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Retraction Note: Observational study: daily treatment with a new compound “tradamixina” plus serenoa repens for two months improved the lower urinary tract symptoms

  • Fabrizio Iacono1,
  • Domenico Prezioso1,
  • Ester Illiano1Email author,
  • Antonio Ruffo1,
  • Giuseppe Romeo1 and
  • Bruno Amato2
BMC SurgeryBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:23

Received: 10 March 2016

Accepted: 30 March 2016

Published: 28 April 2016

The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2012 12:S22

Retraction Notice

This article [1] has been retracted by the authors because it contains large portions of text that were duplicated from a number of pervious publications including Chapple et al. [2], Untergasser et al. [3] and Mariotto et al. [4]. The authors apologise for failing to cite these articles.


The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S22.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Urology, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy


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