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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. 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...

    Authors: Po Hui Chiang and Yi Yang Liu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1905
  2. 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...

    Authors: Se Young Choi, Seo Yeon Lee, Byung Hoon Chi, Jin Wook Kim, Tae-Hyoung Kim and In Ho Chang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1891
  3. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1889
  4. 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...

    Authors: Quan Li, Ning-Hong Song, Wen-Zhou Cao, Qiang Shao, Jian-Jun Xie, Chao Liu, Ya-Min Wang and Hua Shen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1805
  5. 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 ...

    Authors: Vahit Guzelburc, Mehmet Balasar, Mukaddes Colakogullari, Selcuk Guven, Abdulkadir Kandemir, Ahmet Ozturk, Pelin Karaaslan, Bulent Erkurt and Selami Albayrak
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1707
  6. 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...

    Authors: Yuxiao Zheng, Yuan Huang, Gong Cheng, Cheng Zhang, Jie Wu, Chao Qin, Lixin Hua and Zengjun Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1484
  7. Management of patients with complex multiple renal calculi has always remained challenging and they pose many difficulties during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) like higher incidence of residual calculus ...

    Authors: Amit Verma, Vinay Tomar and Shersingh Yadav
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1356
  8. 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 ...

    Authors: Catalin Pricop, Dragomir N. Serban, Ionela Lacramioara Serban, Alin-Adrian Cumpanas and Constantin-Virgil Gingu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1284
  9. 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...

    Authors: Gustaf Klinga and Amir Sherif
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1167
  10. Although the photoselective vaporization of the prostate has been considered one of the most promising alternatives for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), published clinical data with the surgica...

    Authors: Lianjun Li, Bo Hu, Muwen Wang, Peng Sun and Xunbo Jin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:308
  11. To investigate the difference between preoperative radiologic tumor size (RTS) and postoperative pathologic tumor size (PTS) in patients who underwent nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. We retrospectively r...

    Authors: Ning Zhang, Yishuo Wu, Jianqing Wang, Jianfeng Xu, Rong Na and Xiang Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:899
  12. 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.

    Authors: Masaaki Fujimura, Shinichi Sakamoto, Nobuyuki Sekita, Nobuyoshi Takeuchi, Rika Nishikawa, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Kazuo Mikami and Tomohiko Ichikawa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:848
  13. 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 (...

    Authors: Haci Polat, Umut Gulacti, Alper Gok, Mehmet Ozgur Yucel, Ali Cift, Ugur Lok and Can Benlioglu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:689
  14. 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).

    Authors: 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
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:653
  15. We report our long-term experience with 119 cases of N-shaped orthotopic ileal neobladder.

    Authors: Thomas De Sutter, Murat Akand, Maarten Albersen, Wouter Everaerts, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Dirk De Ridder, Hans Goethuys, Lisa Moris, Uros Milenkovic, Hendrik Van Poppel, Frank Van Der Aa and Steven Joniau
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:646
  16. 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...

    Authors: Mansooreh Eslami, Tahere Khamechian, Tahere Mazoochi, Hasan Ehteram, Mojtaba Sehat and Javad Alizargar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:621
  17. 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...

    Authors: Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Francois Cornelis, Joseph Mashni, Haruyuki Takaki, Jeremy C. Durack, Stephen B. Solomon and Jonathan A. Coleman
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:219
  18. 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...

    Authors: Arman Tsaturyan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Byron Crape, Yeva Sahakyan and Lusine Abrahamyan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:134
  19. 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...

    Authors: Vital Hevia, Gaetano Ciancio, Victoria Gómez, Sara Álvarez, Víctor Díez-Nicolás and Francisco Javier Burgos
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:132
  20. 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...

    Authors: David Muthuveloe, Nkwam Nkwam, Paul Hutton, D. M. A. Wallace, Richard Viney and Prashant Patel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:95
  21. The goals of this study were to examine cases of proximal ureteral stones in which semirigid or flexible ureteroscopes alone were insufficient for endoscopic treatment, requiring the combination of both. A tot...

    Authors: Sadi Turkan, Ozan Ekmekcioglu, Lokman Irkilata and Mustafa Aydin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:30
  22. 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...

    Authors: Goto Gangkak, Ram Dayal Teli, Sher Singh Yadav, Vinay Tomar, Shivam Priyadarshi and Satinder Pal Aggarwal
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:23
  23. 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 ...

    Authors: Andre Burnier, Yoshiko Shimizu, Yunfeng Dai, Masakazu Nakashima, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Osamu Ogawa, Charles J. Rosser and Hideki Furuya
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:610
  24. To find a relationship between clinical and sonographic appearance of hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in pediatric hematooncology patients. Clinical and sonographic findings of 31 children (M:F = 18:13; mean age, 12...

    Authors: In Kyung Youn, Soo Ah Im, Jae Wook Lee, Nak Gyun Chung and Bin Cho
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:577
  25. To investigate and compare the trends in incidence and mortality of penile cancer between Australia, England and Wales, and the US, and provide hypotheses for these trends.

    Authors: James Sewell, Weranja Ranasinghe, Daswin De Silva, Ben Ayres, Tamra Ranasinghe, Luke Hounsome, Julia Verne and Raj Persad
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:420
  26. Decision making regarding the urethra before and after radical cystectomy due to urothelial carcinoma has always been controversial. To determine whether anterior urethra sparing cystoprostatectomy for bladder...

    Authors: Nozomi Hayakawa, Nobuyuki Kikuno, Hiroki Ishihara, Osamu Ryoji and Kazunari Tanabe
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:401
  27. 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...

    Authors: David W Muthuveloe, Vinnie During, Daniel Ashdown, Nicholas J Rukin, Rob G Jones and Prashant Patel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:392

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

  28. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:380
  29. 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...

    Authors: Fadi Darwiche, Sanjaya Swain, George Kallingal, Sanoj Punnen, Murugesan Manoharan, Dipen J Parekh and Mark L Gonzalgo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:298
  30. 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).

    Authors: 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
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:290
  31. 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...

    Authors: Daniele Minardi, M Scartozzi, L Montesi, M Santoni, L Burattini, M Bianconi, V Lacetera, G Milanese, S Cascinu and G Muzzonigro
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:255
  32. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:78
  33. 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...

    Authors: Nathaniel Mofolo, Olwethu Betshu, Ogomoditse Kenna, Sarah Koroma, Tlalane Lebeko, Frederik M Claassen and Gina Joubert
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:67