Articles: Volume 2 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2011

Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Better Health for Men – the way forward

This report is based on the key talks of the 4th Better Health for Men conference, which was held on 7 October 2010 at the Institute of Physics, London.
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Charity news – Diabetes UK

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK. Four hundred people in the UK are diagnosed with diabetes every day – about one every three minutes. Recently released figures from GP surgeries reveal that around 2.8 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, …

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Chlamydia screening

Although more 20- to 24-year-old men than women are infected with chlamydia, fewer men are screened. Providing reassurance that both testing and treatment are painless and non-invasive may encourage this high-risk group to attend the surgery or clinic for testing.
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Statins: the key trials

The second part of this article summarises the key trials that have provided the evidence base for the use of statins. Part 1 of this article presented an overview of the statins – their mechanism of action, pharmacology, efficacy and safety. Here, the key trials …

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Medical management of Peyronie’s disease

Surgery is the gold-standard treatment for stable Peyronie’s disease, but medical treatment may play a role in the active phase to reduce pain and inflammation. Patients presenting during the acute phase of Peyronie’s disease and with adequate erectile function are the ideal candidates for medical …

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Testosterone replacement therapy after prostate cancer

Recent evidence suggests that testosterone replacement therapy after prostate cancer treatment may be safer than previously thought. The authors review the basis for the common dilemma as to how to approach the treatment of testosterone deficiency after successful treatment for prostate cancer, and explain how …

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Kidney stone disease

Kidney stone disease (urolithiasis) affects 5–10 per cent of the population and is one of the most common causes for attendance at accident and emergency departments with abdominal and loin pain. Loin pain is a well-known presentation, but an understanding of the other important modes …

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Helping men make informed decisions about treatment for LUTS caused by BPH

Informed decision making has a valuable role in helping patients to understand the medical options for their condition and choose a preferred course of action. The authors describe the development of a decision aid for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia …

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First word

Men die on average five years earlier than women. While part of the explanation for this so-called ‘gender gap’ is genetic, another element is undoubtedly related to lifestyle, which in turn stems from elements of patriarchy, which still retains an influence in our society. Historically, …

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