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OBJECTIVE To determine the number of peer-reviewed publications arising from the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), and to assess urological trainees' attitudes to research in relationship to the pursuit of Specialist Registrar (SpR) training numbers and their perception of academic urology(More)
The effect of experimental bladder outflow obstruction on membrane electrical activity of guinea pig detrusor smooth muscle was studied. Using an intracellular microelectrode technique, action potentials were recorded from single smooth muscle cells to determine the effect of outflow obstruction on action potential (AP) kinetics. Bladder outflow obstruction(More)
The discovery of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was beset with controversy; as PSA is present in prostatic tissue and semen, it was independently discovered and given different names, thus adding to the controversy. In this review we document the early research in this field to describe the chronology of the discovery of PSA. Using a comprehensive Medline(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate an ergonomic fourth arm technique to oversew the dorsal vascular complex (DVC) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Balloon of a Foley catheter inflated in the bulbar urethra. Fourth arm cranial traction via suture in the tip of the catheter. DVC oversewn under direct vision. RESULTS(More)
Introduction: TRUS-guided needle biopsy of the prostate is the standard technique in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. However the practice is highly variable across the United Kingdom. We survey the standard approaches to TRUS biopsy of prostate, highlighting the nationwide diversity of practice and training. Methods: One hundred and eighty questionnaires(More)
Objective: We prospectively evaluate the safety, morbidity and characteristics of complications for transrectal ultrasound guided needle biopsy of prostate carried out solely by urologists in a single unit. This will help to counsel patient prior to the biopsy. Patients and methods: One hundred consecutive patients were recruited to complete questionnaires(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate transurethral electrovaporization of the prostate (TUVP), compared with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), as a treatment for men with symptomatic benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 235 men with symptomatic BPE in four hospitals in the South-East of England were randomized to TUVP (115) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of acute and/or chronic intraprostatic inflammation (ACI) in men undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for urinary retention and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), as recently a role was suggested for ACI in the pathogenesis and progression of BPH, and urinary retention is considered an endpoint in(More)