Recent publications

This page gives details of some of the peer-reviewed papers and books which Mr Muir has published, and some of the presentations at medical meetings

Original Research Papers

  Agha R, Cooper D, Muir G.

 The reporting quality of randomised controlled trials in surgery: a systematic review.

Int J Surg. 2007 Dec;5(6):413-22. Epub 2007 Oct 29. Review.


Gómez Sancha F, Bachmann A, Choi BB, Tabatabaei S, Muir GH.

 Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (GreenLight PV): lessons learnt after 3500 procedures.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2007;10(4):316-22. Epub 2007 Jul 10.


Bilagi P, Sriprasad S, Clarke JL, Sellars ME, Muir GH, Sidhu PS.

 Clinical and ultrasound features of segmental testicular infarction: six-year experience from a single centre.

Eur Radiol. 2007 Nov;17(11):2810-8. Epub 2007 Jul 5.


Rajbabu K, Barber NJ, Choi W, Muir GH.

 To knot or not to knot? Sutureless haemostasis compared to the surgeon's knot.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 May;89(4):359-62.


Rajbabu K, Chandrasekara SK, Barber NJ, Walsh K, Muir GH.

 Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with the potassium-titanyl-phosphate  laser in men with prostates of >100 mL.

BJU Int. 2007 Sep;100(3):593-8; discussion 598. Epub 2007 May 19.


Carey AM, Pramanik R, Nicholson LJ, Dew TK, Martin FL, Muir GH, Morris JD.

 Ras-MEK-ERK signaling cascade regulates androgen receptor element-inducible gene  transcription and DNA synthesis in prostate cancer cells.

Int J Cancer. 2007 Aug 1;121(3):520-7.


Rajbabu K, Chandrasekera S, Zhu G, Dezylva S, Grunfeld EA, Muir GH.

 Racial origin is associated with poor awareness of prostate cancer in UK men, but can be increased by simple information.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2007;10(3):256-60. Epub 2007 Mar 20.


Ben-Shlomo Y, Evans S, Ibrahim F, Patel B, Anson K, Chinegwundoh F, Corbishley

C, Dorling D, Thomas B, Gillatt D, Kirby R, Muir G, Nargund V, Popert R, Metcalfe

C, Persad R; PROCESS study group.

 The risk of prostate cancer amongst black men in the United Kingdom: the PROCESS  cohort study.

Eur Urol. 2008 Jan;53(1):99-105. Epub 2007 Mar 1.


Liu M, Rajbabu K, Zhu G, Petersen A, Muir GH, Poulson J.

 Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with saline-irrigated KTP laser in a porcine model.

J Endourol. 2006 Dec;20(12):1096-100.


Rajbabu K, Dudderidge T, Barber N, Walsh K, Muir G.

 Evaluation of ideal irrigation fluid in 'Greenlight' photoselective vapourization of the prostate.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2007;10(1):101-3. Epub 2006 Oct 10.



Beliefs about illness and quality of life among men with erectile dysfunction.

Stamogiannou I, Grunfeld EA, Denison K, Muir G.

Int J Impot Res. 2005 Mar-Apr;17(2):142-7.


The efficacy of sildenafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in male peritoneal dialysis patients.

Mahon A, Sidhu PS, Muir G, Macdougall IC.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Feb;45(2):381-7.


Phentolamine re-dosing during penile dynamic colour Doppler ultrasound: a practical method to abolish a false diagnosis of venous leakage in patients with erectile dysfunction.

Gontero P, Sriprasad S, Wilkins CJ, Donaldson N, Muir GH, Sidhu PS.

Br J Radiol. 2004 Nov;77(923):922-6.


Development of bladder urothelial hyperplasia and carcinoma in portacaval shunted rats is not dependent upon urolithiasis.

Alexander B, Makar AA, Hopster D, O'Donnell PJ, Coptcoat MJ, Muir G.

Exp Mol Pathol. 2004 Dec;77(3):205-9.


Acquiring surgical skills: a comparative study of open versus laparoscopic surgery.

Subramonian K, DeSylva S, Bishai P, Thompson P, Muir G.

Eur Urol. 2004 Mar;45(3):346-51;


Reduction of TSG101 protein has a negative impact on tumor cell growth.

Zhu G, Gilchrist R, Borley N, Chng HW, Morgan M, Marshall JF, Camplejohn RS, Muir GH, Hart IR.

Int J Cancer. 2004 Apr 20;109(4):541-7.


Laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection allows significantly more accurate staging in "high-risk" prostate cancer compared to MRI or CT.

Borley N, Fabrin K, Sriprasad S, Mondaini N, Thompson P, Muir G, Poulsen J.

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2003;37(5):382-6.


Sildenafil does not improve sexual function in men without erectile dysfunction but does reduce the postorgasmic refractory time.

Mondaini N, Ponchietti R, Muir GH, Montorsi F, Di Loro F, Lombardi G, Rizzo M.

Int J Impot Res. 2003 Jun;15(3):225-8.


Ex vivo chemosensitivity to mitomycin C in bladder cancer and its relationship with P-glycoprotein and apoptotic factors. 

Gontero P, Sargent JM, Hopster DJ, Lewandowic GM, Taylor CG, Elgie AW, Williamson CJ, Sriprasad SI, Muir GH.

Anticancer Res. 2002 Nov-Dec;22(6C):4073-80.


Primary cultures of prostate cells and their ability to activate carcinogens.

Martin FL, Cole KJ, Muir GH, Kooiman GG, Williams JA, Sherwood RA, Grover PL, Phillips DH.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2002;5(2):96-104.


Penile length is normal in most men seeking penile lengthening procedures.

Mondaini N, Ponchietti R, Gontero P, Muir GH, Natali A, Caldarera E, Biscioni S, Rizzo M.

Int J Impot Res. 2002 Aug;14(4):283-6.


Identification of potential diagnostic markers of prostate cancer and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia using cDNA microarray. 

Bull JH, Ellison G, Patel A, Muir G, Walker M, Underwood M, Khan F, Paskins L.

 Br J Cancer. 2001 Jun 1;84(11):1512-9.


Validity of PSA, free/total PSA ratio and complexed/total PSA ratio measurements in men with acute urinary retention. 

Sriprasad S, Dew TK, Muir GH, Thompson PM, Mulvin D, Choi WH, Dickinson IK, Sherwood RA.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2001;4(3):167-172.


An appraisal of telomerase activity in benign prostatic hyperplasia. 

Caldarera E, Crooks NH, Carmichael PL, Pavone-Macaluso M,  Muir GH

Prostate. 2000 Nov 1;45(3):267-70.


Penile fracture repair: assessment of early results and complications using color Doppler ultrasound. 

Gontero P, Sidhu PS, Muir GH.

 Int J Impot Res. 2000 Apr;12(2):125-8; discussion 128-9.


Metabolic activation of carcinogens and expression of various cytochromes P450 in human prostate tissue.

Williams JA, Martin FL, Muir GH, Hewer A, Grover PL, Phillips DH.

Carcinogenesis. 2000 Sep;21(9):1683-9.


Evaluation of P53 protein overexpression, Ki67 proliferative activity and mitotic index as markers of tumour recurrence in superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. 

Gontero P, Casetta G, Zitella A, Ballario R, Pacchioni D, Magnani C, Muir GH, Tizzani A.

 Eur Urol. 2000 Sep;38(3):287-96.


Orthotopic bladder substitution by detubularized sigmoid using a new method of neovesico-urethral anastomosis. 

Grasset D, Delbos O, Muir GH, Robert M, Guiter J.

Br J Urol. 1998 Apr;81(4):623-7.


Piezoelectric extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of lower pole nephrolithiasis. 

Robert M, Marotta J, Rakotomalala E, Muir G, Grasset D.

 Eur Urol. 1997;32(3):301-4.


Detection of telomerase activity in human prostate: a diagnostic marker for prostatic cancer? 

Scates DK, Muir GH, Venitt S, Carmichael PL.

 Br J Urol. 1997 Aug;80(2):263-8.


Video-resection does not stop corneal contamination during transurethral resection of the prostate. 

Muir GH, Davies JH.

 Br J Urol. 1996 Jun;77(6):836-8.


Management of major blunt renal lacerations: surgical or nonoperative approach? 

Robert M, Drianno N, Muir G, Delbos O, Guiter J.

Eur Urol. 1996;30(3):335-9.


Vacuolation in prostate cancer cells following luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analogue treatment. 

Muir GH, Shearer RJ, Dearnaley DP, Fisher C.

Br J Urol. 1994 Mar;73(3):268-70.


Induction of transforming growth factor beta in hormonally treated human prostate cancer. 

Muir GH, Butta A, Shearer RJ, Fisher C, Dearnaley DP, Flanders KC, Sporn

MB, Colletta AA.

Br J Cancer. 1994 Jan;69(1):130-4.






Review Articles

 Chandrasekera S, Muir G.

 Potassium titanyl phosphate laser prostatectomy: a review.

Curr Opin Urol. 2007 Jan;17(1):22-6. Review.


The 'learning curve' in surgery: what is it, how do we measure it and can we influence it? 

Subramonian K, Muir G.

BJU Int. 2004 Jun;93(9):1173-4.


High-power KTP laser prostatectomy: the new challenge to transurethral resection of the prostate. 

Barber NJ, Muir GH.

Curr Opin Urol. 2004 Jan;14(1):21-5..


Does laparoscopic surgery spell the end of the open surgeon? 

Agha R, Muir G.

J R Soc Med. 2003 Nov;96(11):544-6.


Pathological findings of penile fractures and their surgical management. 

Gontero P, Muir GH, Frea B.

Urol Int. 2003;71(1):77-82.


The influence of dietary and environmental factors on prostate cancer risk  

Kooiman GG, Martin FL, Williams JA, Grover PL, Phillips DH, Muir GH. .

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2000 Dec;3(4):256-258.


The genetic alterations in the oncogenic pathway of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and its prognostic value.

Gontero P, Tizzani A, Muir GH, Caldarera E, Macaluso MP.

Urol Res. 2001 Dec;29(6):377-87. Review.


The role of immunotherapy for urological tumours.   Hrouda D, Muir GH, Dalgleish AG.

 Br J Urol. 1997 Mar;79(3):307-16


Prostate cancer.

Dearnaley, D. P; Price, A.; Shearer, R. J; Chamberlain, J; Melia, J,.Eeles, R; Stratton, M, Muir, G. Jarman, M.

Lancet. 342(8876):901-905, October 9, 1993.



Formation des Urologues dans l’Europe.

Uro Jonction (Paris).(1994) 12: 13-15.


Prostate Cancer.

G.H. Muir, R. J. Shearer.

Postgraduate Surgery (1994), 12, 76-80. 




Books and Chapters


The Evidence for Urology (co-Editor with C Dawson)

TFM Publishing, London 2005


New alternatives to TURP.

In: Private Hospital Healthcare Europe, Campden Publishing, London 2003




Case series and short reports


Splenogonadal fusion: B-mode and color Doppler sonographic appearances

Stewart VR, Sellars ME, Somers S, Muir GH, Sidhu PS.

J Ultrasound Med. 2004 Aug;23(8):1087-90.


Impalpable testis cancer.

Sidhu PS, Sriprasad S, Bushby LH, Sellars ME, Muir GH.

BJU Int. 2004 Apr;93(6):888.


Screening for renal cell carcinoma using ultrasonography: a feasibility study

Zhan X, Sidhu PS, Muir GH.

BJU Int. 2003 Dec;92(9):1047-8.


An unusual cause of voiding dysfunction following colposuspension

Robinson D, Bidmead J, Cardozo L, Muir G. .

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2003 Mar;23(2):210-1.



Can diet affect prostate cancer?

Barber NJ, Zhu G, Muir GH.

BJU Int. 2002 Jul;90(1):141;.


A 10-year experience of managing ureteric calculi: changing trends towards endourological intervention--is there a role for open surgery?

Choi W, Poulsen J, Muir G. 

BJU Int. 2002 May;89(7):792.


Laparoscopic removal of multicystic dysplastic pelvic kidney

Sriprasad S, Poulsen J, Muir G, Kane P, Coptcoat MJ.

J Endourol. 2001 Oct;15(8):805-7. Review.


 Acute segmental testicular infarction: differentiation from tumour using high frequency colour Doppler ultrasound.

Sriprasad S, Kooiman GG, Muir GH, Sidhu PS.

Br J Radiol. 2001 Oct;74(886):965-7.


Mean time to cancer-specific death of apparently clinically localised prostate cancer: policy implications for threshold ages in prostate-specific antigen and ablative therapy.

Kooiman GG, Muir G.

BJU Int. 2001 Jan;87(1):128-9.


Is prostate-specific antigen a reliable marker of bone metastasis in patients with newly diagnosed cancer of the prostate?

Gontero P, Muir GH.

Eur Urol. 1998 Dec;34(6):518-9.


Gastric carcinoma presenting with testicular metastasis.

Muir GH, Fisher C.

Br J Urol. 1994 Jun;73(6):713-4. No abstract available.




Selected Recent Presentations (with published abstracts)


American Urological Association Meeting 2005

A randomized controlled, single blind study to assess the effectiveness of a cardboard box as a tool for laparoscopy training. CHANDRASEKERA, S. K.; SHAH, N.; DE ZYLVA, T. S.U.; BISHAI, P.; DONOHUE, J.; MUIR, G. H BJU International - Supplement. 93 Supplement 4:77, June 2004.


European Association of Urology Meeting 2005


Urological Research Society, 2004:

Do patients with prostate cancer and their carers have a realistic knowledge of the epidemiology of prostate cancer?. EVANS, S.; ANSON, K. ; CHINEGWUNDOH, F,  CORBISHLEY, C, KIRBY, R, MUIR, G., GILLATT, D, PATEL, B, POPERT, R, PERSAD, R, BEN-SHLOMO, Y

BJU International. 94(7):1169-1170, November 2004.

The effect of adding lycopene on primary prostate cell lines. ZHANG, XIN; BARBER, NEIL; ZHU, GANG; PRAMANIK, RASHIDA; MARTIN, FRANCIS *; MORRIS, JONATHAN; WALSH, KILIAN; MUIR, GORDON BJU International. 94(7):1165, November 2004.

British Prostate Group Meeting: 2004

'Niagara' Laser Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate is Feasible and Effective in the U.K. Day Surgery Unit. Barber, N J; Muir, G H Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases. 7(4):377, December 2004.

British Urological Association meeting , 2004

Selective angio-embolization in severe renal trauma - a single centre experience. CHANDRASEKERA, S. K.; WILKINS, C. J.; WALSH, K.; MUIR, G. H.; WALTERS, H. L.; THOMPSON, P. M. BJU International - Supplement. 93 Supplement 4:103-104, June 2004.

Laparoscopic nephrectomy - a retrospective review of 111 cases. EDDY, B. *; DONOHUE, J. *; BARBER, N. *; MUIR, G. *; POULSEN, E. U. +; POULSEN, J. BJU International - Supplement. 93 Supplement 4:77-78, June 2004.

A randomized controlled, single blind study to assess the effectiveness of a cardboard box as a tool for laparoscopy training. CHANDRASEKERA, S. K.; SHAH, N.; DE ZYLVA, T. S.U.; BISHAI, P.; DONOHUE, J.; MUIR, G. H BJU International - Supplement. 93 Supplement 4:77, June 2004.

A dedicated weekly clinic can reduce urological emergency admissions. CALLEN, C.; BARBER, N. J.; CHANDRASEKERA, S.; WALSH, K.; THOMPSON, P. M.; MUIR, G. H. BJU International - Supplement. 93 Supplement 4:52, June 2004.

British Prostate Group Meeting: 2003

Serum Her-2/neu in prostatic disease. Borley, N C; Choi, W H; Ireland, J; Sherwood, R A; Muir, G H Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases. 6(1):94, 2003.

Tumour marker M2-PK in prostate disease. Borley, N C; Choi, W H; Dew, T K; Sriprasad, S; Thompson, P M; Sherwood, R A; Muir, G H Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases. 6(1):93-94, 2003.


British Urological Association Meeting , 2003

To knot or not to knot? Sutureless haemostasis compared with the surgeon's knot. CHOI, W. H.; BARBER, N. J.; POULSEN, J.; THOMPSON, P. M.; MUIR, G. H. BJU International - Supplement. 91 Supplement 2:12-13, June 2003.

Acquiring surgical skills: is the 'learning curve' different for open surgery and laparoscopy?. SUBRAMONIAN, K.; De SYLVA, S.; BISHAI, P.; THOMPSON, P.; MUIR, G. BJU International - Supplement. 91 Supplement 2:9, June 2003.


Scandanavian Urological Association Meeting , 2003

LAPAROSCOPIC NEPHRECTOMY/NEPHROURETERECTOMY. THREE YEARS SINGLE-CENTRE EXPERIENCE. Poulsen, E. U.; Donohue, J. O.; Muir, G.; Poulsen, J. Scandinavian Journal of Urology & Nephrology Supplementum. 37 Supplement 214:19-20, 2003.


Societe INternationale d’Urologie Meeting , 2002

Availability of herbal medicine for prostate cancer. Choi, W. H.; Mayer, E.; Sriprasad, S.; Thompson, P. M.; Muir, G. H. BJU International - Supplement. 90 Supplement 2:263, September 2002.

Black British men develop prostate cancer younger than white men: results of pilot study. Choi, W. H.; Hall, W.; Sriprasad, S.; Poulsen, J.; Thompson, P. M.; Muir, G. H. BJU International - Supplement. 90 Supplement 2:187-188, September 2002.

Tumour marker M2 type pyruvate kinase in prostate disease. Borley, N. C.; Choi, W. H.; Dew, T. K.; Sriprasad, S.; Thompson, P. M.; Sherwood, R. A.; Muir, G. H. BJU International - Supplement. 90 Supplement 2:159, September 2002.


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