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Edited by: Dr. Thomas RW Herrmann and Dr. WG Robertson

With SpringerPlus as an open access platform, the Urology Collection presents a barrier-free extension to two Springer subscription journals: World Journal of Urology, where Thomas RW Herrmann is serving as Associate Editor, and Urolithiasis, where Dr. Robertson is the Editor-in-Chief.

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Subject matters for this Collection include all fields of surgical and conservative urology, basic oncological and non-oncological research, and clinical and surgical aspects of the endourological removal or disintegration of urinary stones. Also considered are negative result studies, replication studies and meta-analyses, article types which are often not accepted in traditional scientific journals.

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Collection Articles:

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  1. Research

    Comparisons of oncological and functional outcomes among radical retropubic prostatectomy, high dose rate brachytherapy, cryoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound for localized prostate cancer

    To conduct a retrospective, single institutional and comparative study for radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), high dose rate brachytherapy (HDRBT), cryoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU...

    Po Hui Chiang and Yi Yang Liu

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1905

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  2. Research

    Urbanization may affect the incidence of urolithiasis in South Korea

    We evaluated the different climatic factors in urban and rural areas that may affect the incidence of urolithiasis. Nationwide data on urolithiasis were acquired from Health Insurance Review and Assessment Ser...

    Se Young Choi, Seo Yeon Lee, Byung Hoon Chi, Jin Wook Kim, Tae-Hyoung Kim and In Ho Chang

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1891

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  3. Research

    Prognostic significance of platelet–lymphocyte ratio in patients receiving first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors for metastatic renal cell cancer

    The platelet–lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been reported as prognostic factors in various cancers, but their roles in metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) remain unclear. We ...

    Tae Ju Park, Yang Hyun Cho, Ho Seok Chung, Eu Chang Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung, Jun Eul Hwang, Woo Kyun Bae, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Young Hoe Hur, Seung Il Jung and Dong Deuk Kwon

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1889

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  4. Research

    Relationship between AZFc deletions and testicular histology in infertile South Chinese men with azoospermia and severe oligospermia

    The AZFc deletion has been associated with wide range of phenotypes including complete absence of germ cells in the testes (SCOS), reduction in germ cells hypospermatogenesis, and maturation arrest. The main o...

    Quan Li, Ning-Hong Song, Wen-Zhou Cao, Qiang Shao, Jian-Jun Xie, Chao Liu, Ya-Min Wang and Hua Shen

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1805

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  5. Research

    Comparison of absorbed irrigation fluid volumes during retrograde intrarenal surgery and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of kidney stones larger than 2 cm

    Irrigation-induced increase in intrarenal pressure is of concern because it may cause infection due to increased pyelovenous and pyelolymphatic absorption. This study is the first to compare prospectively the ...

    Vahit Guzelburc, Mehmet Balasar, Mukaddes Colakogullari, Selcuk Guven, Abdulkadir Kandemir, Ahmet Ozturk, Pelin Karaaslan, Bulent Erkurt and Selami Albayrak

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1707

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  6. Research

    Automated detection of glaucoma using structural and non structural features

    Glaucoma is a chronic disease often called “silent thief of sight” as it has no symptoms and if not detected at an early stage it may cause permanent blindness. Glaucoma progression precedes some structural ch...

    Anum A. Salam, Tehmina Khalil, M. Usman Akram, Amina Jameel and Imran Basit

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1519

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  7. Research

    Developing a new score system for patients with PSA ranging from 4 to 20 ng/mL to improve the accuracy of PCa detection

    To develop a new score system for patients with prostate specific antigen (PSA) ranging from 4 to 20 ng/mL to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer (PCa) detection, and to evaluate it with receiver operatin...

    Yuxiao Zheng, Yuan Huang, Gong Cheng, Cheng Zhang, Jie Wu, Chao Qin, Lixin Hua and Zengjun Wang

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1484

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  8. Research

    Has the pelvic renal stone position inside the upper loop of JJ stent any influence on the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy results?

    JJ stents are often encountered in patients with pelvic renal stones referred for shock wave lithotripsy, most of them being placed either for obstructive renal pelvic stones or for ureteric stones mobilized ...

    Catalin Pricop, Dragomir N. Serban, Ionela Lacramioara Serban, Alin-Adrian Cumpanas and Constantin-Virgil Gingu

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1284

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  9. Research

    A retrospective evaluation of preoperative anemia in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive urothelial urinary bladder cancer, with or without neoadjuvant chemotherapy

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) can be associated with anemia, which can lead to more perioperative blood transfusions (PBT). Usage of PBT is associated with worse oncological outcomes. We evaluated the prevale...

    Gustaf Klinga and Amir Sherif

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1167

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  10. Research

    Apparent diffusion coefficient value for estimating clinicohistological factors in bladder cancer including infiltration style and lymphatic invasion

    To evaluate a role of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values measured from diffusion-weighted imaging we investigated its association with clinicopathological tumor characteristics of bladder cancer.

    Masaaki Fujimura, Shinichi Sakamoto, Nobuyuki Sekita, Nobuyoshi Takeuchi, Rika Nishikawa, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Kazuo Mikami and Tomohiko Ichikawa

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:848

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  11. Research

    The success of tubularized-incised plate urethroplasty in adults and children

    Hypospadias repair is rarely performed in adults. It is believed that the success rate is lower in adulthood. We aimed to compare the success rate of primary hypospadias repair with tubularized-incised plate (...

    Haci Polat, Umut Gulacti, Alper Gok, Mehmet Ozgur Yucel, Ali Cift, Ugur Lok and Can Benlioglu

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:689

    Published on: 27 May 2016

  12. Research

    The AVOCAT study: Bicalutamide monotherapy versus combined bicalutamide plus dutasteride therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic carcinoma of the prostate—a long-term follow-up comparison and quality of life analysis

    Compare the efficacy and tolerability of dutasteride in combination with bicalutamide to bicalutamide monotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer (PCa).

    Siebren Dijkstra, Wim P. J. Witjes, Erik P. M. Roos, Peter L. M. Vijverberg, Arno D. H. Geboers, Jos L. Bruins, Geert A. H. J. Smits, Henk Vergunst and Peter F. A. Mulders

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:653

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  13. Research

    Evaluation of survivin expression in prostate specimens of patients with prostate adenocarcinoma and benign prostate hyperplasia underwent transurethral resection of the prostate or prostatectomy

    Survivin is a newly found member of the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins, which plays a certain role in cancer. Survivin has a distinctly different expression in cancers, including prostate cancer. We are sear...

    Mansooreh Eslami, Tahere Khamechian, Tahere Mazoochi, Hasan Ehteram, Mojtaba Sehat and Javad Alizargar

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:621

    Published on: 14 May 2016

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