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.
Shortages of Bacille 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.
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 and vice versa.
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’.
In 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.
Misunderstanding about sepsis, and misguided perceptions about treatment success rates, do a disservice to healthcare practitioners who, in the vast majority of cases, achieve the best possible outcomes for patients with life‐threatening infection.
Penile cancer is a rare malignancy and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality in advanced cases, and significant psychosocial implications for those afflicted. In this article the authors review the relationship between recognised risk factors, including human papillomavirus, lichen sclerosis, circumcision and penile cancer.
Improvements in surgical management usually occur slowly so changes are only recognised when, with maturity, surgeons look back at earlier protocols. Prostate cancer management, on the other hand, has undergone radical change since it was first described, but with identifiable milestones, some of which were quite dramatic.
In this editorial, Professor Roger Kirby, Editor‐in‐Chief for Trends in Urology and Men's Health, reflects on the health consequences of loneliness that have been exacerbated as a result of the COVID‐19 pandemic.
Heart failure is accompanied by specific health issues in men, which are underappreciated. It is important to recognise and discuss these issues and offer appropriate treatment modifications if possible.
Increased internet access has been accompanied by increased numbers of adolescent and adult men viewing online pornography, and there is growing concern about how this may affect their sexual development, sexual function, mental health and intimate relationships. This paper briefly reviews men's relationship with porn and the possible impact on sexual function.
Foot and ankle surgery is a dynamic and growing area of orthopaedic surgery, with novel treatments and increased understanding of injuries, their prevention and treatment. The expansion in the range of foot and ankle surgery means that increasingly treatment can be tailored to each individual patient's needs.
Dyslipidaemia plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, the identification and treatment of dyslipidaemia is important for both primary and secondary CVD prevention, and forms the basis of this article.
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