Articles: Volume 4 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2013

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Who’s up for early detection?
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Men’s health in Australia

Although Australian men are no different from most men around the world in that they suffer poorer health outcomes than women, the government has only recently launched a national male health policy to identify priorities to improve all aspects of male health. Bill Lynch outlines …

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PSA-based screening for prostate cancer
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Tissue engineering for urologists

Tissue engineering and stem-cell technologies are now at the forefront of scientific advances and offer novel methods for regenerating and recreating tissue. There is cautious optimism that tissue engineering will play an increasing role in the management of a spectrum of urological disease in the …

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Gynaecomastia: assessment and management

Gynaecomastia is the most common breast problem afflicting men. Although the condition can usually be managed within primary care, specialist referral is required if there is any doubt about the differential diagnosis of breast carcinoma or where surgical management is contemplated.
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The care of dying men

The care of dying patients begins long before they approach the last few days of life. The authors explain how advance care planning, involving the whole multidisciplinary team and supporting the family are as important as symptom control in the last few hours of life.
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BCG treatment of bladder cancer

Benjamin Ayres discusses the use of BCG in the management of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, emphasising the importance of controlling the inevitable side-effects of this toxic treatment. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin was first used in the treatment of non-muscleinvasive bladder cancer in the 1970s by Morales.
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Penile implants: newer devices provide improved function, safety and satisfaction

Surgical intervention for the restoration of erectile function involves implantation of an inflatable penile prosthesis. Modern implants closely reproduce the physiology of the normal male erection and enable the man to have normal sexual intercourse. Culley Carson looks at the evidence for the reliability, safety …

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Genetic haemochromatosis and sexual health in men

Clinically overt genetic haemochromatosis is ten times more frequent in men than in women, but is often underdiagnosed because of the generalised and varied nature of the symptoms and slow onset. As sexual dysfunction is a common early sign, often occurring years before other manifestations …

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Better health for men

The sixth national conference on ‘Better health for men’ was held at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, on 5 October 2012. It was aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in the field of men’s health. A selection of the topics discussed is presented here.
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