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  1. Content type: Case report

    Renal fungal bezoars are remarkably rare and mostly occur in immunodeficient patients. Only a small number of cases with immunocompetent patients have been published so far. The published treatment approaches ...

    Authors: Johannes Stein, Stefan Latz, Jörg Ellinger, Guido Fechner, Maher Safi, Philipp Krausewitz, Simone Müller, Karin Weyer and Stefan C. Müller

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:21

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the prognostic significance of the novel index combining preoperative hemoglobin and albumin levels and lymphocyte and platelet counts (HALP) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients.

    Authors: Ding Peng, Cui-jian Zhang, Qi Tang, Lei Zhang, Kai-wei Yang, Xiao-teng Yu, Yanqing Gong, Xue-song Li, Zhi-song He and Li-qun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:20

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  3. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the renoprotective ability of healthy people against kidney stone formation. To clarify intratubular crystal kinetics and processing in human kidneys, we performed a quantitative and morphologi...

    Authors: Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Kazumi Taguchi, Rei Unno, Teruaki Sugino, Ryosuke Ando, Kentaro Mizuno, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri and Takahiro Yasui

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:19

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The non-invasive Cxbladder urine test system has demonstrated clinical utility in ruling out urothelial carcinoma (UC) in patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH), suggesting that the number of i...

    Authors: Tony Lough, Qingyang Luo, Carthika Luxmanan, Alastair Anderson, Jimmy Suttie, Paul O’Sullivan and David Darling

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:18

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Bladder outlet obstruction is a common urological condition. We aimed to summarize available evidences about bladder outlet obstruction-induced molecular and morphological alterations occurring in human bladder.

    Authors: Ferdinando Fusco, Massimiliano Creta, Cosimo De Nunzio, Valerio Iacovelli, Francesco Mangiapia, Vincenzo Li Marzi and Enrico Finazzi Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Due to the lack of strong evidence to identify the relationship between antihypertensive drugs use and the risk of prostate cancer, it was needed to do a systematic review to go into the subject.

    Authors: Liang Cao, Sha Zhang, Cheng-ming Jia, Wei He, Lei-tao Wu, Ying-qi Li, Wen Wang, Zhe Li and Jing Ma

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:17

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mannitol has been employed to ameliorate renal warm ischemia damage during partial nephrectomy, however, there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of mannitol during partial nephrectomy. The obje...

    Authors: José A. Damasceno-Ferreira, Leonardo A. S. Abreu, Gustavo R. Bechara, Waldemar S. Costa, Marco A. Pereira-Sampaio, Francisco J. B. Sampaio and Diogo B. De Souza

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:16

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Positive surgical margin (PSM) is a predictor of biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP). Attempts to stratify PSM based on linear length, Gleason score, location and number have fail...

    Authors: Mohammed Shahait, Samer Nassif, Hani Tamim, Deborah Mukherji, Maya Hijazi, Marwan El Sabban, Raja Khauli, Muhammad Bulbul, Wassim Abou Kheir and Albert El Hajj

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To preliminary investigate the effects of silodosin 8 mg once daily on obstruction urodynamic parameters and subjective symptoms in Caucasian patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign pro...

    Authors: Ferdinando Fusco, Massimiliano Creta, Nicola Longo, Francesco Persico, Marco Franco and Vincenzo Mirone

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:12

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Metastatic renal cancers are relatively common. Most are metastases to the renal parenchyma via a hematogenous route and are derived from lung, breast, and gastrointestinal cancer, malignant melanoma, and hema...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Hiroki Arai, Masahito Honda, Takashi Matsumoto and Kyotaro Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:11

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As a potential new treatment for overactive bladder (OAB), we investigated the feasibility of non-invasively activating multiple nerve targets in the lower leg.

    Authors: Eshani Sharan, Kelly Hunter, Magdy Hassouna and Paul B. Yoo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:10

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Scrotal hemorrhage after testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) is uncommon in clinical operation. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) are commonly given to men who have difficulty providing a sperm sample for ...

    Authors: Yong-tong Zhu, Rui Hua, Song Quan, Wan-long Tan, Qing-jun Chu and Chun-yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:8

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To identify the value of unilateral pedal lymphangiography (LPG) plus computed tomography angiography (CTA) in accurate depiction of persistent idiopathic chyluria undetectable by ordinary contrast CT.

    Authors: Dingyi Liu, Boke Liu, Weimu Xia, Qi Tang, Haidong Wang, Jian Wang, Yanfeng Zhou, Jiashun Yu, Wenmin Li, Mingwei Wang, Wenlong Zhou, Sang Hu and Yuan Shao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed investigate the effect of the level of invasion into fibromuscular band (FMB) of prostate on the positive surgical margin (PSM) and biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP...

    Authors: Aram Kim, Myong Kim, Se Un Jeong, Cheryn Song, Yong Mee Cho, Jae Yoon Ro and Hanjong Ahn

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:7

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the efficacy of tamsulosin in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) with intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP). Ultrasound measurement of the...

    Authors: L. Topazio, C. Perugia, C. De Nunzio, G. Gaziev, V. Iacovelli, D. Bianchi, G. Vespasiani and E. Finazzi Agrò

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:6

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although numerous studies have shown that perineural invasion (PNI) is linked to prostate cancer (PCa) risk, the results have been inconsistent. This study aimed to explore the association between PNI and bioc...

    Authors: Li-jin Zhang, Bin Wu, Zhen-lei Zha, Wei Qu, Hu Zhao, Jun Yuan and Ye-jun Feng

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:5

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the elderly population. The standard treatment is radical prostatectomy (RARP). However, urologists do not have consents on the postoperative urine drainage...

    Authors: Zhongyu Jian, Shijian Feng, Yuntian Chen, Xin Wei, Deyi Luo, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:1

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated changes in the expression of cannabinoid (CB) receptors and the effects of CB1 and CB2 agonists on detrusor overactivity (DO) associated with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in rats.

    Authors: Sung Dae Kim, Kang Jun Cho and Joon Chul Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:121

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new and useful technique for angiographic procedures. Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has emerged as a promising treatment modality for lower urinary tract symptom...

    Authors: Chia-Bang Chen, Chen-Te Chou and Yao-Li Chen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:120

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the effects of combined bladder neck preservation and posterior reconstruction techniques on early and long term urinary continence in patients treated by robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RA...

    Authors: Riccardo Bartoletti, Andrea Mogorovich, Francesco Francesca, Giorgio Pomara and Cesare Selli

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:119

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer (PCa) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are diseases of elderly men and are related to increased oxidative stress (OS). Although prolidase has a role in collagen metabolism, it is also use...

    Authors: Faruk Kucukdurmaz, Erkan Efe, Ahmet Çelik, Hasan Dagli, Metin Kılınc and Sefa Resim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:116

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