# Nonlinear Bessel-type ODE

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Is there an approach to the following 2nd order nonlinear ODE?
$$xy'' + 2 y' = y^2 - k^2$$
I am interested in learning how to analyze for asymptotic behavior, proof of existence, etc.

I can transform this equation into a more standard form: $$u^2 z_{uu} - u z_u + u^2 z = z^2.$$ I found a paper that kind of answers my question: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0898122196000569