Urology Guidelines

Guideline of Guidelines: Imaging of Localized Prostate Cancer

  Introduction In the era before the widespread adoption of PSA screening for prostate cancer, most incident cases were already advanced stage. Because treatment options, such as surgery or radiation, are thought mainly to benefit patients with localised disease, prostate cancer imaging was necessary before treatment of almost all patients. However, in the PSA era >90% of incident cases are localised, making the need for routine imaging with CT, MRI, or bone scan obsolete [1]. Numerous…

Conjoint USANZ and UGSA Guidelines on the management of adult non-neurogenic overactive bladder

Abstract Due to the myriad of treatment options available and the potential increase in the number of patients afflicted with overactive bladder (OAB) who will require treatment, the Female Urology Special Advisory Group (FUSAG) of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), in conjunction with the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA), see the need to move forward and set up management guidelines for physicians who may encounter or have a special interest in the treatment…

Guideline of guidelines: kidney stones

Abstract Several professional organizations have developed evidence-based guidelines for the initial evaluation, diagnostic imaging selection, symptomatic management, surgical treatment, medical therapy, and prevention of recurrence for both ureteric and renal stones. The purpose of this article is to summarize these guidelines with reference to the strength of evidence. All guidelines endorse an initial evaluation to exclude concomitant infection, imaging with a non-contrast computed tomography…

Guideline of Guidelines Poll Results

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The recently published 'guideline of guidelines' attempts to bring together conflicting guidance from different authorities. But overall how often do you refer to AUA, EAU or other national urological guidelines in clinical practice? At least weekly – 23% At least once a month – 27% Every 2-3 months – 15% Less than 3 monthly – 23% Never – 12 %  

Article of the week: Guideline of guidelines: prostate cancer screening

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Every week the Editor-in-Chief selects the Article of the Week from the current issue of BJUI. The introduction is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. If you only have time to read one article this week, it should be this one. Guideline of guidelines: prostate cancer screening Stacy Loeb Department of Urology and Population Health, New York University, New York,…

Guideline of Guidelines

Many of us have developed an addiction to sports this summer. The World Cup football in Brazil with its continuous party spirit, the lush green lawns of Wimbledon and then the Test series between India and England. Our Web Editor could not contain himself: Amidst all the fun and excitement, three important pieces of news are highlighted here: I requested our Associate Editor Stacy Loeb, who has a strong background in statistical methodology and health services research, to launch…

Article of the Month: The Melbourne Consensus Statement

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Every month the Editor-in-Chief selects an Article of the Month from the current issue of BJUI. The abstract is reproduced below and you can click on the button to read the full article, which is freely available to all readers for at least 30 days from the time of this post. In addition to the article itself, we feature a video from Tony Costello and Declan Murphy discussing the Melbourne Statement. If you only have time to read one article this month, it should be this one. The Melbourne…
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