BJU International

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Edited By: Prokar Dasgupta

Impact Factor: 3.046

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 15/73 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1464-410X

Virtual Issues

List of BJUI Virtual Issues

Virtual Issue: Best of IndiaVirtual Issue: Best of India

Prof. Prokar Dasgupta
Guy's Hospital
King's College London
Editor-in-Chief, BJUI

As part of the commitment that we made to the Urological Society of India (USI) as your International Journal, here is the Best of India 2014. We are immensely proud to showcase the most cited articles that have been published in the BJUI as a supplement during USICON 2014. The entire issue can be downloaded free from your web journal

Over the years I have realised that the three most important aspects of Urology in India are - stone disease, BPH and urethral strictures. It is therefore no surprise that this supplement has high quality articles on the management of stones and difficult strictures. We have included an international collaboration on stricture disease as well as a randomised controlled trial comparing PCNL to flexible ureterorenoscopy. I wanted to congratulate the authors for achieving the highest scientific standards and hope that you will feel inspired to read and cite these articles repeatedly.

Last year was just momentous for the BJUI. I visited different parts of India nearly every month. USICON Pune, EZUSICON Gangtok and the Golden Jubilee of the Bengal Urological Society were superb meetings, highlighting the very best of the USI. These visits allowed me to fondly look back at the months that I spent at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences learning laparoscopic surgery. Forget about better outcomes for our patients; this was a time when hardly anyone believed that laparoscopy was going to become a major part of our working lives. Amidst all this scepticism was the determination of a few innovative pioneers within the USI who not only made it safe and possible but trained colleagues internationally in laparoscopic urology. A debt that will be hard to ever repay.

Somehow I feel the time is right once again for India and the USI to take centre stage. Not just in blue sky innovation but also in inspiring others. One of the key steps for this to happen is through greater engagement from the trainees and post-graduates in India. I was therefore very pleased to see USICON 2014 being promoted on FaceBook by the superb organising team in the Indian capital. I hope that this will encourage the younger generation to get more involved with the USI and its international journal the BJUI.

Here is to enduring friendships!

Micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy (microperc) vs retrograde intrarenal surgery for the management of small renal calculi: a randomized controlled trial
Ravindra B. Sabnis, Raguram Ganesamoni, Amit Doshi, Arvind P. Ganpule, Jitendra Jagtap, Mahesh R.Desai

Desai Dorsal onlay oral mucosal graft bulbar urethroplasty
Guido Barbagli, Salvatore Sansalone, Sanjay B. Kulkarni, Giuseppe Romano, Massimo Lazzeri

Preputial/penile skin flap, as a dorsal onlay or tubularized flap: a versatile substitute for complex anterior urethral stricture
Alok Srivastava, Saurabh Vashishtha, Uday Pratap Singh, Aneesh Srivastava, Mohd S. Ansari, Rohit Kapoor, Manas R. Pradhan, Rakesh Kapoor

Ultra-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP): one more armamentarium
Janak Desai, Ronak Solanki

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children in different age groups: data from the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Global Study
Selcuk Guven, Antonio Frattini, Bulent Onal, Mahesh Desai, Emanuele Montanari, Jan Kums, Marco Garofalo, Jean de la Rosette, CROES PCNL Study Group

A geographic analysis of male urethral stricture aetiology and location
Daniel M. Stein, D. Joseph Thum, Guido Barbagli, Sanjay Kulkarni, Salvatore Sansalone, Ashish Pardeshi, Chris M. Gonzalez

Treating renal calculi 1–2 cm in diameter with minipercutaneous or retrograde intrarenal surgery: a prospective comparative study
Ravindra B. Sabnis, Jitendra Jagtap, Shashikant Mishra, Mahesh Desai

Single-stage reconstruction of complex anterior urethral strictures using overlapping dorsal and ventral buccal mucosal grafts
Steven J. Hudak, Jessica D. Lubahn, Sanjay Kulkarni, Allen F. Morey

Virtual Issue: Articles of the Month 2013Virtual Issue: Articles of the Month 2013

Introduction: In January 2013 we introduced the first BJUI Article of the Month, the article in each issue of the journal that the Editor deemed to be the most important article that month. Here, we make all 12 Articles of the Month from 2013, along with their accompanying editorials, freely available in this Virtual Issue.

If you only have time to read 12 articles from last year, make it these 12.

An updated prostate cancer staging nomogram (Partin tables) based on cases from 2006 to 2011
John B. Eifler, Zhaoyang Feng, Brian M. Lin, Michael T. Partin, Elizabeth B. Humphreys, Misop Han, Jonathan I. Epstein, Patrick C. Walsh, Bruce J. Trock, Alan W. Partin

Editorial: What have we learned from the Partin table update?
John W. Davis

Effects of 12 weeks of tadalafil treatment on ejaculatory and orgasmic dysfunction and sexual satisfaction in patients with mild to severe erectile dysfunction: integrated analysis of 17 placebo-controlled studies
Darius A. Paduch, Alexander Bolyakov, Paula K. Polzer, Steven D. Watts

Editorial: Comprehensive analysis of clinical trials data shows unequivocally that Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors (PDEi) improve orgasm. The power of meta-analysis?
Mike Wyllie

Primary treatments for clinically localised prostate cancer: a comprehensive lifetime cost-utility analysis
Matthew R. Cooperberg, Naren R. Ramakrishna, Steven B. Duff, Kathleen E. Hughes, Sara Sadownik, Joseph A. Smith, Ashutosh K. Tewari

Editorial: Valuing interventions for localised prostate cancer
Robert Pickard, Luke Vale

The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) survey of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)
Vincenzo Ficarra, Peter N. Wiklund, Charles Henry Rochat, Prokar Dasgupta, Benjamin J. Challacombe, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Stefan Siemer, Nazareno Suardi, Giacomo Novara, Alexandre Mottrie

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: getting your ducks in a row!
Ahmed A. Aboumohamed, Khurshid A. Guru

Prognostic Gleason grade grouping: data based on the modified Gleason scoring system
Phillip M. Pierorazio, Patrick C. Walsh, Alan W. Partin, Jonathan I. Epstein

Editorial:Prognostic Gleason grade grouping: data based on the modified Gleason scoring system
Alex Freeman

Novel anti-biofilm mechanism for wireless capsule endoscopy in the urinary tract: preliminary study in a sheep model
Amos Neheman, Claude Schulman, Ofer Yossepowitch

Editorial: A promising solution for biofilm inhibition in the bladder, but is the application of wireless capsule cystoscopy practical?
Jeffrey A. Cadeddu

Randomized and prospective trial comparing tract creation using plasma vaporization with balloon dilatation in percutaneous nephrolithotomy
Po Hui Chiang, Hsin Hao Su

Editorial: Randomized and prospective trial comparing tract creation using plasma vaporization with balloon dilatation in percutaneous nephrolithotomy
Joe Philip

Efficacy of fesoterodine compared with extended-release tolterodine in men and women with overactive bladder
David Ginsberg, Tim Schneider, Con Kelleher, Philip Van Kerrebroeck, Steven Swift, Dana Creanga, Diane L. Martire

Editorial: Flexible dose fesoterodine in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB)
Andrea Tubaro, Cosimo De Nunzio

American Urological Association (AUA) Guideline on prostate cancer detection: process and rationale
H. Ballentine Carter

Endometrial stem cell differentiation into smooth muscle cell: a novel approach for bladder tissue engineering in women
Alireza Shoae-Hassani, Shiva Sharif, Alexander M. Seifalian, Seyed Abdolreza Mortazavi-Tabatabaei, Sassan Rezaie, Javad Verdi

Editorial: Reach for the sky – tissue engineering in urology
Dan Wood

Prospective evaluation of urinary incontinence, voiding symptoms and quality of life after open and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Inge Geraerts, Hendrik Van Poppel, Nele Devoogdt, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Steven Joniau, Marijke Van Kampen

Editorial: Urinary continence recovery after open and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Vincenzo Ficarra, Alessandro Iannetti, Alexandre Mottrie

Prospective randomized trial of hexylaminolevulinate photodynamic-assisted transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) plus single-shot intravesical mitomycin C vs conventional white-light TURBT plus mitomycin C in newly presenting non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer
Timothy O'Brien, Eleanor Ray, Kathryn Chatterton, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Ashish Chandra, Kay Thomas

Would the benefits of hexaminolevulinate fluorescence cystoscopy be eliminated if every patient received postoperative installation of intravesical chemotherapy?
Yair Lotan

Best of British Special IssueBest of British Special Issue

We hope you will enjoy the BJUI Editor-in-Chief’s selection of the best of recent British papers published in BJU International to celebrate BAUS 2013


The Best of British: Introduction from the Editor-in-Chief
Prokar Dasgupta


Ureteroscopic and percutaneous management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC): systematic review
Mark L. Cutress, Grant D. Stewart, Paimaun Zakikhani, Simon Phipps, Ben G. Thomas, David A. Tolley

The role of surgery in high-risk localised prostate cancer
Vincent J. Gnanapragasam, Malcolm D. Mason, Greg L. Shaw, David E. Neal

Intravesical gemcitabine therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC): a systematic review
Mike D. Shelley, Gabriel Jones, Anne Cleves, Timothy J. Wilt, Malcolm D. Mason, Howard G. Kynaston

Surgical management for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (UUT-TCC): a systematic review
Bhavan Prasad Rai, Mike Shelley, Bernadette Coles, Bhaskar Somani, Ghulam Nabi

Urological Oncology

Detection, localisation and characterisation of prostate cancer by Prostate HistoScanning
Lucy A.M. Simmons, Philippe Autier, Frantiŝek Zát'ura, Johan Braeckman, Alexandre Peltier, Imre Romic, Arnulf Stenzl, Karien Treurnicht, Tara Walker, Dror Nir, Caroline M. Moore, Mark Emberton

A prospective, randomized pilot study evaluating the effects of metformin and lifestyle intervention on patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy
Jenny P. Nobes1, Stephen E.M. Langley, Tanya Klopper, David Russell-Jones, Robert W. Laing

Good quality white-light transurethral resection of bladder tumours (GQ-WLTURBT) with experienced surgeons performing complete resections and obtaining detrusor muscle reduces early recurrence in new non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: validation across time and place and recommendation for benchmarking
Paramananthan Mariappan, Steven M. Finney, Elizabeth Head, Bhaskar K. Somani, Alexandra Zachou, Gordon Smith, Said F. Mishriki, James N'Dow, Kenneth M. Grigor, for members of the Edinburgh Urological Cancer Group

The role of a standardized 36 core template-assisted transperineal prostate biopsy technique in patients with previously negative transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsies
Raj P. Pal, Muhammad Elmussareh, Malek Chanawani, Masood A. Khan

Infection after transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy: increased relative risks after recent international travel or antibiotic use
Uday Patel, Prokar Dasgupta, Peter Amoroso, Ben Challacombe, James Pilcher, Roger Kirby

Upper Urinary Tract

Trends in urological stone disease
Benjamin W. Turney, John M. Reynard, Jeremy G. Noble, Stephen R. Keoghane

Functional Urology

Prospective multi-centre study of adjustable single-incision mini-sling (Ajust®) in the management of stress urinary incontinence in women: 1-year follow-up study
Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Wael Agur, Mohamed Abdel-All, Karen Guerrero, Mohamed Allam, Alison Mackintosh, Alyaa Mostafa, Mohamed Yousef

The prevalence and natural history of urinary symptoms among recreational ketamine users
Adam R. Winstock, Luke Mitcheson, David A. Gillatt, Angela M. Cottrell

Long-term outcome of the use of intravesical botulinum toxin for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB)
Amar Mohee, Ayisha Khan, Neil Harris, Ian Eardley

Translational Science

Inhibition of stretching-evoked ATP release from bladder mucosa by anticholinergic agents

John S. Young, Rajinder Matharu, Mark A. Carew, Christopher H. Fry

Does androgen-ablation therapy (AAT) associated autophagy have a pro-survival effect in LNCaP human prostate cancer cells?
Haley L. Bennett, Jacqueline Stockley, Janis T. Fleming, Ranadip Mandal, Jim O'Prey, Kevin M. Ryan, Craig N. Robson, Hing Y. Leung

Surgical Education

Development and implementation of centralized simulation training: evaluation of feasibility, acceptability and construct validity
Mohammad Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed, Andrea Gavazzi, Rishma Gohil, Libby Thomas, Johan Poulsen, Munir Ahmed, Peter Jaye, Prokar Dasgupta

Special ASM IssueSpecial ASM Issue: The USANZ Collection

Welcome to this special on-line only edition of the BJUI USANZ Supplement! It is a collection of carefully selected past papers, which I hope members will enjoy reading.

It is the last edition of the Supplement with Prof David Nicol as Editor. Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk takes over as the new Supplement Editor from the next issue and I have no doubt, Nathan will take up the challenge of continuing the great work by David Nicol. David has left a lasting legacy as inaugural editor and members will no doubt join with me enthusiastically in recognising his outstanding contribution to USANZ research and academia.

Nathan has the drive and enthusiasm to ensure the Journal’s quality and depth of publications are maintained. Could I sound a friendly warning that members, and especially SAG leaders will be gently coaxed by Nathan to produce papers for publication. This important period of USANZ history cannot be underestimated in its quest for justified recognition on the very crowded world stage of urology. Australian and New Zealand urologists have for too long been hiding their talents under a bushel. Please support Nathan as vigorously as you can and wish him well as he continues to display his many talents.

The Journal will continue to be available in hardcopy, on-line and via the USANZ website. In time, the paper version will be phased out as members adjust to the world communicating solely electronically!

I personally congratulate those members who have already stepped up to the plate by conducting research and writing papers that have been published. Enjoy your success and please encourage others to emulate your dedication and hard work. May USANZ’ torch shine brightly.

Steve Ruthven, President

Virtual Supplement

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Arman Kahokehr, Ryash Vather, Anthony Nixon and Andrew G. Hill

Intravesical chemotherapy plus bacille Calmette-Guérin in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Baerin B. Houghton, Venu Chalasani, Dickon Hayne, Peter Grimison, Christopher S. B. Brown, Manish I. Patel, Ian D. Davis and Martin R. Stockler

Factors associated with treatment received by men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Queensland, Australia
Peter D. Baade, Danny R. Youlden, Robert A. Gardiner, Megan Ferguson, Joanne F. Aitken, John Yaxley and Suzanne K. Chambers

A systematic review of stereotactic radiotherapy ablation for primary renal cell carcinoma
Shankar Siva, Daniel Pham, Suki Gill, Niall M. Corcoran and Farshad Foroudi

High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia does not display loss of heterozygosity at the mutation locus in BRCA2 mutation carriers with aggressive prostate cancer
Amber Willems-Jones, Liam Kavanagh, David Clouston, Damien Bolton, kConFab Investigators, Stephen Fox and Heather Thorne

The Prostate Cancer Registry: monitoring patterns and quality of care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer
Sue M. Evans, Jeremy L. Millar, Julie M. Wood, Ian D. Davis, Damien Bolton, Graham G. Giles, Mark Frydenberg, Albert Frauman, Antony Costello and John J. McNeil

A novel technique to limit renal warm ischaemia time during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
Nikhil Sapre, Niall M. Corcoran, Anthony J. Costello and Dinesh Agarwal

Positive surgical margins are a risk factor for significant biochemical recurrence only in intermediate-risk disease
Niall M. Corcoran, Chris M. Hovens, Charles Metcalfe, Matthew K.H. Hong, John Pedersen, Rowan G. Casey, Justin Peters, Laurence Harewood, S. Larry Goldenberg, Anthony J. Costello and Martin E. Gleave

Conversion rates of abstracts presented at the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting into full-text journal articles
Peter D. Yoon, Venu Chalasani and Henry H. Woo

Greenlight hps™ 120-w laser vaporization vs transurethral resection of the prostate (60 ml): a 2-year randomized double-blind prospective urodynamic investigation

Henry H. Woo and James L. Symons

Trends in the use of of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) at an Australian tertiary referral centre: an analysis of surgical decision-making using the R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry scoring system
Prassannah Satasivam, Nieroshan Rajarubendra, Ping Han Chia, Aasheen Munshey, Shomik Sengupta and Damien Bolton