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Once again, I am happy to alert our readers to the latest virtual issue of BJUI available at As you have already noticed, we are now delivering these virtual issues at a rapid pace, this being the second one in two consecutive months. This is a testament to the growing popularity of BJUI as the preferred journal to submit the most important papers in urology.

The current virtual issue focuses on the upper urinary tract, reconstructive and paediatric urology, and investigative research. Some of the highlights in the upper urinary tract section include a meta-analysis on the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopic lithotripsy for stone disease in obese patients and results from Japan on the risk of renal haemorrhage after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

If your interests include reconstructive urology and paediatrics, you find three papers dealing with such diverse topics as surgical findings in undescended testes, adult sexual function and posterior urethral valves, and the results from a randomised trial of desmopressin and oxybutynin in nocturnal enuresis. On the investigative side, readers will find studies dealing with the modulation of bladder afferent signals and the use of functional optical coherence tomography to differentiate renal tumours from normal renal tissue, among others.

In all, there are 16 papers for you to read. Remember that the articles in these virtual issues are just as important as those found in the print editions of BJUI. They are first-rate and have been put through our stringent, peer-review process. I welcome your comments on any of the papers published online and thank you for your continued submissions and support.

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