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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research article

    To compare the complications of traditional transrectal (TR) prostate biopsy and image fusion guided transperineal (TP) prostate biopsy in our center.

    Authors: Haifeng Huang, Wei Wang, Tingsheng Lin, Qing Zhang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Huibo Lian and Hongqian Guo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:68

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Controversy remains on the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRSs). We tend to explore if there is a necessity of combination therapy.

    Authors: Qinyu Liu, Banghua Liao, Ruochen Zhang, Tao Jin, Liang Zhou, Deyi Luo, Jiaming Liu, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:66

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Flexible cystoscopy (FC) is one of the most frequently performed urological intervention. Cumulative sum analysis (CUSUM) allows objective assessment of a proceduralist’s performance to ensure acceptable outco...

    Authors: Kenneth R. MacKenzie and Jonathan Aning

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:31

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2016 16:57

  30. Content type: Research article

    Among the different organs used for NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery) technique, the transvaginal approach may be the optimal choice because of a simple and secure closure of colpotomy si...

    Authors: Dechao Wei, Yili Han, Mingchuan Li, Yongxing Wang, Yatong Chen, Yong Luo and Yongguang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:29

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  31. Content type: Research article

    To assess the anti-adhesive effect of treatment with hyaluronic acid-carboxymethylcellulose following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

    Authors: U-Syn Ha, Jun Sung Koh, Kang Jun Cho, Byung Il Yoon, Kyu Won Lee, Sung Hoo Hong and Ji Youl Lee

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:28

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy after a second transurethral resection (TUR) in new onset high-grade T1 bladder cancer.

    Authors: Keitaro Iida, Taku Naiki, Noriyasu Kawai, Toshiki Etani, Ryosuke Ando, Yosuke Ikegami, Takehiko Okamura, Hiroki Kubota, Atsushi Okada, Kenjiro Kohri and Takahiro Yasui

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Outpatient surgery is critical to improve health care costs. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the results of outpatient treatment of upper tract urinary stones by rigid or flexible ureterosco...

    Authors: Abeni Oitchayomi, Arnaud Doerfler, Sophie Le Gal, Charles Chawhan and Xavier Tillou

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:6

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Ureteral stent removal using an extraction string is advantageous because it can obviate an invasive cystoscopy, but there is a paucity of data on how patients feel about it, and how bothersome or beneficial i...

    Authors: Dae Ji Kim, Jeong Hwan Son, Seok Heun Jang, Jae Won Lee, Dae Sung Cho and Chae Hong Lim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:121

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Site-dependent and interindividual histological differences in Denonvilliers’ fascia (DF) are not well understood. This study aimed to examine site-dependent and interindividual differences in DF and to determ...

    Authors: Kuniyasu Muraoka, Nobuyuki Hinata, Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Takehiro Sejima, Gen Murakami, Ashutosh K Tewari and Atsushi Takenaka

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:42

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Prostate vaporization and enucleation is a novel treatment option for bladder outlet obstruction caused by benign prostate enlargement. This surgical technique, however, has not yet been standardized. We prese...

    Authors: Ching-Hsin Chang, Tzu-Ping Lin, Yen-Hwa Chang, William JS Huang, Alex TL Lin and Kuang-Kuo Chen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:40

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are the most common sexually transmitted disease leading to anogential lesions. Although the laser therapy has been shown to be effective in a numbe...

    Authors: Mário Maciel de Lima Jr, Mário Maciel de Lima and Fabiana Granja

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:39

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Radiotherapy and cyclophosphamide-induced haemorrhagic cystitis are rare but severe complications occurring in 3–6% of patients. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has been demonstrated to be an effective trea...

    Authors: Stephan Degener, Alexander Pohle, Hartmut Strelow, Michael J Mathers, Jürgen Zumbé, Stephan Roth and Alexander S Brandt

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:38

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a prevalent entity in elderly men. If medical treatment fails, monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR-P) is still considered as the standard treatment. The...

    Authors: Livio Mordasini, Dominik Abt, Gautier Müllhaupt, Daniel S Engeler, Andreas Lüthi, Hans-Peter Schmid and Christoph Schwab

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:35

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Ipsilateral asymptomatic renal stone associated with symptomatic ureteral stone is not a rare event, and the recommended treatment policy was not declared clearly. This study was conducted to compare the outco...

    Authors: Dehui Lai, Meiling Chen, Yongzhong He and Xun Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:22

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