Archive for category: Polls

Surgical outcomes poll results

In a recent blog, Jim Duthie discusses brown sauce and quoting surgical outcomes in the consent process. Do you quote your own figures to patients or quote the literature standard when discussing risks and complications?

1. My own audited figures – 25%

2. A “best guess” at my own figures – 32%

3. The standard literature – 25%

4. I use both – 18%

 

Stents poll results

A recent BJUI paper advocates using stents with strings attached to aid removal and minimise dwell time. Do you currently use stents with strings in suitable patients?

1. Yes, whenever possible – 38%

2. Only occasionally – 14%

3. Never – 33%

4. No, but am going to try it – 14%

 

EAU14 poll results

What was your highlight of this year’s EAU in Stockholm?

1. Live surgery sessions – 30%

2. ESU Courses – 9%

3. Section meetings – 13%

4. Plenary sessions – 35%

5. Poster sessions – 13%

 

Surgical management poll results

With the recent publications in the NEJM and BMJ on surgical management of prostate cancer, do you think radical prostatectomy should now be the first choice for patients with intermediate or high risk disease?

1. Yes – the evidence is clearer now – 53%

2. Yes – but I already knew that – 27%

3. No – Standard radiotherapy is still a good primary option – 12%

4. No – Newer radiotherapy techniques make this research obsolete – 8%

 

Ketamine poll results

The problem with ketamine bladders is discussed in a recent blog on this site. With this being increasingly recognised, do you routinely ask younger patients with urinary symptoms about ketamine use?

1. Yes, but only when I suspect it – 36%

2. Yes – to all – 7%

3. No – not routinely – 57%

 

MRI and prostate cancer poll results

In a recent article of week and editorial, the role of MRI in prostate cancer diagnostics is discussed. Do you in your current practice organise an MRI scan prior to biopsy?

1. Yes – to improve staging – 35%

2. Yes – to aid targeting of biopsy – 35%

3. Yes – but only to meet targets – 3%

4. No – 27%

 

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