Articles: Volume 10 Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2019

2020: an anniversary year for urology

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses why 2020 is an important anniversary year for urology

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in men

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming a significant clinical and economic burden globally. It affects more men than women for reasons that are not yet completely understood. If identified in the early stages and treated, NAFLD can be reversed. Here the authors review the diagnosis and management of NAFLD in men

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NICE guideline: the diagnosis and management of hypertension

New targets for blood pressure control have sparked controversy not just because of the increase in the numbers of people defined as hypertensive but also because different interpretations of the same data seemed to have been reached in the UK, Europe and the USA. Here the author examines the data behind the guideline decisions to try to make sense of the differences

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Penile lengthening and the treatment options available

Penile lengthening can restore normal functioning length and improve a patient’s quality of life. Determining the underlying pathology is central to guiding choice of treatment, which will vary depending on individual patient circumstances

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Dupuytren’s disease: is surgery still the best option?

Dupuytren’s disease can have a significant impact on the daily lives of patients. Traditionally, treatment focused on surgical correction, but advances in rheumatic pharmacology and surgical techniques have opened up a wider scope of management options. Here the authors give a background of the disease and its treatment, while providing evidence for a link with Peyronie’s disease

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The diagnosis and management of haematospermia

Haematospermia is rarely associated with malignancy, especially in patients under 40, but causes significant anxiety. Here the authors provide an update on developments in diagnosis and management of the condition

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The urological management of renal trauma

Serious knife attacks make the headlines all too frequently these days and kidney injury can be the result of such trauma. The authors describe their work in one of London’s four major trauma centres, documenting the types of injury managed and the impact of knife crime on the workload of these centres

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The case for shared medical appointments

Shared medical appointments have been shown to have potential benefits for patients, healthcare professionals and the healthcare system, but they have been slow to be adopted in the UK. Here the authors examine the use of shared medical appointments and consider why they are not adopted more widely

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Journal watch

Mike Kirby, Editor on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take-home’ message

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