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There is growing evidence that hexaminolevulinate (HAL) fluorescence cystoscopy increases detection of bladder cancer at the time of transurethral resection of bladder tumours (TUR[...]
In this paper, Brookman-May et al. [1] used a large multi-institutional database of over 13 000 patients from 23 centres in both Europe and the USA to examine the prognostic indica[...]
In the accompanying paper, Yan et al. [1] present the outcomes of their study on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) guided only by ultrasonography (US). This is the largest series[...]
Virtual prostate biopsy and biopsy simulation: lessons to be learned Prostate biopsies, transrectal or transperineal, still constitute the pillars of prostate cancer detection toda[...]
Over the last decade, urological researchers have been increasingly interested with, and driven by, the impact factor (IF) of the journal to which they are submitting. This bibliom[...]
Functional outcomes represent relevant criteria to evaluate the success of radical prostatectomy (RP) in the treatment of localised and locally advanced prostate cancer. Indeed, wh[...]
All training adds value. A craft-based specialty such as surgery has always recognised this. The advent of advanced minimally invasive surgical technology and techniques has provid[...]
Chronic inflammation is thought to play an aetiological role in tumorigenesis in several cancers including bladder, oesophagus and liver [1]. Molecular studies show that it plays a[...]
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG PET)/computed tomography (CT) in bladder cancer In this month’s issue Mertens et al. [1] present a retrospective analysis[...]
The work of Verdi et al. [1] published in this issue, shows the continuing quest to find a cellular substrate suitable for producing a tissue engineered replacement for detrusor sm[...]