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ICS updates in continence care: the role of the nurse continence specialist in continence services

The nurse who specialises in continence care is recognised as a key member of interdisciplinary teams seeking to deliver high quality integrated continence services. The recently published international service specifications for continence care [1] supports the use of specialist continence...

Bladder outlet obstruction

Case 1 Define the zonal anatomy of the prostate: A, B and C What is the significance of Zone A and Zone C? Clasify the types of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) Which investigations should be routinely undertaken for a...

Senior Urological Trainee Day

Senior Urological Trainee Day This residential course has been designed to guide final year Specialist Registrars in Urology through the latter part of their training, with a particular emphasis on gaining the right Consultant post. AGENDAThursday 28 November 2019 19:00...

Lifestyle interventions for UI in women

Lifestyle interventions for urinary incontinence (UI) are supported by all major guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline (CG171) from September 2013 (updated November 2015) [1] recommends lifestyle advice including dietary modifications such as caffeine reduction,...

An MA in medical education – is it for you?

I have recently completed a three-year MA in medical education at the University of Winchester, which has been an edifying experience. The following article may appeal to readers who are considering such a venture. I have been a consultant for...

Urology Ultrasound Course 2019

School of Medical Ultrasound, AECC University College, Bournemouth We aim to train appropriate healthcare professionals in the safe and accurate acquisition of ultrasound images. A team of team of experts will help you interpret ultrasound images and how they correlate...

Penile Mondor’s disease

Mondor’s disease is a rare, self-limiting entity characterised by subcutaneous chord like bands throughout the body. These bands arise due to phlebitis of the subcutaneous vessels. Penile Mondor’s disease (PMD) is an isolated superficial thrombophlebitis of the superficial dorsal vein...

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

Evaluation of the learning curve for learning MRI-US fusion prostate biopsies

With the advent of one-stop prostate cancer diagnostic clinics, the findings of this study are of interest to readers who may be implementing MRI-US transrectal or transperineal fusion biopsies to their clinical practice. This prospective cohort study evaluated 779 consecutive...

Reflections on 20 years as an Army Reserve doctor: live a life less ordinary

It seems a very short time ago that my predecessor recruited me into my regiment as a surgical senior house officer during a varicose vein operation in a cottage hospital in Stroud, informing me that I would be only the...

Native Continence Surgery Masterclass

Native Tissue Continence Surgery Course 18 November 2017; Nottingham, UK Report by Jay Khastgir, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Swansea, UK The media storm regarding vaginal mesh surgery that has erupted over recent months has seen headlines in the news media such...

Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Advanced Masterclass (Nov 2018)

Report by Dr Emily Fairclough, Warrell Unit, Manchester Foundation Trust The collaboration between London Medical Education Academy, the cadaveric surgical training laboratory at Manchester University Medical School and the clinicians from the Warrell Unit, Manchester Foundation Trust created a wonderful...