Moving into our second decade of Trends
AbstractIn this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor ‐in‐Chief for Trends in Urology and Men's Health, reflects on the lessons that 2020 has taught healthcare professionals, and what we can be learnt from them as we progress into 2021. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Syphilis: the great mimic
Cases of syphilis are rising in England and Wales. The infection is a great mimic of other diseases, so diagnosis requires serological testing and expert interpretation. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher Brightman Tags: Infections Source Type: research

Men, deprivation and COVID ‐19
Men living in deprivation are much more likely to die from all causes, and specifically as a result of COVID ‐19 infection, than men who are least deprived.Here the author argues that both short ‐term and long‐term measures are needed to address this inequality, and that the pandemic has created a real opportunity to ‘build back better’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Baker Tags: Men's health Source Type: research

Enhancing your ‘webside’ manner: communication during COVID‐19
Virtual communication and interacting with patients while partially hidden behind a mask are now part of everyday clinical practice as a result of COVID ‐19. Healthcare professionals need to develop new strategies to ensure that non‐verbal cues and the reassurance that subtle body language can provide are not compromised. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dame Lesley Fallowfield Tags: Communication Source Type: research

Management of NMIBC during BCG shortage and COVID ‐19
Shortages ofBacille Calmette ‐Guérin (BCG) have implications for the management of patients with non ‐muscle‐invasive bladder cancers. Further complications come as a result of COVID‐19 for which BCG also shows some promising prospects. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nikhil Mayor, Christian Fankhauser, Vijay Sangar, Hugh Mostafid Tags: Bladder cancer Source Type: research

Adolescent genitourinary anomalies: managing transition
Parents have limited aspirations for children with major congenital anomalies and have difficulty in preparing themselves for their maturity. Many general lessons can be learnt from experience in urology andvice versa. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher Woodhouse Tags: Current issues Source Type: research

The practice of breaking bad news
Breaking bad news is never easy. A structured approach using evidence ‐based communication strategies can make the task a little easier. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bruce Montgomery, Olivia Corrie Tags: Communication Source Type: research

Journal watch
AbstractMike Kirby, Editor onTrends in Urology and Men's Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take‐home’ message. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Journal review Source Type: research

Syphilis: the great mimic
Cases of syphilis are rising in England and Wales. The infection is a great mimic of other diseases, so diagnosis requires serological testing and expert interpretation. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher Brightman Tags: Infections Source Type: research

Men, deprivation and COVID ‐19
Men living in deprivation are much more likely to die from all causes, and specifically as a result of COVID ‐19 infection, than men who are least deprived.Here the author argues that both short ‐term and long‐term measures are needed to address this inequality, and that the pandemic has created a real opportunity to ‘build back better’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Baker Tags: Men's health Source Type: research

Enhancing your ‘webside’ manner: communication during COVID‐19
Virtual communication and interacting with patients while partially hidden behind a mask are now part of everyday clinical practice as a result of COVID ‐19. Healthcare professionals need to develop new strategies to ensure that non‐verbal cues and the reassurance that subtle body language can provide are not compromised. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dame Lesley Fallowfield Tags: Communication Source Type: research

Management of NMIBC during BCG shortage and COVID ‐19
Shortages ofBacille Calmette ‐Guérin (BCG) have implications for the management of patients with non ‐muscle‐invasive bladder cancers. Further complications come as a result of COVID‐19 for which BCG also shows some promising prospects. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nikhil Mayor, Christian Fankhauser, Vijay Sangar, Hugh Mostafid Tags: Bladder cancer Source Type: research

Adolescent genitourinary anomalies: managing transition
Parents have limited aspirations for children with major congenital anomalies and have difficulty in preparing themselves for their maturity. Many general lessons can be learnt from experience in urology andvice versa. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher Woodhouse Tags: Current issues Source Type: research

The practice of breaking bad news
Breaking bad news is never easy. A structured approach using evidence ‐based communication strategies can make the task a little easier. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bruce Montgomery, Olivia Corrie Tags: Communication Source Type: research

Journal watch
AbstractMike Kirby, Editor onTrends in Urology and Men's Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take‐home’ message. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Journal review Source Type: research

CT screening for lung cancer
Early detection of lung cancer significantly improves survival. Indeed, screening for lung cancer has similar mortality benefits to those of breast and bowel cancer screening. Prior to the COVID ‐19 pandemic, national lung screening was being considered in the UK. Here the authors discuss how lung cancer screening could be optimised and argue that it could radically transform outcomes, signalling the need for implementation after the COVID‐19 pandemic abates. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mamta Ruparel, Samuel M Janes Tags: Screening Source Type: research

Liver lesions: types, risk factors, investigations and treatment
Liver lesions are common although many need no intervention. However, patients who are identified as having a liver lesion require specialist referral for multidisciplinary discussion about further investigation and management. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Richard W Laing, Darius F Mirza Tags: Liver lesions Source Type: research

Testosterone deficiency in men infected with COVID ‐19
As our understanding of the SARS ‐CoV‐2 virus develops, recent research has highlighted the potential role of testosterone in the severity of illness. Here, the authors explain the role of testosterone in men infected with COVID‐19. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Geoffrey Hackett, Michael Kirby Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

Terence Millin (1903 –1980)
Terence Millin is an acknowledged pioneer in prostate surgery. Here the authors trace his life and achievements, and consider his legacy. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan Charles Goddard, Michael D. Dinneen Tags: Medical history Source Type: research

COVID ‐19: not just an acute illness
Some people with COVID ‐19 will need support for physical, emotional and mental symptoms long after they have recovered from the acute phase of the infection. Many of those with so‐called ‘long Covid’ are likely to have a post‐viral condition very similar to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis for which management guidelines and a network of NHS clinics already exist. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alastair Miller Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

Public health education initiatives for testicular torsion
Preventable loss of an organ through lack of knowledge could be seen as shocking in the twenty ‐first century. That is why a campaign to improve knowledge about and awareness of testicular torsion is underway. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Charles Green, Vicky Stubbs, James SA Green Tags: Testicular torsion Source Type: research

Men's health policy: it is time for action
The COVID ‐19 pandemic has highlighted the many health problems that men face. Formal policy specifically addressing men's health is far from universal; however, new opportunities are emerging to develop policy and, resultantly, to take long overdue action on men's health needs. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Baker Tags: Men's Health Source Type: research

Richard Turner Warwick CBE, 1925 –2020
AbstractRichard Turner Warwick was not only an exceptionally brilliant technical surgeon and innovator, but also a gifted teacher. His well ‐lived life personified one of his favourite phrases: ‘things don't just happen, things have to be made to happen’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Obituary Source Type: research

Journal watch
Mike Kirby, Editor onTrends in Urology and Men's Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take‐home’ message. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mike Kirby Tags: Journal review Source Type: research

2020 and the prospect of a ‘COVID Christmas’
AbstractIn this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor ‐in‐Chief forTrends in Urology and Men's Health, discusses the impact of a second peak in COVID ‐19 infections on the upcoming Christmas celebrations, and the extended waiting lists for treatments not related to COVID‐19. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Roger Kirby Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

CT screening for lung cancer
Early detection of lung cancer significantly improves survival. Indeed, screening for lung cancer has similar mortality benefits to those of breast and bowel cancer screening. Prior to the COVID ‐19 pandemic, national lung screening was being considered in the UK. Here the authors discuss how lung cancer screening could be optimised and argue that it could radically transform outcomes, signalling the need for implementation after the COVID‐19 pandemic abates. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mamta Ruparel, Samuel M Janes Tags: Screening Source Type: research

Liver lesions: types, risk factors, investigations and treatment
Liver lesions are common although many need no intervention. However, patients who are identified as having a liver lesion require specialist referral for multidisciplinary discussion about further investigation and management. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Richard W Laing, Darius F Mirza Tags: Liver lesions Source Type: research

Testosterone deficiency in men infected with COVID ‐19
As our understanding of the SARS ‐CoV‐2 virus develops, recent research has highlighted the potential role of testosterone in the severity of illness. Here, the authors explain the role of testosterone in men infected with COVID‐19. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Geoffrey Hackett, Michael Kirby Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

Terence Millin (1903 –1980)
Terence Millin is an acknowledged pioneer in prostate surgery. Here the authors trace his life and achievements, and consider his legacy. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan Charles Goddard, Michael D. Dinneen Tags: Medical history Source Type: research

COVID ‐19: not just an acute illness
Some people with COVID ‐19 will need support for physical, emotional and mental symptoms long after they have recovered from the acute phase of the infection. Many of those with so‐called ‘long Covid’ are likely to have a post‐viral condition very similar to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis for which management guidelines and a network of NHS clinics already exist. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alastair Miller Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

Public health education initiatives for testicular torsion
Preventable loss of an organ through lack of knowledge could be seen as shocking in the twenty ‐first century. That is why a campaign to improve knowledge about and awareness of testicular torsion is underway. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Charles Green, Vicky Stubbs, James SA Green Tags: Testicular torsion Source Type: research

Men's health policy: it is time for action
The COVID ‐19 pandemic has highlighted the many health problems that men face. Formal policy specifically addressing men's health is far from universal; however, new opportunities are emerging to develop policy and, resultantly, to take long overdue action on men's health needs. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Baker Tags: Men's Health Source Type: research

Richard Turner Warwick CBE, 1925 –2020
AbstractRichard Turner Warwick was not only an exceptionally brilliant technical surgeon and innovator, but also a gifted teacher. His well ‐lived life personified one of his favourite phrases: ‘things don't just happen, things have to be made to happen’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Obituary Source Type: research

Journal watch
Mike Kirby, Editor onTrends in Urology and Men's Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take‐home’ message. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mike Kirby Tags: Journal review Source Type: research

2020 and the prospect of a ‘COVID Christmas’
AbstractIn this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor ‐in‐Chief forTrends in Urology and Men's Health, discusses the impact of a second peak in COVID ‐19 infections on the upcoming Christmas celebrations, and the extended waiting lists for treatments not related to COVID‐19. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Roger Kirby Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Remote healthcare consultations: the new era of outpatient medicine
Remote consultations have become more frequent since the COVID ‐19 pandemic, and a range of recommendations on conducting these consultations is available. Here the authors summarise key points for clinicians to bear in mind. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thomas Thompson, Thomas Brophy, Vaibhav Modgil, Ian Pearce Tags: Digital approaches Source Type: research

Learnings from critical care on COVID ‐19
COVID ‐19 shone a bright light on the work of intensive care units in UK hospitals, where much of what we know about the virus was learned in a very short time. The knowledge prompted a rethink about the way the service is delivered and how those with the infection are managed. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alison Pittard Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

The nocturnal brain: sleep disorders and their implications
Sleep is intimately linked with almost all aspects of our health. It is therefore crucial that clinicians have an understanding of sleep disorders, their diagnosis and management, as they are potential risk factors for a broad range of medical conditions. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist Tags: Sleep disorders Source Type: research

Erectile dysfunction: is the NHS men's health friendly?
Inconsistencies in CCG guidance on prescribing for erectile dysfunction leave many out of step with current guidelines and recommendations, which the authors argue ‘has made it virtually impossible to deliver evidence‐based compassionate, personalised care’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Geoffrey Hackett, Michael Kirby, Sudarshan Ramachandran Tags: Erectile dysfunction Source Type: research

Sir Peter Freyer: the man who gave the world prostatectomy
Sir Peter Johnston Freyer transformed many men's lives performing the procedure that bears his name and demonstrated that prostatectomy could be done with few complications and a low mortality rate. Here the authors provides some insight into the career of this gifted urological surgeon who completed almost 1700 prostatectomies. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan Charles Goddard, Michael D Dinneen Tags: Medical history Source Type: research

A picture of the penis: what your surgeon wants to know
Remote consultations have become the norm during the COVID pandemic so obtaining accurate digital images is crucial for diagnosis and treatment planning. Clear guidance for patients on obtaining these images is therefore essential. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dariush Micallef, Vaibhav Modgil, Ian Pearce Tags: Peyronie's disease Source Type: research

‘Winter is coming’: a COVID‐19 wake‐up call
In this editorial, Roger Kirby, Editor ‐in‐Chief forTrends in Urology and Men's Health, discusses why the association between obesity and higher ‐risk COVID‐19 infection needs to be taken seriously as we get increasingly close to winter, the prime flu season. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Roger Kirby Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Journal watch
Mike Kirby, Editor onTrends in Urology and Men's Health, picks some interesting recent papers and highlights the ‘take‐home’ message. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Journal review Source Type: research

Remote healthcare consultations: the new era of outpatient medicine
Remote consultations have become more frequent since the COVID ‐19 pandemic, and a range of recommendations on conducting these consultations is available. Here the authors summarise key points for clinicians to bear in mind. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thomas Thompson, Thomas Brophy, Vaibhav Modgil, Ian Pearce Tags: Digital approaches Source Type: research

Learnings from critical care on COVID ‐19
COVID ‐19 shone a bright light on the work of intensive care units in UK hospitals, where much of what we know about the virus was learned in a very short time. The knowledge prompted a rethink about the way the service is delivered and how those with the infection are managed. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alison Pittard Tags: COVID ‐19 Source Type: research

The nocturnal brain: sleep disorders and their implications
Sleep is intimately linked with almost all aspects of our health. It is therefore crucial that clinicians have an understanding of sleep disorders, their diagnosis and management, as they are potential risk factors for a broad range of medical conditions. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist Tags: Sleep disorders Source Type: research

Erectile dysfunction: is the NHS men's health friendly?
Inconsistencies in CCG guidance on prescribing for erectile dysfunction leave many out of step with current guidelines and recommendations, which the authors argue ‘has made it virtually impossible to deliver evidence‐based compassionate, personalised care’. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Geoffrey Hackett, Michael Kirby, Sudarshan Ramachandran Tags: Erectile dysfunction Source Type: research

Sir Peter Freyer: the man who gave the world prostatectomy
Sir Peter Johnston Freyer transformed many men's lives performing the procedure that bears his name and demonstrated that prostatectomy could be done with few complications and a low mortality rate. Here the authors provides some insight into the career of this gifted urological surgeon who completed almost 1700 prostatectomies. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan Charles Goddard, Michael D Dinneen Tags: Medical history Source Type: research

A picture of the penis: what your surgeon wants to know
Remote consultations have become the norm during the COVID pandemic so obtaining accurate digital images is crucial for diagnosis and treatment planning. Clear guidance for patients on obtaining these images is therefore essential. (Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health)
Source: Trends in Urology and Men's Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dariush Micallef, Vaibhav Modgil, Ian Pearce Tags: Peyronie's disease Source Type: research