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  1. Content type: Research article

    Flexible cystoscopy has become an accepted alternative for stent retrieval. However, it is associated with higher cost. Some reports have described experiences of using rigid ureteroscope to retrieve ureteral ...

    Authors: Dehui Lai, Meiling Chen, Shifang Zha and Shawpong Wan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:31

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have shown that the antimuscarinic treatment of overactive bladder is characterized by low long-term persistence rates. We have investigated the persistence of solifenacin in real life by means...

    Authors: Marloes J. Tijnagel, Jeroen R. Scheepe and Bertil F. M. Blok

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:30

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The current standard for Prostate Cancer (PCa) detection in biopsy-naïve men consists of 10–12 systematic biopsies under ultrasound guidance. This approach leads to underdiagnosis and undergrading of significa...

    Authors: A. W. Postema, M. J. V. Scheltema, C. K. Mannaerts, R. J. G. Van Sloun, T. Idzenga, M. Mischi, M. R. E. Engelbrecht, J. J. M. C. H. De la Rosette and H. Wijkstra

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:27

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the cancer detection rate of prostate cancer using transperineal template-guided saturation biopsy aimed at sampling one core for each milliliter of prostate volume for patients requiring repeated...

    Authors: Yasushi Nakai, Nobumichi Tanaka, Satoshi Anai, Makito Miyake, Shunta Hori, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yosuke Morizawa, Tomomi Fujii, Noboru Konishi and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:28

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study is to investigate the clinical relevance of aortic calcification in urolithiasis patients.

    Authors: Toshikazu Tanaka, Shingo Hatakeyama, Hayato Yamamoto, Takuma Narita, Itsuto Hamano, Teppei Matsumoto, Osamu Soma, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Ippei Takahashi, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Yuriko Terayama, Tomihisa Funyu…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:25

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  6. Content type: Research article

    B7-H3, a member of the B7 family of the Ig superfamily of proteins, has been detected in the epididymis, which is a storage organ related to sperm maturation. However, the characteristics of its expression in ...

    Authors: Kai Li, Xuedong Wei, Guangbo Zhang, Miao Li, Xuefeng Zhang, Chenhao Zhou, Jianquan Hou and Hexing Yuan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:23

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In last years Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) has been closely associated to Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPE) Aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of MetS and each single MetS parameter on prostate growth in...

    Authors: Mauro Gacci, Arcangelo Sebastianelli, Matteo Salvi, Cosimo De Nunzio, Linda Vignozzi, Giovanni Corona, Tommaso Jaeger, Tommaso Chini, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Mario Maggi, Giuseppe Morgia, Andrea Tubaro, Marco Carini and Sergio Serni

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:22

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  8. Content type: Erratum

    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 2017 17:20

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    The original article was published in BMC Urology 2016 16:63

  9. Content type: Research article

    BAP1 and PBRM1 are frequently mutated in primary clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tumors; however, the frequency and clinical relevance of these mutations in metastatic ccRCC tumors is unknown. Addition...

    Authors: Jeanette E. Eckel-Passow, Daniel J. Serie, John C. Cheville, Thai H. Ho, Payal Kapur, James Brugarolas, R. Houston Thompson, Bradley C. Leibovich, Eugene D. Kwon, Richard W. Joseph and Alexander S. Parker

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:19

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  10. Content type: Review

    Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among men in the US. Though considerable improvement in the diagnosis of prostate cancer has been achieved in the past decade, predicting disease outcome remains a...

    Authors: Hung N. Luu, Hui-Yi Lin, Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen, Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi, Nagi Kumar, Ganna Chornokur, Catherine Phelan, Dominique Jones, LaCreis Kidd, Jyotsna Batra, Kosj Yamoah, Anders Berglund, Robert J. Rounbehler, Mihi Yang, Sang Haak Lee, Nahyeon Kang…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:18

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We evaluate the efficacy and safety of metallic ureteric stenting using the Cook Resonance® stent in the treatment of chronic ureteric obstruction of benign and malignant aetiology. Published experience of usi...

    Authors: C. Patel, D. Loughran, R. Jones, M. Abdulmajed and I. Shergill

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of bilateral complex renal stones is a tough challenge for urologists. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of bilateral ultrasonography-guided multi-tract percutaneous nephroli...

    Authors: Taisheng Liang, Chenming Zhao, Gang Wu, Botao Tang, Xiangdong Luo, Shangguang Lu, Yu Dong and Huan Yang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:15

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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