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By Chris Dawson, Hugh Whitfield

Urological difficulties surround a variety of either distressing and possibly existence threatening stipulations and the variety of common perform shows is turning out to be swiftly end result of the expanding age of the inhabitants. either trustworthy and finished, the second one variation of the ABC of Urology offers a completely up-to-date and revised advisor to the speciality which highlights the hot advances during this quarter. Concentrating in particular at the therapy and analysis of the commonest stipulations, the emphasis is on shared care, the place the talents of the first care group are utilized in conjunction with medical institution referral.

This concise, well-illustrated and hugely useful textual content will give you the excellent reference for common practitioners and perform nurses, in addition to junior medical professionals dealing with sanatorium referrals

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Oral antibiotics should then be continued for 10–14 days. The patient may take several weeks to return to normal health. Infection in presence of obstructed upper tract An infected obstructed upper urinary tract is a urological emergency and is potentially life threatening. If this is confirmed on imaging, prompt decompression is essential. Percutaneous drainage of the kidney under local anaesthetic with a nephrostomy tube can be performed in the radiology department. Alternatively, retrograde placement of a ureteric stent can be done in theatre.

This allowed the construction of a larger and non-stenosing stoma over which a bag could be fitted. The ileal conduit has remained the mainstay of urinary diversion after cystectomy ever since. Efforts to create a replacement urinary reservoir have led to the creation of orthotopic reservoirs that are attached to the native urethra, thus allowing urine to be expressed in the normal way. qxd 6/7/06 9:13 PM Page 33 Bladder cancer Palliative care in bladder cancer If death from bladder cancer is inevitable, priority must be given to preventing death from locally recurrent disease and the associated misery of bleeding and strangury.

Survival at five years in men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last 20 years. The risk of developing prostate cancer is linked to age, and most cases are diagnosed in men aged 70–79 years. The stage at presentation has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with more cases being localised at presentation. 100 1985-89 80 1995-2001 60 40 20 0 Localised Regional Distant Unstaged Change in presentation of prostate cancer Symptoms and signs Early prostate cancer produces no specific symptoms, so most men present with lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (see Chapter 2).

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