- Steven Brandes, Washington University
- Cosimo De Nunzio, Ospedale Sant'Andrea
- John Gearhart, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
- Jose Karam, MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Ercan Kocakoc, Bezmialem Vakif University
- Salvatore Micali, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
- Alexander Parker, Mayo Clinic
- Charles J Rosser, University of Florida
- Mostafa Taymour, University of Cairo
- Hayley Henderson, BioMed Central
Stepwise infection control strategy that includes a reduction or avoidance of antimicrobial prophylaxis in minimally invasive surgery over ten years could contribute to a reduction in hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and clinically significant infections.
Daptomycin appears to be an effective therapeutic option in the management of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal urinary tract infections (UTI), providing further evidence that this antibiotic based treatment could be a valuable treatment option for these problematic UTIs.
Laparoscopic laser-supported partial nephrectomy without clamping of the renal vessels offers several advantages over the conventional open partial nephrectomy and appears to be a safe approach to the resection of peripheral and small renal tumours with few complications.
BMC Urology 2013, 13:70
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Cosimo De Nunzio, MD, PhD, is Consultant Urologist and contract Professor at the Department of Urology, Ospedale Sant'Andrea, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy. His research focus is prostatic disorders with a particular interest in voiding dysfunction, Benign prostatic Hyperplasia and prostate cancer diagnosis and management.
"I am pleased to be involved with BMC Urology first as a reviewer and now as Section Editor for Voiding Dysfunction. BMC Urology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed articles, currently 10th on the SCImago Journal & Country Rank table and with and increasing number of manuscripts published in the last 4 years. When I joined BMC Urology, I have been particularly impressed by the excellent group of Section and Associate Editors involved in the Editorial Board and notwithstanding their young age, they are extremely expert in their field of interest. The journal's excellent editorial staff and the rapidity of the peer review process is another crucial quality of this journal. Moreover, I strongly support the open access platform used by BMC Urology which makes the specialized knowledge of urology more widely available to the scientific community at large, independently of the institutional affiliation or economic resources."
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