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  1. To predict outcomes and identify potential therapeutic targets for cancers, it is critical to find novel specific biomarkers. The objective of this study was to search for and explore novel bladder cancer-asso...

    Authors: Mohammadrasul Zareinejad, Zahra Faghih, Amin Ramezani, Akbar Safaei and Abbas Ghaderi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:124
  2. Male infertility has become a global health problem, and genetic factors are one of the essential causes. Y chromosome microdeletion is the leading genetic factor cause of male infertility. The objective of th...

    Authors: Qina He, Yongle Zhang, Mengyi Song, Yao Zhou, Dan Lin, Yanlin Ma, Fei Sun and Qi Li
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:123
  3. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction is a major problem for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients not only due to the risk of serious complications but also because of the impact on quality of life. The main aim of this...

    Authors: Sajjad Ali, Omar Sufyan Khan, Amira M. Youssef, Iram Saba and Deem Alfedaih
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:122
  4. Various complications following hypospadias surgery present distinct manifestations when examined with ultrasound. Utilizing high-frequency ultrasound, clinicians can promptly identify these complications and ...

    Authors: Jun Zhuang, Xueshang Su, Ying Jia, Qiaoyuan Zheng, Qingqian Wei, Ziming Zhang, Jintian Hu, Li Yuan and Hongli Chai
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:121
  5. Renal cell carcinoma, a leading cause of death in urological malignancies, arises from the nephron. Its characteristics include diversity in disease biology, varied clinical behaviors, different prognoses, and...

    Authors: Qiuyang Chen, Xuan Sun, Yubei Li, Xinyue Yang, Xuejian Yang, Haifei Xu, Hongzhou Cai and Jun Hu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:120
  6. Wilms tumor (WT), also known as nephroblastoma, is rare in adults, accounting for merely 3% of all nephroblastomas or 0.2 cases per million individuals. Extrarenal Wilms tumor (ERWT) emerges outside the renal ...

    Authors: Babak Alijani, Elahe Abbaspour, Sahand Karimzadhagh, Zoheir Reihanian, Mohammad Haghani Dogahe, Maryam Jafari, Seifollah Jafari and Nooshin Zaresharifi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:119
  7. To present the experience of ileal ureter with ileocystoplasty (IUC), and compare the outcomes of IUC in minimally invasive procedures to open procedures.

    Authors: Silu Chen, Xiang Wang, Zhihua Li, Xinfei Li, Guanpeng Han, Zihao Tao, Zhenyu Li, Peng Zhang, Hongjian Zhu, Kunlin Yang and Xuesong Li
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:118
  8. There are numerous methods available for predicting sepsis following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. This study aims to compare the predictive value of Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), Systemic...

    Authors: Yuxin Liu, Qihao Sun, Houtao Long, Zhijian Qiu, Daofeng Zhang, Haiyang Zhang and Ji Chen
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:116
  9. Congenital inguinal hernia, hydrocele and undescended testis (UDT) are associated with patent processus vaginalis. The smooth muscles present in the processus vaginalis aid in the descent of the testis and und...

    Authors: Nellai Krishnan, Aanchal Kakkar, Tapas Chandra Nag, Sandeep Agarwala, Prabudh Goel and Anjan Kumar Dhua
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:115
  10. Patients with spinal cord injury have a relatively high risk for bladder cancer and often complicated with bladder cancer in advanced stages, and the degree of aggressiveness of malignancy is high. Most of the...

    Authors: Xin-Lei Wang, Yi-Xuan Wang, Jun-Zhi Chen, Xin-Yu Liu, Xing Liu, Qi-Kai Zhong, Zi-Lin Zhao, Zhen-Duo Shi and Cong-Hui Han
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:111
  11. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) significantly impact quality of life among older men. Despite the prevalent use of the American Urological Association Symptom Inde...

    Authors: Alexander P. Glaser, Abigail R. Smith, Dacey Maglaque, Brian T. Helfand, Rowida Mohamed, Hosanna An, Melissa Marquez, Pooja Talaty, Padraig Carolan, Aaron M. Geller, Francesca R. Farina, Sally E. Jensen and James W. Griffith
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:110
  12. Index tumors are the most aggressive tumors of the prostate. However, their clinical significance remains unclear. This study aimed to assess the incidence of index tumor location according to the zonal origin...

    Authors: Yoshihiko Ogata, Jun Akatsuka, Yuki Endo, Hikaru Mikami, Masato Yanagi, Hayato Takeda, Yuka Toyama, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Go Kimura and Yukihiro Kondo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:108
  13. The aggressive nature of Fournier gangrene and the associated health issues can result in a more complex clinical course and potentially a longer hospital stay. This study aimed to assess factors that affect t...

    Authors: Bandar Alhubaishy, Omar M. Bahassan, Abdulrahman E. Alsabban, Ali H. Alkhzaim, Ziyad A. Alnefaie, Kamal S. Algarni, Sultan G. Almehmadi and Saud N. Alqahtani
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:107
  14. Microplastics are ubiquitous, widespread environmental pollutants with unavoidable human exposure. Herein, it was aimed to investigate the presence of microplastics in prostate tissue.

    Authors: Erhan Demirelli, Yalçın Tepe, Ural Oğuz, Handan Aydın, Murat Kodat, Doğan Sabri Tok, Mehmet Giray Sönmez and Ercan Öğreden
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:106
  15. Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) is the second most common histology of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), accounting for 10–15% of cases. Traditionally, pRCC is divided into type 1 and type 2, although this div...

    Authors: Thorri Geir Runarsson, Andreas Bergmann, Gigja Erlingsdottir, Vigdis Petursdottir, Leon Arnar Heitmann, Aevar Johannesson, Viktor Asbjornsson, Tomas Axelsson, Rafn Hilmarsson and Tomas Gudbjartsson
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:105
  16. Fermented soy products have shown to possess inhibitory effects on prostate cancer (PCa). We evaluated the effect of a fermented soy beverage (Q-Can®), containing medium-chain triglycerides, ketones and soy is...

    Authors: Soum D. Lokeshwar, Ather Ali, Theresa R. Weiss, Jesse Reynolds, Brian M. Shuch, Thomas Ferencz, Tassos C. Kyriakides, Wajahat Z. Mehal, Joseph Brito, Joseph Renzulli and Michael S. Leapman
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:102
  17. Bone metastasis (BM) carries a poor prognosis for patients with upper-tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). This study aims to identify survival predictors and develop a prognostic nomogram for overall survival (...

    Authors: Jiasheng Hu, Haowen Gu, Dongxu Zhang, Min Wen, Zejun Yan, Baiyang Song and Chengxin Xie
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:100
  18. To evaluate the efficacy of urethral-sparing laparoscopic simple prostatectomy (US-LSP) for the treatment of large-volume (>80 ml) benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with asymptomatic urethral stricture (ureth...

    Authors: Changhao Hou, Zhiqiang Luo, Nailong Cao, Xiaoyong Hu, Lujie Song, Qiang Fu, Jiong Zhang and Jianwen Huang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:99
  19. First research to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of flexible ureteral lithotripsy (FURSL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the treatment of the upper ureteral stone is between 1.5 cm and 2...

    Authors: Wenpu Chen, Hengda Hu and Guofeng Yu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:98
  20. A high level of PD-L1 expression is the most relevant predictive parameter for response to immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) therapy in urinary bladder cancer. Existing data on the relationship between PD-L1 e...

    Authors: Henning Plage, Kira Furlano, Sebastian Hofbauer, Sarah Weinberger, Bernhard Ralla, Antonia Franz, Annika Fendler, Michela de Martino, Florian Roßner, Sefer Elezkurtaj, Martina Kluth, Maximilian Lennartz, Niclas C. Blessin, Andreas H. Marx, Henrik Samtleben, Margit Fisch…
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:96
  21. Despite the publication of several meta-analyses regarding the efficacy of certain therapies in helping individuals with interstitial cystitis (IC) / bladder pain syndrome (BPS), these have not provided a comp...

    Authors: Jae Joon Park, Kwang Taek Kim, Eun Ji Lee, Joey Chun, Serin Lee, Sung Ryul Shim and Jae Heon Kim
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:95
  22. Currently, no useful serum markers exist for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), making early detection challenging as diagnosis relies solely on imaging tests. Radiation exposure is also a concern due to...

    Authors: Shotaro Nakanishi, Masato Goya, Tetsuji Suda, Tomoko Yonamine, Ai Sugawa and Seiichi Saito
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:94
  23. Sleep quality may be related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), however causal associations have not been established. This study aimed to evaluate causal relationships between six sleep traits ([i] day ti...

    Authors: Nannan Li, Ke Yang, Liang Deng, Youjie Zeng, Si Cao and Dong Chen
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:91
  24. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is widely performed for a number of hormone-producing tumors and postoperative management depends on the hormones produced. In the present study, we conducted a retrospective analysi...

    Authors: Mizuki Izawa, Toshikazu Takeda, Tadatsugu Anno, Tomohiro Iwasawa, Yota Yasumizu, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Shinya Morita, Takeo Kosaka, Ryuichi Mizuno, Hiroshi Asanuma and Mototsugu Oya
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:90
  25. •we report the case of a 36-year-old female patient who presented to our hospital with a diagnosis of cystitis glandularis manifesting as a vesicovaginal fistula. She underwent cystoscopic biopsy at a local ho...

    Authors: Wu Ronghua, Zheng Ji, Liu Gang, Zhang Yun and Nie Xubiao
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:89
  26. Authors: Giancarlo Albo, Andrea Gallioli, Francesco Ripa, Elisa De Lorenzis, Luca Boeri, Carolina Bebi, Lorenzo Rocchini, Fabrizio Longo, Stefano Paolo Zanetti, Matteo Turetti, Michela Piccoli and Emanuele Montanari
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:86

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  27. To explore a novel biopsy scheme for prostate cancer (PCa), and test the detection rate and pathological agreement of standard systematic (SB) + targeted (TB) biopsy and novel biopsy scheme.

    Authors: Yang He, Yu Fan, Haitian Song, Qi Shen, Mingjian Ruan, Yuke Chen, Derun Li, Xueying Li, Yi Liu, Kai Zhang and Qian Zhang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:85
  28. Despite the rapid advances in modern medical technology, kidney renal clear cell carcinoma (KIRC) remains a challenging clinical problem in urology. Researchers urgently search for useful markers to break thro...

    Authors: Junhao Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Fan Wu, Bingye Zhu and Huyang Xie
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:84
  29. Fasciitis ossificans is a rare subtype of nodular fasciitis, a benign soft tissue tumor with reactive characteristics. Due to its rapid growth, it is often misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. While fasciitis os...

    Authors: Sebastian Lenart, Oskar Koperek, Anke Scharrer and Eva Comperat
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:83
  30. Redo surgery for pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects (PFUDDs) is still a challenge. the long urethral defect makes it difficult while the high tension increase the recurrence rate. Although certain an...

    Authors: Kaile Zhang, Meng Liu, Tiantian Wang and Qiang Fu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:82
  31. To observe the safety and short-term outcomes of a new way of laparoscopic trocar placement in pediatric robotic-assisted Lich-Gregoir ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux.

    Authors: Jianglong Chen, Yingquan Kang, Shan Lin, Shaohua He, Yufeng He, Xinru Xu, Huihuang Xu, Guangxu You and Di Xu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:81
  32. Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is widely used for the diagnosis, surveillance, and staging of prostate cancer. However, it has several limitations, including higher costs, longer examination times, and the use of...

    Authors: Ryutaro Shimizu, Shuichi Morizane, Atsushi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Yamane, Ryoma Nishikawa, Yusuke Kimura, Noriya Yamaguchi, Katsuya Hikita, Masashi Honda and Atsushi Takenaka
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:79
  33. Few studies are focusing on the mechanism of erastin acts on prostate cancer (PCa) cells, and essential ferroptosis-related genes (FRGs) that can be PCa therapeutic targets are rarely known.

    Authors: Fan Wu, Fei Huang, Nili Jiang, Jinfeng Su, Siyi Yao, Boying Liang, Wen Li, Tengyue Yan, Sufang Zhou and Qingniao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:78
  34. To develop a risk model including clinical and radiological characteristics to predict false-positive The Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) 5 lesions.

    Authors: Yongbing Cheng, Bo Fan, Yao Fu, Haoli Yin, Jiaming Lu, Danyan Li, Xiaogong Li, Xuefeng Qiu and Hongqian Guo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:76
  35. Urinary incontinence symptoms severely affect older people with different body mass index (BMI).To compare the efficacy of the pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in patients with post-prostatectomy incontinen...

    Authors: Di An, Jianxia Wang, Fan Zhang, Huafang Jing, Yi Gao, Huiling Cong, Guodong Su, Miao Ye, Chunying Hu, Juan Wu and Limin Liao
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:74

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