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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

    Bacterial prostatitis (BP) is a common condition accounting responsible for about 5-10% of all prostatitis cases; chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) classified as type II, are less common but is a condition t...

    Authors: Gian Maria Busetto, Riccardo Giovannone, Matteo Ferro, Stefano Tricarico, Francesco Del Giudice, Deliu Victor Matei, Ottavio De Cobelli, Vincenzo Gentile and Ettore De Berardinis

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:53

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  2. Content type: Technical advance

    Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is a new treatment modality in various causes of bladder dysfunction; like neurogenic detrusor overactivity and overactive bladder. The best technique of administrating BoNT-A in pat...

    Authors: Janneke IM van Uhm, Goedele MA Beckers, Willem J van der Laarse, Eric JH Meuleman, Albert A Geldof and Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:37

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Only limited data are available on the outcome of tension-free obturator tape (TOT) procedures in overweight and obese women. We would like to verify the objective and subjective outcomes of TOT in women with ...

    Authors: Carsten Frohme, Friederike Ludt, Zoltan Varga, Peter J Olbert, Rainer Hofmann and Axel Hegele

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:20

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Hem-o-lok clips are widely used during robot-assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to control the lateral pedicles. There are a few reports of hem-o-lok clip migration into the bladder or vesico-uret...

    Authors: Luigi Cormio, Paolo Massenio, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Giuseppe Di Fino, Oscar Selvaggio, Salvatore Micali and Giuseppe Carrieri

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:21

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Higher physical activity levels are continence-protective in non-prostate cancer populations. Primary aims of this study were to investigate changes in physical activity levels over the perioperative period in...

    Authors: Sean F Mungovan, Bregtje P Huijbers, Andrew D Hirschhorn and Manish I Patel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:67

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) has been proposed for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive urinary retention (NOUR), neurogenic bladder, paediatric voiding dysfuncti...

    Authors: Gabriele Gaziev, Luca Topazio, Valerio Iacovelli, Anastasios Asimakopoulos, Angelo Di Santo, Cosimo De Nunzio and Enrico Finazzi-Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:61

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To determine whether neuregulin-1(NRG-1) is a potential new biomarker of overactive bladder (OAB) induced by partial urethral obstruction in a rat model of OAB and to evaluate the urothelium as a therapeutic t...

    Authors: Hoon Jang, Dong Seok Han and Seung Mo Yuk

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:54

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  8. Content type: Technical advance

    Sacral neuromodulation operations have usually been performed based on 2D fluoro images. However, sacral nerve stimulation lead implantation may be challenging when the normal anatomy is confused by obesity or...

    Authors: Pekka A Hellström, Jani Katisko, Pertti Finnilä and Markku H Vaarala

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:48

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Antimuscarinic agents are currently the predominant treatment option for the clinical management of the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). However, low rates of persistence with these agents highlight the n...

    Authors: Vik Khullar, Javier Cambronero, Javier C Angulo, Marianne Wooning, Mary Beth Blauwet, Caroline Dorrepaal and Nancy E Martin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:45

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Using the isovolumetric bladder rhythmic contraction (BRC) model in anesthetized rats, we have quantified the responsiveness to unilateral and bilateral stimulation of the L6 spinal nerve (SN) and characterize...

    Authors: Xin Su, Angela Nickles and Dwight E Nelson

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:34

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nocturia is defined as waking one or more times during the night due to the urge to void. Recently, the effectiveness of several sedatives and analgesics for nocturia has been reported. We herein investigated ...

    Authors: Takashi Kawahara, Satoshi Morita, Hiroki Ito, Hideyuki Terao, Ryoko Sakata, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Junichi Matsuzaki, Yoshinobu Kubota and Hiroji Uemura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The present study was aimed at determining the prophylactic efficacy of American cranberry (AC) extract (Cysticlean®) in women with recurrent symptomatic postcoital urinary tract infections (PCUTI), non-consum...

    Authors: Francisco Sánchez Ballester, Vicente Ruiz Vidal, Emilio López Alcina, Cristina Domenech Perez, Eva Escudero Fontano, Ana María Oltra Benavent, Ana Montoliu García and Marco Andrés Sobrón Bustamante

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:28

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to determine in a case series (four patients) how calcified deposits in renal papillae are associated with the development of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) papillary calculi.

    Authors: Fèlix Grases, Antonia Costa-Bauzá, Rafel M Prieto, Antonio Conte and Antonio Servera

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:14

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