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  1. Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most prevalent tumor in men, and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) serves as the primary marker for diagnosis, recurrence, and disease-free status. PSA levels post-treatment guide ph...

    Authors: Madiha Liaqat, Shahid Kamal and Florian Fischer
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:202
  2. Prostate cancer with bone metastasis has significant invasiveness and markedly poorer prognosis. The purpose of this study is to establish two nomograms for predicting the overall survival (OS) and cancer-spec...

    Authors: Baochao Li, Jiajun Xing, Zhongyuan Wang, Zixuan Gong, Zengjun Wang and Aiming Xu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:200
  3. The prevalence of bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA) is significant on a global scale. Anoikis is a type of procedural cell death that has an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. The advent of sin...

    Authors: Shusheng Zhu, Qingsong Zhao, Yanpeng Fan and Chao Tang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:199
  4. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common condition that requires proper evaluation to select a personalized therapy. Vaginal Tactile Imaging (VTI) is a novel method to assess the biomechanical parameters ...

    Authors: Erzsébet Koroknai, Dávid Rátonyi, Krisztina Pákozdy, Attila G. Sipos, Zoárd Krasznai, Peter Takacs and Bence Kozma
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:198
  5. Although PCNL has been used for a long time to treat nephrolithiasis, there is still contradictory information concerning the use of the dilation method. In this study, we aimed to compare conventional sequent...

    Authors: Omur Memik, Bekir Voyvoda, Murat Ustuner, Onur Karsli, Ahmed Omer Halat and Levent Ozcan
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:197
  6. Patients with urosepsis associated with upper urinary tract stones require further stone management after emergency drainage.

    Authors: Sucai Liao, Xiang Xu, Yuan Yuan, Keiyui Tang, Genggeng Wei, Zhengquan Lu and Lin Xiong
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:196
  7. The South West Oncology Group’s 2000 randomised-control trial investigated the addition of maintenance intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) to non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma (NMIUC) treatment....

    Authors: Jake Tempo, Damien Bolton and Michael O’Callaghan
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:194
  8. Urinary incontinence is a common complication among patients with prostate cancer who have undergone radical prostatectomy. Guided by social cognitive theory and a framework for the recovery of health and well...

    Authors: Ching Hui Chien, Kuan Lin Liu, Chun Te Wu, Cheng Keng Chuang, Kai Jie Yu, Po Hung Lin, Xuan Yi Huang and See Tong Pang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:193
  9. Double-J (DJ) stent placement is an important procedure during laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP). Failing to insert the DJ stent may indicate the patient was also complicated with uretero-vesical junction obstruct...

    Authors: Xinyu Wang, Jiayi Li, Songqiao Fan, Zonghan Li, Zhenzhen Yang, Pei Liu, Hongcheng Song and Weiping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:192
  10. Pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) is recommended method for detecting prostate cancer (PCa) nodal metastases although associated with serious complications. In this study, we aimed to assess benefit/harm of ...

    Authors: Branimir Lodeta, Hrvoje Baric, Dominik Hatz, Danijel Jozipovic and Herbert Augustin
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:190
  11. Small renal mass (SRM) biopsy remains under-utilized due to stigma. Meanwhile, the alarmingly high benign findings in resected kidney masses highlight the need for improved preoperative diagnosis and patient s...

    Authors: Haijuan Gao, Behdokht Nowroozizadeh, Joaquin Ponce Zepeda, Jaime Landman, Ted Farzaneh, Cary Johnson, Hirad Hosseini and Min Han
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:189
  12. This study aimed to assess initial results and patient characteristics of prostatic urethral lift (PUL) compared with those of bipolar transurethral enucleation of the prostate (TUEB) in the treatment of benig...

    Authors: Daisuke Obinata, Rio Uehara, Sho Hashimoto, Ken Nakahara, Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, Junichi Mochida, Kenya Yamaguchi and Satoru Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:188
  13. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is considered the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms in men aged 40 years and older. BPH is related to sex steroids, but there are increasing studies investiga...

    Authors: Mohanad Daher, Tareq Saqer, Mahmoud Jabr and Samaher Al-Mousa
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:187
  14. Kidney renal clear cell carcinoma (KIRC) is a common malignant tumor of the urinary system. This study aims to develop new biomarkers for KIRC and explore the impact of biomarkers on the immunotherapeutic effi...

    Authors: Shuangze Zhong, Shangjin Chen, Hansheng Lin, Yuancheng Luo and Jingwei He
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:186
  15. The available literature on urethral length in adult males is limited. To the best of our knowledge, such measurement has never been carried out amongst Nigerian and African men. This study aimed to document a...

    Authors: Rufus Wale Ojewola, Moses Adebisi Ogunjimi, Emmanuel Abayomi Animashaun, Michael Olatunji Afolayan, Sixtus Ogbonnia Osi, Emmanuel Ajibola Jeje and Kehinde Habeeb Tijani
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:185
  16. To investigate prognostic values of prostatic urethra involvement (PUI) and construct a prognostic model that estimates the probability of cancer-specific survival for T1 bladder cancer patients.

    Authors: Hao Wan, Xiangpeng Zhan, Xuwen Li, Tao Chen, Xinxi Deng, Yang Liu, Jun Deng, Bin Fu and Yu Li
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:182
  17. To compare the outcome of using a double J (DJ) stent combined with pyelostomy tube with a DJ stent alone in laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) for pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO).

    Authors: Zhiqiang Chen, Yunjin Wang, Changwei Wu, Hong Chen, Xu Cui and Chaoming Zhou
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:181
  18. Our study aims to investigate the association between the serum neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and interstitial cystitis (IC), as well as to explore whether NLR can serve as a diagnostic marker to distin...

    Authors: Hanwei Ke, Lin Zhu, Qi Wang and Kexin Xu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:180
  19. Laser lithotripsy using a thulium fiber laser (TFL) has become an effective treatment option for small renal stones with low complication rates. TFL has a higher absorption coefficient, smaller fibers, and bet...

    Authors: Nazal A. Almasoud, Omar Safar, Adel Elatreisy, Saad Thamer Alshahrani, Saud Bin Libdah, Sulaiman M. Alkhaldi, Nezar F. Alsoliman, Abdulrahman M. Alderaan, Ibrahim Abdel-Al, Tamer A. Abouelgreed, Mohammed Alabeedi and Abdulrahman Al-Aown
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:179
  20. Similar Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) at diagnosis for localized prostate cancer among countries may indicate that different treatments are recommended to the same profile of patients, regardless the contex...

    Authors: O. Garin, C. Kowalski, V. Zamora, R. Roth, M. Ferrer, C. Breidenbach, A. Pont, T. R. Belin, D. Elashoff, H. Wilhalme, A. V. Nguyen, L. Kwan, E. K. Pearman, A. Bolagani, F. Sampurno, N. Papa…
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:178
  21. Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) mutation represents the most prevalent genetic mutation found in urothelial carcinoma (UC) and holds potential as a prognostic indicator for tumor outcomes. However, the as...

    Authors: Hui Shuai, Xi Duan, Jun-Jie Zhou, Yuan Liu and Tao Wu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:177
  22. Adrenalectomy requires the anatomic preparation of the adrenal gland in the fat-rich retroperitoneal space. In the literature, it was shown that the retroperitoneal fat area affects surgical outcomes in laparo...

    Authors: Erkan Olcucuoglu, Samet Senel, Emre Uzun, Kazim Ceviz, Huseyin Gultekin, Hasan Batuhan Arabaci, Antonios Koudonas and Cevdet Aydin
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:176
  23. During the last decades, the advent of flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy has revolutionized the management of upper urinary tract stones. We designed a patented tip-bendable ureteral access sheath to facilita...

    Authors: Hui Liang, Lijian Liang, Yiwei Lin, Yin Yu, Xiaoling Xu, Zihao Liang, Jinmin Sheng and Baihua Shen
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:175
  24. Prostate cancer patients with pathological prognostic factors have a poor prognosis, but it is unclear whether pathological prognostic factors are associated with prognosis limited to low-risk patients with go...

    Authors: Remi Semba, Katsunori Uchida, Yoshihumi Hirokawa, Taizo Shiraishi, Takehisa Onishi, Takeshi Sasaki, Takahiro Inoue and Masatoshi Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:174
  25. To investigate the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) as well as epistaxis (ES) in relation to the extent of iliac atherosclerosis.

    Authors: Florian A Schmid, Victor Mergen, Timo Bärlocher, Basil Kaufmann, Lorenz Epprecht, Michael B. Soyka, Daniel Eberli and Andreas M Hötker
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:173
  26. This study aimed to assess the impact of perioperative care based on the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM) on psychological well-being, postoperative pain, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in elderly patien...

    Authors: Ya-Ni Peng, Lu Jin, E-Jun Peng and Li Zhang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:172
  27. The advantages and disadvantages of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) for treatment of upper urinary tract calculi have not been conclusively dete...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Huimin Zhang, Zhi Wen, Yu Jiang, Jing Huang, Chongjian Wang, Caixia Chen, Jiahao Wang, Erhao Bao and Xuesong Yang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:171
  28. Dysregulation of the terminal differentiation of bladder urothelium is associated with the pathogenesis of urinary tract disorders. Fibroblast growth factor (Fgf)7 and Fgf10 stimulate urothelial proliferation;...

    Authors: Kazuto Suda, Yuka Matsumoto, Takanori Ochi, Hiroyuki Koga, Nobutaka Hattori, Atsuyuki Yamataka and Tetsuya Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:169
  29. Plasma soluble urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor (suPAR) predicts disease aggressiveness in renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), but its prognostic accuracy has not been investigated. To investigate the p...

    Authors: Nessn Azawi, Karina Sif Sondergaard Mosholt, Nathalie Demuth Fryd, Lars Lund, Juan Ignacio Brignone, Nanna Hvid, Helle Wulf-Johansson, Ole Birger Vesterager Pedersen, Susanne Gjørup Saekmose and Saeed Dabestani
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:168
  30. A variety of apoptosis genes have been confirmed to be related to the occurrence and development of bladder cancer patients, but few studies have paid attention to their significance in the prognosis of bladde...

    Authors: Zhenhai Zou, Zhong Li, Wei Sun, Wuyue Gao, Beibei Liu, Jianmin Liu and Yuanyuan Guo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:167
  31. This study explores the trend of urolithiasis in various countries and categorizes the countries in terms of how their urolithiasis incidence rate has changed over time.

    Authors: Nasrin Borumandnia, Payam Fattahi, Atefeh Talebi, Maryam Taheri, Mohammadamin Sabbagh Alvani, Mohammadreza Mafi Balani, Sadra Ashrafi and Hamid Alavimajd
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:166
  32. To analyze the distribution and drug resistance of biofilm bacteria infected with upper urinary calculi patients with double J stent indwelling, and to explore the influencing factors of Biofilm Bacteria Infec...

    Authors: Qian Chen, JunBing Ye, Xiao Bin Li, Ke Zeng and Shiping Zeng
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:165
  33. Most prostate cancers(PCa) rely on serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for biopsy confirmation, but the accuracy needs to be further improved. We need to continue to develop PCa prediction model with...

    Authors: Gang Chen, Xuchao Dai, Mengqi Zhang, Zhujun Tian, Xueke Jin, Kun Mei, Hong Huang and Zhigang Wu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:164
  34. There are no clear conclusions as to whether heart failure (HF) and coronary heart disease (CAD) increase the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED).In our study, we used Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis to di...

    Authors: Kaiyang Shao, Weikang Chen, Yaling Li, Huiyan Zheng, Ruying Hu, Jianqiao Zhang and Ting Sun
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:163
  35. Existing epidemiological observational studies have suggested interesting but inconsistent clinical correlations between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis ...

    Authors: Huayang Zhang, Yong Huang, Junyong Zhang, Huiyi Su and Chengguo Ge
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:162
  36. Robotic ureteral reconstruction (RUR) has been widely used to treat ureteral diseases. To summarize the surgical techniques, complications, and outcomes following RUR, as well as to compare data on RUR with op...

    Authors: Kunlin Yang, Karl H. Pang, Shubo Fan, Xinfei Li, Nadir I. Osman, Christopher R. Chapple, Liqun Zhou and Xuesong Li
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:160
  37. Administration of adjuvant or salvage radiotherapy (RT) after prostate cancer (PCa) surgery is supported by clinical evidence and is a widely adopted strategy. On occasion, we detect changes in prostate-specif...

    Authors: Takuya Aizawa, Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Akahiko Sato and Kenya Yamaguchi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:157
  38. Acute kidney disease (AKD) is believed to be involved in the transition from acute kidney injury (AKI) to chronic kidney disease in general populations, but little is understood about this possibility among ki...

    Authors: Sizhou Zhang, Dachun Jin, Yuanfeng Zhang and Tianhui Wang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:156
  39. Bladder cancer stem cells (BCSCs) are considered as the root cause of BC initiation and recurrence, and exosomes derived from BCSCs (CSCs-exo) are the vital tool for establishing a stable tumor microenvironmen...

    Authors: Gaojian Pan, Bo Jiang, Zhongquan Yi, Jiuhu Yin and Yadong Liu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:155
  40. Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) receive α-blockers as first-line therapy to treat lower urinary tract symptoms; however, some individuals still experience residual storage symptoms. Antimuscar...

    Authors: Yi-Ting Su, Hsiao-Ling Chen, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Vinson Wai-Shun Chan, Wen-Jeng Wu and Hsiang-Ying Lee
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:154
  41. Active surveillance has been proposed as a therapeutic option in selected intermediate risk patients with biopsy grade group 2 prostate cancer. However, its oncologic safety in this setting is debated. Therefo...

    Authors: Giorgio Gandaglia, Riccardo Leni, Sophie Plagakis, Armando Stabile, Francesco Montorsi and Alberto Briganti
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:153

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