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UROsource

The European Association of Urology (EAU) has a new educational platform called UROsource, the learning library for urologists. The EAU library contains a searchable index of EAU conference proceedings, European Urology (EU) journals and EAU Guidelines. The searchable index is...

Blaedderwaerc and other names

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). In the last article I said I would explore the history of something...

Medical expulsive therapy for paediatric urolithiasis

Children who have kidney stones are likely to have recurrences. Many initial stones are treated conservatively allowing for spontaneous passage of small stones if possible. Doxazocin or tamsulosin are known to dilate the ureter and allow spontaneous passage of stones...

Pre-transplant management of valve bladder

This paper examines the evidence concerning the timing, indications and problems associated with augmentation cystoplasty (AC), posterior urethral valves (PUV), and end stage renal failure (ESRF) using a literature review via Medline, Cochrane library and LILACS databases. Two search strategies...

Suprapubic catheterisation – a core surgical trainee’s perspective

Suprapubic catheters (SPCs) are in widespread usage in medical practice and this review will focus on the pre-assessment, indications, methods and complications that are associated with the insertion of an SPC. Although suprapubic catheter insertions may be done electively or...

Bladder cancer – an overshadowed ‘volcano’

Bladder cancer has often been overshadowed by the limelight of prostate cancer. However, of all the urological cancers, bladder cancer is the only one which has shown a slight decline in age-standardised five-year survival rates over the last couple of...

ICS 2019: 49th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society

For 2019, Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, welcomes the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Continence Society. Not since 1981, when Lund was the host, has Sweden hosted the ICS and the local organising committee are working hard to ensure that...

Medical journal readers

Keeping up to date with a variety of urology and medical journals can be an onerous task. Each year there is an ever-expanding number of medical journals and finding a way to sift through relevant information in medical journals and...

Thermal ablative techniques for small renal masses

The incidence of renal cell carcinoma has increased over the past decade which can be partly attributed to the increased use of imaging modalities [1,2]. Nephron sparing procedures for the management of small renal tumours have gained popularity which include...

BAUN (British Association of Urological Nurses) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

This year’s British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) annual conference is being held on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November at the ACC Liverpool. Registration is available on the conference website. Please visit: www.baun.co.uk/baun-conference/ BAUN are acutely aware of the...

BAUN Annual Conference 2021: Diversity in Urological Nursing

BAUN Annual Conference and ExhibitionMonday 25th - Wednesday 27th October 2021 “If there was ever a year to celebrate coming together to celebrate the achievements of urological nursing, then this is certainly the year. We have given our all to...

Update on immunotherapy for non-muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that have failed Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment are a difficult group to treat, and many may not be suitable for the preferred treatment option of radical cystectomy. Bladder-preserving treatments for BCG-unresponsive high-risk...