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  1. Content type: Research article

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2017 17:68

  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Case report

    Intravenous misplacement of a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) is very rare in clinical experiences. This report summarizes the characteristics and management of intravenous mispla...

    Authors: Weijin Fu, Zhanbin Yang, Zhibin Xie and Haibiao Yan

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:43

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Overactive bladder is more prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes than in those without diabetes. Unhealthy toileting behaviors may be associated with the development and worsening of overactive bladder sy...

    Authors: Dongjuan Xu, Ran Cheng, Aixia Ma, Meng Zhao and Kefang Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:42

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Jackstone is a bladder stone that has a similar appearance to toy jacks. However review of the English language medical literature revealed only a few previous reports of jackstone calculus.

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Serozsha Goonewardena and Vickneswaran Kathiragamathamby

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:40

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common types of cancer in urological system worldwide. Recently, the anticancer role of Glucosamine has been studied in many types of cancer. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Long-sheng Wang, Shao-jun Chen, Jun-feng Zhang, Meng-nan Liu, Jun-hua Zheng and Xu-dong Yao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:38

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  17. Content type: Case report

    The most common metastatic sites of prostate cancer are the lymph nodes and bone. Ureteral metastasis from prostate cancer is very unusual and only a few cases have been reported.

    Authors: Ho Seok Chung, Myung Soo Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Suk Hee Heo and Chan Choi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:37

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To assess treatment persistence and adherence in men ≥45 years of age with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using prescription records from the Netherland...

    Authors: Marcus J. Drake, Sally Bowditch, Emilio Arbe, Zalmai Hakimi, Florent Guelfucci, Ikbel Amri and Jameel Nazir

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:36

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Active surveillance is a management strategy for men diagnosed with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancer in which their cancer is monitored and treatment is delayed. This study investigated the primary coping...

    Authors: Emily M. Mader, Hsin H. Li, Kathleen D. Lyons, Christopher P. Morley, Margaret K. Formica, Scott D. Perrapato, Brian H. Irwin, John D. Seigne, Elias S. Hyams, Terry Mosher, Mark T. Hegel and Telisa M. Stewart

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:35

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare high-grade carcinoma that resembles nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelioma and can occur throughout the body. First reported in 1991, bladder LELC has an incidence o...

    Authors: Andy W. Yang, Aydin Pooli, Subodh M. Lele, Ina W. Kim, Judson D. Davies and Chad A. LaGrange

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:34

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Against a background of rapid increase of β-lactamase-producing or multi-resistant pathogenic bacteria and the resulting lack of effective antibiotic treatment, some older antibiotics have been tested for new ...

    Authors: Miroslav Fajfr, Miroslav Louda, Pavla Paterová, Lenka Ryšková, Jaroslav Pacovský, Josef Košina, Helena Žemličková and Miloš Broďák

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:33

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is still a challenge to manage for all physicians. We feel that a summary of the current literature and a systematic review to evaluate the therapeuti...

    Authors: Tommaso Cai, Paolo Verze, Roberto La Rocca, Umberto Anceschi, Cosimo De Nunzio and Vincenzo Mirone

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:32

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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

  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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