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  1. The experience and acceptability of lifestyle interventions for men with localised prostate cancer are not well understood, yet lifestyle interventions are increasingly promoted for cancer survivors. We explor...

    Authors: Lucy E. Hackshaw-McGeagh, Eileen Sutton, Raj Persad, Jonathan Aning, Amit Bahl, Anthony Koupparis, Chris Millett, Richard M. Martin and J. Athene Lane
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:94
  2. Multi-step testing might enhance performance of the prostate cancer diagnostic pipeline. Using PSA >1 ng/ml for first-line risk stratification and the Stockholm 3 Model (S3M) blood-test >10% risk of Gleason Sc...

    Authors: Tobias Nordström, Jan Adolfsson, Henrik Grönberg and Martin Eklund
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:92
  3. Positive surgical margins are a strong prognostic marker of disease outcome following radical prostatectomy, though prior evidence is largely from a PSA-screened population. We therefore aim to evaluate the bi...

    Authors: Ashwin Sachdeva, Rajan Veeratterapillay, Antonia Voysey, Katherine Kelly, Mark I. Johnson, Jonathan Aning and Naeem A. Soomro
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:91
  4. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most prevalent microbial diseases and their financial burden on society is substantial. The continuing increase of antibiotic resistance worldwide is alarming. Thus...

    Authors: Lorenz Leitner, Wilbert Sybesma, Nina Chanishvili, Marina Goderdzishvili, Archil Chkhotua, Aleksandre Ujmajuridze, Marc P. Schneider, Andrea Sartori, Ulrich Mehnert, Lucas M. Bachmann and Thomas M. Kessler
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:90
  5. Male stress urinary incontinence is a prevalent condition after radical prostatectomy. While the standard recommendation for the management of urine leakage is pelvic floor muscle training, its efficacy is sti...

    Authors: Shinobu Shimizu, Tokunori Yamamoto, Shinobu Nakayama, Akihiro Hirakawa, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Yasuhito Funahashi, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Keisuke Takanari, Kazuhiro Toriyama, Yuzuru Kamei, Kazutaka Narimoto, Tomonori Yamanishi, Osamu Ishizuka, Masaaki Mizuno and Momokazu Gotoh
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:89
  6. Optimizing the patients’ quality of life is one of the main goals in the urological management of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. In this study we validated the Dutch SF-Qualiveen, a short questionnaire tha...

    Authors: Sarah H. M. Reuvers, Ida J. Korfage, Jeroen R. Scheepe, Lisette A. ‘t Hoen, Tebbe A. R. Sluis and Bertil F. M. Blok
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:88
  7. Recently, sarcopenia has been reported as a new predictor for patient outcomes or likelihood of post-operative complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the psoas muscle volum...

    Authors: Yoko Saitoh-Maeda, Takashi Kawahara, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Daiji Takamoto, Kota Shimokihara, Yuutaro Hayashi, Taku Mochizuki, Mari Ohtaka, Manami Nakamura, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Yasushi Yumura, Kimito Osaka, Hiroki Ito, Kazuhide Makiyama…
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:87
  8. Besides clinical stage and Gleason score, risk-stratification of prostate cancer in the pretherapeutic setting mainly relies on the serum PSA level. Yet, this is associated with many uncertainties. With regard...

    Authors: Thomas Stefan Worst, Frank Waldbillig, Abdallah Abdelhadi, Cleo-Aron Weis, Maria Gottschalt, Annette Steidler, Jost von Hardenberg, Maurice Stephan Michel and Philipp Erben
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:86
  9. There has been a change in the focus of attention from prostate to bladder, as the etiology of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) makes the bladder an additional therapeutic target. This study aims to evaluat...

    Authors: Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Ruth Navarro-Artieda, Ana Mª. Mora and Marta Hernández
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:83
  10. To explore the feasibility and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with sequential segmental renal artery clamping for the patients with multiple renal tumor of who have solitary kidney ...

    Authors: Jundong Zhu, Fan Jiang, Pu Li, Pengfei Shao, Chao Liang, Aiming Xu, Chenkui Miao, Chao Qin, Zengjun Wang and Changjun Yin
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:82
  11. Radical cystectomy (RC) with pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and urinary diversion (UD) is considered the standard treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). In a part of patients, RC procedure i...

    Authors: Qing Zhang, Shiwei Zhang, Shun Zhang, Wei Wang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Yongming Deng, Huibo Lian and Hongqian Guo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:81
  12. Despite the high prevalence of bladder cancer, research on optimal bladder cancer care is limited. One way to advance observational research on care is to use linked data from multiple sources. Such big data r...

    Authors: Florian R. Schroeck, Brenda Sirovich, John D. Seigne, Douglas J. Robertson and Philip P. Goodney
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:78
  13. Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) usually presents as a localized disease in the nasal cavity; extension to the male genitourinary system is very rare and has been characterized only recently. ...

    Authors: Xiaotian Wang, Zimu Gong, Shawn Xiang Li, Wei Yan and Yongsheng Song
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:77
  14. Current organizational guidelines regarding use of antibiotics during urinary tract catheterization are based on limited evidence and are not directly applicable to the pediatric urology population. We seek to...

    Authors: Alexander P. Glaser, Ilina Rosoklija, Emilie K. Johnson and Elizabeth B. Yerkes
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:76
  15. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains the standard procedure for large (≥2 cm) renal calculi; however, laparoscopic pyelolithotomy (LPL) can be used as an alternative management procedure. The aim of pre...

    Authors: Yunjin Bai, Yin Tang, Lan Deng, Xiaoming Wang, Yubo Yang, Jia Wang and Ping Han
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:75
  16. Sunitinib has become mainstay first line treatment for patients with metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma (mRCC). Still, useful predictive markers of response are lacking and urgently needed for clinical deci...

    Authors: Martin Pilskog, Christian Beisland, Lars A. Akslen, Leif Bostad, Åse Haug, Daniel Heinrich, Karin M. Hjelle and Oddbjørn Straume
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:74
  17. Currently, the standard treatment for renal pelvis carcinoma is radical nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision. To describe the feasibility of retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with segme...

    Authors: Yajie Yu, Chao Liang, Meiling Bao, Pengfei Shao and Zengjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:73
  18. Urinary tract obstruction and postoperative hydronephrosis are risk factor for renal function deterioration after orthotopic ileal neobladder construction. However, reports of relationship between transient hy...

    Authors: Takuma Narita, Shingo Hatakeyama, Takuya Koie, Shogo Hosogoe, Teppei Matsumoto, Osamu Soma, Hayato Yamamoto, Tohru Yoneyama, Yuki Tobisawa, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto and Chikara Ohyama
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:72
  19. Adrenal androgens play an important role in the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer therapeutics. The effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists on adrenal androgens has not be...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Yoshitaka Sekine, Takahiro Syuto, Masashi Nomura, Hidekazu Koike, Hiroshi Matsui, Yasuhiro Shibata, Kazuto Ito and Kazuhiro Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:70
  20. Although vaginal agenesis as may occur in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare condition, it is associated with not only anatomical problems but also serious psychological and social proble...

    Authors: Musa Kayondo, Joseph Njagi, Peter Kivuniike Mukasa and Tom Margolis
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:69
  21. Renal staghorn stones are challenging for urologists to ensure maximum stone clearance and minimal morbidity. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has become the gold standard treatment for renal staghorn stone...

    Authors: Huan Yang, Jianxing Li, Gang Long and Shaogang Wang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:67
  22. Several recent reports have demonstrated that the preoperative sensitivity and accuracy of identifying and locating non-palpable testes increases with the use of conventional MRI, in addition to diffusion-weig...

    Authors: Seiji Hoshi, Yuichi Sato, Junya Hata, Hidenori Akaihata, Soichiro Ogawa, Nobuhiro Haga and Yoshiyuki Kojima
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:66
  23. Patients with diabetes experience lower urinary tract symptoms. Cystopathy may evolve into underactive bladder (UAB), depending on the degree and duration of the symptoms. In the present study, we aimed to inv...

    Authors: Saori Yonekubo, Satoshi Tatemichi, Kazuyasu Maruyama and Mamoru Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:64
  24. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of reduced dose, biweekly docetaxel chemotherapy for Korean patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

    Authors: Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Su Jin Lee, Ho Yeong Lim, Hyun Hwan Sung, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han-Yong Choi and Se Hoon Park
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:63
  25. The aim of this study was to evaluate the combined use of the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS) and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) as an assessment tool for urinary symptom flare after iodi...

    Authors: Makito Miyake, Nobumichi Tanaka, Isao Asakawa, Shunta Hori, Yosuke Morizawa, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yasushi Nakai, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Katsuya Aoki, Masatoshi Hasegawa, Tomomi Fujii, Noboru Konishi and Kiyohide Fujimoto
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:62
  26. The ureterointestinal anastomosis stricture (UAS) is a common complication of urinary diversion after radical cystectomy. For decades, open anastomotic revision remained the gold standard for the treatment of ...

    Authors: Weiguo Hu, Boxing Su, Bo Xiao, Xin Zhang, Song Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Yubao Liu, Meng Fu and Jianxing Li
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:61
  27. Our aim was to assess the heterogeneity of high-risk (HR) prostate cancer managed with high-dose external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

    Authors: Daniel N. Cagney, Mary Dunne, Carmel O’Shea, Marie Finn, Emma Noone, Martina Sheehan, Lesley McDonagh, Lydia O’Sullivan, Pierre Thirion and John Armstrong
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:60
  28. Bladder spasm is a common side effect of urological surgery. Main treatment modalities include opioids or anticholinergic medication; however, bladder spasms still occur even after these interventions. Recent ...

    Authors: Chanjuan Zhang, Zhiying Xiao, Xiulin Zhang, Liqiang Guo, Wendong Sun, Changfeng Tai, Zhaoqun Jiang and Yuqiang Liu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:58
  29. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of prior laparoscopic experience on the ability to learn laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) skills.

    Authors: U-Syn Ha, Kyu Won Lee, Sun Wook Kim, Seung Hyun Jeon, Tae Gyun Kwon, Hyung Keun Park and Sung-Hoo Hong
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:57
  30. Patient preferences are assumed to impact healthcare resource utilization, especially treatment options. There is limited data exploring this phenomenon. We sought to identify factors associated with patients ...

    Authors: Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Jeffrey J. Leow, Matthew Mossanen, Ritam Chowdhury, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Joel S. Weissman and Steven L. Chang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:56
  31. It has been shown that hosphodiesterases (PDEs) play an important role in mediating the smooth muscle tone of rat urinary bladder. However, the gene expression profiles of them were still unknown.

    Authors: Xiaofei Zhu, Kui Zhai, Yue Mi and Guangju Ji
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:54

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  32. To assess whether hemorrhagic complications associated with transperineal prostate biopsy increased in patients on antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant therapy.

    Authors: Kimitoshi Saito, Satoshi Washino, Yuhki Nakamura, Tsuzumi Konishi, Masashi Ohshima, Yoshiaki Arai and Tomoaki Miyagawa
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:53
  33. To evaluate the role of free-hand transperineal targeted prostate biopsy using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound (mpMRI-TRUS) fusion in Chinese men with repeated biopsy.

    Authors: Huibo Lian, Junlong Zhuang, Wei Wang, Bing Zhang, Jiong Shi, Danyan Li, Yao Fu, Xuping Jiang, Weimin Zhou and Hongqian Guo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:52
  34. Of the more than 1.1 million men diagnosed worldwide annually with prostate cancer, the majority have indolent tumors. Distinguishing between aggressive and indolent cancer is an important clinical challenge. ...

    Authors: John W. Peabody, Lisa M. DeMaria, Diana Tamondong-Lachica, Jhiedon Florentino, M. Czarina Acelajado, Othman Ouenes, Jerome P. Richie and Trever Burgon
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:51
  35. There are three minimally invasive methods for the management of large upper impacted ureteral stones: mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL), transurethral ureteroscope lithotripsy (URSL), and retroperiton...

    Authors: Yunyan Wang, Bing Zhong, Xiaosong Yang, Gongcheng Wang, Peijin Hou and Junsong Meng
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:50
  36. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported as a biomarker for some solid malignant diseases. Thus far, however, no reports of the relationship between the NLR and adrenal tumors have been published. ...

    Authors: Taku Mochizuki, Takashi Kawahara, Daiji Takamoto, Kazuhide Makiyama, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Masahiro Yao and Hiroji Uemura
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:49
  37. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is performed to treat relatively large renal stones. Recent publications indicate that tubeless and total tubeless (stentless) PCNL is safe in selected patients. We performe...

    Authors: Joo Yong Lee, Seong Uk Jeh, Man Deuk Kim, Dong Hyuk Kang, Jong Kyou Kwon, Won Sik Ham, Young Deuk Choi and Kang Su Cho
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:48
  38. Many urologic surgeons refer to biopsy core details for decision making in cases of localized prostate cancer (PCa) to determine whether an extended resection and/or lymph node dissection should be performed. ...

    Authors: Masahiro Yashi, Akinori Nukui, Yuumi Tokura, Kohei Takei, Issei Suzuki, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Hideo Yuki, Tsunehito Kambara, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Yasushi Kaji and Takao Kamai
    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:47
  39. 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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