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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Case report

    Secondary urethral stone although rare, commonly arises from the kidneys, bladder or are seen in patients with urethral stricture. These stones are either found in the posterior or anterior urethra and do resu...

    Authors: Linus I Okeke, Augustine O Takure, Sikiru A Adebayo, Olukayode Y Oluyemi and Abimbola AA Oyelekan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:31

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in aging men are often associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). While regulatory evaluations of treatment benefit require an assessment of specific symptoms, a si...

    Authors: Lars Viktrup, Risa P Hayes, Ping Wang and Wei Shen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:30

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Patient Perception of Intensity of Urgency Scale (PPIUS) is a patient-reported outcome instrument intended to measure the intensity of urgency associated with each urinary or incontinence episode. The obje...

    Authors: Sherilyn M Notte, Thomas S Marshall, Misun Lee, Zalmai Hakimi, Isaac Odeyemi, Wen-Hung Chen and Dennis A Revicki

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:26

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