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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. The aims of this study were to determine the predictive value of decision support analysis for the shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) success rate and to analyze the data obtained from patients who underwent SWL to ...

    Authors: Seung Woo Yang, Yun Kyong Hyon, Hyun Seok Na, Long Jin, Jae Geun Lee, Jong Mok Park, Ji Yong Lee, Ju Hyun Shin, Jae Sung Lim, Yong Gil Na, Kiwan Jeon, Taeyoung Ha, Jinbum Kim and Ki Hak Song

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Recurrent hematospermia accompanied by postejaculatory hematuria is a very rare phenomenon, has not been well understood in the clinical setting, and usually leads to misdiagnosis and mistreatment. The aim of ...

    Authors: Zao-Ming Huang, Yan-Feng Li, Qi Wang, Yong Zhang, Yong Luo, Zhi-Lin Nie, Ke Li, Qing-Xing Feng and Xu-Dong Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:78

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  3. In patients seen in the emergency department (ED) with acute stone obstruction many risk factors that indicate need for urgent renal drainage are known. However, in patients discharged from ED without renal dr...

    Authors: Spencer Larkin, Jeremy Johnson, Trisha Venkatesh, Joel Vetter and Ramakrishna Venkatesh

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:77

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  4. Holmium laser lithotripsy is the most common technique for the management of ureteral stone. Studies founded that holmium laser firing can produce heat which will cause thermal injury towards ureter. The aim o...

    Authors: Hui Liang, Lijian Liang, Yin Yu, Bin Huang, Jia’nan Chen, Chaoguo Wang, Zhangguo Zhu and Xiaozhong Liang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:69

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  5. Conventional Percutaneous Lithotripsy (PCNL) has been an effective, successful and easy approach for especially > 1 cm sized calyceal stones however risks of complications and nephron loss are inevitable. Our ...

    Authors: Giorgio Bozzini, Tahsin Batuhan Aydogan, Alexander Müller, Maria Chiara Sighinolfi, Umberto Besana, Alberto Calori, Berti Lorenzo, Alexander Govorov, Dmitry Y. Pushkar, Giovannalberto Pini, Antonio Luigi Pastore, Javier Romero-Otero, Bernardo Rocco and Carlo Buizza

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:67

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  6. To compare the perioperative outcomes of transperitoneal laparoscopic (TLA), retroperitoneal laparoscopic (RLA), and robot-assisted transperitoneal laparoscopic (RATLA) adrenalectomy for adrenal tumors in our ...

    Authors: Changwei Ji, Qun Lu, Wei Chen, Feifei Zhang, Hao Ji, Shiwei Zhang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Xiaogong Li, Gutian Zhang and Hongqian Guo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:66

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  7. Encrustation of ureteral double J stents is a common complication that may affect its removal. The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new oral composition to prevent double J...

    Authors: Carlos Torrecilla, Jaime Fernández-Concha, José R. Cansino, Juan A. Mainez, José H. Amón, Simbad Costas, Oriol Angerri, Esteban Emiliani, Miguel A. Arrabal Martín, Miguel A. Arrabal Polo, Ana García, Manuel C. Reina, Juan F. Sánchez, Alberto Budía, Daniel Pérez-Fentes, Félix Grases…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:65

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  8. During transurethral resection of bladder tumours (TURB), radio-frequency (RF) currents can lead to adverse neuromuscular stimulation (NMS). Here we present a novel ex vivo method to determine the risk of RF g...

    Authors: Ulrich Biber, Ovidiu Jurjut, Markus D. Enderle and Wilhelm K. Aicher

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:59

    Content type: Technical advance

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  9. Over the last few years the number of flexible ureterorenoscopies, used for renal stone treatment, has risen steadily. This was associated with an increase in costs for maintenance and repair of the fragile ur...

    Authors: Maximilian Pallauf, Sabina Sevcenco, Christopher Steiner, Martin Drerup, Michael Mitterberger, Daniela Colleselli, Lukas Lusuardi and Thomas Kunit

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:56

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  10. To determine risk factors for postoperative fever (POF) after retrograding intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and a nomogram for prediction of POF in patients undertaking RIRS has been developed based on the risk facto...

    Authors: Zhong-yu Jian, Yu-cheng Ma, Ran Liu, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:50

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  11. Our purpose was to study the relationship of the 3 different types of endoscopic calcifications of the renal papilla (Randall’s plaque, intratubular calcification, papillary crater) with the type of stone and ...

    Authors: X.A. Sabaté Arroyo, F. Grases Freixedas, J. L. Bauzà Quetglas, J. Guimerà Garcia and E. Pieras Ayala

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:46

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  12. Medical expulsive therapy (MET) is recommended for ureteral stones when there is no indication for interventional treatment. Spontaneous passage (SP) may not always be perceived in patients undergoing MET. We ...

    Authors: Nusret Can Cilesiz, Arif Ozkan, Arif Kalkanli, Ali Eroglu, Cem Tuğrul Gezmis, Berkan Simsek and Burak Arslan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:42

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  13. Persistent or recurrent haemospermia often occurs in individuals with ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transurethral resection of the ejaculatory duct...

    Authors: Zheng-Ju Ren, Bo Yang, Dong-liang Lu, Sheng-Zhuo Liu, Lu-Chen Yang, Lin Cun Wang, Zhu-Feng Peng, Liang-Ren Liu and Qiang Dong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:34

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  14. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of transurethral thulium laser en bloc resection of the bladder tumor (TmLRBT) in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and to investigate whether a...

    Authors: Wenhao Zhou, Wei Wang, Wenbo Wu, Tingmang Yan, Guofang Du and Haitao Liu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:30

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. To compare the safety and efficacy of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and modified Ultra-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP) in semi-supine combined lithotomy position for the management of 1.5–3.5 cm...

    Authors: Zhuohang Li, Cong Lai, Arvind K. Shah, Weibin Xie, Cheng Liu, Li Huang, Kuiqing Li, Hao Yu and Kewei Xu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:27

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  16. Steep Trendelenburg position (ST) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) poses a risk of increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) in men receiving robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). The aim...

    Authors: Yuko Shirono, Itsuhiro Takizawa, Takashi Kasahara, Ryo Maruyama, Kazutoshi Yamana, Toshiki Tanikawa, Noboru Hara, Yuta Sakaue, Tetsuya Togano, Tsutomu Nishiyama, Takeo Fukuchi and Yoshihiko Tomita

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:26

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  17. Approximately 80% of patients with indwelling ureteral stents experience stent related symptoms (SRS). We believe SRS can be reduced through altering the composition of ureteral stents to a less firm material....

    Authors: Nariman Gadzhiev, Dmitry Gorelov, Vigen Malkhasyan, Gagik Akopyan, Revaz Harchelava, Denis Mazurenko, Christina Kosmala, Zhamshid Okhunov and Sergei Petrov

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:10

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  18. To assess the prevalence of intraoperative penile erection in our endourology practice and the utility of intravenous ketamine in the management of the condition.

    Authors: Aşkın Eroğlu, Bahattin Tuncalı and Rahmi Gökhan Ekin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:4

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  19. Transient postoperative urinary incontinence is a bothersome complication of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). The effects of preoperative pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) for early recover...

    Authors: Go Anan, Yasuhiro Kaiho, Hiromichi Iwamura, Jun Ito, Yuki Kohada, Jotaro Mikami and Makoto Sato

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:3

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  20. To study the outcomes and experiences of using metallic stents in treating patients with malignant ureteral obstruction (MUO), we examined the effects of metallic ureteral stenting using the Cook Resonance® st...

    Authors: Jun Miyazaki, Mizuki Onozawa, Satoshi Takahashi, Yuka Maekawa, Mitsuru Yasuda, Koichiro Wada, Yuji Maeda, Takuro Masaki, Akito Yamaguchi, Masahiko Suzuki, Yasuyuki Sakai, Tomokazu Kimura, Manabu Takai, Kensaku Seike, Takahiko Hashimoto and Shingo Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:137

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  21. To report current worldwide variation in techniques and clinical practice of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) among endourologists of different case volumes per year.

    Authors: Omar Alhunaidi, Abdulrahman A. Ahmad, Ahmed R. EL-Nahas, Bader Akroof, Ali Alamiri, Feras Al-Ajrawi, Abdullatif Al-Terki and Mohamed El-Shazly

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:134

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  22. Accurate puncture and dilation of the target kidney calices for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) can be difficult. This study aimed to investigate the advantages of PCNL using optical puncture (i.e. the pun...

    Authors: Mi Zhou, Xiang He, Yuelong Zhang and Weiwen Yu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:122

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  23. Multiple surgical treatment options are available for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). The aim of this study is to compare the most frequently used technics in a comprehensive networ...

    Authors: Annemarie Uhlig, Johannes Uhlig, Lutz Trojan, Marc Hinterthaner, Alexander von Hammerstein-Equord and Arne Strauss

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:112

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  24. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) has become the “gold standard” for treating most adrenal tumors in the past decade. However, it is still considered a relatively complicated procedure requiring experience from ...

    Authors: Jadwiga Dworak, Michał Wysocki, Anna Rzepa, Michał Natkaniec, Michał Pędziwiatr, Andrzej Budzyński and Piotr Major

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:102

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  25. We investigated the surgical feasibility, safety and effectiveness of 50 W (low power) Holmium Laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients who have undergone previous template biopsy of the prostate ...

    Authors: Chris Bell, Sacha L. Moore, Amarit Gill, Obinna Obi-Njoku, Stephen F. Hughes, Asad Saleemi, Gidon Ellis, Farooq Khan and Iqbal S. Shergill

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:97

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  26. To compare quality of life (QoL) indices between ureteral stent (DJS) and nephrostomy tube (PCN) inserted in the setting of acute ureteral obstruction.

    Authors: O. Shoshany, T. Erlich, S. Golan, N. Kleinmann, J. Baniel, B. Rosenzweig, A. Eisner, Y. Mor, J. Ramon, H. Winkler and D. Lifshitz

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:79

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  32. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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