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  • Heart disease and the urology patient

    January 31st 2010

    A recent article in the British Journal of Urology by Professor Roger Kirby has highlighted the important association between heart disease and many urological conditions. Many complaints, including importence (erectile dysfunction) and common urinary symptoms, may be important early clues to more serious underlying medical problems.

    Important factors in developing heart problems include:

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  • Stem cells offer hope for incontinence treatment

    January 31st 2010

    Stem cells are very important cells in the human body. They have to ability to change into any type of tissue and it is hoped that they might be used to repair badly damaged tissues and organs. Scientists are working to find out how to control these cells to make them grow into the types of tissues that we want.

    Stem cells are controversial. Some researchers use stem cells taken from human embryos and many people think this is wrong. However, it is possible to get stem cells from other sources without harming embryos.

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  • Free Vasectomy Reversal telephone consultations

    January 29th 2010

    John Lemberger has been performing vasectomy reversals for longer than anyone in Nottingham and has built up a wealth of experience and expertise. Nottingham Urology Group are offering patients the option to discuss Vasectomy Reversal with a consultant over the phone at no charge. Other services will charge a fee for counselling and consultation even if you choose not to go ahead with the operation.

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  • Overactive bladder guidelines

    January 29th 2010

    Thanks very much to all who came to our GP educational meeting run by Richard Parkinson on Overactive Bladder last night. It was good to be able to talk about OAB and incontinence and our ideas for developing female urology services in both Primary and Secondary Care and to hear your feedback.

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  • European Urology Association Update Guidelines on Chronic Pelvic Pain

    January 15th 2010

    Chronic Pelvic Pain refers to a number of long-standing conditions characterised by pain felt in the bladder, prostate, back passage or vagina.

    These are often complex conditions to treat and patients may have had a number of alternative diagnoses made in the past, such as prostatitis, prostadynia, urethral syndrome, testicular pain and interstitial cystitis (IC).

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