Articles: Volume 2 Issue 2 Mar/Apr 2011

Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Healthy lifestyle for men living with hormone therapy for prostate cancer

This report is based on discussions held at the 7th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in Birmingham last September. One topic of equal value to all healthcare professionals spanning primary and secondary care was a review of developments in hormone therapy for prostate …

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Charity news – British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is at the forefront of pioneering research, prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer, claiming 200 000 lives a year. As well as being an important …

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Current prospects for the chemoprevention of prostate cancer

Unlike other areas of medicine, such as cardiology and diabetology, urology has often been slow to embrace strategies for risk reduction. Currently, urologists prefer to treat the disease at the stage they encounter it, rather than approaching the problem with a preventative frame of mind.
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Robot-assisted radical cystectomy

Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer combines the best of laparascopy and open surgery: patients enjoy the benefits of minimal access, while the surgeon experiences less fatigue. The authors address a number of questions regarding the new technique.
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Helicobacter, peptic ulcers and men’s health

The author discusses the diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter infection of the stomach. The main issue that affects men in the real world, as opposed to clinical trials, is their tendency not to complete courses of treatment, which may mean failure of eradication regimens. Emphasis …

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Diagnosis and management of bowel injury during laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic bowel injury is a rare but potentially devastating complication of keyhole surgery. Consideration of this complication and a high level of suspicion of its occurrence are critical, not only by the surgical team involved, but also by the doctors and nurses looking after the …

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Haematospermia

Although rarely the harbinger of serious underlying pathology, haematospermia is associated with high levels of anxiety for both patient and physician. Most cases of this alarming symptom are benign and self-limiting, however, and the management of a patient with haematospermia is focused on identifying reversible …

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Obesity management: lifestyle modification, diet and surgery

Obesity is responsible for numerous serious problems in our male patients. The issue should be actively addressed – simple measures to reduce weight can considerably improve our patients’ quality of life. Obesity is overwhelming the Western world. It already affects around 10 per cent of …

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No doctor comes to work intending to harm a patient. Unfortunately, medical accidents can and do occur. The resultant problems, which increasingly include litigation, are often extremely stressful, not only for the patient and his or her family, but also for the doctor(s) involved.
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