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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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