Articles: Volume 10 Issue 3 May/Jun 2019

Time to act: climate change and toxic air

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses the hazards of climate change and air pollution on human health.

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A NICE change? The evidence for mpMRI triage in prostate cancer

The updated NICE guidance on the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer includes offering a new first-line investigation to help reduce unnecessary biopsy. Here the author assesses the impact the proposed change could have on clinical practice

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Multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer and the NHS

Uday Patel, Consultant Radiologist at St George’s Hospital and Medical School, London, discusses the impact of new NICE recommendations for a multiparametric MRI for all men before prostate biopsy.

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Dementia in men: some useful non-pharmacological solutions

There are almost twice as many women with dementia as men in the UK, so care services tend to more female-centric to reflect this patient population. Care services and care professionals may therefore need specific training to provide high quality care for men. In this article the author highlights some aspects of caring for men with dementia that need to be considered

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Current and future simulation in urological surgery training

Simulation training offers new opportunities as the restrictions on traditional surgical training increase and the drive for higher quality and greater accountability continues. The authors describe different types of simulation, their role in surgical training and some of the benefits they may offer in the future

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Who self-cares wins: an updated perspective on men and self-care

Men’s health has generally been overlooked in the self-care field. This matters because, even though male life expectancy and healthy life expectancy have improved significantly over the past 40 years, men’s health outcomes remain far poorer than they could be. Drawing on the Global Action on Men’s Health’s new report, the author explores how a greater focus on self-care could make a significant difference

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Assisted dying in the UK: RCP switches to a neutral stance

The recent Royal College of Physicians’ poll of members about assisted dying stirred strong reactions. However, this is a debate that needs to happen and one that the medical profession as a whole should engage in, for the good of all – public and professionals alike

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Never mind Brexit, it’s time to celebrate ‘TRexit’

In this comment article the authors discuss the ‘Trexit’ initiative to encourage the complete cessation of transrectal prostate biopsies in favour of the transperineal route

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Plague and anthrax: diagnosis and management

Plague and anthrax may be long forgotten in many parts of the world because they are rarely (if ever) seen. However, travel to parts of the world previously unvisited by most people brings the possibility of contracting these diseases. Therefore, the author argues, it behoves every doctor to be familiar with the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of these diseases

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History of the prostate, part two: the cause of urinary symptoms

In the second article in this series the author describes how it gradually became understood that the prostate caused urinary symptoms, and how surgeons tried to manage them

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