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  1. Content type: Research article

    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms have a substantial effect on quality of life (QoL). We report QoL and mental health results from a LUTS prevalence study in three Asian...

    Authors: Kyu-Sung Lee, Tag Keun Yoo, Limin Liao, Jianye Wang, Yao-Chi Chuang, Shih-Ping Liu, Romeo Chu and Budiwan Sumarsono

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:108

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To establish and internally validate an innovative R.I.R.S. scoring system that allows urologists to preoperatively estimate the stone-free rate (SFR) after retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

    Authors: Yinglong Xiao, Deng Li, Lei Chen, Yaoting Xu, Dingguo Zhang, Yi Shao and Jun Lu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:105

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  3. Content type: Case report

    In recent years, the delayed side effects associated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer have drawn the interest of urologists. Although urosymphyseal fistula is one of these delayed side effects, this serio...

    Authors: Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Akinori Iba, Kazuro Kikkawa and Isao Hara

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:107

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is commonly performed using the transperitoneal (TP) approach with six trocars over an 8-cm distance in the steep Trendelenburg position. In this study, we investiga...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurokawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Akihiro Nakane, Hidenori Nishio, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa, Yutaro Hayashi and Takahiro Yasui

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:106

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Computed Tomography (CT) is considered the gold-standard for the pre-operative evaluation of urolithiasis. However, no Hounsfield (HU) variable capable of differentiating stone types has been clearly identifie...

    Authors: Andrea Gallioli, Elisa De Lorenzis, Luca Boeri, Maurizio Delor, Stefano Paolo Zanetti, Fabrizio Longo, Alberto Trinchieri and Emanuele Montanari

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:104

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  6. Content type: Research article

    It remains controversial as to whether active stone removal should be performed in patients with poor performance status because of their short life expectancy and perioperative risks. Our objectives were to e...

    Authors: Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Yasuo Hirabayashi, Takashi Iguchi, Akinori Iba, Masatoshi Higuchi, Hiroyuki Koike, Takahito Wakamiya, Satoshi Nishizawa and Isao Hara

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:103

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  7. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this work [1] it was noticed the author – Jie Wang’s name was in the wrong order.

    Authors: Hai-bin Wei, Xiao-long Qi, Feng Liu, Jie Wang, Xiao-feng Ni, Qi Zhang, En-hui Li, Xuan-yu Chen and Da-hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:100

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    The original article was published in BMC Urology 2017 17:96

  8. Content type: Research article

    In prostate cancer, men diagnosed with low risk disease may be monitored through an active surveillance. This research explored the perspectives of men with prostate cancer regarding their decision-making proc...

    Authors: Margaret Fitch, Kittie Pang, Veronique Ouellet, Carmen Loiselle, Shabbir Alibhai, Simone Chevalier, Darrel E. Drachenberg, Antonio Finelli, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Simon Sutcliffe, Alan So, Simon Tanguay, Fred Saad and Anne-Marie Mes-Masson

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:98

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Reconstruction of ureteral defects and strictures remains problematic for urologists. We aimed to investigate the possibility of a tapered non-vascularized bladder graft as a novel substitute for ureteral reco...

    Authors: Lujia Zou, Shanhua Mao, Shenghua Liu, Limin Zhang, Tian Yang, Yun Hu, Qiang Ding and Haowen Jiang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:97

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Renal artery aneurysm (RAA) is rare and its incidence in the general population remains elusive. There have been few reports on the repair of multiple aneurysms conducted with the Da Vinci robot-assisted surgi...

    Authors: Hai-bin Wei, Xiao-long Qi, Feng Liu, Jie Wang, Xiao-feng Ni, Qi Zhang, En-hui Li, Xuan-yu Chen and Da-hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:96

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2017 17:100

  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    The majority of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients have urinary issues, such as incontinence, retention, and frequency. These problems place a significant burden on patients’ physical health and quality of life...

    Authors: Darshan P. Patel, Sara M. Lenherr, John T. Stoffel, Sean P. Elliott, Blayne Welk, Angela P. Presson, Amitabh Jha, Jeffrey Rosenbluth and Jeremy B. Myers

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:95

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Traumatic amputation of the penis is a rare surgical emergency. Although repair techniques have been well described in literature, failure of replantation and its causes are poorly understood and reported. Her...

    Authors: Tushar Patial, Girish Sharma and Pamposh Raina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:93

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Case report

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Case report

    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

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  31. Content type: Case report

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Case report

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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