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Endourology and technology

This section considers submissions that demonstrate advances in urological minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic, laparoscopic and endourologic surgery. Research papers which report new technologies and their application in clinical practice are also considered.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Functional outcome is an important issue in nephron-sparing surgery. Various nephrometries have been developed to predict renal function preservation. The aim of this study was to examine the applicability of ...

    Authors: Yu-De Wang, Chi-Ping Huang, Chao-Hsiang Chang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Che-Rei Yang, Yu-Ping Wang and Po-Fan Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:72

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  2. Content type: Research article

    One of the greatest challenges presented with RIRS is the potential for movement of the stone within the operative field associated with diaphragm and chest respiratory excursions due to mechanical ventilation...

    Authors: Nariman Gadzhiev, Ullubiy Oibolatov, Leonid Kolotilov, Sergei Parvanyan, Gagik Akopyan, Sergei Petrov, Courtney M. Cottone, John Sung and Zhamshid Okhunov

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:61

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The use of ureteral access sheath (UAS) during ureteroscopy is controversial. We aimed to explore practice patterns of UAS during ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis among endourologists worldwide.

    Authors: Dorit Esther Zilberman, Alon Lazarovich, Harry Winkler and Nir Kleinmann

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:58

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Clinical studies assessing the feasibility and accuracy of three stone scoring systems’s (SSSs: Guy’s stone score, CROES nomogram and S.T.O.N.E nephrolithometry scoring system) have reported contradictory outc...

    Authors: Kehua Jiang, Fa Sun, Jianguo Zhu, Guangheng Luo, Peng Zhang, Yong Ban, Gang Shan and Changxiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:57

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Barbed sutures can avoid knot tying and speed the suture placement in the PN(partial nephrectomy). On account of the impact on clinical outcomes are ambiguous, this study is determined to identify the applicat...

    Authors: Yifei Lin, Banghua Liao, Sike Lai, Jin Huang, Liang Du, Kunjie Wang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:5

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is performed by urologists as one of the surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer. Numerous studies have been published with regard to the impact of prostate...

    Authors: Min Seok Kim, Won Sik Jang, Doo Yong Chung, Dong Hoon Koh, Jong Soo Lee, Hyeok Jun Goh and Young Deuk Choi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Delayed bowel function recovery and postoperative ileus are relatively serious complications of laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC). Our study aimed to determine whether performing pelvic re-peritonealizatio...

    Authors: Qiang Cao, Pengchao Li, Xiao Yang, Jian Qian, Zengjun Wang, Qiang Lu and Min Gu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:113

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To assess the morbidities of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using supra-costal access and re-evaluate traditional concept of increased complications with supra-costal access.

    Authors: Meng-Yi Yan, Jesun Lin, Heng-Chieh Chiang, Yao-Li Chen and Pao-Hwa Chen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:112

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The impact of number of endoscopic enucleation of the prostate techniques (holmium laser enucleation - HoLEP for example) on erectile function have already been investigated. However, the thulium-fiber laser, ...

    Authors: Dmitry Enikeev, Petr Glybochko, Leonid Rapoport, Zhamshid Okhunov, Mitchel O’Leary, Natalya Potoldykova, Roman Sukhanov, Mikhail Enikeev, Ekaterina Laukhtina and Mark Taratkin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:87

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Living-donor nephrectomy (LDN) is challenging, as surgery is performed on healthy individuals. Minimally invasive techniques for LDN have become standard in most centers. Nevertheless, numerous techniques have...

    Authors: Jeannette D. Widmer, Andrea Schlegel, Philipp Kron, Marc Schiesser, Jens G. Brockmann and Markus K. Muller

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:39

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Urologists frequently encounter malignant ureteral obstruction (MUO) caused by advanced urological or non-urological malignant disease, but the treatment policy is unclear. The present study examined the risk ...

    Authors: Mari Ohtaka, Takashi Kawahara, Daiji Takamoto, Taku Mochizuki, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Kazuhide Makiyama, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Masahiro Yao and Hiroji Uemura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:35

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To observe the efficacy of self-help position therapy (SHPT) after holmium laser lithotripsy via flexible ureteroscopy (FURS).

    Authors: Jie Yang, Rong-zhen Tao, Pei Lu, Meng-xing Chen, Xin-kun Huang, Ke-liang Chen, Ying-heng Huang, Xiao-rong He, Li-di Wan, Jing Wang, Xin Tang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The indication of retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RLA) was extended with the retroperitoneal approach and has been wildly accepted and technologically matured. However, the management of large adre...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Yong Liang, Wei Lin, Guang-Qing Fu and Zhi-Wei Ma

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several societies around the world issue guidelines incorporating the latest evidence. However, even the most commonly cited guidelines of the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the American Urological ...

    Authors: Valentin Zumstein, Patrick Betschart, Dominik Abt, Hans-Peter Schmid, Cedric Michael Panje and Paul Martin Putora

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:25

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although triptorelin is increasingly used in China for biochemical castration, its effects on primary prostate cancer symptoms remain unclear. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of lower urinary tract s...

    Authors: Le-Ye He, Ming Zhang, Zhi-Wen Chen, Jian-Lin Yuan, Ding-Wei Ye, Lu-Lin Ma, Hui Wei, Jiang-Gen Yang, Shan Chen, Ben Wan, Shu-Jie Xia, Zhi-Liang Weng, Xiang-Bo Kong, Qiang Wei, Feng-Shuo Jin, Xiang-Hua Zhang…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:23

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mannitol has been employed to ameliorate renal warm ischemia damage during partial nephrectomy, however, there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of mannitol during partial nephrectomy. The obje...

    Authors: José A. Damasceno-Ferreira, Leonardo A. S. Abreu, Gustavo R. Bechara, Waldemar S. Costa, Marco A. Pereira-Sampaio, Francisco J. B. Sampaio and Diogo B. De Souza

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:16

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Information on the safety of transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) in patients receiving anti-thromboembolic drugs is currently lacking. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical safety of TURBT in...

    Authors: Tsuzumi Konishi, Satoshi Washino, Yuhki Nakamura, Masashi Ohshima, Kimitoshi Saito, Yoshiaki Arai and Tomoaki Miyagawa

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:118

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is commonly performed using the transperitoneal (TP) approach with six trocars over an 8-cm distance in the steep Trendelenburg position. In this study, we investiga...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurokawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Akihiro Nakane, Hidenori Nishio, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa, Yutaro Hayashi and Takahiro Yasui

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:106

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To establish and internally validate an innovative R.I.R.S. scoring system that allows urologists to preoperatively estimate the stone-free rate (SFR) after retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

    Authors: Yinglong Xiao, Deng Li, Lei Chen, Yaoting Xu, Dingguo Zhang, Yi Shao and Jun Lu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:105

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Computed Tomography (CT) is considered the gold-standard for the pre-operative evaluation of urolithiasis. However, no Hounsfield (HU) variable capable of differentiating stone types has been clearly identifie...

    Authors: Andrea Gallioli, Elisa De Lorenzis, Luca Boeri, Maurizio Delor, Stefano Paolo Zanetti, Fabrizio Longo, Alberto Trinchieri and Emanuele Montanari

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:104

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  25. Content type: Research article

    It remains controversial as to whether active stone removal should be performed in patients with poor performance status because of their short life expectancy and perioperative risks. Our objectives were to e...

    Authors: Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Yasuo Hirabayashi, Takashi Iguchi, Akinori Iba, Masatoshi Higuchi, Hiroyuki Koike, Takahito Wakamiya, Satoshi Nishizawa and Isao Hara

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:103

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  26. Content type: Technical advance

    To explore the feasibility and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with sequential segmental renal artery clamping for the patients with multiple renal tumor of who have solitary kidney ...

    Authors: Jundong Zhu, Fan Jiang, Pu Li, Pengfei Shao, Chao Liang, Aiming Xu, Chenkui Miao, Chao Qin, Zengjun Wang and Changjun Yin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:82

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains the standard procedure for large (≥2 cm) renal calculi; however, laparoscopic pyelolithotomy (LPL) can be used as an alternative management procedure. The aim of pre...

    Authors: Yunjin Bai, Yin Tang, Lan Deng, Xiaoming Wang, Yubo Yang, Jia Wang and Ping Han

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:75

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The ureterointestinal anastomosis stricture (UAS) is a common complication of urinary diversion after radical cystectomy. For decades, open anastomotic revision remained the gold standard for the treatment of ...

    Authors: Weiguo Hu, Boxing Su, Bo Xiao, Xin Zhang, Song Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Yubao Liu, Meng Fu and Jianxing Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:61

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Bladder spasm is a common side effect of urological surgery. Main treatment modalities include opioids or anticholinergic medication; however, bladder spasms still occur even after these interventions. Recent ...

    Authors: Chanjuan Zhang, Zhiying Xiao, Xiulin Zhang, Liqiang Guo, Wendong Sun, Changfeng Tai, Zhaoqun Jiang and Yuqiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:58

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of prior laparoscopic experience on the ability to learn laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) skills.

    Authors: U-Syn Ha, Kyu Won Lee, Sun Wook Kim, Seung Hyun Jeon, Tae Gyun Kwon, Hyung Keun Park and Sung-Hoo Hong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:57

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Patient preferences are assumed to impact healthcare resource utilization, especially treatment options. There is limited data exploring this phenomenon. We sought to identify factors associated with patients ...

    Authors: Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Jeffrey J. Leow, Matthew Mossanen, Ritam Chowdhury, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Joel S. Weissman and Steven L. Chang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:56

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:48

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Intravenous misplacement of a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) is very rare in clinical experiences. This report summarizes the characteristics and management of intravenous mispla...

    Authors: Weijin Fu, Zhanbin Yang, Zhibin Xie and Haibiao Yan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:43

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Flexible cystoscopy has become an accepted alternative for stent retrieval. However, it is associated with higher cost. Some reports have described experiences of using rigid ureteroscope to retrieve ureteral ...

    Authors: Dehui Lai, Meiling Chen, Shifang Zha and Shawpong Wan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:31

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We evaluate the efficacy and safety of metallic ureteric stenting using the Cook Resonance® stent in the treatment of chronic ureteric obstruction of benign and malignant aetiology. Published experience of usi...

    Authors: C. Patel, D. Loughran, R. Jones, M. Abdulmajed and I. Shergill

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:16

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of bilateral complex renal stones is a tough challenge for urologists. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of bilateral ultrasonography-guided multi-tract percutaneous nephroli...

    Authors: Taisheng Liang, Chenming Zhao, Gang Wu, Botao Tang, Xiangdong Luo, Shangguang Lu, Yu Dong and Huan Yang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:15

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: Yunjin Bai, Xiaoming Wang, Yubo Yang, Ping Han and Jia Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:9

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Nici Markus Dreger, Friedrich Carl von Rundstedt, Stephan Roth, Alexander Sascha Brandt and Stephan Degener

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:3

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:71

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