The Oxford Stone Group is involved in a national clinical trial and local research projects.
Medical students or doctors interested in getting involved should contact Mr Ben Turney.
Therapeutic Intervention for Stones in the Ureter Trial (TISU)
A national study sponsored by NIHR to compare lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for ureteric stones.
Local clinical projects
Several small scale projects available in various disciplines relating to stone disease:
- lithotripsy based projects
- analysis of clinical databases on stone patients
Model design for simulation and training
The Oxford Stone Group is developing training models for stone procedures using 3D printing techniques.
SSM student projects
The Oxford Stone Group hosts special study module students from Oxford University.
The Oxford Stone Group is happy to host medical students interested in a research based elective.
Recent clinical publications
Use of the probability of stone formation (PSF) score to assess stone forming risk and treatment response in cohort of Brazilian stone formers.
Turney BW, Robertson WG, Wiseman OJ, Amaro CRPR, Leitao VA, Amaro JL
Accepted in International Brazilian Journal of Urology.
A new model with an anatomically accurate human renal collecting system for training in fluoroscopic guided PCNL access.
J Endourol. 2013 Oct 22.
Medullary Sponge Kidney (Lenarduzzi-Cacchi-Ricci disease)
Campbell AAE, Turney BW, Keoghane SR
Urology News November 2013
The Post-Ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS): a multicentre video-based evaluation of inter-rater reliability
Schoenthaler M, Buchholz N, Farin E, Ather H, Bach C, Bach T, Denstedt JD, Fritsche H-M, Grasso M, Hakenberg O, Herwig O, Knoll T, Kuehhas F, Liatsikos E, Liske P, Marberger M, Osther P, JMR Santos, Sarica K, Seitz C, Straub M, Traxer O, Trinchieri A, Turney B, Miernik A.
World J Urol. 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Efficacy of lithotripsy in treating lower pole renal stones
Cui H, Thomee E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW
Urolithiasis. 2013 Jun;41(3):231-4. Epub 2013 Mar 3.
Implications of changing from intravenous urography to non-contrast CTKUB as the primary imaging modality for acute renal colic.
McCombie SP, Turney BW, Rogers AM, Lau I-J, Kumar SPV
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England - Submitted Nov 2011
Variability of imaging modalities for acute flank pain in the UK
Turney BW and Keoghane SR.
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England - submitted Nov 2011.
Audiovisual distraction reduces pain perception during shock wave lithotripsy
Marsdin E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW
J Endourol. 2011 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Howles S, Turney BW, Noble JG.
Urology News. July 2011
Trends in urological stone disease: a cross-sectional analysis of HES data over the last decade
Turney BW, Reynard JM, Noble JG, Keoghane SR
BJU Int. 2011 Aug 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10495.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Factors Predicting the Success of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Ureteric Calculi.
Farrands R, Turney BW, Kumar PVS
Supine versus prone PCNL - an anaesthetist's view
Atkinson CJ, Turney BW, Reynard JM, Noble JG, Stoneham M.
BJU Int. 2011 Aug;108(3):306-8
Developing a Stone Database for Clinical Practice
Turney BW, Noble JG, Reynard JM.
J Endourol. 2011 Sep;25(9):1559-62. Epub 2011 Jul 28.