Articles: Volume 7 Issue 3 May/Jun 2016

Editorial: Seven habits of highly effective doctors

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Sir Clement Price Thomas medal from the Royal College of Surgeons. At the presentation ceremony, I was asked to say a few encouraging words to the many young doctors who were receiving the diplomas that mark …

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Time to reflect: helping patients to understand the natural history of prostate cancer

The natural history of prostate cancer is different to other urological malignancies. The often extended survival should allow patients time to decide on the various options for management available to them. Peter Whelan suggests that healthcare professionals should not shoehorn prostate cancer into an inappropriate …

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Men’s health: a global problem requiring global solutions

Men’s health is the ‘Cinderfella’ of public health, being generally overlooked and hidden in plain sight. Peter Baker describes the issues and highlights the benefits to all of a more concerted global effort to improve men’s health.
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The NHS Health Check: where are we now?

The aim of the NHS Health Check is to improve health and wellbeing of adults aged 40–74 through earlier detection and management of individual risk factors for vascular disease and other conditions associated with them. The programme was launched in 2009 in response to the rising …

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Diagnosis and management of priapism

Priapism, a prolonged penile erection, is a rare urological emergency which can pose a significant management challenge. In this article the authors describe the pathophysiology and management of the condition.
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Diagnosis and management of breast cancer in men

Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancer cases. Compared with female breast cancer, it is associated with a worse overall survival, predominantly due to advanced stage at presentation. The authors discuss the evidence to date regarding the epidemiology, clinical presentation …

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My advanced prostate cancer experience

Mr Flannigan gives a personal account of his diagnosis with prostate cancer and a vivid description of his experience of chemotherapy.
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Emotional intelligence and medicine

‘Emotional intelligence’ is currently a buzz phrase in the world of business, where it is regarded as a prerequisite for all those aspiring to a leadership role. Roger Kirby describes what it is and asks how important is it for doctors to have it?
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Stinting on sildenafil supply can prove costly

Geoffrey Hackett presents a case report of a man with erectile dysfunction and describes how, despite the availability of sildenafil on the NHS to all men with erectile dysfunction, misguided limitations on supply can lead to unnecessary referrals and cost for the NHS and patients.
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Obituary: Bill Choi, 1968–2016

It comes with great sadness that we find ourselves writing this obituary following the tragic death of our friend and colleague Bill Choi after an accident while on a family skiing holiday in France.
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