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  1. Content type: Research article

    Previously published results from our laboratory identified a mechano-gated two-pore domain potassium channel, TREK-1, as a main mechanosensor in the smooth muscle of the human urinary bladder. One of the limi...

    Authors: Ricardo H. Pineda, Joseph Hypolite, Sanghee Lee, Alonso Carrasco Jr, Nao Iguchi, Randall B. Meacham and Anna P. Malykhina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:40

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Testicular torsion (TT) is a urologic emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention. In rural Appalachia, patients are often transferred from surrounding communities due to lack of urologic care. We hyp...

    Authors: Tyler Overholt, Morris Jessop, John Barnard and Osama Al-Omar

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:39

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prognostic value of the extent of positive surgical margins (PSM) following radical prostatectomy (RP) on biochemical recurrence (BR) with long-term follow-up.

    Authors: Yoann Koskas, François Lannes, Nicolas Branger, Sophie Giusiano, Nicolas Guibert, Géraldine Pignot, Jochen Walz, Dominique Rossi and Cyrille Bastide

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:37

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Papillary Urothelial Neoplasm of Low Malignant Potential (PUNLMP) are exceptionally rare in the first decade of life (mostly if multifocal) and there is a lack of standardized recommendations for the pediatric...

    Authors: Palma Maurizi, Michele Antonio Capozza, Silvia Triarico, Maria Luisa Perrotta, Vito Briganti and Antonio Ruggiero

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:36

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In clinical research information can be retrieved through various sources. The aim is to evaluate the agreement between answers in patient questionnaires and clinical reports in a study of patients after radic...

    Authors: David Bock, Eva Angenete, Anders Bjartell, Jonas Hugosson, Gunnar Steineck, Sofie Walming, Peter Wiklund and Eva Haglind

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In this era of precision medicine, the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway has been shown to be a viable target of intervention in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) as approximately one-thir...

    Authors: Isaac E. Kim Jr, Sinae Kim, Arnav Srivastava, Biren Saraiya, Tina Mayer, Wun-Jae Kim and Isaac Yi Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:33

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPI) negatively affects the quality of life of patients. Accurate identification of the problem by physicians is essential for adequate postoperative management...

    Authors: Rafael Castilho Borges, Marcos Tobias-Machado, Estefânia Nicoleti Gabriotti, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Carlos Alberto Bezerra and Sidney Glina

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:32

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  8. Content type: Technical advance

    To assess the technical feasibility and outcomes of robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN) with sequential segmental renal artery (SRA) clamping for multiple ipsilateral renal tumors (MIRTs).

    Authors: Jie Yang, Jia-dong Xia, Jian-xin Xue, Ning-hong Song, Chao Liang, Di Xi, Ya-min Wang and Zeng-jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:31

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Results from randomized phase III trials have shown that thrice-weekly docetaxel added to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has a significant impact on the survival of patients with metastatic castration-naïv...

    Authors: Sang Eun Yoon, Youjin Kim, Jangho Cho, Minyong Kang, Hyun Hwan Sung, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byoung Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Su Jin Lee and Se Hoon Park

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:30

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We analysed in vitro the appearance of commonly used ureteral stents with dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) and we used these characteristics to optimize the differentiation between stents and adjacent st...

    Authors: Giuseppe Magistro, Patrick Bregenhorn, Bernhard Krauß, Dominik Nörenberg, Melvin D’Anastasi, Anno Graser, Philipp Weinhold, Frank Strittmatter, Christian G. Stief and Michael Staehler

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:29

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is no criterion for determining whether female patients operated with cystectomy would benefit from hysterectomy. This study compares the oncological outcomes between female patients receiving uterus pre...

    Authors: Haiwen Huang, Bing Yan, Meixia Shang, Libo Liu, Han Hao and Zhijun Xi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:28

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To assess whether application of a hyaluronic acid-carboxymethyl cellulose membrane (HA/CMC) to the prostate bed and neurovascular plate facilitated early return of continence after nerve-sparing robot-assiste...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Hinata, Yukari Bando, Koji Chiba, Junya Furukawa, Kenichi Harada, Takeshi Ishimura, Yuzo Nakano and Masato Fujisawa

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:25

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the prognostic risk factors and postoperative recurrence of bladder cancer in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUCs).

    Authors: Qingwei Wang, Tao Zhang, Junwei Wu, Jianguo Wen, Deshang Tao, Tingxiang Wan and Wen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:24

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To overcome the limitations regarding two dimensional (2D) greyscale (GS) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy in prostate cancer (PCa) detection and tissue packaging in biopsy processing, there is an o...

    Authors: Anouk Anna Maria Arnoldus van der Aa, Christophe Koenraad Mannaerts, Maudy C. W. Gayet, Johannes Cornelis van der Linden, Barthold Philip Schrier, J. P. Michiel Sedelaar, Massimo Mischi, Harrie P. Beerlage and Hessel Wijkstra

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:23

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Penoscrotal edema is typically caused by lymphatic obstruction, which can have both primary and secondary causes. Studies describing congenital penoscrotal edema are rare. Surgery can be divided into two types...

    Authors: Tian Lin, Yun-Zhi Lin, Yu-Peng Wu, Ting-Ting Lin, Dong-Ning Chen, Yong Wei, Xue-Yi Xue and Ning Xu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:22

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  16. Content type: Research article

    It has been recognized that the incidence of prostatic utricle in boys is increasing and is closely associated with diseases such as hypospadias. However, the clinical features of prostatic utricle with normal...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Dawei He, Deying Zhang, Xing Liu, Tao Lin and Guanghui Wei

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:21

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Flexible ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and holmium laser lithotripsy is currently considered as one of the treatment options for large renal calculi. It has been shown to be safer than percutaneous nephrolithotomy. ...

    Authors: Abdelrahman Bashar and Fayez T. Hammad

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:20

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate outcome of buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty (BMGU) for the treatment of urethral stricture disease, including a detailed analysis of success, morbidity and quality of life (QoL).

    Authors: Armin Soave, Luis Kluth, Roland Dahlem, Amelie Rohwer, Michael Rink, Philipp Reiss, Margit Fisch and Oliver Engel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We performed a meta-analysis to confirm the efficacy and safety of the combination of tamsulosin plus dutasteride compared with tamsulosin monotherapy in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) during a tr...

    Authors: Zhongbao Zhou, Yuanshan Cui, Jitao Wu, Rui Ding, Tong Cai and Zhenli Gao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:17

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  20. Content type: Research article

    No accurate evaluation of smoking and water pollution on bladder cancer has been conducted in the Lebanese population. Our aim is to examine the significance of smoking and one of the main water pollutants Tri...

    Authors: Sally Temraz, Yolla Haibe, Maya Charafeddine, Omran Saifi, Deborah Mukherji and Ali Shamseddine

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:16

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is paucity of information on the community-based prevalence and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men who are 40 years and older in the southeast region of Nigeria. This study seeks to d...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Fredrick O. Ugwumba, Emeka I. Udeh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Louis T. Okolie

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:15

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  22. Content type: Research article

    An acute scrotal hematoma, secondary to a spontaneous rupture of a varicocele is still a rare presentation in daily practice. However, multiple case reports have been reported. Sudden increase in abdominal pre...

    Authors: Daan J. Reesink, Peter M. Huisman, Judith Wiltink, Arto E. Boeken Kruger and Tycho M. T. W. Lock

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:14

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Diagnosis of urethral cavernous hemangioma (UCH) is very rare. It can be easy to misdiagnose and mistreat due to its atypical clinical manifestations and a lack of relevant knowledge. The study is to explore t...

    Authors: Fang Yong, Lin Juan, Wei Jinhuan, Yao Haohua, Chen Wei, Mo Jiacong, Luo Junhang and Wang Wenwei

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:13

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  24. Content type: Research article

    New biological prognostic predictors have been studied; however, some factors have limited clinical application due to tissue-specific expression and high cost. There is the need for a promising predictive fac...

    Authors: Yun-Sok Ha, Sang Won Kim, So Young Chun, Jae-Wook Chung, Seock Hwan Choi, Jun Nyung Lee, Bum Soo Kim, Hyun Tae Kim, Eun Sang Yoo, Tae Gyun Kwon, Won Tae Kim, Wun-Jae Kim and Tae-Hwan Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:10

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for localized prostate cancer (PCa) can cause long-term changes in erectile functioning. However, data on the importance of sexuality and possible consequences of altered erectile functioning on self...

    Authors: Caren Hilger, Martin Schostak, Stephan Neubauer, Ahmed Magheli, Thomas Fydrich, Silke Burkert and Friederike Kendel

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:9

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of thulium laser prostate enucleation (ThuLEP) for large prostates is unclear. This study aimed to explore the expanded utility of 150–200-W ThuLEP by studying patients with a large prostate (> 80...

    Authors: Ching-Hsin Chang, Tzu-Ping Lin and Jung-Yao Huang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:8

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Overactive bladder (OAB) can frequently exert a negative effect on female sexual function. Mirabegron, a β3 receptor agonist, improves OAB symptoms, but there are very few information about its role on female ...

    Authors: Marilena Gubbiotti, Antonella Giannantoni, Simona Cantaluppi, Anna Chiara Coluccia, Fabio Ghezzi and Maurizio Serati

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:7

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Barbed sutures can avoid knot tying and speed the suture placement in the PN(partial nephrectomy). On account of the impact on clinical outcomes are ambiguous, this study is determined to identify the applicat...

    Authors: Yifei Lin, Banghua Liao, Sike Lai, Jin Huang, Liang Du, Kunjie Wang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patients with newly diagnosed non-metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma are typically classified as at low, intermediate, or high risk of disease progression using blood prostate-specific antigen concentration, t...

    Authors: Wendy L. Johnston, Charles N. Catton and Carol J. Swallow

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Optimal treatment of high-risk prostate cancer remains controversial. We aimed to compare treatment outcomes of prostate cancer patients treated with definitive external-beam radiotherapy (ExRT) or radical pro...

    Authors: Fundagul Andic, Volkan Izol, Serkan Gokcay, Hasan Suat Arslantas, Yildirim Bayazit, Hatice Coskun, Mustafa Zuhtu Tansug and Yasar Sertdemir

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:3

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is performed by urologists as one of the surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer. Numerous studies have been published with regard to the impact of prostate...

    Authors: Min Seok Kim, Won Sik Jang, Doo Yong Chung, Dong Hoon Koh, Jong Soo Lee, Hyeok Jun Goh and Young Deuk Choi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:1

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis and follow-up of stone forming patients is usually performed by analysis of 24-h urine samples. However, crystallization risk varies throughout the day, being higher at night. The main objective ...

    Authors: Adrian Rodriguez, Concepcion Saez-Torres, Concepcion Mir, Paula Casasayas, Nuria Rodriguez, Dolores Rodrigo, Guiem Frontera, Juan Manuel Buades, Cristina Gomez, Antonia Costa-Bauza and Felix Grases

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:116

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  33. Content type: Research article

    To study nocturia in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) after medical or placebo treatment.

    Authors: Zhigang Xue, Yunhua Lin, Yongguang Jiang, Nengbao Wei and Jinwen Bi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:115

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To provide some basis for the prevention of urinary stones in general population, we did a systemic analysis of urinary stones from Northern, Eastern, Central, Southern and Southwest China by a multi-center st...

    Authors: Rui-hong Ma, Xiao-bing Luo, Qin Li and Hai-qiang Zhong

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:114

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Delayed bowel function recovery and postoperative ileus are relatively serious complications of laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC). Our study aimed to determine whether performing pelvic re-peritonealizatio...

    Authors: Qiang Cao, Pengchao Li, Xiao Yang, Jian Qian, Zengjun Wang, Qiang Lu and Min Gu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:113

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  36. Content type: Research article

    To assess the morbidities of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using supra-costal access and re-evaluate traditional concept of increased complications with supra-costal access.

    Authors: Meng-Yi Yan, Jesun Lin, Heng-Chieh Chiang, Yao-Li Chen and Pao-Hwa Chen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:112

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that albumin-related systemic inflammation is associated with the long-term prognosis of cancer, but the clinical significance of an early (≤ 7 days) post-operative serum albumin le...

    Authors: Yongquan Tang, Zhihong Liu, Jiayu Liang, Ruochen Zhang, Kan Wu, Zijun Zou, Chuan Zhou, Fuxun Zhang and Yiping Lu

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:111

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  38. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of abiraterone acetate (AA) plus prednisone compared with prednisone alone in Asian patients with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC),...

    Authors: Liancheng Fan, Baijun Dong, Chenfei Chi, Yanqing Wang, Yiming Gong, Jianjun Sha, Jiahua Pan, Xun Shangguan, Yiran Huang, Lixin Zhou and Wei Xue

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:110

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)- deficient renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a newly identified rare subtype of RCC, having only gained acceptance from the World Health Organization in 2016. To the best of our knowl...

    Authors: Ravi Kumar, Michael Bonert, Asghar Naqvi, Kevin Zbuk and Anil Kapoor

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:109

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Cisplatin (CP) or cis-diammine dichloroplatinum (II) is a platinum based standard antineoplastic drug which is used against variety of solid tumors and neoplasms. The present study aimed to evaluate the shield...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Asma Munawar, Suhail Razak, Sara Anam, Qurat Ul Ain, Hizb Ullah, Tayyaba Afsar, Mahmoud Abulmeaty and Ali Almajwal

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:107

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