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Editorial: To drain or not to drain after RARP? That is the question

In the current issue of BJUI, the article by Chenam et al. [1] from the City of Hope Hospital clarifies an important surgical issue that most major uro-oncology centres face every day, but it also raises several other important surgical issues. The objective of the study was to determine if eliminating the routine placement of a pelvic drain after […]

Editorial: Touching the future – 3D printing facilitates preoperative planning, realistic simulation and enhanced precision in RALPN

Practice taking that match-winning penalty knowing which way the keeper will dive, or take that last putt knowing the lie of the green; it would be very handy wouldn’t it? Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), computer-generated images (CGI), and stereotactic overlay, have all been documented as adjuncts in enhancing operative patient care through planning, […]

Editorial: Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: excellent outcomes can persist despite previous abdominal surgery

Robot-assisted surgery is increasing and patient selection is important to ensure mitigation of risk, patient safety and allow for the surgeon’s training curve. This is especially pertinent for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN), as increasingly complex tumours and increasingly complex patients are considered potentially suitable. One factor that contributes to patient complexity is the presence of […]

Here comes the sun

Sun, sea, sand and stones: BJUI on the beach. Welcome to this month’s BJUI and whether you are relaxing on a sun-drenched beach or villa somewhere having a hard-earned break, or back at your hospital covering for everyone else having their time off, we hope you will enjoy another fantastic issue. After an action packed […]

Editorial: To clamp or not to clamp in robotic partial nephrectomy?

The article by Komninos et al. [1], in this issue of the BJUI has looked into the importance of warm ischaemia techniques in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) on the deterioration in short- and longer-term renal function. A case series of 162 procedures undertaken by a single surgeon over a 7-year period was analysed. Within this cohort, […]

Editorial: The robot to the rescue!

Fortunately injuries to the urinary tract remain rare in obstetric and gynaecological surgery. Their potential for causing serious morbidity, not to mention the substantial medico-legal implications ensure that it remains a highly researched and evocative area [1]. Iatrogenic urinary tract injuries can be broadly divided into two groups; acute complications, such as bladder and ureteric […]

Editorial: Opening the flood gates – HLE is superior to PVP for the treatment of CUR

With the expansion in laser technology for treating symptomatic BPH, there are now two main techniques available to the budding urologist. Yet the management of chronic urinary retention (CUR) remains a significant challenge. In this issue of BJUI Jaeger et al. [1]present a retrospective study comparing holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and photoselective vaporization of the prostate […]

Movember: The power of the Mo!

The word Mo is Australasian slang for a moustache and whilst not a northern hemisphere phrase this hasn’t prevented rapid dissemination across the globe. Although originally an innovation solely in Australia and New Zealand for its first 6-7 years, Movember is now taking the world by storm with the UK and Canada leading the way. Staggeringly […]

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