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How to clear backlogs after Covid-19

With clinics and surgery postponed, we can help your patients with cystitis and...

TUF in the time of coronavirus

At The Urology Foundation (TUF) we are acutely aware that the attention of our colleagues in the urology profession are rightly elsewhere at the moment. I would like to thank all urologists, urology nurses and urology researchers for the ...

BXTAccelyon becomes global distribution partner for new online prostate MRI self-learning tool to enhance prostate cancer diagnosis

BXTAccelyon, the leading low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy partner to hospitals and clinics worldwide, and distribution partner for PrecisionPoint™, the...

BPH Focus

BPH Focus 2023 To skip directly to features, click the links below: Welcome from the editor- by Feras Al Jaafari Needs must, is it time for a major rethink for men with symptomatic BPH? An update from the GIRFT Academy-...

History of prostate biopsy – part 2

For Part 1 of this topic is available here. The major limitations of the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy (PBx) protocols are the risk of profound sepsis and the risk of persistently significant false negative rates, related to the...

An update on lower pole stone management for 2015

Introduction Urolithiasis is an increasing healthcare problem, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of up to 15% [1]. The number of interventions undertaken for stone disease has increased dramatically over recent years, particularly with respect to ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)...

Visual-estimation (cognitive), image-fusion (software) and in-bore targeted prostate biopsy: is there an optimal approach?

The diagnostic superiority of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) prior to targeted and systematic prostate biopsy over systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy alone in the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (csPCa) has been proven by multiple level 1 studies...

Metabolic screening and stone-prevention in urolithiasis patients

The incidence and prevalence of kidney stones is increasing [1,2]. Significant recurrence rates are noted with 14% of patients experiencing a further episode at one year, 35% at five years, and 52% at 10 years [3]. Over 10% of stone...

Help to handle increased volumes of urethral catheterisations safely

With urethral catheterisation volumes currently considerably increased, we are pleased to be able to announce that NHS Supply Chain is now listing the...

Intravesical GAG replacement therapies for bladder pain syndrome / interstitial cystitis – an update

The barrier function of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer of the urothelium was identified by Parsons in 1975, and intravesical therapies to treat chronic inflammatory conditions of the bladder were developed soon after. However, the active role of the urothelium in...

39th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie

The SIU is set to host its 39th Congress in the historic capital of Europe: Athens, Greece! Join us 17-20 October for expert coverage of the most pertinent issues in urology. Plan to arrive early and participate in additional programming...

An overview of changes to urology training

Paediatric urology training A review of paediatric emergency services in the UK involving general surgery, urology and paediatric surgery was initiated due to the problems encountered by the lack of suitable experience outside large paediatric surgical units to deliver emergency...