Oxford Handbook of Urology (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199696130

John Reynard; Simon Brewster; Suzanne Biers
864 Pages
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105 x 182 mm
Pub date
Feb 2013
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Urology continues to be one of the most rapidly advancing specialities. Approximately 20% of all surgical operations and a similar percentage of surgical emergencies are urological in nature. However, often doctors have very limited experience of 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 handbook provides an invaluable source of information and advice. Covering a wide spectrum of diseases and their treatment in the field of urology and surgical aspects of kidney, bladder, prostate and scrotal disorders, this handbook aims to give a brief overview of many different urological subjects including urological 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 professionals involved in patient care, including medical students, nurses, surgical and urology doctors and general practitioners. Thoroughly revised for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Urology covers all recent guidelines and criteria including the significant advances in medical and surgical options that are now available to patients; key papers and national recommendations in the field of neurourology; expanded information on medical therapy of bladder overactivity and additional information on subjects including urethral diverticulum, pelvic organ prolapse, dialysis and renal transplantation, antenatal hydronephrosis, megaureters, and incontinence in children. An invaluable tool relevant not only to specialist trainees and specialist registrars on urology and surgical rotations, but also to general practitioners, emergency staff and the growing number of urological specialist nurses.


1. General Principles of Management of Patients
2. Significance and Preliminary Investigation of Urological Symptoms and Signs
3. Urological Investigations
4. Bladder Outlet Obstruction
5. Incontinence and Female Urology
6. Infections and Inflammatory Conditions
7. Urological Neoplasia
8. Miscellaneous Urological Disease of the Kidney
9. Stone Disease
10. Upper Tract Obstruction, Loin Pain, Hydronephrosis
11. Trauma to the Urinary Tract and Oher Urological Emergencies
12. Infertility
13. Sexual Health
14. Neuropathic Bladder
15. Urological Problems in Pregnancy
16. Paediatric Urology
17. Urological Surgery and Equipment
18. Basic Science and Renal Transplant
19. Urological Eponyms

About the author: 

John Reynard is a consultant urological surgeon based in Oxford. He also provides a specialist neurourological service for patients with spinal cord injury at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He has published widely in the field of neurourology. He teaches medical students from the University of Oxford Clinical Medical on a variety of topics and has written several books on urological subjects for both medical students and trainee surgeons. ; Mr Simon F Brewster BSc MD FRCS (Urol.) is Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Oxford. His main clinical and research interest is prostate cancer, with over 70 journal publications and contributions in 3 textbooks. He sits on the Boards of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and European Association of Urology Sections of Oncology. Simon is a Fellow of Hertford College in Oxford; he enjoys teaching and lecturing students and surgical trainees. ; Suzanne Biers works as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust). Her subspecialist practice is in bladder dysfunction, incontinence and reconstruction. Her background includes bladder physiology and pharmacology MD research at Oxford University Department of Pharmacology, and she continues to research and publish in the field of bladder dysfunction and related subjects. She has undergone a fellowship in female urology with urogynaecology, and a period of specialist training in paediatric urology. She has been actively involved in emergency urology, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and reconstruction teaching courses and seminars.

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