Articles: Volume 3 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2012

Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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Charity news – Men’s Health Forum

The Men’s Health Forum is a charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales, and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and wellbeing of men and boys. It is the leading voice for change to the …

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Better health for men

The fifth national conference on ‘Better health for men’ was held at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, on 21 October 2011. It was aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in the field of men’s health. The speakers and topics are summarised here. Videos of …

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Supporting the supporter: helping the partner of patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer

Prostate cancer will be diagnosed in >35’000 men this year in the UK, and unfortunately around 10’000 men will die from it. Although the early identification of this tumour can potentially save lives, the shock of receiving the bad news about the diagnosis, the difficulty …

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Reducing harm in healthcare through understanding the ‘human factor’

There is accumulating evidence that, in spite of advances in modern medicine, error remains a potent source of death, disability and wasted expenditure. John Reynard believes that a reduction in preventable medical errors can be achieved through improved communication and an understanding of the human …

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Relevance of the quality standard for chronic kidney disease to GPs

NICE quality standards act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care, covering the treatment and prevention of different diseases and conditions. In this article, the authors outline the recent quality standards for chronic kidney disease.
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Barrett’s oesophagus: raising awareness in heartburn sufferers

Barrett’s oesophagus is of particular relevance to men – almost twice as many men as women develop the condition, and of these men, three times as many go on to develop cancer. It is therefore particularly important that men are aware of the risk factors …

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Current issues in men’s health

The early death of so many men in the UK – a quarter before the age of 65 years – is so commonplace that most of us treat it as normal. We behave as if men are somehow biologically programmed to die young and that …

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Thromboprophylaxis after surgery

Hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism is a major public health concern, particularly in surgical patients. Risk assessment followed by appropriate mechanical or pharmacological prophylaxis will substantially reduce the considerable mortality and morbidity related to this condition.
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Overactive bladder in men: initial assessment

In the first of a two-part series, the authors provide an overview of the prevalence and impact of overactive bladder, and give advice on frontline investigation and how and when to refer. Part 2 will cover the goals and strategies of therapy. Men’s health management …

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