Articles: Volume 2 Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2011

Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Charity news – Mind

As the UK’s largest mental health charity, Mind campaigns to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all. With one in four people likely to experience a mental health problem every year, Mind plays a crucial role in raising awareness, campaigning …

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Getting to a better ‘PLACE’: helping patients counter obesity by achieving enduring lifestyle change

In the domain of public health, common sense is not always common practice. How best then to enable patients to act on the advice that they have constantly heard, but find hard to actually carry out? Obesity, especially male-pattern abdominal obesity, is strongly correlated with …

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Peyronie’s disease: assessment and treatment options

Although there is limited evidence for an effective treatment of the early stages of Peyronie’s disease, surgical options for stable disease are usually successful in straightening the penis. However, good patient counselling about associated unwanted effects is imperative. Peyronie’s disease is a benign condition of …

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Alcohol pricing – could it improve men’s health?

The authors give an overview of the rationale for using alcohol pricing as a public health tool. They outline the background to government alcohol strategies, review recent moves by the government to acknowledge the problem, and contrast their proposed policy to the evidence base that …

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Male infertility: treatment options

In the previous issue of this journal, the authors discussed the causes of male infertility and outlined the investigations required. Here, they look at the treatment options. Once the cause of male infertility is known, treatment should be provided, directed at treating the actual cause …

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Depression in men

Although fewer men than women experience depression, it has more serious consequences for men, who are particularly likely to commit suicide. Depression is an important and often overlooked aspect of men’s health. It is very common, with about one in 25 of the UK population …

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Role of radiological imaging for the evaluation of haematuria

Haematuria is a sign that can arise from a constellation of disorders, ranging from urinary tract infection to invasive malignancy. The authors review imaging modalities for the investigation of haematuria and highlight how imaging is key to the exclusion of potentially serious causative aetiologies.
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The need for men’s health initiatives: ‘connecting the dots’

A strategy to improve health outcomes for men is dependent on the ability to ‘connect the dots’, requiring increased partnership and synergy within and between research, practice and policy contexts. The women’s health lens has become an important aspect of planning in many healthcare systems …

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One of our avowed missions in Trends is to help our readers to ‘help men to help themselves’. The trouble is that many of us, and even more of our patients, tend to ‘help ourselves’ rather too liberally to over-large meals, tasty treats and festive …

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