March 2018 – About the Cover

The editorial accompanying March's Article of the Month, 'Is overall survival not influenced by partial vs radical nephrectomy?', is from Leuven, Belgium.   The cover shows the clock of the 15th Century St Peter’s church and the much more recently added golden bell ringer.           © Alex Click here for this issue’s Table of Contents  

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Winter

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 Winter Crown goes to Jose A. Karam. Dr. Karam is an Associate Professor of Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is certified by the American Board of Urology, and provides surgical care…

Highlights from the 6th International Neuro-Urology Meeting

The world’s leading experts in Neuro-Urology met in Zürich, Switzerland, from 25-28 January 2018 at the 6th International Neuro-Urology Meeting (INUM) and provided an overview on the latest advances in research and clinical practice of this rapidly developing and exciting discipline. The INUM, organized under the umbrella of the Swiss Continence Foundation (, is the official annual congress of the International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS,, a…

February 2018 – About the Cover

This issue's article of the month, Does RARP benefit patients with oligometastatic PCa?, is from Seoul, South Korea.   The cover image shows Seoul Tower, a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain. At 236m, it marks the second highest point in Seoul.           Tower © Click here for this issue’s Table of Contents  

The challenge with systematic reviews of non-randomised studies in urology

In this issue, BJU International has made the conscious decision to publish a systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis (MA) by Guo et al. [1]to inform the question of whether patients undergoing nephrouretectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma are at increased risk of worse oncological outcomes. This question was also the topic of a similar review by Marchioni et al. [2] published earlier this year in this journal. Both studies were submitted around the same time and underwent independent,…

About the Cover – Celebrating the legacy of John Wickham

To celebrate the work and legacy of John Wickham, BJUI has published a special Virtual Issue, featuring some of his key papers, and accompanied by this cover showing some of those articles alongside photos of John courtesy of Senthil Nathan and Bibhas Kundu.             Click here for the Virtual Issue Celebrating the legacy of John Wickham  

Editorial: Viewpoint – Rationing and Surgical Care

Limitation in the provision of surgical care has many causes. In a nationalised healthcare system, this often reflects lack of funds, leading to rationing of clinical services. Rationing itself takes a number of forms. Deliberate exclusion of specific operations (usually elective) or specific patient groups (smokers, obese) are the most common examples, but strategic extension of waiting times by the removal of ‘target’ times can also be used as a rationing tool. Many surgeons are…

January 2018 – About the Cover

London features on the cover again this issue as we bring you another NICE Guidance article as Article of the Month, Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery. The photo shows people ice skating on the temporary ice rink outside London's Natural History Museum.           Image ©   Click here for this issue’s Table of Contents  

December 2017 – About the Cover

This issue’s Article of the Month is the NICE Bladder Cancer Guidance  The cover features Admiralty Arch, a landmark building in London, adjacent the NICE office, which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall and Trafalgar Square.         Image © Scott Millar 2017 Click here for this issue’s Table of Contents  

Highlights from the 6th International Alliance of Urolithiasis annual meeting 2017

There is absolutely no doubt that #urolithiasis is a truly global disease. It is extremely rare in medicine to have a single disease entity with enough breadth and variety to generate such immense interest across the world that it merits a 3 days meeting on its own. The International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) was founded by Professor Zhangqun Ye, Professor Guohua Zeng (both from China), and Professor Kemal Sarica (Turkey, current chair of #EULIS) in 2010. The aim of the association is to…
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