stacy M. Young, Colleen T. Ball, Martin L. Mai, C. Burcin Taner, Dana K. Perry and David D. Thiel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:124

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  22. Renal arteriovenous fistula was rarely reported in retrograde endoscopic procedure. Up to now, there is still an absence of report on the formation of renal arteriovenous fistula after semi-rigid ureteroscopic...

    Authors: Wan-Zhang Liu, Ting Huang, Li Fang and Yue Cheng

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:123

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The number of patients diagnosed and subsequently treated for kidney stones is increasing, and as such the number of post-operative complications is likely to increase. At present, little is known about the ro...

    Authors: Stephen Fôn Hughes, Alyson Jayne Moyes, Rebecca May Lamb, Peter Ella-tongwiis, Christopher Bell, Ahmed Moussa and Iqbal Shergill

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:122

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  24. To evaluate the clinical outcomes and the duration required for the sperm to return to the ejaculate after a modified single-armed 2-suture longitudinal intussusception vasoepididymostomy (SA-LIVE).

    Authors: Nachuan Liu, Peng Li, Erlei Zhi, Chencheng Yao, Chao Yang, Liangyu Zhao, Ruhui Tian, Huixing Chen, Yuhua Huang, Yuexin Yu and Zheng Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the prevalence of microhematuria in patients presenting with suspected acute renal colic and/or confirmed urolithiasis at the emergency department.

    Authors: Bruno Minotti, Giorgio Treglia, Mariarosa Pascale, Samuele Ceruti, Laura Cantini, Luciano Anselmi and Andrea Saporito

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:119

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  26. The aim of the study was to clarify whether clinical and/or urodynamic parameters could be used to infer the probability of neutralizing antibody (NAb) formation as a possible cause of therapy failure (non-res...

    Authors: Christian Tiburtius, Ralf Böthig, Birgitt Kowald, Sven Hirschfeld and Roland Thietje

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:113

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  27. This study was designed to summarize the clinical outcomes of transverse preputial island flap urethroplasty for single-stage correction of proximal hypospadias in our hospital.

    Authors: Xu Cui, Yuanbin He, Wenhua Huang, Liu Chen, Yunjin Wang and Chaoming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:118

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  28. Hyperglycemia is associated with series of process leading to oncogenesis. Evidence has shown that diabetes mellitus (DM) seems to be associated with poor prognosis in patients with bladder cancer. However, ev...

    Authors: Wei-Lun Huang, Kuo-How Huang, Chao-Yuan Huang, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Hong-Chiang Chang and Po-Ming Chow

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:117

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Spontaneous renal fornix rupture (SRFR) causing urinoma is an uncommon but serious condition in pregnancy. Limited information is available to describe the natural history and outcomes to guide appropriate tre...

    Authors: Matthew McKnoulty, Ayla Green, Susan Scott, Matthew J. Roberts and Alka Kothari

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:116

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  30. To compare the postoperative continence and clinical outcomes of Retzius-sparing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RS-RALP) with non-RS RALP for patients with prostate cancer.

    Authors: Yu-Li Jiang, Gao-Feng Zheng, Ze-Peng Jiang, Zhen-Li, Xie-Lai Zhou, Jin Zhou, Chun-Hua Ye and Kang-Er Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:114

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  31. Transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) is a rare anomaly characterized by both testes descending through a single inguinal canal. In this report, the diagnosis of TTE was discovered in the event of an incarcerate...

    Authors: Mostafa Kotb, Ahmed Hassan and Mohamed Abouheba

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:112

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Adult men with autoimmune conditions are commonly prescribed anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents; however, there is a paucity of quality evidence as to their effect on male fertility (e.g. semen param...

    Authors: Lauren Folgosa Cooley, James Wren, Mary Kate Keeter, Isaac Lam, Nelson Bennett and Robert E. Brannigan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a well-known prognostic marker in various cancers. However, its role as a predictive marker for the effectiveness of nivolumab in patients with metastatic RCC (mRCC) re...

    Authors: Naotaka Nishiyama, Megumi hirobe, Takuya Kikushima, Masahiro Matsuki, Atsushi Takahashi, Masahiro Yanase, Keisuke Ichimatsu, Masayuki Egawa, Norihiro Hayashi, Takahito Negishi, Naoya Masumori and Hiroshi Kitamura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:110

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  34. Upper urinary tract stones is the most common diseases in urology. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (fURL) are common treatment, but both their efficacy and safety are controve...

    Authors: Yeda Chen, Yaoan Wen, Qingfeng Yu, Xiaolu Duan, Wenqi Wu and Guohua Zeng

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:109

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  35. Hypokalemia is a common clinical problem. The association between urinary tract infection (UTI) and hypokalemia is not clear. Hypokalemia is common in patients with UTI in clinical observation. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Shen, Hsiu-Li Lin, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Yuan-Fu Tseng, Chien-Yeh Hsu and Che-Yi Chou

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:108

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  36. Tumoural calcinosis (TC) is a rare disorder characterized by nonneoplastic amorphous calcium deposition that tends to occur in soft tissues around the large joint. Here, we report a case of cystic TC with ossi...

    Authors: Mancheng Xia, Chun Liu, Haosen Yang, Keqiang Yin, Yusheng Wang, Xunan Tong, Siyu Zhang and Weibing Shuang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:106

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Stauffer Syndrome (SS) is a paraneoplastic disorder associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). First described by Herbert Maurice Stauffer in 1961, it is characterized by hepatic dysfunction in the absence of...

    Authors: Julian Chavarriaga, Nayib Fakih, Juan Cataño, Catalina Villaquiran, Santiago Rodriguez and German Patino

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:105

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Pelvic floor static disorders constitute a significant clinical and social problem. The incidence of the problem increases with the age of female patients up to 80 years of age. Due to various methods of proce...

    Authors: Maciej Zalewski, Gabriela Kołodyńska, Anna Mucha, Łukasz Bełza, Krzysztof Nowak and Waldemar Andrzejewski

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kyle B. Zuniga, Samuel L. Washington III, Sima P. Porten and Maxwell V. Meng

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:103

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Urology 2020 20:40

  40. Although sex hormones play critical roles in spermatogenesis and sperm maturation, it remains inconclusive whether circulating sex hormones can serve as non-invasive biomarkers to improve the assessment of spe...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Jun Jing, Yong Shao, Rong Zeng, Cencen Wang, Bing Yao and Dong Hang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:101

    Content type: Research article

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  41. To investigate the value of using contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasound (CETRUS) to reduce unnecessary collection of biopsies during prostate cancer diagnosis and its utility in predicting biochemical recur...

    Authors: Hong-wei Zhao, Jian Li, Jia-Zheng Cao, Juan Lin, Zhu Wang, Jian-yao Lv, Jin-huan Wei, Zhen-hua Chen, Hao-hua Yao, Yi-hui Pan, Zhen-li Gao, Jun-hang Luo, Wei Chen, Lei Shi and Yong Fang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:100

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  42. Genetic biomarkers are a promising and growing field in the management of bladder cancer in all stages. The aim of this paper is to understand the role of genetic urinary biomarkers in the follow up of patient...

    Authors: F. Lozano, C. X. Raventos, A. Carrion, E. Trilla and J. Morote

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:99

    Content type: Research article

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