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Call for papers - Robotic reconstructive surgery in urology

Guest Editors

Sachit Anand, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Niklas Pakkasjärvi, MD, PhD, FEAPU, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 August 2024

BMC Urology is calling for submissions to our Collection, Robotic reconstructive surgery in urology. This Collection welcomes research discussing the latest techniques and outcomes in urinary reconstruction and studies emphasizing the importance of patient preferences, shared decision-making, and psychological aspects in the realm of reconstructive urology.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being

Meet the Guest Editors

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Sachit Anand, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Dr Sachit Anand is working as a Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at All India Institute of medical Sciences, an apex Medical Center in India. His clinical interests include reconstructive pediatric urology and minimally invasive pediatric surgery. His research interests include exploring non-invasive biomarkers for children with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), and ergonomics in minimally invasive surgery. He is passionate about conducting systematic reviews and has a keen interest in Biostatistics & Evidence-based medicine. He is an Editorial Board Member of well-renowned journals and has authored more than 100 publications (including book chapters) in indexed medical journals.

Niklas Pakkasjärvi, MD, PhD, FEAPU, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Niklas Pakkasjärvi is a pediatric urologist from Finland. Throughout his career, Dr Pakkasjärvi has focused on gaining broad academic expertise, achieving specialist status in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2013 and Paediatric Surgery in 2015 and becoming a Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology from the European Society for Paediatric Urology on 2022. Dr Pakkasjärvi is a devoted scientist with a PhD in molecular genetics and stem cell biology from 2006 and was appointed adjunct professor in Pediatric Robotic Surgery in 2021.  

About the Collection

BMC Urology is calling for submissions to our Collection, Robotic reconstructive surgery in urology.

Reconstructive urology represents a pivotal component of modern urological practice, focusing on the restoration of normal urinary function in patients who have undergone surgical interventions, suffered from traumatic injuries, or experienced congenital anomalies. The ability to restore normal urinary function, enhance continence, and minimize complications has a profound impact on patients' well-being and their ability to lead fulfilling lives.

The interdisciplinary nature of this research is transforming the landscape of urology and surgery. Collaborations between urologists, engineers, regenerative medicine experts, and materials scientists have led to groundbreaking innovations. These innovations include the development of bioengineered urinary tissues, precision robotic-assisted procedures, and the utilization of biocompatible materials for reconstructive purposes. These collaborative efforts have not only revolutionized surgical techniques but have also expanded our understanding of tissue regeneration, biomechanics, and bioinformatics.

This Collection will showcase research exploring reconstructive urology, including but not limited to: 

  • Robotic and minimally invasive approaches
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Innovative materials and implants
  • Pediatric reconstructive urology
  • Functional outcomes and quality of life
  • Complications and management
  • Patient-centered care

This collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being

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  1. To evaluate the predictive value of individual components of the R.E.N.A.L scoring system for Laparoscopic (LPN) and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy (RPN).

    Authors: Sappaya Suppanuntaroek, Kyle Garcia, Christopher Combates, Carly Deal, Irasema Concepción Paster, Christian C. Morrill, Ken Batai and Benjamin Lee
    Citation: BMC Urology 2024 24:134

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Robotic reconstructive surgery in urology" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.