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Sexual function and fertility

This section considers both clincal and laboratory based research relevant to reproductive endocrinology and andrology.

  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) is the standard surgical technique for the treatment of rectal cancer. However, rates of sexual dysfunction ofup to 50% have been described after TME, and rates of urinary dysfu...

    Authors: Anna Pallisera-Lloveras, Paula Planelles-Soler, Naim Hannaoui, Laura Mora-López, Jesús Muñoz-Rodriguez, Sheila Serra-Pla, Arturo Dominguez-Garcia, Joan Prats-López, Salvador Navarro-Soto and Xavier Serra-Aracil

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:75

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for localized prostate cancer (PCa) can cause long-term changes in erectile functioning. However, data on the importance of sexuality and possible consequences of altered erectile functioning on self...

    Authors: Caren Hilger, Martin Schostak, Stephan Neubauer, Ahmed Magheli, Thomas Fydrich, Silke Burkert and Friederike Kendel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Cisplatin (CP) or cis-diammine dichloroplatinum (II) is a platinum based standard antineoplastic drug which is used against variety of solid tumors and neoplasms. The present study aimed to evaluate the shield...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Asma Munawar, Suhail Razak, Sara Anam, Qurat Ul Ain, Hizb Ullah, Tayyaba Afsar, Mahmoud Abulmeaty and Ali Almajwal

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:107

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Varicocele is known to be associated with infertility and sperm disorders. The exact cause of this ailment is not fully understood. There are limited numbers of studies where venous blood gases (VBGs) of varic...

    Authors: Khaleeq ur Rehman, Hafsa Zaneb, Abdul Basit Qureshi, Ahsan Numan, Muhammad Shahbaz Yousaf, Imtiaz Rabbani and Habib Rehman

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:104

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To provide indicators for the likelihood of sperm retrieval in patients undergoing testicular sperm extraction is a major issue in the management of male infertility by TESE. The aim of our study was to determ...

    Authors: Lucio Gnessi, Filomena Scarselli, Maria Giulia Minasi, Stefania Mariani, Carla Lubrano, Sabrina Basciani, Pier Francesco Greco, Mikiko Watanabe, Giorgio Franco, Alessio Farcomeni and Ermanno Greco

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:63

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Αim of the study was to determine the effect of mirabegron, used for overactive bladder (OAB) treatment, on female sexual function.

    Authors: A. Zachariou, C. Mamoulakis, M. Filiponi, F. Dimitriadis, J. Giannakis, S. Skouros, P. Tsounapi, A. Takenaka and N. Sofikitis

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:61

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Recurrent (stuttering) ischemic priapism is a challenging clinical condition. Frequent recurrences result in frequent hospital admissions whereas treatment with a shunting procedure often results in erectile d...

    Authors: Paolo Massenio, Nicola D’Altilia, Francesca Sanguedolce, Giuseppe Carrieri and Luigi Cormio

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:54

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to assess the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as a new non-invasive approach to locate the testicular area in which spermatogenesis is most likely to be found in non-obstr...

    Authors: Shijun Zhang, Jing Du, Ruhui Tian, Shaowei Xie, Fenghua Li and Zheng Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:48

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Penile length (PL) shortening is an underreported phenomenon following radical prostatectomy (RP) and risk factors are not fully explored. We aimed to describe longitudinal patterns of PL recovery and evaluate...

    Authors: Young Suk Kwon, Nicholas Farber, Ji Woong Yu, Kevin Rhee, Christopher Han, Patrick Ney, Jeong Hee Hong, Paul Lee, Nikhil Gupta, Wun-Jae Kim and Isaac Yi Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:37

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Scrotal hemorrhage after testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) is uncommon in clinical operation. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) are commonly given to men who have difficulty providing a sperm sample for ...

    Authors: Yong-tong Zhu, Rui Hua, Song Quan, Wan-long Tan, Qing-jun Chu and Chun-yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and sexual dysfunction is the most frequently reported long-term side effect of prostate cancer surgery or radiation. The aim of this study was to exam...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Albaugh, Nat Sufrin, Brittany R. Lapin, Jacqueline Petkewicz and Sandi Tenfelde

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    B7-H3, a member of the B7 family of the Ig superfamily of proteins, has been detected in the epididymis, which is a storage organ related to sperm maturation. However, the characteristics of its expression in ...

    Authors: Kai Li, Xuedong Wei, Guangbo Zhang, Miao Li, Xuefeng Zhang, Chenhao Zhou, Jianquan Hou and Hexing Yuan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:23

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to investigate whether micro-TESE can improve sperm retrieval rate (SRR) compared to conventional single TESE biopsy on the same testicle or to contralateral multiple TESE, by empl...

    Authors: Giorgio Franco, Filomena Scarselli, Valentina Casciani, Cosimo De Nunzio, Donato Dente, Costantino Leonardo, Pier Francesco Greco, Alessia Greco, Maria Giulia Minasi and Ermanno Greco

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled trial primarily evaluated the efficacy of tadalafil once-daily (OaD) or on-demand (“pro-re-nata”; PRN) treatment, started early post...

    Authors: Hitendra R Patel, Dapo Ilo, Nimish Shah, Béatrice Cuzin, David Chadwick, Robert Andrianne, Carsten Henneges, Jane Barry, Katja Hell-Momeni, Julia Branicka and Hartwig Büttner

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:31

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic prescribed off-label for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE). However, tramadol may cause addiction and difficulty in breathing and the beneficial effect of tra...

    Authors: Marrissa Martyn-St James, Katy Cooper, Eva Kaltenthaler, Kath Dickinson, Anna Cantrell, Kevan Wylie, Leila Frodsham and Catherine Hood

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:6

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  16. Content type: Case report

    46,XX testicular disorder of sex development is a rare genetic syndrome, characterized by a complete or partial mismatch between genetic sex and phenotypic sex, which results in infertility because of the abse...

    Authors: Tian-Fu Li, Qiu-Yue Wu, Cui Zhang, Wei-Wei Li, Qing Zhou, Wei-Jun Jiang, Ying-Xia Cui, Xin-Yi Xia and Yi-Chao Shi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:104

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To review the possible mechanisms proposed to explain the etiology of 46, XX sex reversal by investigating the clinical characteristics and their relationships with chromosomal karyotype and the SRY(sex-determini...

    Authors: Qiu-Yue Wu, Na Li, Wei-Wei Li, Tian-Fu Li, Cui Zhang, Ying-Xia Cui, Xin-Yi Xia and Jin-Sheng Zhai

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:70

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient vas length for performing a tension-free vasovasostomy is a problem occasionally encountered by microsurgeons. Herein we evaluated utilization of a non-vascularized vas deferens autograft in a rat...

    Authors: Teoman Cem Kadioglu, Peter D Temple-Smith and Graeme Southwick

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:61

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The simplified International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) is a convenient, reliable and validated diagnostic tool for erectile dysfunction (ED). However, few studies focused on IIEF-5 in ED patients wit...

    Authors: Zhengyan Tang, Dongjie Li, Xiaobo Zhang, Lu Yi, Xiangsheng Zhu, Xiangyang Zeng and Yuxin Tang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:52

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Erectile dysfunction is prevalent in men over 40 years, affecting their quality of life and that of their partners. The aims of this study were:

    Authors: Daksha Trivedi, David M Wellsted, Jade B Collard and Michael Kirby

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:24

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  21. Content type: Case report

    The hypothalamic–pituitary (h-p) unit is a particularly radiosensitive region in the central nervous system. As a consequence, radiation-induced irreversible, progressively chronic onset hypopituitarism (RIH) ...

    Authors: Yi-Ting Lin, Chia-Chun Huang, Charng-Cherng Chyau, Kuan-Chou Chen and Robert Y Peng

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The core question of the study was whether adequately achieved HD affected the sexual dysfunction in women on hemodialysis (HD) with chronic renal failure (CRF).

    Authors: Jae Heon Kim, Seung Whan Doo, Won Jae Yang, Soon Hyo Kwon, Eun Seop Song, Hong Jun Lee, Ik Sung Lim, Hyun Hwang and Yun Seob Song

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:4

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Penile self-injection of various oils is still carried out among Eastern Europe people for penile girth augmentation despite the potential destructive complications of this practice are well known. Penile reac...

    Authors: Mario De Siati, Oscar Selvaggio, Giuseppe Di Fino, Giuseppe Liuzzi, Paolo Massenio, Francesca Sanguedolce, Giuseppe Carrieri and Luigi Cormio

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:66

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  24. Content type: Research article

    SPAG16 is a critical structural component of motile cilia and flagella. In the eukaryotic unicellular algae Chlamydomonas, loss of gene function causes flagellar paralysis and prevents assembly of the “9 + 2” axo...

    Authors: David R Nagarkatti-Gude, Giulia Collodel, Lori D Hill, Elena Moretti, Michela Geminiani, Zhibing Zhang and Jerome F Strauss III

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:27

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