Articles: Volume 5 Issue 4 Jul/Aug 2014

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‘When comes such another?’ As you will read in his obituary here in Trends, my good friend John Fitzpatrick passed away in May. It is no overstatement to say that international urology will never be quite the same. John was a ‘larger than life’ character.
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Heart disease regulations: implications for work and play – part 1

Regulatory authorities may exclude men with heart disease from specific occupations or activities to protect the individual and those around them. Clinicians are often asked to explain the rationale for these restrictions, and may be asked to provide advice on the safety of a diverse …

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Presentation and management of STIs in men

Richard Ma uses urology case histories to illustrate situations in which sexually transmitted infections may need to be considered, and explains how best-practice guidance may be helpful for further management.
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Disaster on Everest

Sophie Wallace was at Everest base camp when, on 18 April, an avalanche struck, killing 16 Sherpas and wounding others. In this moving account, she describes the rescue attempts, the impressive medical response and the grimness of tending to those who were beyond help.
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Premature ejaculation: definition, epidemiology and treatment

Mike Kirby discusses how various definitions of premature ejaculation have made it difficult to evaluate the prevalence and epidemiology of the condition.
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Interpretation of PSA levels after radical therapy for prostate cancer

Prostate-specific antigen plays a role in active surveillance and postoperative monitoring of prostate cancer patients. The authors discuss PSA screening, and consider some of the problems involved in interpretation of PSA levels after radical prostatectomy, radical radiotherapy and brachytherapy.
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Aetiology and prevention of recurrent renal calculi

Factors that have the greatest impact on prevention of stone disease include advising patients to drink plenty of fluids, adopt a healthy lifestyle, reduce their risk of obesity and control diabetes and blood pressure.
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Charity news – Orchid

More than 43000 men are diagnosed with a male cancer every year. Orchid is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to testicular, prostate and penile cancer.
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Obituary: Professor John Fitzpatrick

On the morning of 14 May 2014, John M. Fitzpatrick passed away aged 65. He left this life the way he lived it, in the fast lane. Taken ill at home in his own gym, where he was honing his fitness with his personal trainer, …

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