Articles: Volume 8 Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2017

Editorial: Burnout, resilience and culture change

A lifelong career in medicine is still attractive, but the surfeit of unfilled posts and the haemorrhage of so many young doctors to other professions poses a warning. Much more needs to be done so that we don’t just attract the best students to train in medicine, but retain them within the system

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Keep on running: exercise addiction in men

A lot of men seem to be ‘gym crazy’ these days – but for some, exercise can become an addiction. Identifying when exercising to keep fit tips into an addiction with all the characteristics such as tolerance and withdrawal is difficult, as the authors describe

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The inflammatory journey of a prostatitis patient

Prostatitis is very common and accounts for a significant number of GP and urology consultations. It is notoriously difficult to manage successfully. In this article Karl Monahan argues for a biopsychosocial approach that considers patient concerns and anxieties

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The challenge of bladder pain syndrome

Bladder pain syndrome is a debilitating condition that can severely impact on a patient’s quality of life. In this article, the authors describe how to tackle the diagnostic and management challenges it presents

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The Peter Pan problem: transfer of chronically sick boys to adult care

With improved treatments, increasing numbers of boys with chronic illnesses are living into adulthood. The transition between paediatric management and adult services needs to be handled carefully. Christopher Woodhouse discusses some of the issues

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Heterogeneity of advanced prostate cancer: clinical implications of genomics

This report is based on a session held during the 13th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in London in September 2016. The session discussed the clinical implications of genomics in the management of advanced prostate cancer, in the context of the potential use of biomarkers to predict outcomes to treatment and the future of biomarker-driven trials

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Living and learning in Melbourne

Initially daunted by the prospect of moving his family to Melbourne to take up a robotic surgery fellowship, Alastair Lamb describes how it turned out to be an opportunity to learn a lot, both professionally and personally

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Vis Unita Fortior − united strength is stronger

2020 will see not only the 75th anniversary of the foundation of BAUS, but also the centenary of the Urology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Clearly, it will be a year that sees many celebrations in British urology. Here, Jonathan Goddard looks back at the origins of these two august bodies

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Journal watch

GP and Visiting Professor to the University of Hertfordshire and The Prostate Centre, London, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take-home message’.

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