Why do any of us hold the views that we do in practising urology? Factors which influence our current views will include prejudices picked up during our training. Our own experience or that of our colleagues will also, in some way, have an effect on the decisions that we take.
With the changing financial climate in medicine as a whole it is imperative that decisions taken affecting patient treatment are made using the best available evidence - something that until now has rarely been the case.
This book, uniquely in the field of urology, is the collaborative work of a number of distinguished authors and covers a wide range of challenging issues in urology. The subject matter has in each case been carefully reviewed to include the evidence base which influences current thinking in that area.
Approximately 45 chapters written by leading international authorities. Each chapter analyses the available literature to produce an authoritative statement about the management of urological disorders. The book includes a concise summary of the best available scientific evidence providing up-to-date information.
'The Evidence for Urology' has been awarded first prize in the Urology category of the 2005 BMA Medical Book Competition. The judges said, "This is an excellent book which reviews the evidence for a number of complex urological questions which are raised by trainees, consultants and sometimes by patients. It is brilliantly laid-out with the right amount of emphasis in each chapter. There are summary points at the end of each chapter which guide the clinician appropriately. The evidence is up to date and well-reviewed, providing a good summary as well as a launching platform for further reading. I would recommend this book to consultants and trainees alike, especially to those coming up to specialty examinations."