Articles: Volume 10 Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2019

Editorial: reducing burnout amongst clinicians

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses the current problem of burnout and job dissatisfaction among healthcare professionals and what can be done about it

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Building personal resilience as a clinician and educator

Burnout among healthcare professionals is a signifcant problem that can affect anyone in the medical profession – from medical students to senior doctors. Here the author describes burnout, its manifestations, and the methods that institutions and individuals can use to avoid it

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Urinary catheters: common urology problems in the community

Urinary catheters are widely used and complications with them are common. In this article the author considers the common problems encountered when using urinary catheters and suggests what can be done about them

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Peyronie’s disease: intralesional collagenase injections

While surgery is currently the standard treatment for Peyronie’s disease it is not without adverse effects, including erectile dysfunction. In this article the authors review the evidence for intralesional injections of collagenase clostridium histolyticum

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Pilonidal sinus disease: a multidisciplinary approach

Pilonidal sinus disease has a significant effect on the quality of life of patients due to frequent episodes of painful abscesses requiring time off work and limiting of daily activities. It affects mainly young healthy men and the prevalence has persistently increased over the past 50 years. A high rate of recurrence following all types of surgery is reported. In this article the author describes why a multidisciplinary approach to management is needed

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A European men’s health strategy: here at last

The lack of a policy focus on men’s health has held back work in the field. The adoption of the first-ever men’s health strategy by WHO Europe, and its recognition that many men’s health outcomes are unacceptably poor, is therefore very significant. Here the author outlines the strategy and how it could make a difference to men’s health

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So you want to be an app developer?

Digital health applications (or apps) are becoming more and more popular with health professionals and patients alike. Indeed, many apps have been produced by healthcare professionals themselves. So, for those who feel the urge to develop their own app the author provides 10 steps to doing just that

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The history of the prostate, part one: say what you see

‘Glands which pour a humor into the urinary passages of the male to excite the sexual act’ is one very early description of the prostate gland. In this article Jonathan Goddard describes the early history of the prostate gland as our understanding of its structure and function developed over time

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A manifesto for men’s health

The Urology Foundation (TUF) has been supporting urological healthcare professionals and researchers for over 25 years. In this article the TUF Chief Executive describes some of the work undertaken by TUF and calls for support in raising greater awareness of urological disease

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Journal watch

Mike Kirby, 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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