Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important regulatory role in obstructive nephropathy and renal fibrosis. As an intracellular energy sensor, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is essential in the process of EMT. The aim of this study...

["Cell Biology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27992v2
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Background: In tumors, the role of human antigen R (HuR) involves regulating tumor cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis. Previous studies have revealed the expression of HuR can be detected in bladder cancer and related...

["Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27931v1
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Complications of robotic-assisted surgery are on the rise, partly due to surgeons not receiving proper training. Using the current Da Vinci (DV) surgical system, 150-3,000 surgeries must be performed to achieve proficiency. To improve performance, a new system...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27637v1
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Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the frequency, predisposing factors and impact of urinary incontinence (UI)during pregnancyon quality of life (QOL). Materials and Method: A preliminary cross-sectional survey was carried out among pregnant women...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1898v1
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Background For patients in health institutions urinary tract infections often have significant negative health consequences. Indwelling urinary catheters and inappropriate practice related to this is a strong risk factor for urinary tract infections. Thus, a national...

["Geriatrics","Infectious Diseases","Nursing","Urology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1820v2
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Bladder Cancer is one of the most frequent human cancer which develops on two tracks, papillary and non-papillary that correspond to clinically different forms of the disease. Most bladder cancers are chemically induced with tobacco smoking being the leading risk...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Pathology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1778v1
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Onabotulinumtoxin A (onabotA) is gaining wide medical use in children. However, little is known about its potential testicular effects. The present study was planned to investigate the influence of its injection on the maturing testicular structures in rats. Immature...

["Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1759v1
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Background: Perineal pressure due to bicycle riding has been associated with erectile dysfunction. We developed a novel method to measure the occlusive force exerted over the perineal arteries and determined perineal artery occlusion by a variety of seat designs....

["Andrology","Epidemiology","Kinesiology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1492v1
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Carcinoma of the prostate is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the third leading cause of mortality in New Zealand men, making it a significant health issue in this country. Global distribution patterns suggest that diet and lifestyle factors may be linked...

["Nutrition","Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.783v1
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