A report from the second laparoscopic urology workshop in Dakar, Senegal

Hôpital Général Idrissa Pouye (HOGIP), formerly Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff – HOGGY), in Dakar, Senegal, is one of the most well-regarded teaching hospitals in West Africa. It has over 300 beds, a urology team of six consultants and attracts...

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Urology ST3 interview update and top tips

This article, written by a Urology ST3 from the West of Scotland Deanery, aims to give the reader an insight into the ST3 interview process along with some helpful hints for those about to undertake the challenge. The aims of...

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Software to keep you up to date

Scientific literature continues to expand exponentially, with an average doubling period of 15 years [1]. Staying up to date is an ever-increasing challenge and our time is constantly being consumed by attention-hungry social media platforms, slow NHS IT systems and...

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Demanding cases or nightmares in uro-oncology? Jan/Feb 2023

Radical surgical treatment of prostate cancer has become minimally invasive owing to robotic assisted laparoscopic technology [1]. Patients who undergo robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) often have lower risk of morbidity compared to an open approach. However, patients with a...

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Practising surgery in a war zone: an interview with Dr Volodymyr Melnyk

It is now nine months since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine commenced in late February 2022, with Putin announcing a “special military operation” to “denazify and demilitarise” Ukraine. The rest of the world, however, saw it for what it...

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Read all about it Nov/Dec 2021

Read all about it... It can be awkward when a patient asks you about a report in their favourite tabloid detailing an amazing research breakthrough or a ‘cutting-edge’ new treatment / test and you don’t know what they are talking...

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Endourology Focus 2022

Movember addresses sexual health needs in prostate cancer patients

When Travis Garone and Luke Slattery met up in the Gypsy Bar in Melbourne for a quiet beer back in 2003 and came up with the idea for Movember, they could not have imagined what it would become and the...

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