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Oxford Handbook of Urology


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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: Urinary incontinence and female urology 6: Infections and inflammatory conditions 7: Urological neoplasia 8: Miscellaneous urological diseases of the kidney 9: Stone disease 10: Upper tract obstruction, loin pain, hydronephrosis 11: Trauma to the urinary tract and other 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. Suzanne Biers graduated from St. George's Hospital in London with a distinction in surgery. She trained in Cambridge, Oxford, and Wessex, completing a postgraduate research degree in functional bladder problems at the Oxford University Department of Pharmacology, and achieved the John Blandy Prize for her work. After completing a female urology fellowship in Leicester, she became a consultant Urological Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, sub-specialising in female and male lower urinary tract symptoms, incontinence, and reconstruction. She is lead for the Urology Masters Degree in Cambridge, and director of the Cambridge Emergency Urology Course, Emergency Surgical Skills Workshops, and Reconstructive Techniques in Urology Course. Suzanne remains active in teaching, publication and research. Mr Simon F Brewster Bsc MD FRCS (Urol.) is Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Director at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Oxford University. His main clinical and research interest is prostate cancer, with over 50 journal publications and contributions in 3 textbooks. He is former Secretary of the British Prostate Group and Board member of the European Society of Oncological Urologists. Simon enjoys teaching students and junior doctors, and is a MB Finals examiner. Naomi Neal graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical School and completed her basic surgical training in Leeds. She then took up the first national Academic Clinical Fellow post in Urology and completed a PhD in prostate cancer in Cambridge with Professor David Neal. Naomi continued post-doctoral research in bladder cancer with Professor Freddie Hamdy and completed her specialist registrar training in the Oxford Deanery, developing her surgical skills in complex stone surgery. Naomi holds a postgraduate certificate in medical education and has a strong interest in delivering teaching to undergraduates, including as a surgical tutor with the University of Oxford, and junior doctors.


You have to hand it to Oxford University Press, they continue to relentlessly churn out superb books in their outstanding Oxford Medical Handbooks series and this book is no exception. Like many of its siblings in this series, it is more than just a simple handbook. This is a very good textbook of urology ideal for both trainees and generalists within the speciality as well as primary care personnel. * Dr Harry Brown MBChB, Glycosmedia *
Review from previous edition 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 *

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