Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Purpose To assess the overall quality of published urological meta-analyses and identify predictive factors for high quality. Materials and Methods We systematically searched PubMed to identify meta-analyses published from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2015...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3129
1,668 downloads
11,534 views

Importance Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers’ full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3020
186 downloads
410 views

Background Although the relationship between a history of kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been explored in many studies, it is still far from being well understood. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing rates of CKD in patients...

["Epidemiology","Nephrology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2907
101 downloads
364 views

Purpose To clarify the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for management of renal calculi without preoperative stenting. Methods A total of 171 patients who received 176 fURS procedures for unilateral renal stones were reviewed. All procedures were divided...

["Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2728
1 citation
90 downloads
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Background Laparoscopic renal surgery has been widely used in the treatment of renal diseases. However, there is still little research about its application in addressing renal tuberculosis. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively investigate the surgical...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2708
122 downloads
1,075 views

Objective Bladder cancer is a cause of considerable morbidity worldwide. Electromotive Drug Administration is a method that combines intravesical chemotherapy with local electric field application. Electroporation has been suggested among other mechanisms as having...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2309
183 downloads
1,169 views

Objectives. The frequency, predisposing factors and impact of urinary incontinence (UI) on quality of life (QoL) during pregnancy were investigated. Materials and Method. A preliminary cross-sectional survey was studied among pregnant women between January and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2283
156 downloads
645 views

Background. Testicular ischemia reperfusion injury (tIRI) is considered the mechanism underlying the pathology of testicular torsion and detorsion. Left untreated, tIRI can induce testis dysfunction, damage to spermatogenesis and possible infertility. In this study,...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Translational Medicine","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2195
1 citation
115 downloads
588 views

Background. Epidemiological studies have reported various results relating preoperative hydronephrosis to upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, the clinical significance and prognostic value of preoperative hydronephrosis in UTUC remains controversial....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Public Health","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2144
130 downloads
553 views

Urine is a very good source for biomarker discovery because it accumulates changes in the body. However, a major challenge in urinary biomarker discovery is the fact that the urinary proteome is influenced by various elements. To circumvent these problems, simpler...

["Biochemistry","Developmental Biology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2058
147 downloads
867 views

Background. Several factors have been validated as predictors of disease recurrence in upper tract urothelial carcinoma. However, the oncological outcomes between different surgical approaches (open nephroureterectomy versus laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, ONU...

["Nephrology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2063
6 citations
244 downloads
929 views

Testosterone is overwhelmingly important in regulating erectile physiology. However, the associated molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects and mechanisms of testosterone in erectile dysfunction (ED) in castrated...

["Andrology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2000
144 downloads
777 views

Background. Members of the Runx gene family encode transcription factors that bind to DNA in a sequence-specific manner. Among the three Runx proteins, Runx2 comprises 607 amino acid (aa) residues, is expressed in bone, and plays crucial roles in osteoblast differentiation...

["Andrology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1862
2 citations
294 downloads
1,187 views

Background. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) influence a variety of biological functions by regulating gene expression post-transcriptionally. Aberrant miRNA expression has been associated with many human diseases. Urolithiasis is a common disease, and idiopathic hypercalciuria...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1884
1 citation
207 downloads
1,197 views

Background. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in dogs and, as in humans, cost of care has increased due to associated comorbidities. In humans, asymptomatic urinary tract infections (UTI) may be more prevalent in the obese. Asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB)...

["Veterinary Medicine","Nutrition","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1711

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