Articles: Volume 11 Issue 3 May/June 2020

Male preponderance of COVID-19 risk

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses the male preponderance of COVID-19 mortality risk

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COVID-19: providing support for men with prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer are understandably worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their care. Prostate Cancer UK is helping to provide support and reassurance but the authors warn that men with prostate cancer must not be forgotten in the efforts to rebuild services after the threat of COVID-19 becomes less pressing

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Male sexual disorders: options for psychotherapeutic treatment

Psychosexual therapy can be a valuable addition to the management of male sexual problems. Encouraging men to consult on such issues is another matter, however

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High-intensity focused ultrasound focal therapy for prostate cancer

Focal therapy for prostate cancer delivered with high-intensity focused ultrasound offers benefits such as fewer side-effects than some other treatments. Ongoing trials will help inform how the therapy can be best used but in the meantime the authors argue for increased availability for suitable men

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Research and urology at a time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought a lot of medical research and surgical training to a halt. Here the author investigates the impact of the suspension on the future of patient-centred research and the career prospects of healthcare professionals, along with an insider insight into the work at the NHS Nightingale, London

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Self-harm and suicide in men: assessment and management

Self-harm in men is a risk factor for suicide but it is not always well recognised as one. All healthcare professionals engaging with men who self-harm must be aware of the association and be prepared to discuss mental health issues with these patients

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Male mortality and the German response: lessons from COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak has raised many questions, amongst them the higher mortality rates in men and the low overall mortality rates in Germany compared to other European countries. Here the authors explore some of the reasons behind both these phenomena and outline what we can learn from them for the future

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Book review: Fun Facts – Prostate Cancer

Ben Challacombe provides a review of the new book ‘Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer’ by Roger Kirby, Manish Patel, Darren Poon. 

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Melioidosis: the Vietnamese time bomb

Melioidosis is a rare but potentially fatal infection that is common in parts of the Far East and Australia, as well as India and South America. Cases of infection are rare in the UK, but physicians should be aware of the possibility in travellers from areas where the infection is common

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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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