Podcast: Covid-19 in Italy

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By Andrea Gavazzi, Urological Surgeon, Florence, Italy BJUI Podcasts are available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bju-international/id1309570262

March 2020 – about the cover

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The Article of the Month for March 2020 - Guideline of guidelines: social media in urology - was written by Drs Stacy Loeb and Jacob Taylor, who are based in New York City. The cover features the Manhattan skyline as seen from New Jersey, famous for its skyscrapers, which have been built there on bedrock left over from the last ice age at ever-increasing heights since the 1890s, and the song by Norwegian band A-ha. The skyline was dominated by the 1930s-built Empire State and Chrysler buildings…

Best Practice Tariffs: could they be the solution to compliance with British Association of Urological Surgeons ureteric stone targets?

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In January 2019, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) published new guidance on the management of Acute Ureteric Stones. This guidance suggests that primary definitive treatment should be the goal for all symptomatic ureteric stones, via either ureteroscopy (URS) or extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (EWSL), and should be undertaken within 48 hours of acute presentation. This is in stark contrast to current practice in…

February 2020 – about the cover

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One of the authors of February's Article of the Month (Understanding volume–outcome relationships in nephrectomy and cystectomy for cancer: evidence from the UK Getting it Right First Time programme) is from Wakefield in Yorkshire, UK. The cover image shows the moat and ruins of Sandal Castle, which is located in Sandal Magna on the outskirts of Wakefield. The castle was originally built of timber by the 2nd Earl of Surrey, William Warenne, early in the 12th century. In the 13th century,…

Residents’ podcast: A randomized trial comparing bipolar TUVP with GreenLight laser PVP for treatment of small to moderate benign prostatic obstruction: outcomes after 2 years

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Maria Uloko is a Urology Resident at the University of Minnesota Hospital. A randomized trial comparing bipolar transurethral vaporization of the prostate with GreenLight laser (xps‐180watt) photoselective vaporization of the prostate for treatment of small to moderate benign prostatic obstruction: outcomes after 2 years Abstract Objective To test the non‐inferiority of bipolar transurethral vaporization of the prostate (TUVP) compared to GreenLight laser (GL) photoselective vaporization…

2019 Reviewers

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Thank you to our 2019 Reviewers We would particularly like to thank the following individuals who are the top reviewers for the journal in 2019, all with >10 reviews:   Andrew Elders Alexander Cole Nathan Lawrentschuk Kelly Stratton Janet Baack Kukreja Stacy Loeb Robert H. Thompson Hashim Ahmed   We are extremely grateful to all our reviewers for their time and hard work Aastha Abboudi, Hamid Abdollah, Firas Abern, Michael Abufaraj,…

Residents’ podcast: Exercise-induced attenuation of treatment side effects in newly diagnosed PCa patients beginning androgen-deprivation therapy

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Maria Uloko is a Urology Resident at the University of Minnesota Hospital. In this podcast she discusses a recent Article of the month: Exercise‐induced attenuation of treatment side‐effects in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer beginning androgen‐deprivation therapy: a randomised controlled trial Abstract Objectives (i) To assess whether exercise training attenuates the adverse effects of treatment in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer beginning androgen‐deprivation…
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