BAUS 2018 Highlights Day One

Day one at BAUS gets started with society meetings and the John Blandy Prize and Lecture delivered by Editor Prokar Dasgupta.  The winner was from Pisano et al from Turin, Italy on “The role of re-transurethral resection in the management of high risk NMIBC (PMID 26469362). But I had to miss this event as I was having my first patient encounter with the NHS.  I have 4 days of severe pain in my left foot after a lot of walking/running around as a tourist on a Baltic Sea cruise.  I went to…

July 2018 – About the Cover

This issue's Article of the Month is a multicentre trial led by researchers in Cambridge, UK. The cover shows a typical Cambridge scene of bicycles leaning against a college wall. Cambridge is home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. The city's skyline is dominated by several college buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital and St John's College Chapel tower.   ©…

Trustworthy ‘Rapid Recommendations’ for Urology

BJU International has a longstanding track record of promoting the principles of evidence-based clinical practice to an international audience of urologists. Recent initiatives include the “guidelines of guidelines” series which appraises and contrasts clinical practice guidelines from different professional organizations on the same topic, for example on microscopic hematuria and non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. It also co-publishes high quality, urology-relevant guidance by the UK’s National…

June 2018 – About the Cover

In the month that brings the BAUS annual meeting to Liverpool, the Article of the Month is a BAUS consensus document and so the cover features the sign for the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool. The Museum contains recreations of The Casbah Coffee Club, The Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios among other historical Beatles items, such as John Lennon's spectacles, George Harrison's first guitar and a detailed history about the British Invasion and the solo careers of every Beatle.       ©…

The rise of the clinical entrepreneur

The NHS is the world's largest, longest established, unified healthcare system and has been at the forefront of many pioneering medical innovations in its 70‐year history. These have included the intraocular lens, total hip replacement, the rod‐lens telescope, CT and MRI scanners, and the laryngeal mask. However, commercialisation of this technology has often been better achieved abroad. Increasingly the latest greatest advances transforming our lives are originating directly from industry.…

AUA 2018 highlights days 3 and 4

As a first-timer to the AUA, I did not know what to expect from this meeting but one thing for sure was that San Francisco would put on a show. I have always been told that everything is big in America so let’s see: plenty of big names present (check), big conference centre (check), big smiles everywhere (check), big news (check)! (but a diminutive author, to put this all together). It may have been half-way across the world but the royal wedding brought a buzz of excitement, since they prepare…

AUA 2018 highlights days 1 and 2

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The American Urological Association meetings always offer a plethora of stimulating sessions. Forget about the flowers in your hair, if you were going to San Francisco for the 2018 AUA meeting, an early morning coffee and good walking shoes were your best shot at getting to as much of the action as possible.  As best that I tried, I could not make it to all of the places that I wanted to be, so apologies must be made in advance if I fail to mention some of the great work that is being done in our…

The future of Urological Surgical Training

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Dear Urology Trainees and Trainers, Here are some thoughts stating my reasons for resigning as an educational supervisor - please add your views and help form and drive the debate. Keeping them to yourself, and doing nothing, won't change anything! "I have resigned as an official educational supervisor / trainer. This does not mean that I am going to cease to train - far from it: I shall continue to lecture, teach, educate, support, nurture and mentor urological trainees in general, and those…

May 2018 – About the Cover

This issue's Article of the Month, The Metabolic Syndrome & the Prostate, is from the University of Catania, Sicily, and the University of Florence. The cover image shows a view across Sicily to Mount Etna, an active volcano lying above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. At 10,922 ft high, it is the highest volcano in Europe and one of the most active volcanoes in the world, being in an almost constant state of activity.   © is…

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Spring

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team will select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness. The Spring Crown goes to Alexander P Cole. Alexander P. Cole is a research fellow in urologic oncology and health services research in the Division of Urological Surgery and the Center for Surgery…
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