Journal of Endourology: Editorial Box
Ralph Clayman, M.D.
Arthur Smith, M.D.
John Denstedt, M.D.
The past year has been a banner year for Journal of Endourology and Videourology™. The number of downloads are up 8% for the Journal of Endourology and have risen an impressive 77% for Videourology, with over 1,000 videos being viewed each month. The impact factor for the Journal of Endourology is at its highest ever, at 2.107, a robust 23% increase from last year. These significant advances in our readership and viewing public are in no small part due to our discerning editorial focus on the most innovative, emerging topics in endourology including new approaches to BPH therapy, advances in image-guided therapy, fine-tuning robotic oncological and reconstructive procedures, advances in laser therapy for urolithiasis and tissue ablation, application of 3D printing for device and training models, and attention to the latest in teaching modalities, including the use of crowd-sourcing.
Our Journal program was further enhanced by the launch of the new, fully open access sister journal, Journal of Endourology Case Reports. JE Case Reports has proven itself an important new forum for publication of interesting, inovative cases among the global urological community. Launched in October 2015 during the World Congress of Endourology & SWL, JE Case Reports has, in less than a year, been the source of over 17,000 downloads from readers around the globe. This incredible response to a new journal is a sign of the strength of and trust in our program, strength that saw JE Case Reports being accepted for inclusion in PubMed Central. In the coming year, JE Case Reports will also include a section on clinical pearls, tips, and tricks to further benefit our readers.
We are pleased to highlight the “top read” and “top viewed” articles over the past few months in the Journal of Endourology and VideoUrology™:
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Comparison of New Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope Versus Nondisposable Fiber Optic and Digital Ureteroscope in a Cadaveric Model. Silvia Proietti, Laurian Dragos, Wilson Molina, Steeve Doizi, Guido Giusti, Olivier Traxer
Assessment of Stone Complexity for PCNL: A Systematic Review of the Literature, How Best Can We Record Stone Complexity in PCNL? John Withington, James Armitage, William Finch, Oliver Wiseman, Jonathan Glass, Neil Burgess
A Minimally Invasive Method in Diagnosing Testicular Torsion: The Initial Experience of Scrotoscope. Huamao Ye, Zhiyong Liu, Haifeng Wang, Yifan Chang, Xu Gao, Chuanliang Xu, Jianguo Hou, Yinghao Sun
Trocars: Site Selection, Instrumentation, and Overcoming Complicatiions. Geoffrey S. Gaunay, Sammy E. Elsamra, Lee Richstone
The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society Ureteroscopy Global Study: Indications, Complications, and Outcomes in 11,885 Patients. Jean de la Rosette, John Denstedt, Petrisor Geavlete, Francis Keeley, Tadashi Matsuda, Margaret Pearle, Glenn Preminger, Olivier Traxer, on behalf of the CROES URS Study Group
Hemostatic Plug: Novel Technique for Closure of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tract. Joel E. Abbott, Arman Cicic, Roger W. Jump III, Julio G. Davalos
Contemporary Practice Patterns of Flexible Ureteroscopy for Treating Renal Stones: Results of a Worldwide Survey. Casey A. Dauw, Laika Simeon, Abdulrahman F. Alruwaily, Francesco Sanguedolce, John M. Hollingsworth, William W. Roberts, Gary J. Faerber, J. Stuart Wolf Jr., Khurshid R. Ghani
Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Versus Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Versus Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Treatment of Lower Pole Renal Stones: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Wei Zhang, Tie Zhou, Tengyun Wu, Xiaofeng Gao, Yonghan Peng, Chuanliang Xu, Qi Chen, Ruixiang Song, Yinghao Sun
Effect of Playing Video Games on Laparoscopic Skills Performance: A Systematic Review. Daniel Glassman, Marina Yiasemidou, Hiro Ishii, Bhaskar Kumar Somani, Kamran Ahmed, Chandra Shekhar Biyani
Understanding the Ureter: Challenges and Opportunities. Alyssa Park, Ramakrishna Venkatesh
Suctioning Flexible Ureteroscopy with Automatic Control of Renal Pelvic Pressure. Xiaolin Deng, Leming Song, Donghua Xie, Lunfeng Zhu, Lei Yao, Jianrong Huang,Shulin Guo, Zuofeng Peng
Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview: The USC Experience. Soroush T. Bazargani, Hooman Djaladat, Anne K. Schuckman, Cory M. Hugen,Siamak Daneshmand
Thulium Vapoenucleation of the Prostate: Surgical Technique from Vaporization to Vapoenucleation. David Leavitt, Christian Tiburtius, Christopher Netsch, Zeph Okeke, Thomas Herrmann, Arthur Smith, Andreas Gross
Freehand Ultrasound-Guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy: Technique and Early Results. John Michael DiBianco, Mathew Allaway
Troubleshooting During Percutaneous Renal Access. Adam Berneking, John M. Farmer Jr., Ramakrishna Venkatesh
How to Insert a Foley Catheter Just After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. Yu Seob Shin, Jae Hyung You, Jong Kwan Park
Micropercutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Toddlers and Preschool Children: How We Do It? Vinodh Murali, Shashikant K. Mishra, Arvind P. Ganpule, R.B. Sabnis, Mahesh Desai
Mid-Term Follow-Up of “En Bloc” Resection of Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: Results from a Prospective Single-Center Study. Rodolfo Hurle, Massimo Lazzeri, Piergiuseppe Colombo, NicolòMaria Buffi, Emanuela Morenghi, Roberto Peschechera, Luigi Castaldo, Luisa Pasini, Paolo Casale, Mauro Seveso, Silvia Zandegiacomo, Gianluigi Taverna, Alessio Benetti, Giovanni Lughezzani, Girolamo Fiorini, Giorgio Guazzoni
Management of Venous Tumor Thrombus Encountered During Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma. Firas G. Petros, Edward Nickerson, Geoffrey Neal Box
Step by Step Flexible Ureteroscopy Supported with SPIES Technology for Conservative Treatment of UTUC. Guido Giusti, Silvia Proietti