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Epidemiology and health outcomes

This section section considers submissions related to the frequency, distribution and health outcomes of urological related procedures, treatments and disease.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing body of literature which highlights the potential for significant and enduring side-effects of prostate cancer treatment, there is limited research exploring the experience of living with t...

    Authors: Narelle Hanly, Shab Mireskandari and Ilona Juraskova

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:56

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    Prostate cancer is the most common male malignancy and a mayor cause of mortality in the western world. The impact of clinicopathological variables on disease related outcomes have mainly been reported from a ...

    Authors: Sigve Andersen, Elin Richardsen, Yngve Nordby, Nora Ness, Øystein Størkersen, Khalid Al-Shibli, Tom Donnem, Helena Bertilsson, Lill-Tove Busund, Anders Angelsen and Roy M Bremnes

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:49

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This very large population-based study investigated outcomes after a diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) in terms of mortality rates, treatments and adverse effects.

    Authors: Philippe Tuppin, Solène Samson, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Bertrand Lukacs, François Alla, Fred Paccaud, Jean-Christophe Thalabard, Eric Vicaut, Michel Vidaud and Bertrand Millat

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:48

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    Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) is associated with poor male fertility, but can be alleviated and fertility preserved to some degree by early detection and treatment. Here we assess the influence of socio-...

    Authors: Karin Sørig Hougaard, Ann Dyreborg Larsen, Harald Hannerz, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Kristian Tore Jørgensen, Gunnar Vase Toft, Jens Peter Bonde and Morten Søndergaard Jensen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:23

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The reporting of post-operative complications in the urological field is lacking of a uniform quantitative measure to assess severity, which is essential in the analysis of surgical outcomes. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Jonathan Beilan, Ruth Strakosha, Diego Aguilar Palacios and Charles J Rosser

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although African ancestry represents a significant risk factor for prostate cancer, few studies have investigated the significance of prostate cancer and relevance of previously defined genetic and epidemiolog...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Tindall, MS Riana Bornman, Smit van Zyl, Alpheus M Segone, L Richard Monare, Philip A Venter and Vanessa M Hayes

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:74

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nigeria is one of the top three countries in Africa in terms of science research output and Nigerian urologists’ biomedical research output contributes to this. Each year, urologists in Nigeria gather to prese...

    Authors: Jibril Oyekunle Bello

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:59

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  8. Content type: Research article

    European treatment guidelines recommend the use of hormonal therapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, including castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), but there is little understanding of ho...

    Authors: Cora N Sternberg, Edwina S Baskin-Bey, Mark Watson, Andrew Worsfold, Alex Rider and Bertrand Tombal

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:58

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To compare demographics, pathologic features, performance scores, comorbidities, symptoms and responses to quality of life (QoL) surveys between nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) and radical nephrectomy (RN) patie...

    Authors: Michelle L Arnold, David D Thiel, Nancy Diehl, Kevin J Wu, Steve Ames and Alexander S Parker

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:52

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Overactive bladder (OAB) is associated with high healthcare costs, which may be partially driven by drug treatment. There is little comparative data on antimuscarinic drugs with respect to resource use and cos...

    Authors: Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Javier Rejas, Ruth Navarro-Artieda, Alba Aguado-Jodar, Amador Ruiz-Torrejón, Jordi Ibáñez-Nolla and Marion Kvasz

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In this population-based study, we investigated the degree of concordance between Gleason scores obtained from prostate biopsies and those obtained from prostatectomy specimens, as well as the determinants of ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Rapiti, Robin Schaffar, Christophe Iselin, Raymond Miralbell, Marie-Françoise Pelte, Damien Weber, Roberto Zanetti, Isabelle Neyroud-Caspar and Christine Bouchardy

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:19

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Sequential compression devices (SCDs) are commonly used for thromboprophylaxis in postoperative patients but compliance is often poor. We investigated causes for noncompliance, examining both hospital and pati...

    Authors: David F Ritsema, Jennifer M Watson, Amanda P Stiteler and Mike M Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:20

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  13. Content type: Research article

    During the last few decades, marital tensions and stresses have influenced various dimensions of life. The objective of the current study was to examine the effects of combined psycho-physiological therapy (st...

    Authors: Roohallah Bay, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Wan Mohd Zahiruddin and Wan Nor Arifin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:16

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studies of the impact of type 2 diabetes on the prevalence and incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men have provided divergent results. We sought to examine this issue using two large and di...

    Authors: Stephen K Van Den Eeden, Assiamira Ferrara, Jun Shan, Steven J Jacobsen, Virginia P Quinn, Reina Haque and Charles P Quesenberry

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Although indwelling urethra catheterization is a medical intervention with well-defined risks, studies show that approximately 14–38% of the indwelling urethra catheters (IUCs) are placed without a specific me...

    Authors: Irálice AV Jansen, Titia EM Hopmans, Jan C Wille, Peterhans J van den Broek, Tjallie II van der Kooi and Birgit HB van Benthem

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:25

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