3 British Urology Research Opportunities


 We’re thrilled to unveil three pioneering projects that promise to shape the future of patient care. Dive in to discover how you can play a part in these transformative initiatives! 

 Validation study of the MIMIC Calculator for Predicting Spontaneous Stone Passage 

Background: The MIMIC study has shed light on predictive factors linked with spontaneous stone passage (SSP) in patients presenting with acute ureteric colic. Despite the prevalence of such cases, there is a clear need for standardised tools that aid clinical decisions. The calculator, aimed at addressing this gap, is available for exploration here.

Aims: To validate the MIMIC calculator developed from the MIMIC study.

Commitment: Data collection for ~10 patients per site, approximately 2-4 hours.

Data Source: Electronic records and hard copy case notes.

Time-scale: Data collection over a specified period with a 6-month follow-up for stone passage assessment.

Sample Size: 200 patients across 20 sites.

Authorship Policy: Those collecting data on ≥10 patients will be included in all subsequent publications. 

Get Involved:
Email admin@bursturology.com if you’re interested in data collection!

Ward Admission of Symptomatic Haematuria: an Observational Multicentre Study

This study will assess the management of patients admitted with haematuria to better inform best practices.

⏰ Duration: Opens 1st January 2024 for one year.

Background: Haematuria stands out as one of the leading urological challenges faced by healthcare providers. Astonishingly, about 14-15% of all emergency urology admissions are due to haematuria. Despite its frequency, the clinical approach towards haematuria remains inconsistent, not just in the UK but globally. The core of the problem? A stark lack of high-quality evidence to inform best practices. This vacuum has led to varied patient experiences, outcomes, and considerable strain on healthcare resources.

Primary Aim: Clearly define and document the existing practices in the management of inpatient haematuria, mapping out their outcomes.

Secondary Aim: Delve deeper to pinpoint factors tied to adverse patient outcomes and heightened resource usage. 

📽️ Watch a video on the importance of the WASHOUT project.

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Join Our New Study on Peyronie’s Disease! 

 Launching soon!

An international study focusing on Peyronie’s disease patients, geared towards validating a groundbreaking diagnostic tool meant for initial consultations. A collaborative effort between BURSTurology and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Trust.


  • Perform high-volume surgery for Peyronie’s disease.
  • Your hospital site caters to benign andrology clinic referrals or has a specialised andrology clinic.
  • You’re an andrologist or general urologist with an interest in andrology.