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BMC Urology

Voiding dysfunction

Section edited by Cosimo de Nunzio and Stephen Kraus

This section considers submissions relating to the management of urological male and female voiding dysfunction, including neurological disorders and prostatic diseases. (NOTE: Articles dealing with the diagnosis or treatment of prostate cancer should be submitted to the "Urological oncology" section)

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Intermittent catheterisation is the method of choice for the management of bladder dysfunctions. Different urinary catheters are available, but there is conflicting evidence on which type of catheter is best. ...

    Authors: Carla Rognoni and Rosanna Tarricone

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:4

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  2. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fulranumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against nerve growth factor (NGF), for pain relief in patients with interstitial cystitis/b...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Lucille J. Russell, Kathleen M. Kelly, Steven Wang and John Thipphawong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:2

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and a large proportion of these symptoms are known to be associated with a dysfunction of the afferent pathways. Diagnostic tools for an objective and reproduc...

    Authors: Stéphanie van der Lely, Martina Stefanovic, Melanie R. Schmidhalter, Marta Pittavino, Reinhard Furrer, Martina D. Liechti, Martin Schubert, Thomas M. Kessler and Ulrich Mehnert

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:69

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in men are a common clinical problem in urology and have been historically strictly linked to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which may lead to bladder outlet obstructio...

    Authors: Simone Albisinni, Ibrahim Biaou, Quentin Marcelis, Fouad Aoun, Cosimo De Nunzio and Thierry Roumeguère

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:58

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To assess the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA (OnabotA) injection treatment in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD), especially for patients with Parkinson d...

    Authors: Stephanie C. Knüpfer, Susanne A. Schneider, Mareike M. Averhoff, Carsten M. Naumann, Günther Deuschl, Klaus-Peter Jünemann and Moritz F. Hamann

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:55

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To assess the efficacy and safety of the herbal medicine, Weng-li-tong (WLT) as monotherapy or combined with tolterodine in women with overactive bladder (OAB).

    Authors: Dong-dong Xiao, Jian-wei Lv, Xin Xie, Xing-wei Jin, Mu-jun Lu and Yuan Shao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:49

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mirabegron is a β3-adrenoreceptor agonist developed for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). α1-Adrenergic receptor blockers are effective for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in male patients. However, t...

    Authors: Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Katsura Kakoki, Miki Yuzuriha, Akihiro Asai, Kojiro Ohba and Hideki Sakai

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:45

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The activation of TRPA1 channel is implicated in hyper-reflexic micturition similar to overactive bladder. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of blocking TRPA1 via intrathecal administration of...

    Authors: Zhipeng Chen, Shuqi Du, Chuize Kong, Zhe Zhang and Al-dhabi Mokhtar

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:33

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nonbacterial prostatitis, together with chronic pelvic pain syndrome, accounts for 90–95 % of prostatitis cases. Anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used to reduce storage/inflammatory symptoms that can...

    Authors: Giorgio Bozzini, Marco Provenzano, Nicolò Buffi, Mauro Seveso, Giovanni Lughezzani, Giorgio Guazzoni, Alberto Mandressi and Gianluigi Taverna

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:25

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Urinary tract infections [UTIs] are very common in people with Spinal Cord Injury [SCI]. UTIs are increasingly difficult and expensive to treat as the organisms that cause them become more antibiotic resistant...

    Authors: Bonsan Bonne Lee, Swee-Ling Toh, Suzanne Ryan, Judy M. Simpson, Kate Clezy, Laetitia Bossa, Scott A. Rice, Obaydullah Marial, Gerard Weber, Jasbeer Kaur, Claire Boswell-Ruys, Stephen Goodall, James Middleton, Mark Tudehope and George Kotsiou

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:18

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to determine the factors responsible for peri-operative blood transfusion in a contemporary series of open prostatectomy for benign prostate hyperplasia and thus offer a guide f...

    Authors: Mathew Y. Kyei, George O. Klufio, James E. Mensah, Samuel Gepi-Attee, Kwabena Ampadu, Bernard Toboh and Edward D. Yeboah

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Excessive mechanical overload may be involved in bladder wall remodelling. Since the activity of Rho kinase is known to be upregulated in the obstructed bladder, we investigate the roles of the RhoA/Rho kinase...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Kushida, Osamu Yamaguchi, Yohei Kawashima, Hidenori Akaihata, Junya Hata, Kei Ishibashi, Ken Aikawa and Yoshiyuki Kojima

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previously reported results of a prospective, randomized placebo-controlled study showed that the pollen extract (Cernilton) significantly improved total symptoms, pain, and quality of life in patients with in...

    Authors: Hiromichi Iwamura, Takuya Koie, Osamu Soma, Teppei Matsumoto, Atsushi Imai, Shingo Hatakeyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto and Chikara Ohyama

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:120

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Storage symptoms, associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), often co-exist with voiding symptoms in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Storage symptoms are likely to be most bothersome, an...

    Authors: Jameel Nazir, Lars Heemstra, Anke van Engen, Zalmai Hakimi and Cristina Ivanescu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:41

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We designed this experiment to elucidate the relationship between the expression of brain derived-neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the expression of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), and the developmen...

    Authors: Seung Mo Yuk, Ju Hyun Shin, Ki Hak Song, Yong Gil Na, Jae Sung Lim and Chong Koo Sul

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:37

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Protein Kinase C (PKC) dysfunction is implicated in a variety of smooth muscle disorders including detrusor overactivity associated with frequency and urgency of micturition. In this study, we aimed to evaluat...

    Authors: Joseph A Hypolite, Shaohua Chang, Alan J Wein, Samuel Chacko and Anna P Malykhina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:34

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength using transvaginal digital palpation in healthy continent women in different age groups, and to compare the inter- and intra-rater reliab...

    Authors: Dulcegleika VB Sartori, Monica O Gameiro, Hamilto A Yamamoto, Paulo R Kawano, Rodrigo Guerra, Carlos R Padovani and João L Amaro

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:29

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