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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. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and clinical outcomes of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for patients with renal stones using pure fluoroscopy (FS) or ultrasound-assisted (USa) localization with t...

    Authors: Tsung-Hsin Chang, Wun-Rong Lin, Wei-Kung Tsai, Pai-Kai Chiang, Marcelo Chen, Jen-Shu Tseng and Allen W. Chiu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:183

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  2. Unplanned hospitalization following ureteroscopy (URS) for urinary stone disease is associated with patient morbidity and increased healthcare costs. To this effect, AUA guidelines recommend at least a urinaly...

    Authors: Adam Cole, Jaya Telang, Tae-Kyung Kim, Kavya Swarna, Ji Qi, Casey Dauw, Brian Seifman, Mazen Abdelhady, William Roberts, John Hollingsworth and Khurshid R. Ghani

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:176

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  3. Patients with urolithiasis have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) than those without stones, suggesting a potential correlation between calcium stone formation and bone resorption disorders, including osteope...

    Authors: Kazumi Taguchi, Shuzo Hamamoto, Atsushi Okada, Yutaro Tanaka, Teruaki Sugino, Rei Unno, Taiki Kato, Ryosuke Ando, Keiichi Tozawa and Takahiro Yasui

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:174

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  4. The injection of muscle precursor cells (MPC) into the external urinary sphincter muscle (EUS) is a promising therapeutic option for regenerative treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The objective o...

    Authors: Florian A. Schmid, Dominic Gascho, Niklaus Zoelch, Jenny A. Prange, Giovanni Colacicco and Daniel Eberli

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:167

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. To evaluate the feasibility, safety, applied value and efficacy of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for PCNL for the treatment of renal calculi. Although the ERAS is applied for many urological diseases,...

    Authors: Qing Li, Li Wan, Shucheng Liu, Mingyong Li, Libo Chen, Zhengwu Hou and Wang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2020 20:162

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  6. 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

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  7. 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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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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