Read all about it Nov/Dec 2020

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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Mentorship and its role in surgical training

Is there a principle which could help address multiple challenges in surgical training? One which has potential to improve recruitment and retention of staff to our specialty, quality of patient care and surgeon morale? The author discusses the past present...

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Available in both print and digital formats Urology News provides an invaluable forum for the sharing of ideas and information in the field of urology and related specialties.


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In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website ( This year, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the formation of BAUS. It...

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Establishing a new TPPBx service during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 had a major impact on our hospital services from early in the pandemic, with almost three times as many patients being ventilated compared to the normal ITU capacity at the beginning of April. During the build-up to this point,...

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COVID-19 cuts prostate cancer referrals in half

Charity warns that 3500 men risk being diagnosed with incurable cancer as referrals drop to lowest in 10 years Urgent referrals for urological cancers have dropped by half in England (49.5%) compared to the same period last year as the...

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  • Professor Ralf Henkel (Imperial College London/University of the Western Cape) and Professor Ashok Agarwal (Cleveland Clinic) are conducting an international online survey on the prescription of antioxidants for infertile patients, and have requested that we invite you to participate in this study.
  • Given that the pandemic has meant that cancer surgery and treatment has been postponed, what can be done for patients if their condition isn’t life-threatening?
  • The current pandemic is causing severe disruption to the care of patients with non-life-threatening conditions.
  • Real-time 3D automatic scanners, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 measure bladder volume and PVR, producing fast and accurate measurements displayed on colour touch screens. Utilising advanced technology, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 are simple to use even without scanning experience.
  • Featuring a wireless scanning probe with eight ultrasound transducers for fully automatic bladder detection, BBS Revolution™ differentiates between male/female anatomy, delivering accurate volume measurements in seconds.
  • Pelvic health is essential for everyone to be able to live a good quality of life, without incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other complications deriving from poor pelvic floor stability.
  • The Urology Foundation has engaged in a review of its mission and consulted with urology professionals along the way.

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Online urology teaching

The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our traditional models of teaching. Urological emergencies account for 20% of all acute surgical admissions and 5-10% of general practitioner visits [1]. Currently in the UK, undergraduate teaching on urology is not compulsory. Fewer...

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Case 1 What are the urological indications for use of this medication? What is the mechanism of action when used in the bladder? What is the average duration of action? What are the contraindications to the use of this medication?...

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A greener urology

Healthcare in England is responsible for 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint which is defined as the amount of greenhouse gasses, primarily carbon dioxide, released into the atmosphere by a particular activity. The six greenhouse gasses which vary in their...

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Bladder cancer diagnosis and follow up: A new proven urinary biomarker to support the post COVID-19 recovery phase

Since lockdown began most urologists have been following the advice of BAUS Oncology, to minimise the risk of exposure of patients and staff to potential COVID-19 infection: the result is an increasing backlog of patients requiring tests to determine if...

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