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  1. Radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) is the primary treatment strategy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, the intravesical recurrence occurs in 20–50% of all patients. The specific effect of sub...

    Authors: Haopu Hu, Shicong Lai, Mingrui Wang, Xinwei Tang, Chin-hui Lai, Kexin Xu, Tao Xu and Hao Hu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:212
  2. Fluoroquinolone has been the historic choice of antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy. However, increased fluoroquinolone resistance and recent restrictions of its ...

    Authors: Hee Youn Kim, Daehyun Lim, Young Hyo Choi, Je Mo Yoo, Dong Sup Lee and Seung-Ju Lee
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:211
  3. Prostate cancer (PCa) presents a wide spectrum. Systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) and Ki-67 index are new biomarkers that can predict prognosis in different types of cancer. We explored the predictive v...

    Authors: Rongxin Wu, Mingjin Hu and Pei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:210
  4. To investigate the regulatory role of microRNA (miR)-148a-3p in mouse corpus cavernous pericyte (MCPs)-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the treatment of diabetes-induced erectile dysfunction (ED).

    Authors: Jiyeon Ock, Fang-Yuan Liu, Fitri Rahma Fridayana, Lashkari Niloofar, Minh Nhat Vo, Yan Huang, Shuguang Piao, Tie Zhou and Yin Guonan
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:209

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  5. Prostate cancer exhibits a very diverse behaviour, with some patients dying from the disease and others never needing treatment. Active surveillance (AS) consists of periodic PSA assessment (prostate-specific ...

    Authors: Jeziel Basso, Juliana Beust de Lima, Marina Bessel, Santiago Alonso Tobar Leitão, Thais Machado Baptista, Sergio Roithmann, Eduardo Franco Carvalhal, Caio da Silva Schmitt, Ivan Morzoletto Pedrollo, Alice Schuch, Antonio Atalibio Hartmann, Carmen Liane Neubarth Estivallet, Guilherme Behrend Silva Ribeiro, Ricardo Andre Zordan and Pedro Isaacsson Velho
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:208
  6. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a major health concern associated with lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual dysfunction in men. Recurrent inflammation, decreased apoptotic rate and oxidative stress ar...

    Authors: Idris Idowu Bello, Akinyinka Omigbodun and Imran Morhason-Bello
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:207
  7. In this study, we explored the diagnostic performances of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT and combination of 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT and mpMRI (mpMRI + PET/CT) for extracapsu...

    Authors: Yuanzhen Ding, Chenghao Mo, Qiubo Ding, Tingsheng Lin, Jie Gao, Mengxia Chen, Wenfeng Lu, Jiyuan Sun, Feng Wang, Shiming Zang, Qing Zhang, Shiwei Zhang and Hongqian Guo
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:206
  8. Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor, and its treatment is dependent on surgical resection. Due to the wide availability of cross-sectional imaging, pheochromocytomas are commonly seen as small tumors le...

    Authors: Emily Biben, Lakshmi Menon, Neriman Gokden, Matthew F. Spond, Joshua M. Eichhorn and Ahmet Murat Aydin
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:204
  9. Researches on the effect of hemodynamic stabilization on the implantation of conservative management for pediatric high-grade renal traumas are lacking. We aimed to assess the effect of maintaining the initial...

    Authors: Rabea Ahmed Gadelkareem, Ahmed Hamdan, Amr Abou Faddan, Hisham Mokhtar Hammouda and Mohamed Ali Zarzour
    Citation: BMC Urology 2023 23:203
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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