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Frequency-volume chart apps for nocturia: keeping urologists up at night

Background Nocturia is a bothersome symptom and the leading cause of disturbed sleep in adults. It is extremely common, with 55% of men and 60% of women aged 50 waking at least once in the night, with a further 20%...

The assessment and medical treatment of LUTS secondary to BPH

The term benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) describes prostate enlargement due to non-cancerous processes. Several aetiological mechanisms are involved, including hormonal and vascular alterations; abnormal regulation of apoptosis; and prostatic inflammation, which may stimulate cellular proliferation. With ageing, prostate enlargement can...

Do not hesitate and start using the hashtag, #UroSoMe!

In recent years, the digitisation of scientific information has been astonishing and the use of social networks has been increasing worldwide. Social networks play a fundamental role in the dissemination of information and scientific knowledge in the field of urology...

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...

Urological etymology

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). I’ve always found the derivation of names fascinating. Anatomy lessons were made so...

Read all about it May/Jun 2016

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 about! So this section...

Preparing for the FRCS (Urol) viva

Ping! You look down to your phone and you have just received an email saying, “Congratulations, you have now successfully completed The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations section 1 of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Urol) exam.”...

Creating online medical videos

Equipment When starting out with creating video content it can be overwhelming ensuring you have the right technology to help you create the best content. The truth is most of us have all we need in our pocket every day....

In conversation with Rebecca Porta

We were delighted to chat to Rebecca Porta, the new Chief Executive of The Urology Foundation (TUF) First of all, many congratulations on your recent appointment as Chief Executive of TUF; can you tell us a little bit about your...

EAU Pocket Guidelines App

The European Association of Urology (EAU) has consistently led on the latest guidelines and advanced the care of urology since its inception. The EAU Pocket Guidelines app provides pocket guideline summaries of the full EAU Guidelines collection. The app is...

The surgical trainer – are we still evolving?

“We need a system and we will surely have it – which will produce not only surgeons, but surgeons of the highest type” William Halsted MD William Halsted, a famous American surgeon, is widely credited with developing the first formal...

Artists in urology

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/museum). For July/August 2021, I’m joined by Lucy Brooks, Urology Trainee, who was keen...