BJU International

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Edited By: Prokar Dasgupta

Impact Factor: 3.533

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 13/76 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1464-410X

Special ASM Issue: The USANZ Collection

ASM Special IssueWelcome 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