Approximately 20% of all surgical operations and a similar percentage of surgical emergencies are urological in nature. However, doctors often have very limited experience with the many common and varied conditions encountered in this important surgical specialty. For the doctor or nurse expected to provide the initial assessment and management of a condition with which he or she has had very limited experience, this book provides an invaluable source of information and advice. This applies not only to SHOs and specialist registrars on urology and surgical rotations, but also to General Practitioners, Accident and Emergency staff, and the growing number of urological specialist nurses.
The Oxford Handbook of Urology, Second Edition covers a wide spectrum of diseases and their treatment in the field of urology and surgical aspects of kidney, bladder, prostate, and scrotal disorders. It aims to give a brief overview of many different urological subjects, including urology emergencies, cancers, infections, children's disorders and kidney stone disease. It is designed so that it can be quickly and efficiently accessed by a range of people involved in patient care, including medical students, nurses, surgical and urology doctors, and general practitioners.
▪ A compact yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly advancing field of urology
▪ Quick reference guide to the correct approach to diagnosis and management, using bullet pointed information, charts, diagrams, and management pathways
▪ Features guidelines based on recommendations from internationally recognised organisations incorporating the latest evidence based research
▪ An excellent revision tool for clinical medical students and surgical trainee finals
New to this Edition:
▪ Covers new national and international guidelines and criteria
▪ Includes key papers and national recommendations in the field of neurourology
▪ Expanded information on medical therapy of bladder overactivity with relevant anticholinergic drug trials and evidence
▪ New topics in paediatric urology and on subjects including urethral diverticulum, pelvic organ prolapse, dialysis and renal transplantation.