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Rare and unknown: Sleep-related painful erections

Sleep-related painful erections are a very rare condition in men. Over the last 2 years, I have seen the condition only 4 times. No treatment Sometimes nightly erections become painful. The reason why remains unclear. Men wake up during...

The quality and use of communication in PCa decision aids

Men newly diagnosed with localised prostate cancer are facing difficult decisions regarding their treatment. They need to choose from a range of treatment options (e.g., surgery, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, or active surveillance), which have equivalent survival outcomes but differ in the risk of adverse...

Nurses and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) education – part 2

In the previous edition of EUT we explained why nurses are motivated to pursue PhD education. We will now discuss the striking variations of the requirements for doctoral education between European countries and even between universities in one country. All universities aim at offering...

Healthy hormones: Support for men on hormone therapy

In 2015 we published a paper in the International Journal of Urological Nursing on a new service for men on hormone therapy which we called ‘Staying healthy on hormones’. This was an innovative way to provide support and education for men on ADT...

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer surveillance

Development of the advanced nurse practitioner-led service in Ireland: Preliminary audit results I was invited to write this article in European Urology Today as a result of my successful presentation at the last International Meeting of the EAUN in Barcelona. I am...

Nurses and PhDs – a new trend

Only a few decennia ago, no one could have imagined nurses obtaining a PhD degree. However, it now seems that a trend for nurses to do a PhD has emerged. What motivates them to participate in a PhD programme? What are their goals,...

First MMISU meeting: Sharing MIS nursing skills

The first annual meeting of Mediterranean Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology (MMISU 2019) was held in the beautiful city of Alexandria in Egypt from 18 to 20 April 2019. The meeting venue was in the convention centre of the iconic Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a prestigious...

Invitation to take part in EVOLVE

Invitation to take part in EVOLVE: A study to develop a model of meaningful patient engagement within guideline development You are invited to take part in an international Delphi study on patient involvement in clinical practice guideline development and...