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Emergency Urology 2014

Results of a BAUS membership survey (first published Mar 2014)

Urological emergencies account for almost 25% of general surgical emergency work. Conditions encountered in the emergency situation include:

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  • Trauma
  • Torsion (pictured right)
  • Ureteric colic
  • UTI & pyelonephritis
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Haematuria & clot retention
  • Fournier's gangrene
  • Urinary retention (acute & chronic)
  • Epididymo-orchitis & scrotal abscess
  • Paraphimosis

Members of BAUS were surveyed in February 2014 on their provisions for emergency urological cover.

View the slide presentation from Mark Speakman, then vice-President of BAUS, which presents the results of that survey, and makes recommendations for urological cover in small & large district hospitals, as well as in teaching hospitals.

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