Four Seasons – Autumn 2019’s Top Reviewer

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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 select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.   The Autumn Crown goes to Prof. Guohua Zeng.   Prof. Zeng is Vice-director of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Vice-Chair of the Urolithiasis section of…

Residents’ podcast: NICE guidelines: Urinary tract infection

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Nikita Bhatt is a Specialist Trainee in Urology in the East of England Deanery and a BURST Committee member @BURSTUrology NICE guideline: Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. See also the following related NICE…

BJUI Compass and open access

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There is no doubt that the publishing landscape is rapidly changing around us. The BJUI is a world leading surgical journal, serving 10 international organisations, with 90 years of history (1929–2019). So why are we launching, BJUI Compass an online, open access (OA) journal, now? In September 2018, cOAlition S, a predominantly European consortium of research funders, launched Plan S. In its current form, this plan requires that from 2021, scientific publications from research funded…

Residents’ podcast: Artificial intelligence applications in urology

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 Maria Uloko is a Urology Resident at the University of Minnesota Hospital. In this podcast she is joined by Dr Christopher Weight, an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota. They are discussing a recent BJUI Article of the month: Current status of artificial intelligence applications in urology and their potential to influence clinical practice Abstract Objective To investigate the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnosis,…

November 2019 – About the cover

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November's Article of the Month was written by researchers primarily from New York City, USA: Guideline of Guidelines: Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Testosterone Deficiency The cover image shows the statue of Atlas located within the Rockefeller Center. This "city within a city" was conceived by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and was built during the 1930s, providing valuable jobs during the Great Depression. The first buildings were opened in 1933 providing a center of art, style and entertainment. The…

BJUI at the Indonesian Urological Association Annual Scientific Meeting

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The Indonesian Urological Association Annual Scientific meeting was held at The Golden Tulip Hotel, Banjarmasin – 3-5 October 2019.   The main conference was preceded by pre-congress workshops at the University of Indonesia Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI) in Jakarta. The conference also featured the increasingly popular 10 and 5 Km Uroruns and a Urowalk starting at 6 and 7am on the Saturday morning.  

Residents’ podcast: NICE guidelines – renal and ureteric stones

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Nikita Bhatt is a Specialist Trainee in Urology in the East of England Deanery and a BURST Committee member @BURSTUrology NICE Guideline – Renal and ureteric stones: assessment and management Context Renal and ureteric stones usually present as an acute episode with severe pain, although some stones are picked up incidentally during imaging or may present as a history of infection. The initial diagnosis is made by taking a clinical history and examination and carrying out imaging; initial…

A taster week in urology and renal transplant in the UK

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A taster week is a training opportunity offered to UK doctors in their first two years of clinical practice to try a new specialty. They are an important learning experience for doctors at this stage, who will have experienced working in six different specialties at most. While taster weeks are only five days long, they offer a unique insight into a new specialty, as well as the chance to network with registrars and consultants. During medical school I was interested in transplantation, as I found…

October 2019 – About the cover

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The Article of the Month for October was written by researchers primarily from Los Angeles, California, USA: Current status of artificial intelligence applications in urology and their potential to influence clinical practice The cover image shows the Griffith Observatory, with the surrounding view of LA. The observatory is "Southern California's gateway to the cosmos". It is named after its creator and funder Griffith J. Griffith who wanted a free public observatory - it is now a world-leader…
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