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  1. Higher physical activity levels are continence-protective in non-prostate cancer populations. Primary aims of this study were to investigate changes in physical activity levels over the perioperative period in...

    Authors: Sean F Mungovan, Bregtje P Huijbers, Andrew D Hirschhorn and Manish I Patel
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:67
  2. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become a promising diagnostic tool in many medical fields. In particular, noninvasive real-time optical biopsy of internal organs is one of the most attractive applicatio...

    Authors: Masaomi Ikeda, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Donghak Choi, Morihiro Nishi, Tetsuo Fujita, Kohji Ohbayashi, Kimiya Shimizu and Masatsugu Iwamura
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:65
  3. Nephrometric scoring systems aim to improve the manner in which tumoral complexity is measured and reported. Each system provides a way to objectively measure specific tumor features that influence technical f...

    Authors: Tarık Esen, Ömer Acar, Ahmet Musaoğlu and Metin Vural
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:63
  4. Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) has been proposed for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive urinary retention (NOUR), neurogenic bladder, paediatric voiding dysfuncti...

    Authors: Gabriele Gaziev, Luca Topazio, Valerio Iacovelli, Anastasios Asimakopoulos, Angelo Di Santo, Cosimo De Nunzio and Enrico Finazzi-Agrò
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:61
  5. Chronic expanding hematoma is a rare condition that develops after surgery, trauma, or injury. It can also develop at any location in the body in the absence of trauma. Clinical findings and various diagnostic...

    Authors: Takahiro Syuto, Motoaki Hatori, Nomura Masashi, Yoshitaka Sekine and Kazuhiro Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:60
  6. Nigeria is one of the top three countries in Africa in terms of science research output and Nigerian urologists’ biomedical research output contributes to this. Each year, urologists in Nigeria gather to prese...

    Authors: Jibril Oyekunle Bello
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:59
  7. European treatment guidelines recommend the use of hormonal therapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, including castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), but there is little understanding of ho...

    Authors: Cora N Sternberg, Edwina S Baskin-Bey, Mark Watson, Andrew Worsfold, Alex Rider and Bertrand Tombal
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:58
  8. The vaccine was efficiently effective against bladder cancer in earlier studies. However, a part of the mouse bladder tumour regrew due to regression after a period of time as the cancer stem cells could not b...

    Authors: Yong-tong Zhu, Cheng-yong Lei, Yang Luo, Na Liu, Cheng-wu He, Wei Chen, Fei Li, Yong-jian Deng and Wan-long Tan
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:57
  9. Uro-oncological neoplasms have both a high incidence and mortality rate and are therefore a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate research activity in uro-oncology over the last de...

    Authors: Frank Kunath, Steffen F Krause, Bernd Wullich, Peter J Goebell, Dirk G Engehausen, Maximilian Burger, Joerg J Meerpohl and Bastian Keck
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:56
  10. A few single case reports and only one clinical series have been published so far about the use of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate in the treatment of urinary fistulas persisting after conventional urinary drainage.

    Authors: Cesare Selli, Maurizio De Maria, Michele Manica, Filippo Maria Turri and Francesca Manassero
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:55
  11. To determine whether neuregulin-1(NRG-1) is a potential new biomarker of overactive bladder (OAB) induced by partial urethral obstruction in a rat model of OAB and to evaluate the urothelium as a therapeutic t...

    Authors: Hoon Jang, Dong Seok Han and Seung Mo Yuk
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:54
  12. The nodal status is a strong predictor for cancer specific death in patients with penile carcinoma, and the C-reactive protein (CRP) level at diagnosis has recently been shown to be associated with poor clinic...

    Authors: Andreas Al Ghazal, Sandra Steffens, Julie Steinestel, Rieke Lehmann, Thomas J Schnoeller, Anna Schulte-Hostede, Gerd Wegener, Florian Jentzmik, Mark Schrader, Markus A Kuczyk and Andres J Schrader
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:53
  13. To compare demographics, pathologic features, performance scores, comorbidities, symptoms and responses to quality of life (QoL) surveys between nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) and radical nephrectomy (RN) patie...

    Authors: Michelle L Arnold, David D Thiel, Nancy Diehl, Kevin J Wu, Steve Ames and Alexander S Parker
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:52
  14. Overactive bladder (OAB) is associated with high healthcare costs, which may be partially driven by drug treatment. There is little comparative data on antimuscarinic drugs with respect to resource use and cos...

    Authors: Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Javier Rejas, Ruth Navarro-Artieda, Alba Aguado-Jodar, Amador Ruiz-Torrejón, Jordi Ibáñez-Nolla and Marion Kvasz
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:51
  15. Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) are essential for maintaining tissue integrity by regulating intercellular and cell to extracellular matrix interactions. Cadherins and catenins are CAMs that are located on the ...

    Authors: José Pontes-Júnior, Ricardo Luís Vita Nunes, Sabrina Thalita dos Reis, Luiz Carlos N de Oliveira, Nayara Viana, Katia Ramos Moreira Leite, Homero Bruschini and Miguel Srougi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:50
  16. Radiotherapy is an increasingly preferred treatment option for localized prostate cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) a relatively established modality of therapeutic irradiation. The presen...

    Authors: Giampaolo Bolzicco, Maria Silvia Favretto, Ninfa Satariano, Enrico Scremin, Carmelo Tambone and Andrea Tasca
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:49
  17. Sacral neuromodulation operations have usually been performed based on 2D fluoro images. However, sacral nerve stimulation lead implantation may be challenging when the normal anatomy is confused by obesity or...

    Authors: Pekka A Hellström, Jani Katisko, Pertti Finnilä and Markku H Vaarala
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:48
  18. Management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with tumor thrombus extending to the renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) is challenging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of surgical management in...

    Authors: Shingo Hatakeyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Itsuto Hamano, Hiromi Murasawa, Takuma Narita, Masaaki Oikawa, Kazuhisa Hagiwara, Daisuke Noro, Toshikazu Tanaka, Yoshimi Tanaka, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie and Chikara Ohyama
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:47
  19. Flexible cystoscopy is used in urological outpatient departments for diagnostic cystoscopy of bladder cancer and requires a high-level disinfection between each patient. The purpose of this study was to make a...

    Authors: Peter Hjorth Jørgensen, Torsten Slotsbjerg, Henrik Westh, Vicki Buitenhuis and Gregers Gautier Hermann
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:46
  20. Antimuscarinic agents are currently the predominant treatment option for the clinical management of the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). However, low rates of persistence with these agents highlight the n...

    Authors: Vik Khullar, Javier Cambronero, Javier C Angulo, Marianne Wooning, Mary Beth Blauwet, Caroline Dorrepaal and Nancy E Martin
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:45
  21. In this study, we further investigated the association of two biomarkers, CCL18 and A1AT, with bladder cancer (BCa) and evaluated the influence of potentially confounding factors in an experimental model.

    Authors: Makito Miyake, Shanti Ross, Adrienne Lawton, Myron Chang, Yunfeng Dai, Lourdes Mengual, Antonio Alcaraz, Evan Gomes Giacoia, Steve Goodison and Charles J Rosser
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:42
  22. The incidence of AKI appears to have increasing trend. Up to now, prospective, multi-center, large-sample epidemiological study done on pediatric AKI on aspects of epidemiological characteristics, causes and o...

    Authors: Yan Cao, Zhu-Wen Yi, Hui Zhang, Xi-Qiang Dang, Xiao-Chuan Wu and Ai-Wen Huang
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:41
  23. Bladder neck transection is one of the most difficult procedures for robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP), particularly in patients who have undergone previous transurethral resection of th...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurokawa, Keiichi Tozawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Takahiro Yasui, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Noriyasu Kawai, Yutaro Hayashi and Kenjiro Kohri
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:40
  24. Patients with non-acute spinal cord injury that carry indwelling urinary catheters have an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTIs). Antiseptic Silver Alloy-Coated Silicone Urinary Catheters seems to b...

    Authors: Xavier Bonfill, David Rigau, María Luisa Jáuregui-Abrisqueta, Juana María Barrera Chacón, Sebastián Salvador de la Barrera, Carolina María Alemán-Sánchez, Manuel Bea-Muñoz, Susana Moraleda Pérez, Albert Borau Duran, Juan Ramón Espinosa Quirós, Luís Ledesma Romano, Manuel Esteban Fuertes, Ignacio Araya and Ma José Martínez-Zapata
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:38
  25. Imprinting is an important epigenetic regulator of gene expression that is often disrupted in cancer. While loss of imprinting (LOI) has been reported for two genes in prostate cancer (IGF2 and TFPI2), disease-re...

    Authors: Daniel I Jacobs, Yingying Mao, Alan Fu, William Kevin Kelly and Yong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:37
  26. Villous adenoma arising in the urinary tract is rare tumor. Most cases have been identified as benign neoplasm in the colon. Villous adenoma of the gastrointestinal tract is thought arise from premalignant pol...

    Authors: Yoichiro Kato, Susumu Konari, Wataru Obara, Tamotsu Sugai and Tomoaki Fujioka
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:36
  27. To eradicate hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using a stepwise infection control strategy that includes an avoidance of antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) based on surgical wound ...

    Authors: Manabu Tatokoro, Kazunori Kihara, Hitoshi Masuda, Masaya Ito, Soichiro Yoshida, Toshiki Kijima, Minato Yokoyama, Kazutaka Saito, Fumitaka Koga, Satoru Kawakami and Yasuhisa Fujii
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:35
  28. Using the isovolumetric bladder rhythmic contraction (BRC) model in anesthetized rats, we have quantified the responsiveness to unilateral and bilateral stimulation of the L6 spinal nerve (SN) and characterize...

    Authors: Xin Su, Angela Nickles and Dwight E Nelson
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:34
  29. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are a leading cause of hospital-acquired urinary tract infection and a growing concern for the clinician. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of daptomycin ...

    Authors: Divya Pradeep Ramaswamy, Maria Amodio-Groton and Stephen J Scholand
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:33
  30. To date, elective nephron-sparing surgery is an established method for the exstirpation of renal tumors. While open partial nephrectomy remains the reference standard of the management of renal masses, laparos...

    Authors: Hagen Loertzer, Arne Strauß, Rolf Herrmann Ringert and Philine Schneider
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:31
  31. Nocturia is defined as waking one or more times during the night due to the urge to void. Recently, the effectiveness of several sedatives and analgesics for nocturia has been reported. We herein investigated ...

    Authors: Takashi Kawahara, Satoshi Morita, Hiroki Ito, Hideyuki Terao, Ryoko Sakata, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Junichi Matsuzaki, Yoshinobu Kubota and Hiroji Uemura
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:30
  32. The present study was aimed at determining the prophylactic efficacy of American cranberry (AC) extract (Cysticlean®) in women with recurrent symptomatic postcoital urinary tract infections (PCUTI), non-consum...

    Authors: Francisco Sánchez Ballester, Vicente Ruiz Vidal, Emilio López Alcina, Cristina Domenech Perez, Eva Escudero Fontano, Ana María Oltra Benavent, Ana Montoliu García and Marco Andrés Sobrón Bustamante
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:28
  33. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a histopathologically and molecularly heterogeneous disease with the chromophobe subtype (chRCC) accounting for approximately 5% of all cases. The median overall survival of advan...

    Authors: Balaji Venugopal, Jawaher Ansari, Michael Aitchison, Lye Mun Tho, Roderick Campbell and Rob J Jones
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:26
  34. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key molecules for tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Over-expression of different MMPs in tumor tissues can disturb the homeostasis and increase the level of various bo...

    Authors: Mohammed A Mohammed, Manar F Seleim, Mohga S Abdalla, Hayat M Sharada and Abdel Hady A Abdel Wahab
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:25
  35. Prior studies have compared the effect of spinal cord injury elicited using distinct approaches on motor and visceral function. However, the impact of such discrete modes of injury specifically on bladder musc...

    Authors: Abhishek Seth, Yeun Goo Chung, Daniel Kim, Aruna Ramachandran, Vivian Cristofaro, Pablo Gomez III, Duong Tu, Lin Huang, Larry I Benowitz, Dolores Di Vizio, Maryrose P Sullivan and Rosalyn M Adam
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:24
  36. The management of patients with high-grade non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) brings diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In the current study, we sought to study the natural history of progression t...

    Authors: Guy Hidas, Dov Pode, Amos Shapiro, Ran Katz, Liat Appelbaum, Galina Pizov, Kevin C Zorn, Ezekiel H Landau, Mordechai Duvdevani and Ofer N Gofrit
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:23
  37. Pheochromocytoma (paraganglioma) of the urinary bladder is a rare tumor. Herein we sought to review the contemporary literature on pheochromocytomas of the urinary bladder in order to further illustrate the pr...

    Authors: Jonathan A Beilan, Adrienne Lawton, Julio Hajdenberg and Charles J Rosser
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:22
  38. Recent reports have suggested that laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) surgery is technically feasible. The aim of this study was to describe our initial experience with LESS adrenalectomy for benign adrenal t...

    Authors: Akira Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nitta, Koki Otsuka, Satoshi Nishizuka, Shigeaki Baba, Akira Umemura, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno and Go Wakabayashi
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:21
  39. Sequential compression devices (SCDs) are commonly used for thromboprophylaxis in postoperative patients but compliance is often poor. We investigated causes for noncompliance, examining both hospital and pati...

    Authors: David F Ritsema, Jennifer M Watson, Amanda P Stiteler and Mike M Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:20
  40. In this population-based study, we investigated the degree of concordance between Gleason scores obtained from prostate biopsies and those obtained from prostatectomy specimens, as well as the determinants of ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Rapiti, Robin Schaffar, Christophe Iselin, Raymond Miralbell, Marie-Françoise Pelte, Damien Weber, Roberto Zanetti, Isabelle Neyroud-Caspar and Christine Bouchardy
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:19
  41. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) is said to affect at least a third of men over 60. However, the literature contains fewer than 200 reports of prostates over 200g in mass - Giant Prostatic Hypertrophy (GPH)....

    Authors: Robert M Learney, Sachin Malde, Mark Downes and Nitin Shrotri
    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:18

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