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  1. Content type: Research article

    Radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the possibility of postoperative deterioration of renal function must be considered ...

    Authors: Ken Fukushi, Shingo Hatakeyama, Hayato Yamamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Osamu Soma, Teppei Matsumoto, Itsuto Hamano, Takuma Narita, Atsushi Imai, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Yuriko Terayama, Tomihisa Funyu and Chikara Ohyama

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:13

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In this study we sought if, in their quest to handle hypoxia, prostate tumors express target hypoxia-associated molecules and their correlation with putative functional genetic polymorphisms.

    Authors: Avelino Fraga, Ricardo Ribeiro, André Coelho, José Ramon Vizcaíno, Helena Coutinho, José Manuel Lopes, Paulo Príncipe, Carlos Lobato, Carlos Lopes and Rui Medeiros

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Understanding men’s experience of prostate biopsy is important as the procedure is common, invasive and carries potential risks. The psychological aspects of prostate biopsy have been somewhat neglected. The a...

    Authors: Catherine Coyle, Eileen Morgan, Frances J. Drummond, Linda Sharp and Anna Gavin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:11

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To compare the treatment outcomes between percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for the management of stones larger than 2 cm in patients with solitary kidney.

    Authors: Yunjin Bai, Xiaoming Wang, Yubo Yang, Ping Han and Jia Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Partial nephrectomy for small renal masses (SRM) may be useful for preserving renal function, but is technically more difficult than radical nephrectomy. Cryoablation may be performed under local anesthesia. T...

    Authors: Fumiya Hongo, Yasuhiro Yamada, Takashi Ueda, Terukazu Nakmura, Yoshio Naya, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Yusuke Ichijo, Tsuneharu Miki, Kei Yamada and Osamu Ukimura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:10

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The immune escape or tolerance of cancer cells is considered to be closely involved in cancer progression. Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is an inhibitory receptor expressed on activating T cells, and several types...

    Authors: Takanobu Motoshima, Yoshihiro Komohara, Chaoya Ma, Arni Kusuma Dewi, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Sohsuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Shohei Kitada, Yoshiaki Kawano, Wataru Takahashi, Masaaki Sugimoto, Motohiro Takeya, Naohiro Fujimoto, Yoshinao Oda and Masatoshi Eto

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:8

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To explore the diagnostic benefit of an additional image fusion of the sagittal plane in addition to the standard axial image fusion, using a sensor-based MRI/US fusion platform.

    Authors: Karsten Günzel, Hannes Cash, John Buckendahl, Maximilian Königbauer, Patrick Asbach, Matthias Haas, Jörg Neymeyer, Stefan Hinz, Kurt Miller and Carsten Kempkensteffen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The goal was to assess the natural history and management of patients with pathologically proven bilateral (synchronous) RO after undergoing initial partial nephrectomy (PN).

    Authors: Andrew R. Leone, Laura C. Kidd, Gregory J. Diorio, Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari, Pranav Sharma, Wade J. Sexton and Philippe E. Spiess

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate quality of life, functional and oncological outcome after infravesical desobstruction and HIFU treatment for localized prostate cancer.

    Authors: G. Hatiboglu, I. V. Popeneciu, M. Deppert, J. Nyarangi-Dix, B. Hadaschik, M. Hohenfellner, D. Teber and S. Pahernik

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:5

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intermittent catheterisation is the method of choice for the management of bladder dysfunctions. Different urinary catheters are available, but there is conflicting evidence on which type of catheter is best. ...

    Authors: Carla Rognoni and Rosanna Tarricone

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Stone retropulsion represents a challenge for intracorporeal lithotripsy of ureteral calculi. The consequences are an increased duration and cost of surgery as well as decreased stone-free rates. The use of ad...

    Authors: Nici Markus Dreger, Friedrich Carl von Rundstedt, Stephan Roth, Alexander Sascha Brandt and Stephan Degener

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fulranumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against nerve growth factor (NGF), for pain relief in patients with interstitial cystitis/b...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Lucille J. Russell, Kathleen M. Kelly, Steven Wang and John Thipphawong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Immunotherapy with high-dose interleukin-2 (HD-IL2) results in long-term survival in some metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients but has significant acute toxicities. Biomarkers predicting response to...

    Authors: James A. Kuzman, David D. Stenehjem, Joseph Merriman, Archana M. Agarwal, Shiven B. Patel, Andrew W. Hahn, Anitha Alex, Dan Albertson, David M. Gill and Neeraj Agarwal

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Calculus pyonephrosis is difficult to manage. The aim of this study is to explore the value of a patented suctioning sheath assisted minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) in the treatment of ...

    Authors: Jianrong Huang, Leming Song, Donghua Xie, Monong Li, Xiaolin Deng, Min Hu, Zuofeng Peng, Tairong Liu, Chuance Du, Lei Yao, Shengfeng Liu, Shulin Guo and Jiuqing Zhong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:71

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ureteral stenting has been a fundamental part of various urological procedures. Selecting a ureteral stent of optimal length is important for decreasing the incidence of stent migration and complications. The ...

    Authors: Takashi Kawahara, Kentaro Sakamaki, Hiroki Ito, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Hideyuki Terao, Kazuhide Makiyama, Hiroji Uemura, Masahiro Yao, Hiroshi Miyamoto and Junichi Matsuzaki

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:70

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and a large proportion of these symptoms are known to be associated with a dysfunction of the afferent pathways. Diagnostic tools for an objective and reproduc...

    Authors: Stéphanie van der Lely, Martina Stefanovic, Melanie R. Schmidhalter, Marta Pittavino, Reinhard Furrer, Martina D. Liechti, Martin Schubert, Thomas M. Kessler and Ulrich Mehnert

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:69

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To compare the complications of traditional transrectal (TR) prostate biopsy and image fusion guided transperineal (TP) prostate biopsy in our center.

    Authors: Haifeng Huang, Wei Wang, Tingsheng Lin, Qing Zhang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Huibo Lian and Hongqian Guo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:68

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety disorders (ADs) are common with a high rate of medical comorbidities. Although the association between ADs and the overall cancer risk remains controversial, patients with ADs were found to be more lik...

    Authors: Yung-Chan Chen, Li-Ting Kao, Herng-Ching Lin, Hsin-Chien Lee, Chung-Chien Huang and Shiu-Dong Chung

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:67

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Controversy remains on the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRSs). We tend to explore if there is a necessity of combination therapy.

    Authors: Qinyu Liu, Banghua Liao, Ruochen Zhang, Tao Jin, Liang Zhou, Deyi Luo, Jiaming Liu, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:66

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Circumcision is a common minor surgical procedure and it is performed to a varying extent across countries and religions. Despite being a minor surgical procedure, major complications may result from it. In Gh...

    Authors: Kwaku Addai Arhin Appiah, Christian Kofi Gyasi-Sarpong, Roland Azorliade, Ken Aboah, Dennis Odai Laryea, Kwaku Otu-Boateng, Kofi Baah-Nyamekye, Patrick Opoku Manu Maison, Douglas Arthur, Isaac Opoku Antwi, Benjamin Frimpong-Twumasi, Edwin Mwintiereh Yenli, Samuel Kodzo Togbe and George Amoah

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:65

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Up to a fifth of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC) will develop castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), which has been associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to consider th...

    Authors: Hiroji Uemura, Nobuaki Matsubara, Go Kimura, Akito Yamaguchi, Dianne Athene Ledesma, Marco DiBonaventura, Ateesha F. Mohamed, Enrique Basurto, Ian McKinnon, Ed Wang, Kristen Concialdi, Aya Narimatsu and Yasuko Aitoku

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2017 17:20

  22. Content type: Research article

    Copy number variation (CNV) is a potential contributing factor to many genetic diseases. Here we investigated the potential association of CNV with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism, the most common male congenital ...

    Authors: Yanping Wang, Jin Li, Thomas F. Kolon, Alicia Olivant Fisher, T. Ernesto Figueroa, Ahmad H. BaniHani, Jennifer A. Hagerty, Ricardo Gonzalez, Paul H. Noh, Rosetta M. Chiavacci, Kisha R. Harden, Debra J. Abrams, Deborah Stabley, Cecilia E. Kim, Katia Sol-Church, Hakon Hakonarson…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:62

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