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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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  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

  14. Research

    Comparison of ablation defect on MR imaging with computer simulation estimated treatment zone following irreversible electroporation of patient prostate

    To determine whether patient specific numerical simulations of irreversible electroporation (IRE) of the prostate correlates with the treatment effect seen on follow-up MR imaging. Computer models were created...

    Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Francois Cornelis, Joseph Mashni, Haruyuki Takaki, Jeremy C. Durack, Stephen B. Solomon and Jonathan A. Coleman

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:219

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  15. Research

    Risk factors of postoperative complications after radical cystectomy with continent or conduit urinary diversion in Armenia

    To estimate the surgical volume and the incidence of in-hospital complications of RC in Armenia from 2005 to 2012, and to investigate potential risk factors of complications. The study utilized a retrospective...

    Arman Tsaturyan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Byron Crape, Yeva Sahakyan and Lusine Abrahamyan

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:134

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  16. Review

    Surgical technique for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava tumor thrombus: tips, tricks and oncological results

    Renal cell carcinoma represents 3 % of all cancers. Around 4–10 % of cases present with inferior vena cava involvement, generally with tumor thrombus. Clinical and preoperative stage will be classified dependi...

    Vital Hevia, Gaetano Ciancio, Victoria Gómez, Sara Álvarez, Víctor Díez-Nicolás and Francisco Javier Burgos

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:132

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  17. Research

    Urologist led one-stop testicular clinic: the UK 'gold standard’

    Prompt diagnosis and early treatment for testicular cancer is vital. To help with this a one-stop, urologist run, testicular clinic with testicular ultrasound scanning as an integral part of the clinic format...

    David Muthuveloe, Nkwam Nkwam, Paul Hutton, D. M. A. Wallace, Richard Viney and Prashant Patel

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:95

    Published on: 29 January 2016

  18. Research

    A single oral dose of Silodosin and Diclofenac sodium is effective in reducing pain after ureteric stent removal: a prospective, randomized, double blind placebo-controlled study

    A prospective double-blinded placebo controlled randomized study was conducted in our institute to compare the efficacy of oral Silodosin, an alpha 1 selective antagonist and Diclofenac in relieving pain after...

    Goto Gangkak, Ram Dayal Teli, Sher Singh Yadav, Vinay Tomar, Shivam Priyadarshi and Satinder Pal Aggarwal

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:23

    Published on: 7 January 2016

  19. Research

    CXCL1 is elevated in the urine of bladder cancer patients

    Chemokines, including chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1), regulate tumor epithelial-stromal interactions that facilitate tumor growth and invasion. Recently, several studies have linked CXCL1 expression ...

    Andre Burnier, Yoshiko Shimizu, Yunfeng Dai, Masakazu Nakashima, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Osamu Ogawa, Charles J. Rosser and Hideki Furuya

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:610

    Published on: 15 October 2015

  20. Research

    The effectiveness of varicocele embolisation for the treatment of varicocele related orchalgia

    Orchalgia is a common problem with varicoceles however the association between varicocele embolisation for the treatment of varicocele related pain has not been widely investigated. We aim to investigate the e...

    David W Muthuveloe, Vinnie During, Daniel Ashdown, Nicholas J Rukin, Rob G Jones and Prashant Patel

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:392

    Published on: 4 August 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2015 4:484

  21. Research

    The rs10993994 in the proximal MSMB promoter region is a functional polymorphism in Asian Indian subjects

    The microseminoprotein gene encoding prostate secretory protein of 94 amino acids (PSP94) harbours a potential risk allele (rs10993994) for prostate cancer (PCa) in its promoter region. However, studies on rs1...

    Deepa R Mhatre, Smita D Mahale, Mohammed I Khatkhatay, Swati K Achrekar, Swapna S Desai, Dhanashree D Jagtap, Jayesh V Dhabalia, Hemant B Tongaonkar, Sucheta P Dandekar and Anand M Varadkar

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:380

    Published on: 28 July 2015

  22. Research

    Intraluminal pressure profiles during flexible ureterorenoscopy

    Irrigation and instrumentation during ureterorenoscopic procedures may cause increased pressure in the renal pelvis (PP) with potential harmful adverse effects. In order to assess the pressure increases during...

    Helene Jung and Palle J S Osther

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:373

    Published on: 24 July 2015

  23. Research

    Operative technique and early experience for robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (RALNU) using da Vinci Xi

    Robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (RALNU) has been previously utilized for management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. The da Vinci Xi surgical system was released in April of 2014. We desc...

    Fadi Darwiche, Sanjaya Swain, George Kallingal, Sanoj Punnen, Murugesan Manoharan, Dipen J Parekh and Mark L Gonzalgo

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:298

    Published on: 27 June 2015

  24. Research

    Visceral to total obesity ratio and severe hydronephrosis are independently associated with prolonged pneumoperitoneum operative time in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma

    Our aim was to evaluate the effect of visceral obesity and impact of severe hydronephrosis on surgical complexity in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LRNU).

    Keisuke Shigeta, Eiji Kikuchi, Masayuki Hagiwara, Seiya Hattori, Gou Kaneko, Masanori Hasegawa, Toshikazu Takeda, Masahiro Jinzaki, Hirotaka Akita, Akira Miyajima, Ken Nakagawa and Mototsugu Oya

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:290

    Published on: 24 June 2015

  25. Research

    Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may be associated with the outcome in patients with prostate cancer

    Evidences have shown that neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has a prognostic value in patients with cancer. We wanted to test the prognostic significance of NLR in prostatic cancer of patients who are candi...

    Daniele Minardi, M Scartozzi, L Montesi, M Santoni, L Burattini, M Bianconi, V Lacetera, G Milanese, S Cascinu and G Muzzonigro

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:255

    Published on: 12 June 2015

  26. Research

    Ureteral stents should be soaked for several minutes before placement

    Placement of ureteral stents (DJ-stents) may lead to complications. Inappropriate friction properties of the implant are, inter alia, made responsible for primary injuries, injury-related inflammation and a ca...

    Norbert Laube, Chintan Desai, Falk Bernsmann and Christian Fisang

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:247

    Published on: 9 June 2015

  27. Research

    Prostate cancer screening in Primary Health Care: the current state of affairs

    This study aims to examine the current practice of General practitioners (GPs)/primary care physicians in opportunistic screening for prostate cancer (PC) by digital rectal examination(DRE) and Prostate Specif...

    Weranja KB Ranasinghe, Simon P Kim, Nathan P Papa, Shomik Sengupta, Mark Frydenberg, Damien Bolton, Dimity Pond, Karin Ried, Melanie J Marshall, Raj Persad and Nathan Lawrentschuk

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:78

    Published on: 13 February 2015

  28. Research

    Knowledge of prostate cancer among males attending a urology clinic, a South African study

    In South Africa, the rate of histologically diagnosed prostate cancer is 40.1 per 100 000 in whites and 14 per 100 000 in blacks. However, blacks have limited access to diagnostic facilities and present late w...

    Nathaniel Mofolo, Olwethu Betshu, Ogomoditse Kenna, Sarah Koroma, Tlalane Lebeko, Frederik M Claassen and Gina Joubert

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:67

    Published on: 10 February 2015

  29. Case study

    Evaluation and treatment of an unusual urachal mass: a case report

    Abnormalities of the urachus, the vestigial remnant of the allantois, result when the embryonic lumen fails to completely obliterate during fetal development. In adults, urachal abnormalities are most commonly...

    John L Cooper, Nikolai A Sopko and Trinity J Bivalacqua

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:18

    Published on: 14 January 2015

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