Articles: Volume 11 Issue 4 July/August 2020

Developing an effective vaccine for COVID-19

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief for Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses the current work going into developing a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. 

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COVID-19: biological factors in men’s vulnerability

The reasons behind the disproportionately higher number of deaths among men compared with women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may not be clear for some time. Here the authors discuss some of the potential biological explanations for why men seem to succumb more readily to the deadly effects of the virus

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Sudden cardiac death in athletes

Exercise is generally a good thing. However, for some it holds hidden danger. The following review discusses the incidence and aetiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and measures to reduce the burden of

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Non-specific urethritis and mycoplasma genitalium

Mycoplasma genitalium is a little known, yet common, sexually transmitted pathogen. Its increasing resistance to first- and second-line antibiotics and declining cure rates are cause for concern, which means testing for the organism in symptomatic men with non-specific urethritis is important

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A urine test for bladder cancer: available soon in primary care?

Several point-of-care urine tests have been developed to help identify patients who may be at higher risk of bladder cancer. Here the authors look at their potential to aid triage of patients with haematuria in primary care

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Cosmetic surgery in men

Social pressure to look good is part of the reason almost 1 in 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK are performed in men. However, they are not without risk. Here the authors consider what is on offer to men as well as the dangers to be aware of

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Britain’s anabolic steroid epidemic

Tackling the growing misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids will need multidisciplinary co-operation to reduce the risk of harm to those who abuse image and performance enhancing drugs

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Social isolation and loneliness: a hidden killer

Isolation and loneliness are risk factors for poor health, and are increasingly affecting younger men. GPs can play an important role in recognising and addressing the problems using the tools and services being developed to help tackle the issues

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