Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are no longer included in the main BJUI journal, but we will continue to publish them on the BJUI website as an important part of the scientific debate.

Letters Policy

  • Letters to the editor will now published in electronic form on the journal website (www.bjuinternational.com), not in the journal itself. As such, letters are not submitted to PubMed for indexing.
  • Letters to the editor should be 500 words or less, preference is given to concise letters.
  • Writers are limited to one letter published on the website per month.
  • Letters must include full author contact details.
  • All letters will be peer-reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject letters, or to edit them if they are accepted.
  • If accepted, letters are sent to the authors of the paper being discussed, to give them the chance to make a response that will (if accepted) be published at the same time as the letter.
  • Letters will not be open for public comment; replies must be submitted by email to the Editorial Office for review.

Re: Selective arterial clamping does not improve outcomes in RAPN: a propensity-score analysis of patients without impaired renal function

Letter to the Editor Selective arterial clamping does not improve outcomes in RAPN: a propensity-score analysis of patients without impaired renal function Sir, With immense interest we have read the article published in your esteemed journal titled “Selective arterial clamping does not improve outcomes in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN): a propensity-score analysis of patients without impaired renal function” by Paulucci et al [1]. The strength of this study is that it is the…

Re: The Origins of Urinary Stone Disease: Upstream mineral formations initiate downstream Randall’s plaque

Letter to the Editor The Origins of Urinary Stone Disease: Upstream mineral formations initiate downstream Randall’s plaque Sir, We have read with great interest the paper by Hsi et al.[5] and we would like to comment on this paper with two aims: Firstly, to congratulate the authors on a new observation that could transform our understanding of mineralization processes in the renal papilla, but secondly to voice caution concerning the new hypothesis that they have put forth to explain the…

Re: Testosterone treatment is not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer or worsening of lower urinary tract symptoms: Prostate health outcomes in the Registry of Hypogonadism in Men (RHYME)

Letter to the Editor Re: Testosterone treatment is not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer or worsening of lower urinary tract symptoms: Prostate health outcomes in the Registry of Hypogonadism in Men (RHYME)   Dear Sir, The paper by Frans M.J. Debruyne et al published July 2016 is very interesting [1]. With data from 999 hypogonadism (HG) patients and followed up for 24 months, this study demonstrated again that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not associated…

Re: Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for the treatment of challenging renal tumors: To get the best recommendation

Letter to the Editor Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for the treatment of challenging renal tumors: To get the best recommendation (RE: Comparison of robot-assisted and open partial nephrectomy for completely endophytic renal tumours: a single centre experience)   Dear Sir, With the wide application of robotic surgery in partial nephrectomy (PN), urologists became more interested in assessing its efficacy and safety for the treatment of challenging renal tumors [1-5]. In the current…

Re: Urethral diverticulectomy with Martius fat pad interposition improves symptom resolution and reduces recurrence

Letter to the Editor Urethral diverticulectomy with Martius fat pad interposition improves symptom resolution and reduces recurrence Sir, I read with interest the above paper published online in BJU International,[1] but must take issue with the unjustified ‘tabloid headline’, when a more conventional title describing study design, perhaps “Urethral diverticulectomy with labial fat interposition: a retrospective cohort study”, would be more appropriate. The term ‘Martius’…
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