Articles: Volume 2 Issue 3 May/Jun 2011

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Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Debating controversies in the management of locally advanced prostate cancer

The 7th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in Birmingham highlighted many controversial areas in the management of urological malignancies. The authors summarise a lively debate on the optimal management for men diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer. They highlight areas of controversy and …

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Charity news – Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK focuses on beating cancer through prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. Survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years, and we are proud to have been at the heart of that progress. Our research budget of around £334 million a year supports …

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NHS services for erectile dysfunction: a case of orchestrated chaos?

Existing regulations designed to control the costs of therapy for erectile dysfunction mean that GPs are referring men to secondary care clinics for fear of missing a qualifying condition, thus increasing the overall cost of care. As the Prime Minister laid out the difficult way …

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Diagnosis and treatment of benign scrotal swellings

The authors review the common benign scrotal swellings frequently seen in primary and secondary care. Benign scrotal swellings are among the most common urological consultations. In most cases, a single clinic visit is all that is required to determine the non-malignant nature of the patient’s …

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Management of gout

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men over 40. Although the pattern of disease is becoming increasingly severe, promising new therapies are emerging for both acute and chronic gout. Gout was clearly described by the Egyptians over 4000 years ago and …

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Complementary therapies in prostate cancer

The authors look at some of the many complementary therapies and alternative medicines used by patients with prostate cancer, and conclude that more research is needed to assess their safety and efficacy. Prostate cancer accounts for 25 per cent of new cancer diagnoses and is …

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Achieving effective risk-factor modification in men

Urological complaints in men provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to modify risk factors, thus not only averting the progression of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia, but also reducing the hazards of cardiovascular events in men presenting with erectile dysfunction.
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The mental health of boys

The trouble with boys is that they tend to be more restless than girls. This is partly biological, but is exaggerated by cultural assumptions about masculinity. In primary school years, mental health services see more boys than girls. The several diagnoses they attract – especially …

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Most of us aspire to be slim and healthy, but, by regularly succumbing to temptation, we persist in behaving in ways that undermine that goal. In truth, it is much easier to uncork a bottle of wine when you get home instead of putting on …

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