International Journal of Urology

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Edited By: Mototsugu Oya

Impact Factor: 1.798

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 40/75 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1442-2042


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Vol. 19 Issue 12 (December 2012)
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Osamu Nishizawa

Impact of hyponatremia on survival of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with molecular targeted therapy
Atsunari Kawashima, Akira Tsujimura, et al.

Oncological outcomes after radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: Comparison over the three decades
Mehrad Adibi, Ramy Youssef, et al.

Development and external validation of lymph node density cut-off points in prospective series of radical cystectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection
Giuseppe Simone, Rocco Papalia, et al.

Urinary continence after radical prostatectomy: Predictive factors of recovery after 1 year of surgery
Seong Jin Jeong, Hyeon June Kim, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 11 (November 2012)

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Masatoshi Tanaka

Clinical usefulness of bone markers in prostate cancer with bone metastasis
Naoto Kamiya, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, et al.

Role of routine transurethral biopsy and isolated upper tract cytology after intravesical treatment of high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
Andrew J Lightfoot, Henry M Rosevear, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 10 (October 2012)

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Satoru Takahashi

Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma: A review of an uncommon entity
Francisco Emilio Vera-Badillo, Esther Conde, et al.

Neoadjuvant therapy of renal cell carcinoma: A novel treatment option in the era of targeted therapy?
Andres J Schrader, Sandra Steffens, et al.

Murine double minute 2 promoter SNP309 polymorphism and prostate cancer risk: A meta-analysis
Guoyuan Liu, Deke Jiang, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 9 (September 2012)

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Kazunori Kihara

Therapy management of cardiovascular adverse events in the context of targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
Manuela Schmidinger and Jutta Bergler-Klein

Recent topics related to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis associated with gadolinium-based contrast agents
Kazuhiro Kitajima, Tetsuo Maeda, et al.

Comparison of mortality outcomes after radical prostatectomy versus radiotherapy in patients with localized prostate cancer: A population-based analysis
Firas Abdollah, Jan Schmitges, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 8 (August 2012)

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Masato Fujisawa

Report of the International Journal of Urology Editorial Board Meeting 2012 in Yokohama
Yutaka Enomoto

Clinical and imaging overview of functional adrenal neoplasms
Gavin Low and Kamal Sahi

Role of lymphadenectomy in the management of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and the upper urinary tract
Tsunenori Kondo and Kazunari Tanabe

Vol. 19 Issue 7 (July 2012)

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Mototsugu Oya

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone: An update review of the antagonists versus agonists
Hein Van Poppel and Laurence Klotz

Prebiopsy magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging in the diagnosis of prostate cancer
Virendra Kumar, Naranamangalam R Jagannathan, et al.

Safety and tolerability of intermittent androgen deprivation therapy: A literature review
Damian Gruca, Peter Bacher and Ulf Tunn

Vol. 19 Issue 6 (June 2012)

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Yoshinobu Kubota

Epigenetics: A way to understand the origin and biology of testicular germ cell tumors
Keisei Okamoto

Involvement of estrogen receptors in prostatic diseases
Hidenori Kawashima and Tatsuya Nakatani

Editorial Comment to Involvement of estrogen receptors in prostatic diseases
Satoru Takahashi

Neurophysiology and therapeutic receptor targets for stress urinary incontinence
Naoki Yoshimura and Minoru Miyazato

Pathophysiology of varicocele in male infertility in the era of assisted reproductive technology
Koji Shiraishi, Hideyasu Matsuyama, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 5 (May 2012)

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Osamu Nishizawa

Selective bladder preservation with curative intent for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A contemporary review
Fumitaka Koga and Kazunori Kihara

Status of sex reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder in Japan
Naoya Masumori

Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in urology
John E Humphrey and David Canes

Transient receptor potential A1 receptor-mediated neural cross-talk and afferent sensitization induced by oxidative stress: Implication for the pathogenesis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome
Akira Furuta, Yasuyuki Suzuki, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 4 (April 2012)

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Masatoshi Tanaka

Current status of pharmacotherapy against metastatic renal cell carcinoma in Japan
Yoshihiro Wada, Wataru Takahashi, et al.

Carbon-ion radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Hitoshi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Tsuji, et al.

New clinical evidence of silodosin, an α1A selective adrenoceptor antagonist, in the treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms
Masaki Yoshida, Junzo Kudoh, et al.

Correlates for nocturia: A review of epidemiological studies
Koji Yoshimura

Editorial Comment to Correlates for nocturia: A review of epidemiological studies
Hitoshi Oh-oka

Kidney transplantation in diabetic recipients with iliac atherosclerosis: Arterial anastomosis with Nakayama's ring pin stapler after endarterectomy
Xiao-Peng Yuan, Wei Gao, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 3 (March 2012)

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Satoru Takahashi

High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer
Toyoaki Uchida, Mayura Nakano, et al.

Botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of lower urinary tract disorders
Teruhiko Yokoyama, Michael B Chancellor, et al.

Bladder contractility and urethral resistance relation: What does a pressure flow study tell us?
Noritoshi Sekido

Vol. 19 Issue 2 (February 2012)

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Kazunori Kihara

Population screening for prostate cancer: An overview of available studies and meta-analysis
Nicolaas Lumen, Valérie Fonteyne, et al.

Cutaneous ureterostomy using the transverse mesocolon
Nobuki Furubayashi, Motonobu Nakamura, et al.

Vol. 19 Issue 1 (January 2012)

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Masato Fujisawa

Anatomical basis for carrying out a state-of-the-art radical prostatectomy
Atsushi Takenaka and Ashutosh K Tewari

Causative significance of bladder blood flow in lower urinary tract symptoms
Seiji Matsumoto and Hidehiro Kakizaki

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced bladder carcinoma: Development of novel bladder preservation approach, Osaka Medical College regimen
Haruhito Azuma, Teruo Inamoto, et al.