You searched for "COVID-19"

70 results found

PROFILE study seeks to find out why black men develop prostate cancer at twice the rate of other men

A first-of-its-kind study in the UK is aiming to solve the mystery of why black men develop prostate cancer at twice the rate of other men. Funded by Prostate Cancer UK in partnership with Movember, the PROFILE study will look...

‘One team’: our experience teaching catheter care and difficult urethral catheterisation to NHS Nightingale Hospital London volunteer staff members

The NHS Nightingale Hospital London was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March 2020, the predicted scale of the pandemic was uncertain and there was concern that COVID-19 might overwhelm existing intensive care unit (ICU) capacity within weeks....

Bike4TUF goes local to raise vital funds and support patients

There was no stopping urologists from raising vital funds for charity as they cycled more than 2000 miles to support The Urology Foundation (TUF). The annual Bike4TUF event saw 24 participants cycle in teams of six across Manchester, Canterbury, London,...

Changing concepts in endourological training – SIMULATE trial

Skill acquisition for endourological procedures is markedly different from traditional open surgical procedures, questioning the applicability of the presently used apprenticeship model. The lack of a universal simulation training curriculum has hampered its adoption into mainstream urological training. This study...

Urological in-flight medical events

The future of air travel may seem uncertain at the present time, but up until the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 44,000 inflight medical emergencies occurred annually, averaging 1 in 604 flights. Some of you will have heard the heart-sink announcement “if...

BCG after TURBT – does timing matter?

Intravesical bacille Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy continues to be widely used for patients with intermediate / high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). In this article, the researchers identified the lack of sufficient evidence with regards to timing of BCG after transurethral...

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Action Bladder Cancer UK works to provide support and information for patients and to raise awareness of bladder cancer, the symptoms and the needs of patients.

Prostate Cancer UK warns of over 8,600 ‘missing men’ as referrals drop by 52,000

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to around 52,000 (28%) fewer urgent prostate cancer referrals in England alone, according to statistics shared by Prostate Cancer UK. It’s estimated that more than 8,600 fewer men started treatment for...

In conversation with Roger Kirby

We were delighted to catch up with Roger Kirby, new President of the RSM, about his illustrious career in urology. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of urology and what have been...

BAUS Annual Meeting 2021

By Ms Sarika Nalagatla, Urology Speciality Registrar, University Hospital Monklands. The BAUS 76th Annual Meeting ran again in a superbly organised virtual format given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Running over three days with five parallel streams, the conference was packed...

In conversation with Tim O’Brien

We were delighted to catch up with Tim O’Brien, President of BAUS, about his career highlights and plans for the association. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of urology and the highlights...

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...