Articles: Volume 9 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2018

Editorial: Choice at the end of life?

Recently there has been a cultural shift away from paternalism and towards the empowerment of patients to make decisions about their own care. Nowhere is this change more pertinent than at the end of life, which raises questions on whether assisted dying is complementary or contradictory to the notion of person-centred care

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Mike to Michaela: male-to-female genital reconstruction

With referrals to gender identity clinics doubling over the last five years and an increasing number of people coming forward for treatment, both primary and secondary care doctors are likely to encounter transgender people in their clinical practice. In this article, Tina Rashid discusses gender dysphoria and male-to-female genital reconstruction

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Sequencing treatment for metastatic prostate cancer

In the past 10 years there have been significant advances in the understanding and treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. These include the earlier use of docetaxel chemotherapy, and the use of abiraterone, enzalutamide, radium-223 and cabazitaxel. In this article, the authors review these advances and look at the sequencing of agents

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Urine sample collection: issues and a solution

Urine is probably the most common specimen collected for analysis every day, yet there is no standard for urine collection. In this article the author discusses the problem of inadequate samples and describes a collection system that can help

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Brachytherapy in prostate cancer: techniques and clinical outcomes

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer involves placing radioactive seeds directly into the prostate, with the aim of protecting healthy surrounding tissue. This article reviews the current indications for brachytherapy treatment and the different options available. The practicalities and potential complications of treatment are also considered

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The risks of cancer after bladder replacement or diversion

Cancer following bladder replacement or diversion is a significant issue and can undo even the very best surgical reconstructions. In this article the author describes which procedures carry the highest risk, and what efforts can be made to reduce the risk and catch cancers at an early stage if they do occur

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Book review: William Osler and his legacy to medicine

A book review of ‘William Osler and his legacy to medicine’, by David Cranston

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Leptospirosis: a leisure and occupational hazard

Leptospirosis, or Weil’s disease as it commonly known, is a rare infection contracted from the urine of animals, usually rats. River and lake water can be contaminated and poses a risk for the increasing number of open-water swimmers

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The Arms of British Urology

2020 sees the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS). In this article the author describes the origins and perhaps unnoticed elements of the BAUS arms

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Obituary: John Wickham, 1929–2017

Jonathan Charles Goddard shares memories of John Wickham, former director of the Academic Unit at the Institute of Urology and recipient of the Cheselden medal for outstanding contributions to innovation in stone surgery and laparoscopic urology

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