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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

    Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has been developed in an attempt to further reduce the morbidity and scarring associated with laparoscopic surgery. In patients in whom there are indications to perf...

    Authors: Salvatore Micali, Alessio Zordani, Riccardo Galli, Eugenio Martorana, Micaela Piccoli, Gianni Cappelli and Giampaolo Bianchi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:80

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) is the actual gold-standard for the treatment of clinically localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (cT1-2 with no indications for nephron-sparing surgery). Limited evidence...

    Authors: Anastasios D Asimakopoulos, Roberto Miano, Filippo Annino, Salvatore Micali, Enrico Spera, Beniamino Iorio, Giuseppe Vespasiani and Richard Gaston

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:75

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the relationship between preoperative estimated prostate weight on ultrasonography and clinical manifestations of transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome.

    Authors: Atsushi Fujiwara, Junko Nakahira, Toshiyuki Sawai, Teruo Inamoto and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:67

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Laser lithotripsy is an established endourological modality. Ho:YAG laser have broadened the indications for ureteroscopic stone managements to include larger stone sizes throughout the whole upper urinary tra...

    Authors: Wael Y Khoder, Markus Bader, Ronald Sroka, Christian Stief and Raphaela Waidelich

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:62

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  5. Content type: Technical advance

    Gasless laparoendoscopic single-port surgery (GasLESS) for radical nephrectomy (GasLESSRN) in the flank position is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with T1–3 renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Howe...

    Authors: Tatsuo Morita, Akira Fujisaki, Taro Kubo and Shinsuke Kurokawa

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:29

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In most hospitals, several options for the management of renal stones are available: shockwave lithotripsy, endourologic treatment, or surgery. Choice of treatment is based on the anatomic characteristics of t...

    Authors: Chao Qin, Shangqian Wang, Pu Li, Qiang Cao, Pengfei Shao, Pengchao Li, Zhijian Han, Jun Tao, Xiaoxin Meng, Xiaobing Ju, Rijin Song, Jie Li, Wei Zhang, Qiang Lu and Changjun Yin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this research project was the realization of an incremental bipolar radiofrequency generator with inline 4-electrode probe for partial renal resection without clamping of the vessels.

    Authors: Piero Rossi, Pierluigi Bove, Mauro Montuori, Adriano De Majo, Edoardo Ricciardi, Maurizio Mattei, Roberta Bernardini, Luigino Calzetta, Paolo Mauti, Lorenzo Intini, Valentino Quattrini, Carlo Chiaramonte and Giuseppe Vespasiani

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To determine the effect of prostate weight on the preoperative and postoperative outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with a posterior approach to the seminal vesicle.

    Authors: Takahiro Yasui, Keiichi Tozawa, Satoshi Kurokawa, Atsushi Okada, Kentaro Mizuno, Yukihiro Umemoto, Noriyasu Kawai, Shoichi Sasaki, Yutaro Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Kojima and Kenjiro Kohri

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To investigate functional aspects of silent ureteral stones with special focus on obstruction and its relationship to renal anatomy. The present study is the first investigation of renal excretory function in ...

    Authors: Florian Wimpissinger, Christopher Springer, Amir Kurtaran, Walter Stackl and Christian Türk

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:3

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  10. Content type: Case report

    A few single case reports and only one clinical series have been published so far about the use of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate in the treatment of urinary fistulas persisting after conventional urinary drainage.

    Authors: Cesare Selli, Maurizio De Maria, Michele Manica, Filippo Maria Turri and Francesca Manassero

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:55

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Flexible cystoscopy is used in urological outpatient departments for diagnostic cystoscopy of bladder cancer and requires a high-level disinfection between each patient. The purpose of this study was to make a...

    Authors: Peter Hjorth Jørgensen, Torsten Slotsbjerg, Henrik Westh, Vicki Buitenhuis and Gregers Gautier Hermann

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:46

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Bladder neck transection is one of the most difficult procedures for robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP), particularly in patients who have undergone previous transurethral resection of th...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurokawa, Keiichi Tozawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Takahiro Yasui, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Noriyasu Kawai, Yutaro Hayashi and Kenjiro Kohri

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:40

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  13. Content type: Technical advance

    Recent reports have suggested that laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) surgery is technically feasible. The aim of this study was to describe our initial experience with LESS adrenalectomy for benign adrenal t...

    Authors: Akira Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nitta, Koki Otsuka, Satoshi Nishizuka, Shigeaki Baba, Akira Umemura, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno and Go Wakabayashi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:21

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) is said to affect at least a third of men over 60. However, the literature contains fewer than 200 reports of prostates over 200g in mass - Giant Prostatic Hypertrophy (GPH)....

    Authors: Robert M Learney, Sachin Malde, Mark Downes and Nitin Shrotri

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:18

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  15. Content type: Review

    This review summarizes recent literature on advances regarding renal and ureteral calculi, with particular focus in areas of recent advances in the overall field of urolithiasis. Clinical management in everyda...

    Authors: Marco Rosa, Paolo Usai, Roberto Miano, Fernando J Kim, Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Pierluigi Bove and Salvatore Micali

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:10

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The hand-assisted technique enables the rapid extraction of the graft, shortening the warm ischemia time (WIT), and the retroperitoneoscopic approach is potentially associated with a less incidence of postoper...

    Authors: Kei Arai, Tsutomu Nishiyama, Noboru Hara, Takashi Kasahara, Kazuhide Saito and Kota Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Few reports can be found in the literature with respect to the impact of neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) on operative parameters on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in a large study. The aim of this...

    Authors: Taku Naiki, Noriyasu Kawai, Takehiko Okamura, Daisuke Nagata, Yoshiyuki Kojima, Hidetoshi Akita, Takahiro Yasui, Keiichi Tozawa and Kenjiro Kohri

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:36

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