Articles: Volume 11 Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2020

‘Winter is coming’: a COVID-19 wake-up call

In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor-in-Chief for Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses why the association between obesity and higher-risk COVID-19 infection needs to be taken seriously as we get increasingly close to winter, the prime flu season

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Erectile dysfunction: is the NHS men’s health friendly?

Inconsistencies in CCG guidance on prescribing for erectile dysfunction leave many out of step with current guidelines and recommendations, which the authors argue ‘has made it virtually impossible to deliver evidence-based compassionate, personalised care’

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A picture of the penis: what your surgeon wants to know

Remote consultations have become the norm during the COVID pandemic so obtaining accurate digital images is crucial for diagnosis and treatment planning. Clear guidance for patients on obtaining these images is therefore essential

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The nocturnal brain: sleep disorders and their implications

Sleep is intimately linked with almost all aspects of our health. It is therefore crucial that clinicians have an understanding of sleep disorders, their diagnosis and management, as they are potential risk factors for a broad range of medical conditions

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Learnings from critical care on COVID-19

COVID-19 shone a bright light on the work of intensive care units in UK hospitals, where much of what we know about the virus was learned in a very short time. The knowledge prompted a rethink about the way the service is delivered and how those with the infection are managed

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Remote healthcare consultations: the new era of outpatient medicine

Remote consultations have become more frequent since the COVID-19 pandemic, and a range of recommendations on conducting these consultations is available. Here the authors summarise key points for clinicians to bear in mind

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Sir Peter Freyer: the man who gave the world prostatectomy

Sir Peter Johnston Freyer transformed many men’s lives performing the procedure that bears his name and demonstrated that prostatectomy could be done with few complications and a low mortality rate. Here the authors provides some insight into the career of this gifted urological surgeon who completed almost 1700 prostatectomies

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Journal review

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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