Articles: Volume 5 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2014

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Winning the battle against obesity. As we recover from the gastronomic excesses of the Christmas break, thoughts inevitably turn to the New Year resolution: ‘get fit, not fat’.
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Castrate-resistant prostate cancer: the future of antiandrogens

Several promising new treatment options for men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer have become available recently. The authors look at developments in this rapidly progressing area.
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Testosterone and the struggle for higher social status

Men are usually considered more competitive than women, and some men seem to be more competitive than others. Recent evidence suggests that the male hormone testosterone may be very important in this respect.
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Differential diagnosis of a scrotal mass

The authors discuss the various presentations of scrotal swellings, explaining how a careful clinical assessment and use of ultrasound can aid diagnosis and management of this common problem.
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Surgery for high-risk prostate cancer

Although most men with high-risk prostate cancer are offered radiotherapy with hormone treatment as a primary treatment option, there is no evidence to suggest that this has any advantages over surgery.
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Particular problems of the male oesophagus

Peter Fairclough describes two oesophageal conditions that are more common in men than in women: Barrett’s oesophagus and eosinophilic oesophagitis.
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Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk: time to reduce it

As erectile dysfunction is an independent marker of increased cardiovascular disease, a cardiac assessment and aggressive risk reduction therapy are essential for all men with erectile dysfunction, even if they have no cardiac symptoms.
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Managing hot flushes in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer

In this series, the authors present cases of men being treated with androgen deprivation therapy, and highlight management strategies to prevent and treat associated toxicities. In this fourth article, the authors consider the management of hot flushes.
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Erectile dysfunction associated with surgery for prostate and colorectal cancer

Treatment of both prostate and colorectal cancer is associated with high rates of erectile dysfunction, but approaches to management of this common postoperative complication differ between urology and colorectal specialties.
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Advanced prostate cancer: advancing patient care

This report is based on a series of regional meetings and a seminar held during the 9th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group. The meetings reviewed optimal management of patients with advanced prostate cancer in the context of full multidisciplinary team involvement. Developments in …

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