International Journal of Urology

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Edited By: Masahiro Yao

Impact Factor: 1.844

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 41/77 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1442-2042

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Vol. 25 Issue 1 (January 2018)
Cancer stem cells and epithelial–mesenchymal transition in urothelial carcinoma: Possible pathways and potential therapeutic approaches
Dong Fang and Hiroshi Kitamura

Intravesical bacillus Calmette–Guérin instillation in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A review
Manmeet Saluja and Peter Gilling

Vol. 24 Issue 12 (December 2017)
Elderly living donor kidney transplantation allows worthwhile outcomes: The Japan Academic Consortium of Kidney Transplantation study
Masayoshi Okumi, Kohei Unagami, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 11 (November 2017)
Nutrient intake and urinary incontinence in Korean women: A propensity score-matched analysis from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data
Jun Ho Lee and Hyo Serk Lee

Vol. 24 Issue 10 (October 2017)
Clinical guidelines for male lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia
Yukio Homma, Momokazu Gotoh, et al.

Epidemiology of urothelial carcinoma
Jun Miyazaki and Hiroyuki Nishiyama

Recent progress in immunotherapy for urological cancer
Wataru Obara, Renpei Kato, et al.

Overactive bladder is a negative predictor of achieving continence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Yuta Yamada, Tetsuya Fujimura, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 9 (September 2017)
Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for prostate cancer (summary: Japanese Urological Association, 2016 edition)
Yoshiyuki Kakehi, Mikio Sugimoto, et al.

Clinical development of immunotherapy for prostate cancer
Masanori Noguchi, Noriko Koga, et al.

Tuberous sclerosis complex: Recent advances in manifestations and therapy
Mari Wataya-Kaneda, Motohide Uemura, et al.

Impact of metabolic syndrome on early recovery of continence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Masatomo Nishikawa, Hiromitsu Watanabe, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 8 (August 2017)
Therapies for castration-resistant prostate cancer in a new era: The indication of vintage hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and the new medicines
Atsushi Mizokami, Yoshifumi Kadono, et al.

Potential applications of low-energy shock waves in functional urology
Hung-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, et al.

Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in urology: A review
Manmeet Saluja and Peter Gilling

Vol. 24 Issue 7 (July 2017)
Prevention of infectious complications after prostate biopsy procedure
Yoshikazu Togo and Shingo Yamamoto

Substitution urethroplasty using oral mucosa graft for male anterior urethral stricture disease: Current topics and reviews
Akio Horiguchi

Stepwise algorithm using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of fat-poor angiomyolipoma in small renal masses: Development and external validation
Hajime Tanaka, Yasuhisa Fujii, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 6 (June 2017)
Lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hypertrophy and vascular function: Role of the nitric oxide–phosphodiesterase type 5–cyclic guanosine 3′,5′-monophosphate pathway
Yukihito Higashi

Adult genitourinary sarcoma: Clinical characteristics and survival in a series of patients treated at a high-volume institution
Xianding Wang, Xiang Tu, et al.

Exploring the optimal sequence of abiraterone and enzalutamide in patients with chemotherapy-naïve castration-resistant prostate cancer: The Kyoto-Baltimore collaboration
Naoki Terada, Benjamin L Maughan, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 5 (May 2017)
Current status of clinical trials assessing oncolytic virus therapy for urological cancers
Satoru Taguchi, Hiroshi Fukuhara, et al.

Novel biomarkers for prostate cancer: An evidence-based review for use in clinical practice
Vikram M Narayan, Badrinath R Konety, et al.

Does digital rectal examination predict prostate volume greater than 30 mL?
Takanobu Yamamoto, Fumimasa Fukuta, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 4 (April 2017)
Prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with indwelling ureteral stents: A systematic review
Patrick Betschart, Valentin Zumstein, et al.

Intravesical liposome therapy for interstitial cystitis
Pradeep Tyagi, Mahendra Kashyap, et al.

Patterns of care among patients receiving sequential targeted therapies for advanced renal cell carcinoma: A retrospective chart review in the USA
Sumanta K Pal, James E Signorovitch, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 3 (March 2017)
Pathogenesis of enuresis: Towards a new understanding
Tryggve Nevéus

Diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of complex renal cysts: A prospective study
Guillaume Defortescu, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, et al.

Seminal microbiome in men with and without prostatitis
Reet Mandar, Margus Punab, et al.

Vol. 24 Issue 2 (February 2017)
5-Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy for bladder cancer
Keiji Inoue

Surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma: Can morphological features of inferior vena cava tumor thrombus on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging be a prognostic factor?
Don Kyoung Choi, Hwang Gyun Jeon, et al.

Serum cholesterol and risk of lower urinary tract symptoms progression: Results from the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events study
Tom Feng, Lauren E Howard, et al.

Vol.24 Issue 1 (January 2017)
Recent progress with next-generation biomarkers in muscle-invasive bladder
Alberto Contreras-Sanz, Morgan E Roberts, et al.

Clinical benefits of frozen section assessment during urological surgery: Does it contribute to improving surgical margin status and patient outcomes as previously thought?
Hiroshi Miyamoto

Pathophysiology-based treatment of urolithiasis
Takahiro Yasui, Atsushi Okada, et al.

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Baseline low serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate can predict poor responsiveness to hormone therapy in patients with hormone-naïve prostate cancer with skeletal metastases

Improved survival of men with metastatic prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy plus radiotherapy to the prostate

Real-time three-dimensional image angle rectification to improve hand–eye coordination in single-port laparoendoscopic surgery

Estimated glomerular filtration rate on postoperative day 1 is associated with renal functional outcome after percutaneous renal cryoablation for renal tumors

Bulbomembranous anastomotic urethroplasty for strictures of the proximal bulbar urethra unassociated with pelvic trauma

Long-term results of laparoscopic Lich–Gregoir technique for ureteral reimplantation: Saint Augustin Clinic experience

Absence of renal artery pseudoaneurysm on computed tomography after minimally-invasive partial nephrectomy using clampless and sutureless techniques

Pelvic floor muscle therapy or alpha-blocking agents for treatment of men with lower urinary tract symptoms: An exploratory randomized controlled trial

Improved technique for intracorporeal neobladder-urethral anastomosis in laparoscopic radical cystectomy

Prostate cancer in African Americans: Early oncological and functional outcomes after robotic prostatectomy

Percent decrease of serum prostate-specific antigen after dutasteride administration is equivalent in men with clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia having baseline prostate-specific antigen >10 ng/mL and those having baseline prostate-specific antigen 2.5–10 ng/mL

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