Articles: Volume 5 Issue 3 May/Jun 2014

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There but for the grace of God. In November 2013, Mr David Sellu, FRCS, a senior surgeon with a previously impeccable record, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for manslaughter.
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Metabolic syndrome and common urological conditions: looking beyond the obvious

Awareness of the link between the metabolic syndrome and many common urological conditions should encourage all physicians to assess the patient presenting with these conditions for underlying metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk.
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Current trends in bladder cancer in Australia

The authors discuss issues relating to bladder cancer in Australia in the context of the various factors that might be contributing to an apparent deteriorating survival.
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Male circumcision: summary of current clinical practice

In this review, the authors outline the medical indications and contraindications for adult male circumcision and discuss the growing evidence behind prophylactic circumcision.
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Management of fatigue and anaemia in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy

In this series, the authors present cases of men being treated with androgen deprivation therapy, and highlight their management to prevent and treat associated toxicities. This sixth and final article will consider the management of fatigue and anaemia.
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Illness from abroad: presentation and diagnosis of tropical diseases

With an increase in international travel and the number of people visiting exotic places, most GPs are likely to see at least one case of a tropical disease in their career. Dr Brightman considers the questions to ask when taking the history, before discussing the …

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Current status of choline-PET and prostate cancer

The authors outline the role of the functional imaging technique choline-positron emission tomography in the diagnosis, staging and treatment response assessment of patients with prostate cancer.
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Supporting the ‘second victim’ after a medical error

The consequences of a medical error are likely to provoke feelings of guilt and intense emotional distress in the ‘second victim’ – the clinician. Roger Kirby outlines some strategies to help the doctor cope and explains how colleagues can provide support by sharing the experience …

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Charity news

Three national charities are to work together to step up the fight against bladder cancer. The Urology Foundation, Action on Bladder Cancer and Fight Bladder Cancer are launching a campaign to put the condition on the public agenda and at the forefront of patients’ and …

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Editor’s choice

Update on the latest BJU International articles.
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