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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Laparo Endoscopic Single-site Surgery (LESS) represents an evolution of minimally invasive surgery and aims to improve cosmetic outcome and reduce surgical trauma and complications associated with traditional ...

    Authors: Salvatore Micali, Ahmed Ghaith, Eugenio Martorana, Alessio Zordani, Angelo Territo and Giampaolo Bianchi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:83

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