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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. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is a prognostic, palliative, and potentially therapeutic procedure for patients with malignant phenotype Leydig cell tumours of the testis. We reviewed the records...

    Authors: Jane Hendry, Sioban Fraser, Jeff White, Prabhakar Rajan and David S Hendry
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:20
  2. The first-line management of metastatic prostate cancer is hormonal therapy. However, resistance to this treatment will emerge within an average of 24 months. Our purpose was to determine the course of metasta...

    Authors: Aslan Demir, Kursat Cecen, Mert Ali Karadag, Ramazan Kocaaslan and Levent Turkeri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:725
  3. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of zoledronic acid (ZA) on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with prostate cancer receiving combined androgen blockade (CAB) as a first-line androgen depri...

    Authors: Satoshi Nishizawa, Takeshi Inagaki, Akinori Iba, Kazuro Kikkawa, Yoshiki Kodama, Nagahide Matsumura, Yasuo Kohjimoto and Isao Hara
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:586
  4. Recent breakthrough therapies targeting androgen receptor signalling in castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) involve multifunctional androgen receptor (AR) blockade and exhaustive androgen deprivation. ...

    Authors: Felix Bremmer, Hubertus Jarry, Arne Strauß, Carl Ludwig Behnes, Lutz Trojan and Paul Thelen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:574
  5. We evaluate quality of life and sexual function before and after transobturator tape procedure (TOT) using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ -SF) and Female Sexual Function Ind...

    Authors: Abdulmuttalip Simsek, Faruk Ozgor, Bahar Yuksel, Onur Kucuktopcu, Sinan Levent Kirecci, Mehmet Toptas, Omer Sarılar, Ahmet Yalcin Berberoglu, Zafer Gokhan Gurbuz, Saban Mimaroglu, Fatih Akbulut, Murat Baykal, Burak Arslan, Metin Savun and Burak Ucpinar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:570
  6. To compare the outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for the treatment of upper or mid calyx kidney stones of 10 to 20 mm.

    Authors: Kursat Cecen, Mert Ali Karadag, Aslan Demir, Murat Bagcioglu, Ramazan Kocaaslan and Mustafa Sofikerim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:557

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:484

  7. We investigate the impact of the residual kidney volume measured by tumor volumetry on preoperative imaging in predicting post-operative renal function. Nephron sparing surgery (NSS) in renal cell carcinoma (R...

    Authors: Timur H Kuru, Jie Zhu, Ionel V Popeneciu, Nora S Rudhardt, Boris A Hadaschik, Dogu Teber, Matthias Roethke, Markus Hohenfellner, Martin Zeier and Sascha A Pahernik
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:488
  8. Current work provides a prospective direct comparison between Open complete intrafascial-radical-prostatectomy (OIF-RP) and interfascial-RP in all outcomes in single centre series. Both techniques were done pr...

    Authors: Wael Y Khoder, Raphaela Waidelich, Alexander Buchner, Armin J Becker and Christian G Stief
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:335
  9. The aim of this study was to develop a method for standard laparoscopic access to the pudendal nerve in pigs to implant an electrode for chronic neuromodulation studies.

    Authors: Elena E Foditsch, Bogdan Hoinoiu, Günter Janetschek and Reinhold P Zimmermann
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:309
  10. The human kallikrein-2 (hK2) protein and two single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs2664155, rs198977) of the gene are associated with prostate cancer risk. We examined whether hK2 protein and gene SNPs pred...

    Authors: Raj Satkunasivam, William Zhang, John Trachtenberg, Ants Toi, Changhong Yu, Eleftherios Diamandis, Michael W Kattan, Steven A Narod and Robert K Nam
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:295
  11. MiT translocation renal cell carcinomas (TRCC) predominantly occur in younger patients with only 25% of patients being over 40 years. TRCC contains two main subgroups with translocations involving 6p21 or Xp11...

    Authors: Milan Hora, Tomáš Ürge, Ivan Trávníček, Jiří Ferda, Zdeněk Chudáček, Tomáš Vaněček, Michal Michal, Fredrik Petersson, Naoto Kuroda and Ondřej Hes
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:245
  12. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was evaluated as a prognostic factor in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) receiving sunitinib as first line therapy.

    Authors: Yong Hyun Park, Ja Hyeon Ku, Cheol Kwak and Hyeon Hoe Kim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:243
  13. Urinary pH is an important factor linked to renal stone disease and a useful marker in the treatment of urolithiasis. Although the gold standard for measuring urinary pH utilizes a glass electrode and a pH met...

    Authors: Felix Grases, Adrian Rodriguez, Francisco Berga, Antonia Costa-Bauza, Rafael Maria Prieto, Isabel Burdallo, Alfredo Cadarso, Cecilia Jimenez-Jorquera, Antonio Baldi and Rosendo Garganta
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:209
  14. Following Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP) patients routinely have penile pain and urethral discomfort secondary to an indwelling urethral catheter. Our objective was to assess the effect of dorsa...

    Authors: Aaron C Weinberg, Solomon L Woldu, Ari Bergman, Arindam RoyChoudhury, Trushar Patel, William Berg, Christel Wambi and Ketan K Badani
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:181
  15. To prospectively evaluate the role of fluorescence-guided cystoscopy in a high-risk bladder cancer population undergoing screening based on a multi-marker panel of urine-tests (UroScreen-study).

    Authors: Marcus Horstmann, Severine Banek, Georgios Gakis, Tilman Todenhöfer, Stefan Aufderklamm, Joerg Hennenlotter, Arnulf Stenzl and Christian Schwentner
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:24
  16. The purpose of this clinical study is to assess the safety and efficiency of a novel lithotripsy method for endoscopic treatment of urinary stones throughout the urinary tract via semi-rigid and flexible endos...

    Authors: Alexander Gudkov, Vacheslav Boshchenko, Alexander Petlin, Vladimir Afonin, Valery Diamant and Marat Lerner
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:538
  17. To evaluate gender differences of initial posters in threads dealing with bladder cancer on an online discussion board.

    Authors: Yannick Lippka, Oliver Patschan, Tilmann Todenhöfer, Christian Schwentner, Andreas Gutzeit, Axel S Merseburger and Marcus Horstmann
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:445
  18. High-risk prostate cancer is a potentially lethal disease that is increasing in the diagnosis of prostate cancer patients. Compared to other prostate cancer patients (medium or low risk), management, diagnosis...

    Authors: Maria Jesus Alvarez-Cubero, Luis Javier Martinez-Gonzalez, Fernando Vazquez-Alonso, Maria Saiz, Juan Carlos Alvarez, Jose Antonio Lorente and Jose Manuel Cozar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:444
  19. The commonest variation to the classic anatomic description of renal arterial supply is the presence of accessory renal arteries. The incidence varies widely according to ethnicity. There is no data on the pre...

    Authors: Peter B Johnson, Shamir O Cawich, Sundeep D Shah, William Aiken, Roy G McGregor, Hilary Brown and Michael T Gardner
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:443
  20. To identify the origin of synchronous and metachronous urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the bladder and upper urinary tract to get a better understanding of the basic mechanism behind the multifocality of UC, whic...

    Authors: Yuding Wang, Michael R Lang, Christopher L Pin and Jonathan I Izawa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:412
  21. To validate the feasibility and implications of a hybrid procedure using perineal and abdominal approaches for a radical prostatocystectomy.

    Authors: Yozo Mitsui, Hiroaki Yasumoto, Haruki Anjiki, Chiaki Koike, Naoko Arichi, Takeo Hiraoka, Masahiro Sumura, Satoshi Honda, Mikio Igawa and Hiroaki Shiina
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:348
  22. Synchronous adrenalectomy has become dispensable since retrospective studies have demonstrated no survival benefit when preoperative imaging was normal. The aim of this large bi-institutional study was to dete...

    Authors: Inga Peters, Milan Hora, Thomas R Herrmann, Christoph von Klot, Gerd Wegener, Petr Stransky, Ondrej Hes, Markus A Kuczyk and Axel S Merseburger
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:293