Oxford Handbook of Urology

Oxford Handbook of Urology

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Handbooks Series

By (author) John Reynard, By (author) Simon Brewster, By (author) Suzanne Biers

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 182mm x 32mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199696136
  • ISBN 13: 9780199696130
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 80 black and white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 194,246

Product description

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.

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Author information

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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The book covers the breadth of urology and its brevity for each topic makes it accessible to the generalist but it has sufficient depth (and good referencing) to be of use to specialist trainees. I regularly recommend this book to medical students and junior colleagues. BMA Book Awards 2014. Highly Commended Physicians appreciate practical and quite exhaustive sources of information which aim to facilitate procedures or provide support with their daily practice... This pocketbook is undoubtedly an outstanding tool for everyone and we recommend it to all urologists, regardless of their level of practice. European Urology Today The Oxford Medical Handbooks have always impressed me for how accessible and easy to understand they are, whilst also having an impressive amount of detail. This very much applies to this third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Urology. Firstly the book has an excellent layout with common and important topics broken down into sensible headings. It is very easy to find what you need within the book and there is an appropriate distribution of detail with common topics being thoroughly explained... The core topics are covered with surprising detail for a handbook. On top of this there is coverage of topics relevant for the practice of urology such as basic renal physiology and how to communicate effectively with patients, making a very rounded and complete handbook for this field, Urology News, August 2013

Table of contents

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