Articles of the week

Editorial: Think irritable bowel syndrome when treating overactive bladder

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The bladder and bowel are functionally related organs; they lie in close proximity, have similar innervations and some structural similarities, albeit having different functional characteristics; they are both critical for the storage, collection and expulsion of waste products. Several previous clinical reports have suggested that LUTS, such as overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), can occur concurrently with disorders of the colon, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In the study entitled…

Article of the week: Nomogram helps the preoperative prediction of early biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy

Every week the Editor-in-Chief selects the Article of the Week from the current issue of BJUI. The abstract is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. In addition to the article itself, there is an accompanying editorial written by a prominent member of the urological community. This blog is intended to provoke comment and discussion and we invite you to use the comment…

Editorial: Prostate cancer families – predicting disease before and after the radical

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In this issue of BJUI, Borque et al. discuss a subject that is now very close to my heart. Aged 48 years, I am 6 weeks post radical prostatectomy for a Gleason 3 + 4 prostate adenocarcinoma measuring ~2 mL in volume, with a PSA level of 2.54 ng/mL. Histology reassures me it is organ confined and seminal vesicle negative. My father and his brother both died aged 63 years of Gleason 10 prostate cancer and my brother is awaiting his radical prostatectomy in a few weeks. I have two sons, one…

Video: Genetic predisposition to early recurrence in clinically localized prostate cancer

     Genetic predisposition to early recurrence in clinically localized prostate cancer Ángel Borque, Jokin del Amo†, Luis M. Esteban*, Elisabet Ars§, Carlos Hernández**, Jacques Planas¶, Antonio Arruza††, Roberto Llarena‡, Joan Palou§, Felipe Herranz**, Carles X. Raventós¶, Diego Tejedor†, Marta Artieda†, Laureano Simon†, Antonio Martínez†, Elena Carceller, Miguel Suárez, Marta Allué¶, Gerardo Sanz* and Juan Morote¶ ‘Miguel Servet’ University…

Article of the week: The survey says: surgeon preferences during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

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Every week the Editor-in-Chief selects the Article of the Week from the current issue of BJUI. The abstract is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. In addition to the article itself, there is an accompanying editorial written by a prominent member of the urological community. This blog is intended to provoke comment and discussion and we invite you to use the comment…

Editorial: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: getting your ducks in a row!

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has become the technique of choice for clinically localised prostate cancer. However, marked inter-surgeon heterogeneity and an obvious lack of standardisation exist for the indications and technique of the procedure. In this issue of the BJUI, Ficarra et al. conducted a multinational survey seeking opinion from 145 robotic surgeons about individual practices during RARP. These opinions can be compared against the benchmark set by the Pasadena Consensus…

Article of the week: Calcium : citrate ratio may predict severe lithogenesis

Every week the Editor-in-Chief selects the Article of the Week from the current issue of BJUI. The abstract is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. In addition to the article itself, there is an accompanying editorial written by a prominent member of the urological community. This blog is intended to provoke comment and discussion and we invite you to use the comment…

Editorial: The importance of citrate in patients with calcium stones and loss of bone mineral density

Stone disease and osteopaenia are both common conditions, and reduced bone mineral density (BMD) is an increasingly recognized complication in stone formers; indeed, in a previous paper in BJUI, Arrabal-Polo et al. reported that patients with recurrent stones have lower BMD compared with controls or patients with just a single episode of urolithiasis. Although the exact pathogenesis of bone loss in stone disease is yet to be determined, the conceptually obvious relationship with hypercalciuria…

Video: Commentary by Dr Arrabal-Polo on the calcium : citrate ratio.

 Importance of citrate and the calcium : citrate ratio in patients with calcium renal lithiasis and severe lithogenesis Miguel Angel Arrabal-Polo*, Miguel Arrabal-Martin*,  Salvador Arias-Santiago**†, Juan Garrido-Gomez‡, Antonio PoyatosAndujar§ and Armando Zuluaga-Gomez** Department of Urology, San Cecilio University Hospital, **Department of Medicine, Baza Hospital, †Department of  Medicine, University of Granada, and ‡Departments of Traumatology and §Biochemistry, San…

Article of the week: Prolonged SNM testing effective despite bacteria presence

Every week the Editor-in-Chief selects the Article of the Week from the current issue of BJUI. The abstract is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. In addition to the article itself, there is an accompanying editorial written by a prominent member of the urological community. This blog is intended to provoke comment and discussion and we invite you to use the comment…
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