Read all about it Jan/Feb 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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  • ABC UK is a national charity working for bladder cancer patients. Set up in 2009 we work to raise awareness of bladder cancer and the issues faced by patients; we provide direct support for patients; we work to improve outcomes for...
  • Mitrofanoff Support is a charity that serves 600 members from more than 20 countries, with more than 1,600 people on our closed Facebook group. As such, we can claim to be the largest support network of Mitrofanoffers in the world, and as awareness continues...

Onco-fertility: a review

Subfertility or infertility is a major problem affecting men diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC) either due to the disease itself [1], or as a result of management [2]. TC is the most prevalent cancer affecting men of reproductive age [3]....

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Urinary tract stones

Case 1 What does this plain X-ray of kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB) show? What, according to the 2009 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, is the most appropriate first-line treatment? What factors do the NICE...

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  • Case 1 A 78-year-old female presents with a week history of painless haematuria. She’s...

From body snatchers to conservative surgery; the life of Sir William Fergusson

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 (www.baus.org.uk). I’ve only recently paid full attention to Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877). He was...

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Elements of AI

Given that a recent issue of Urology News focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in urology and potential problems it might bring, this month’s digital review focuses on a free course in artificial intelligence. Elements of AI (www.elementsofai.com) is a free...

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Transplant urology at Guy’s Hospital: making the most of a year out before specialty training

It was gutting to miss out on urology at national selection on my first attempt. The ST3 application has become increasingly competitive and this means more appointable trainees find themselves looking to plan B. The options available can be daunting...

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Klinefelter’s syndrome

Klinefelter’s syndrome (KF) is the most frequent sex chromosome abnormality with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 500 to 1 in 700 newborn males and 1 in 10 in men with azoospermia. While the majority of cases are an XXY...

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