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Clinical Research

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:


Model design for simulation and training.

The Oxford Stone Group is developing training models for stone procedures using 3D printing techniques.

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SSM student projects. 

The Oxford Stone Group hosts special study module students from Oxford University.

Last year's work was presented at the EULIS conference in Copenhagen


Elective Students

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.

Turney BW

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]


Intracorporeal Lithotripsy

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

BJMSU. Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 243-247


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.