Problem Based Urology

  • Paolo Gontero
  • Roger S. Kirby
  • Culley C. Carson III

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Decision Making Based on Patients’ Reported Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Gontero, Alessandro Tizzani
      Pages 3-11
    3. Paolo Gontero, Bruno Frea
      Pages 13-20
    4. Satvinder Mudan, Ana Belen Fajardo-Puerta
      Pages 21-28
    5. Marco Oderda, Paolo Gontero
      Pages 29-41
    6. Matthew S. Christman, Douglas A. Canning
      Pages 43-48
    7. Giulio Garaffa, David J. Ralph
      Pages 49-54
    8. Giulio Garaffa, David J. Ralph
      Pages 55-59
    9. Hussain M. Alnajjar, Majid Shabbir, Nicholas A. Watkin
      Pages 61-66
    10. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 67-73
    11. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 75-81
    12. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 83-88
    13. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 89-96
    14. Mark J. Speakman, Jemima Scott
      Pages 97-105
    15. Andrew Doble
      Pages 107-112
    16. Dario Vigna, Paolo Gontero, Roberto Carone
      Pages 113-121
    17. Robin G. Woolfson
      Pages 123-127
    18. Culley C. Carson III
      Pages 129-134
    19. Culley C. Carson III
      Pages 135-139
    20. Mary Garthwaite
      Pages 141-145
    21. Simon Bugeja, Shafiullah Wardak, Daniela Andrich
      Pages 147-156
  3. Decision Making Based on Objective Examination or Investigational Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Bilal Chughtai, Dean Elterman, Richard Lee, Alexis Te, Steven Kaplan
      Pages 159-165
    3. Arun Sahai, Andrew Symes, Jonathan M. Glass
      Pages 167-173
    4. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 175-181
  4. Decision Making Based on Laboratory Abnormalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Roger S. Kirby
      Pages 185-189
    3. Paolo Gontero
      Pages 195-199
    4. Michael J. Bailey
      Pages 201-205
    5. Timothy Giles Nedas, Matthew Frank Bultitude
      Pages 207-211
    6. Soumendra Nath Datta, Matthew Frank Bultitude
      Pages 213-219
    7. Philip Dundee, Matthew Frank Bultitude
      Pages 221-226
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-235

About this book


Urological problems are so common as to represent a significant burden for many primary care physicians and GPs in their everyday practice worldwide. A major concern is how far to go themselves in the diagnosis and treatment of a urological diseases and when to refer the patient for specialist care.

Problem Based Urology provides an easy and user-friendly tool to assist  in decision making in the treatment of the more common urological problems and the most appropriate timing for referral to specialist care. Within each chapter, one or more flow charts are included to help the reader to formulate the most likely diagnosis on the basis of findings from medical history, examination and investigations, and to start an appropriate first-line treatment or to refer the patient to the specialist where appropriate.

This book will appeal to the primary care physician or general practitioner and is an invaluable reference for professionals dealing with common urological complaints.


GP first-line treatment primary care referral urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Gontero
    • 1
  • Roger S. Kirby
    • 2
  • Culley C. Carson III
    • 3
  1. 1., Dipartimento di Discipline Medico ChirurUniversità degli Studi di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.The Prostate CentreLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Department of UrologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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