International Journal of Urology

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Edited By: Mototsugu Oya

Impact Factor: 1.734

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 35/73 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1442-2042

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Vol. 21 Issue 4 (April 2014)
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Yoichi Arai

Partial nephrectomy versus radical nephrectomy for non-metastatic pathological T3a renal cell carcinoma: A multi-institutional comparative analysis
Jong Jin Oh, Seok-Soo Byun, et al.

Health-related quality of life after carbon-ion radiotherapy for prostate cancer: A 3-year prospective study
Hiroyuki Katoh, Hiroshi Tsuji, et al.

Factors influencing patient satisfaction with antimuscarinic treatment of overactive bladder syndrome: Results of a real-life clinical study
Hironobu Akino, Mikio Namiki, et al.

Vol. 21 Issue 3 (Mar 2014)
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Makoto Sumitomo

Survival after nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: A population-based competing-risks analysis
Giorgio Gandaglia, Marco Bianchi, et al.

Nocturia Quality-of-Life questionnaire is a useful tool to predict nocturia and a risk of falling in Japanese outpatients: A cross-sectional survey
Tomonori Yamanishi, Miki Fuse, et al.

Regenerative treatment of male stress urinary incontinence by periurethral injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells: 1-year outcomes in 11 patients
Momokazu Gotoh, Tokunori Yamamoto, et al.

Vol. 21 Issue 2 (Feb 2014)
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Norio Nonomura

Standardized assessment of complications in a contemporary series of European patients undergoing radical cystectomy
Florian Roghmann, Quoc-Dien Trinh, et al.

Impact of tamsulosin on urinary retention following early catheter removal after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: A prospective randomized controlled trial
In Gab Jeong, Dalsan You, et al.

Discontinuation rates and inter-injection interval for repeated intravesical botulinum toxin type A injections for detrusor overactivity
Rajan Veeratterapillay, Chris Harding, et al.

Vol. 21 Issue 1 (Jan 2014)
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Yukihiro Kondo

Role of magnetic resonance imaging in defining a biopsy strategy for detection of prostate cancer
Ashley J Ridout, Veeru Kasivisvanathan, et al.

Update on positron emission tomography for imaging of prostate cancer
Kazuhiro Kitajima, Robert C Murphy, et al.

Recent status of the treatment of stress urinary incontinence
Tina Verghese and Pallavi Latthe

Is overactive bladder a brain disease? The pathophysiological role of cerebral white matter in the elderly
Ryuji Sakakibara, Jalesh Panicker, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 12 (Dec 2013)
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Hiro-omi Kanayama

Recent advances in robotic surgery in female urology
Hyun Hwan Sung, Bong Hee Park, et al.

Prostate HistoScanning: A screening tool for prostate cancer?
Vincent De Coninck, Johan Braeckman, et al.

Longer operative time is associated with higher risk of severe complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Analysis of 1511 cases from a Japanese nationwide database
Toru Sugihara, Hideo Yasunaga, et al.

Reduction of prostate cancer incidence by naftopidil, an α1-adrenoceptor antagonist and transforming growth factor-β signaling inhibitor
Daisuke Yamada, Hiroaki Nishimatsu, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 11 (Nov 2013)
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Masatoshi Eto

Urinary incontinence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Pathophysiology and intraoperative techniques to improve surgical outcome
Yoshiyuki Kojima, Norio Takahashi, et al.

Contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography: Measurement of prostate cancer tumor size and correlation with radical prostatectomy specimens
Ting Yue Qi, Ya Qing Chen, et al.

Epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the kidney: Radiological imaging
Jitsuro Tsukada, Masahiro Jinzaki, et al.

On- and post-treatment symptom relief by repeated instillations of heparin and alkalized lidocaine in interstitial cystitis
Akira Nomiya, Takashi Naruse, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 10 (Oct 2013)
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Shin Egawa

Recent advances in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma
Hideyuki Abe and Takao Kamai

Botulinum toxin treatment for bladder dysfunction
André Santos-Silva, Carlos Martins da Silva, et al.

Diagnosis and management for urosepsis
Florian ME Wagenlehner, Christoph Lichtenstern, et al.

Circulating immunosuppressive cells of prostate cancer patients before and after radical prostatectomy: Profile comparison
Davide Brusa, Mariagrazia Simone, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 9 (Sept 2013)
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Tomohiko Ichikawa

Robotic partial nephrectomy: Current technique and outcomes
Liang Wang and Benjamin R Lee

Validation of the prognostic grouping of the seventh edition of the tumor-nodes-metastasis classification using a large-scale prospective cohort study database of prostate cancer treated with primary androgen deprivation therapy
Tomokazu Kimura, Mizuki Onozawa, et al.

Silodosin versus naftopidil in Japanese patients with lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A randomized multicenter study
Toshiro Shirakawa, Takahiro Haraguchi, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 8 (August 2013)
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Yoichi Arai

Role of vaccine therapy for renal cell carcinoma in the era of targeted therapy
Kazuhiro Yoshimura and Hirotsugu Uemura

Transcriptional network of androgen receptor in prostate cancer progression
Ken-ichi Takayama and Satoshi Inoue

Circumcision related to urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus infections, and penile and cervical cancer
Yutaro Hayashi and Kenjiro Kohri

Vol. 20 Issue 7 (July 2013)
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Masatoshi Tanaka

Therapeutic options for intractable hematuria in advanced bladder cancer
Dominik Abt, Mirjam Bywater, et al.

Cold stress induces lower urinary tract symptoms
Tetsuya Imamura, Osamu Ishizuka, et al.

Regenerative medicine as a new therapeutic strategy for lower urinary tract dysfunction
Yasuhiro Sumino and Hiromitsu Mimata

Mycoplasma genitaliumin male urethritis: Diagnosis and treatment in Japan
Ryoichi Hamasuna

Japan Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment for combined androgen blockade including bicalutamide: Clinical application and validation
Yasuhide Kitagawa, Shiro Hinotsu, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 6 (June 2013)
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Satoru Takahashi

Intravesical drug delivery for dysfunctional bladder
Chun-Chien Hsu, Yao-Chi Chuang, et al.

Association of RENAL nephrometry score with outcomes of minimally invasive partial nephrectomy
Jonathan S Ellison, Jeffrey S Montgomery, et al.

Development of a nomogram for predicting the stone-free rate after transurethral ureterolithotripsy using semi-rigid ureteroscope
Yusuke Imamura, Koji Kawamura, et al.

Vol. 20 Issue 5 (May 2013)
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Kazunori Kihara

Recent advances of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery in urological surgery
Laura Izquierdo, Lluis Peri, et al.

Preoperative prediction of malignant involvement of resected ureters in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
Tatsuo Gondo, Jun Nakashima, et al.

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Recent topics relevant to radical prostatectomy

IJU special issue on radical prostatectomy

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Lower urinary tract dysfunction: From basic science to clinical management
IJU special issue on LUTD

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