Articles: Volume 09 Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2018

Editorial: Men and alcohol

In the final editorial of 2018 Roger Kirby, Editor on Trends in Urology and Men’s Health, discusses why now is the time to dismiss the myth that moderate alcohol consumption is somehow healthy.

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Penis and scrotum transplantation: a paradigm for penile deficiency?

Complete loss of the penis is a devastating occurrence and, unfortunately, as a result of improvised explosive devices in military conflicts, added to accidents and infections, is not as rare as one would hope. In this article the authors report the amazing work of penis transplant teams around the world and, in particular, their work in Baltimore

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Hormone management of trans women

In the previous issue, the authors introduced some principles underlying the medical management of transgender people, before focusing on trans men. In this article they look at the hormonal management of men transitioning to a female gender

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Urological infections in men

Although urinary tract infections occur predominantly in women, men also suffer. Some features are similar to both genders, but certain anatomical sites, risk factors and treatment are unique to men. These are explored in this review of the commonly encountered urological infections in men

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Neuromodulation for refractory overactive bladder in men

Male incontinence is an important and often neglected medical problem that has a huge impact on quality of life. Men who are refractory to medications are considered for minimally invasive second-line measures such as botulinum toxin A and neuromodulation. In this article the authors discuss the use of neuromodulation in men with refractory overactive bladder, its place in current guidelines, efficacy and potential adverse events

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Prostate cancer litigation in the NHS

The threat of medical litigation continues to grow; however, within services for prostate cancer there have been no studies quantifying this observation. In this paper the authors looked at the past 12 years of both successful and unsuccessful claims for compensation, with the aim of identifying the reasons for litigation and highlight any areas that could be addressed by the urological community

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Bullying in surgical training – where are we and where are we going?

Bullying of staff in the NHS is at unacceptable levels and is a particular problem in surgery. Awareness surrounding the issue is increasing and this article provides a brief overview of the problems, manifestations and currently proposed solutions

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Obituary: Rob Pickard, 1961–2018

Chris Harding shares his memories of Professor Rob Pickard, Professor of Urology at Newcastle University. During his life, Professor Rob Pickard Roger was a talented surgeon with a passion for patient care who always had sight of the bigger picture, the endgame and the eventual outputs from his research

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