Articles: Volume 7 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2016

Editorial: Getting to a better PLACE

The New Year is a good time to help our patients get their weight down. The PLACE mnemonic is one device that we can use to remind patients where to focus their efforts.
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Human papillomavirus: a strong case for vaccinating boys

In the UK, human papilloma virus vaccination is restricted on the NHS to girls and only recently been recommended for men who have sex with men. The restriction is based largely on cost-effectiveness. In this article, Gillian Prue sets out the compelling case for vaccinating …

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Dietary supplements and prostate cancer prevention

Prevention of prostate cancer through the use of dietary supplements is an attractive proposition for patients and doctors. Many patients already turn to supplements, but doctors are not sure what to say when asked for an opinion on their potential benefits. In this article, the …

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Reactive arthritis: can’t see, can’t pee, can’t climb a tree…

Reiter’s disease, also known as reactive arthritis, is a seronegative HLA-B27-associated autoimmune disease, characterised by oligoarthritis of large joints with additional ophthalmic and urological manifestations. Many will recall the aide-mémoire ‘can’t see, can’t pee, can’t climb a tree’ from their medical school days. This article describes …

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Survivorship and prostate cancer: the TrueNTH Supported Self-Management programme

With the rapid increase in the number of new prostate cancer diagnoses and the growing number of cancer survivors, there is a need for a new model of survivorship care to address the holistic needs of our patients. The TrueNTH initiative, launched by the Movember …

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Accuracy, precision and knee replacement: a cautionary tale

Technological advances and increased surgical precision should have resulted in knee replacements that can be ‘forgotten’ by patients, but patients continue to be dissatisfied by the results of their knee replacement surgery. In this article Justin Cobb gives his opinion on why this might be and …

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Patient-reported outcome measures in metastatic prostate cancer

Survival remains a primary aim of treatment in prostate cancer, but quality of life is also an essential benefit of any therapy. Patient-reported outcome measures, which record quality of life as perceived by the patient, are now widely used in cancer trials and, as discussed …

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James F. Glenn: a caring but focused leader

With a string of accolades and awards, Jim Glenn made a huge contribution to the development of urology in  the USA and the mentoring of clinicians who would go on to be thought leaders around the world. And as Culley Carson describes, he did it …

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Journal review

An update on the latest relevant journal articles. Mike Kirby, GP and Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire and The Prostate Centre, London, writes the ‘Message for the clinic’
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