Articles: Volume 11 Issue 2 Mar/Apr 2020

Identifying and calling out ‘rogue doctors’

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses the impact to the medical profession from the growing list of infamous clinicians whose misdeeds have entered public consciousness

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Coronavirus: reducing the impact of quarantine

On the 26th February 2020, a meeting was held at the Royal Society of Medicine between key advisers in UK healthcare and law enforcement to discuss quarantine measures in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. This article is a brief summary of the comments and questions raised at the meeting

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Regenerative medicine in urology: the future of urinary reconstruction

Tissue engineering and regenerative technology are at the cutting edge in reconstructive urology today. However, despite the advances, there are still challenges to be overcome and novel ideas to be investigated

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The UroLift system: a progress report

Prostatic urethral lift offers men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia a treatment option with some advantages over established interventions

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Management of urinary incontinence in men

Urinary incontinence has a significant psychosocial impact in men, reducing their quality of life. It has been less thoroughly investigated than incontinence in women; nevertheless, a detailed history and physical examination to classify the type of incontinence are key to guiding management

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NHS discrimination of testosterone deficiency syndrome

Testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), unlike menopausal symptoms, tends not to be managed by general practitioners. Here the author argues that this approach is not logical given that the condition is not rare, and the biological importance of testosterone in men. In addition, there are clear guidelines that enable primary care physicians to meet the needs of TDS patients

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USA and UK: differences on neonatal circumcision

The popularity of neonatal circumcision has declined significantly in the last half century in the UK, but it persists in the USA where most boys are still circumcised soon after birth. In this article the author considers why the practice is now so different in the two countries and explores the pros and cons of neonatal male circumcision

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Loin pain and a normal CT KUB: what to do?

Persistent loin pain and a normal CT KUB can present a significant challenge to urologists. A thorough history and examination may well identify the underlying cause. Further investigations may be indicated, but the benefits of more invasive testing and further radiation exposure must be carefully balanced against the risks

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Journal watch

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

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Obituary: John Pritchard Williams, 1926–2020

As a urological surgeon and lecturer, JP was widely respected by all for his geniality, kindness and lack of pomp

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