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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    Most studies focusing on progression of BPH have been limited to the relationship between age and BPH progression, and only few studies have focused on the time duration to start treatment. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Sung Ryul Shim, Jae Heon Kim, Hoon Choi, Jae Hyun Bae, Hae Joon Kim, Soon-Sun Kwon, Byung Chul Chun and Won Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:30

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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    A previous study showed that foot stimulation can delay the bladder filling sensation and increase bladder volume in healthy humans without OAB. The aim of this study was to determine whether or not electrical...

    Authors: Guoqing Chen, Limin Liao and Di Miao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:26

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP) is a neurotransmitter and inflammatory cytokine implicated in the pathophysiology of lower urinary tract disease. ATP additionally reflects microbial biomass thus has potential ...

    Authors: Kiren Gill, Harry Horsley, Anthony S Kupelian, Gianluca Baio, Maria De Iorio, Sanchutha Sathiananamoorthy, Rajvinder Khasriya, Jennifer L Rohn, Scott S Wildman and James Malone-Lee

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We produced a novel model of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) by periurethral injection of hyaluronic acid and compared the cystometric features, postoperative complications, and histopathological changes of t...

    Authors: Yongquan Wang, Zhiyong Xiong, Wei Gong, Zhansong Zhou and Gensheng Lu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:8

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the expression of parathyroid hormone (PTH)/PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) receptor 1 (PTH1R) in clinical specimens of normal and diseased bladders. PTHrP is a unique stretch-induced endogenous det...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Nishikawa, Rie Yago, Yuichiro Yamazaki, Hiromitsu Negoro, Mari Suzuki, Masaaki Imamura, Yoshinobu Toda, Kazunari Tanabe, Osamu Ogawa and Akihiro Kanematsu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:2

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this study was to make a comparison between penile cuff test (PCT) and standard pressure-flow study (PFS) in the preoperative evaluation of patients candidates for trans-urethral resection of prostate (...

    Authors: Daniele Bianchi, Angelo Di Santo, Gabriele Gaziev, Roberto Miano, Stefania Musco, Giuseppe Vespasiani and Enrico Finazzi Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:103

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common treatment for patients with localized prostate cancer. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a significant bothersome sequela after radical prostatectomy that may dramatica...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Qing Mei Huang, Feng Ping Liu and Qi Qi Mao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:99

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Acute hypokalaemic paralysis is characterised by acute flaccid muscle weakness and has a complex aetiological spectrum. Herein we report, for the first time, a case of unilateral adrenal hyperplasia accompanie...

    Authors: Bo Yang, Yuan Yang, Wenling Tu, Ying Shen and Qiang Dong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:96

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Irrigation or washouts of the bladder are usually performed in various clinical settings. In the 1980s Elliot and colleagues argued that urothelial damage could occur after washouts and irrigations of the blad...

    Authors: Marco Di Paolo, Valentina Bugelli, Alessandro Di Luca and Emanuela Turillazzi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:91

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The causality of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is still not fully understood. Several studies indicate a significant increase of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in patients with OAB. However, in order to clarify w...

    Authors: Axel Hegele, Sonja Knippschild, Carsten Frohme, Jörg Hänze, Peter Olbert and Rainer Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:85

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Overactive bladder (OAB)/ storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a high prevalence affecting up to 90% of men over 80 years. The role of sufficient therapies appears crucial. In the present review, w...

    Authors: Mauro Gacci, Giacomo Novara, Cosimo De Nunzio, Andrea Tubaro, Riccardo Schiavina, Eugenio Brunocilla, Arcangelo Sebastianelli, Matteo Salvi, Matthias Oelke, Stavros Gravas, Marco Carini and Sergio Serni

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:84

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    The control of the lower urinary tract is a complex, multilevel process involving both the peripheral and central nervous system. Due to lesions of the neuraxis, most spinal cord injury patients suffer from ne...

    Authors: Lorenz Leitner, Matthias Walter, Patrick Freund, Ulrich Mehnert, Lars Michels, Spyros Kollias and Thomas M Kessler

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:68

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We have observed different clinical responses to botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) in patients who had similar urodynamic parameters before the procedure. Furthermore, some bladders evaluated by cystography and cystos...

    Authors: Ronaldo Alvarenga Álvares, Ivana Duval Araújo and Marcelo Dias Sanches

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:66

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Sacral neuromodulation has become a well-established and widely accepted treatment for refractory non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction, but its value in patients with a neurological cause is unclear....

    Authors: Stephanie C Knüpfer, Martina D Liechti, Livio Mordasini, Dominik Abt, Daniel S Engeler, Jens Wöllner, Jürgen Pannek, Bernhard Kiss, Fiona C Burkhard, Marc P Schneider, Elena Miramontes, Alfons G Kessels, Lucas M Bachmann and Thomas M Kessler

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:65

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  19. Content type: Review

    Bioactive compounds from plants (i.e., Serenoa repens) are often used in medicine in the treatment of several pathologies, among which benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) associated to lower urinary tract symptoms...

    Authors: Celeste De Monte, Simone Carradori, Arianna Granese, Giovanni Battista Di Pierro, Costantino Leonardo and Cosimo De Nunzio

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:63

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