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Prolapse surgery with mesh: where do we stand in 2017? An ICS update

Background Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common among women. The lifetime risk of undergoing at least one surgical procedure for POP is up to 20% [1]. This kind of surgery will be increasingly important due to an ageing...

Rectal Prolapse Surgical Management Cadaveric Course

ICS live: Uterine Preservation in pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Elective surgery and patient choice - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)

We are CPT accredited! C&G Medicare launching Pelvic Angel Training!

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.

A review of the diagnosis and management of urethral caruncles

Introduction The innocuous urethral caruncle is the most common benign urethral lesion in females. It can pose a significant challenge to urologists due to the plethora of differentials and poor evidence surrounding management. In 1926, Ferrier eloquently described the macroscopic...

Mesh in urological surgery in the UK – background, reviews and current status

All UK urologists, unless they have been on a 10-year silent retreat, are by now aware of the controversy surrounding surgical use of mesh in general and urological / urogynaecological use of mesh for the surgical treatment of stress urinary...

Comedy and continence – don’t make me laugh

I’m a pelvic physiotherapist and, in a fit of temper, I wrote a comedy show about pelvic floors after having yet another woman say to me: “I’ve been leaking since my baby was born.” “How old is your baby?” “He’s...

YouTube for vaginal mesh information

Social media networks and websites are extensively used in healthcare. This interesting study examines information available on YouTube videos for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repairs with mesh. Forty-nine videos were viewed. Sources were 69% legal firms, 24% medical institutions and...

Physiotherapy first for pelvic floor dysfunction

Physiotherapy should be included in first-line management options for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in women [1,2]. Additionally, referral to physiotherapy is widely practised for the management of urinary incontinence in men, faecal incontinence, defecation disorders and various pelvic...

Patterns of relapse and implications for post-nephrectomy surveillance in patients with high-risk NCC-RCC

The natural history of non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma (NCC-RCC) post-nephrectomy with curative intent remains poorly defined. The surveillance protocols are largely dependent on guidelines followed for clear cell RCC (CC-RCC). In this study, the authors evaluated the relapse patterns...

Childbirth Trauma

The appeal of this text will I suspect be limited to only a few from the urological fraternity – inevitably those with interests in uro-gynaecology and reconstructive surgery. The text deals with the basics of anorectal physiology as well as...

The 5-Minute Urology Consult (Third Edition)

I suspect that if Dominic Corrigan (famous for the metaphorical escape route afforded to busy clinicians) was a urologist he would most certainly have had a copy of the The 5-Minute Urology Consult and would have then subsequently been famous...