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DIHS Fundamentals of Transurethral Resection and Ureteroscopic Skills using animal and human Cadaveric models (Feb 2019)

Fundamentals of Transurethral Resection and Ureteroscopic Skills using Animal and Human Cadaveric Models By Katie Brodie, Urology Trust Doctor, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Why?Well-designed simulation courses allow trainees to perform and enhance practical skills in a no-risk training...

The Welsh Urological Society (WUS)

By Thomas Ellul, Specialist Registrar in Urology, Wales Deanery. The New Year brings with it the opportunity for urologists in Wales to congregate and discuss the events of the previous year as well as current research, guidelines and hot topics....

Radiological appearances of renal vascular anatomical variants

The purpose of this article is to explain and illustrate common renal vascular variants that can be depicted with imaging. Renal vessels commonly present a wide range of variations [1]; before major renal or vascular surgery is undertaken, accurate portrayal...

Figure 1 app

Figure 1 is an app that enables the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare...

Thomas Molyneux and the lost bodkin

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). In an earlier article we looked at one of the medals in the...

Goddard’s Dropps: a Paradox of the C17th

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). In the last article I told you about the world of the London...

The emerging role of physician associates in urology

The physician associate (PA) is a new role in the NHS which has expanded across medical and surgical specialties to include urology. In the USA, it has long been an established field of practice where physician assistants work autonomously within...

Focal therapy for prostate cancer – ready for prime time?

The current therapeutic ratio for radical therapy in many men with localised prostate cancer is not ideal. For a significant side-effect profile, there seems to be a small survival benefit over a 10-15 year period. A strategy that might balance...

Oxford and Cambridge Medical Management Course (March 2019)

By Adam W Nelson As urology trainees, there are many important things that occupy our time and energy. Day to day patient care, learning how to operate, ensuring that we are up to date with guidelines, studying for exams, meeting...

ICS updates in continence care: a personal perspective on the role of basic science in urology

At a urology research meeting in Sheffield a few years ago, a former post doctorate researcher in urology, Mathieu Boudes, said: “Stop calling it basic research, there is nothing basic about it. It is fundamental research to everything urologists do.”...

An introduction to research governance

Research is the process of acquiring new generalisable knowledge and should be fully integrated into healthcare work. There is a growing drive to encourage and further develop evidence-based practice in medicine so that staff and patients benefit from improved healthcare...

Mobile e-logbook app

Maintaining a record of operations in a surgical logbook has long been part of surgical training and governance. For trainees, it is an essential part of assessments. For consultants, maintaining a logbook is not essential, however, a review of clinical...