Articles: Volume 1 Issue 1 Oct/Nov 2010

Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Sexual dysfunction: the importance of involving the partner

Men are notoriously reluctant to seek help for their health problems. On average, men die just over four years earlier than women: in 2006–8, males in the UK had a life expectancy at birth of 77.4 years compared with 81.6 years for females. It is …

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Management of locally advanced prostate cancer

The management of locally advanced or high-risk prostate cancer is challenging – involving the patient and multidisciplinary team in decision-making is essential so that treatment is tailored to the individual. The management of prostate cancer involves the consideration of a number of clinical, biological and …

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Testicular torsion: a urological emergency

Testicular torsion is an emergency that all health professionals should be aware of. The authors outline the presentation, differential diagnosis and need for rapid management. Torsion of the testis is a urological emergency occurring in approximately 17 per cent of acute scrotal presentations.
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Investigation and management of urinary incontinence in men

Male urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing and debilitating condition. Management should be based on the type of incontinence and level of bother experienced. The authors provide an algorithm to assess, categorise and manage male patients with urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is defined by the International …

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The clinical importance of testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes

Various studies have highlighted the high prevalence of low total and free testosterone (late-onset hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency syndrome) in men with type 2 diabetes and demonstrated links with visceral adiposity, insulin resistance, HbA1c, and symptoms of hypogonadism such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and low …

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Where are we now with prostate cancer diagnosis?

Prostate cancer is a controversial topic for men’s health. Every year there are 34986 new cases in England and Wales and 10 000 deaths.
Public awareness of the disease is growing because of its prevalence, coupled with interest in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening and novel minimally …

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The statins: a drug class to celebrate

Pharmacological treatment of dyslipidaemia has progressed enormously in the past two decades, such that it has become one of the most successful of all therapeutic strategies. The comprehensive data available from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) allow the clinician to make informed, evidence-based treatment decisions in …

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Working towards common goals and shared strategies for men’s health

Although work had been ongoing for some time, it was the start of the millennium that saw the real awakening of interest in men’s health. Since then progress has occurred rapidly, with men’s health policy being formulated in Ireland and Australia, the Men’s Health Forum …

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First Word

Welcome to the first issue of Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, an exciting new project that builds on the success of Trends in Urology, Gynaecology and Sexual Health and takes it several steps into the future. The journal has been redesigned as a visually …

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