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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Currently, men are younger at the time of diagnosis of prostate cancer and more interested in less invasive surgical approaches (traditional laparoscopy, 3D-laparoscopy, robotics). Outcomes of continence, erec...

    Authors: Pierluigi Bove, Valerio Iacovelli, Francesco Celestino, Francesco De Carlo, Giuseppe Vespasiani and Enrico Finazzi Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In this paper, we observed a discrepancy of penile hemodynamics dependent on location by using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) sensor, and showcase NIRS as a potentially suitable sensor in supplementing the ...

    Authors: Evgenii Kim, Songhyun Lee, Zephaniah Phillips V and Jae G Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:11

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The treatment of large volume bladder stones by current equipments continues to be a management problem in both developing and developed countries. AH-1 Stone Removal System (SRS) invented by us is primarily u...

    Authors: Aihua Li, Chengdong Ji, Hui Wang, Genqiang Lang, Honghai Lu, Sikuan Liu, Weiwu Li, Binghui Zhang and Wei Fang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:9

    Content type: Technical advance

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  36. There is paucity of data as to the results of the endoscopic approach in comparison to the golden standard of nephro-ureterectomy in elective, low grade TCC, patients. Our purpose is to report our results of a...

    Authors: Azik Hoffman, Ofer Yossepowitch, Yaron Erlich, Ronen Holland and David Lifshitz

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:97

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In patients with localized high-risk prostate cancer awaiting radiation therapy, pelvic lymphadenectomy (PL) is a reliable minimally invasive staging procedure. We compared outcomes after laparoendoscopic sing...

    Authors: Frank Friedersdorff, Seven Johannes Aghdassi, Ahmed Magheli, Maximilian Richter, Carsten Stephan, Jonas Busch, Dirk Boehmer, Kurt Miller and T Florian Fuller

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:92

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Cystoscopy evokes discomfort and pain, especially in males. The cystoscopic retrograde approach is standard in the removal of ureteral stents. However the satisfaction and degree of pain during the procedure a...

    Authors: Jae Heon Kim, Sun Young Park, Mun Gyu Kim, Hoon Choi, Dan Song, Sung Woo Cho and Yun Seob Song

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:90

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection represents the standard treatment for muscle-invasive, and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancers. Aim of this study was to report our case series of...

    Authors: Antonio Luigi Pastore, Giovanni Palleschi, Luigi Silvestri, Giuseppe Cavallaro, Mario Rizzello, Gianfranco Silecchia, Cosimo de Nunzio, Samer Fathi Al-Rawashdah, Vincenzo Petrozza and Antonio Carbone

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:89

    Content type: Research article

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