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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.

Click here to view all members of the Urology Collection's Editorial Board.

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.

SpringerPlus holds an all-inclusive scope; if the Collection Editors consider your manuscript to be out of scope for the Collection, you may receive the option to be considered for publication in the general Medicine Section of SpringerPlus.

This Collection follows all SpringerPlus-wide publication policies, including stringent peer review.

Submission Instructions:

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Urology” from the list.

Collection Articles:

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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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