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Prostate cancer screening

This editorial is from the University of Minnesota in the USA. The present evidence suggests that prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing provides a small reduction in prostate cancer (CaP) mortality and no reduction in all-causes mortality. The downside is of...

Screening tool for incontinence: Michigan index

The Michigan incontinence symptom index (MISI) is a validated measure. This study further evaluated its relevance. MISI is a 10-item measure; MISI domain 1-8 and bother domain 9-10. Two hundred and fourteen women were included in the study, with a...

MRI screening for prostate cancer: a step towards a ‘prostagram’

The UK National Screening Committee has been calling for further research into alternative screening tests for prostate cancer. The committee decided against prostate cancer screening using prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing on the basis that “PSA is still a poor...

MSKCC prostate cancer screening guidelines – is it the way forward?

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) developed prostate cancer screening recommendations first in 2011 as a response to three limitations of previous screening guidelines: insufficient evidence base, failure to link screening with treatment, and lack of risk stratification. To...

Why bother? Metabolic screening for stone formers

Introduction Despite the considerable increase in the incidence of stone disease in the UK and elsewhere in recent years, urologists have engaged with preventative strategies to only a limited degree. With mounting evidence of the strong correlation between obesity and...

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...

New study shows UK may finally be ready for prostate cancer screening

Prostate Cancer UK study shows tens of thousands fewer men each year face unnecessary harm thanks to new screening techniques. New research by Prostate Cancer UK shows that the UK may finally be in a position to roll out a...

Read all about it May/Jun 2021

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...

Read all about it Jul/Aug 2021

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...

Prostate Cancer – Diagnosis and Clinical Management

This rather modest looking paperback actually punches well beyond its humble appearance. There are of course the predictable sub-sections appropriate to any prostate cancer text – but that said this relatively small-volume affair (compared to some of the Goliaths out...

Clinical Trials 2 – key papers

Clinical Trials 1 is available here. Case 1 This British study on haematuria clinic diagnostic yield was published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2006. The results are often asked in examinations! Edwards TJ, et al. A prospective...