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In conversation with Jane Brocksom

We were delighted to chat to Jane Brocksom, President of BAUN, about her background in urology nursing and plans for the association in its 25th year. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what led you into...

Urinary incontinence in women – part 2: management

In the second part of our comprehensive overview of urinary incontinence (UI) the authors explore the plethora of treatment options for this complex condition. (Part 1 available here). Conservative management Initial treatment of incontinence should be conservative. Caffeine reduction and...

AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 Bladder Scanners

Real-time 3D automatic scanners, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 measure bladder volume and PVR, producing fast and accurate measurements displayed on colour touch screens. Utilising advanced technology, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 are simple to use even without scanning experience.

RALPN (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy) Ultrasound Course

Course Directors: Mr Omer Karim, Consultant UrologistMr Lemke Solomon, Consultant Urologist This unique one-day training course combines live surgery robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN) procedures with intraoperative ultrasound imaging. Aimed at consultants wishing to develop their expertise and improve surgical...

History of prostate biopsy – part 2

For Part 1 of this topic is available here. The major limitations of the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy (PBx) protocols are the risk of profound sepsis and the risk of persistently significant false negative rates, related to the...

Prostate Imaging & Focal Therapy Masterclass 2020

The Prostate Imaging and Focal Therapy Masterclass will be returning for its third consecutive year on 24-25 April 2020. This two-day event promises to deliver everything needed to put you at the forefront of prostate imaging and focal therapy in...

Read all about it Mar/Apr 2018

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...

Retroperitoneal sepsis

Case 1 An 80-year-old woman presented with history of recurrent and recent cystitis, low grade pyrexia, abdominal and back pain, and pain on movement of the left hip which was observed to be flexed and externally rotated. What is the...

Urological trauma – part 2

Part 1 of this topic is available here. Case 1 A 29-year-old male was attacked and kicked in his left flank. He presented to the emergency department with left flank pain and frank haematuria. He remained haemodynamically stable. 1. What...

A guide to percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is now the gold standard approach to treating large renal stones. Since its development in the 1970s, it has undergone a series of refinements that could only have been possible with the symbiosis of both radiological and...

Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Advanced Masterclass (March 2019)

By Jonathan Devine, Senior Lecturer Operating Department Practice, Bucks New University. I, along with my colleagues Amy Golder and Joanna Coventry (Final Year, Student Operating Department Practitioners, Bucks New University), were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to observe...

Read all about it Jul/Aug 2014

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...