Men's health features
Guest Editorial - 4
Assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in younger men
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common in the ageing male and represent a signiﬁcant burden on both the patient and the healthcare system worldwide. 1,2 Accordingly, the majority of clinical trials and guidelines focus on the older patient, despite the fact that men below these ages will also present with many of the same symptoms. In this review, the authors explore the challenges of assessing and managing men below 50 years with LUTS.
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What are the options after metformin?
Rational pharmacological intervention is essential for optimising glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is the recommended first line agent, but the progressive pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes generally dictates the need for concomitant use of other drugs. Here, Caroline Day discusses the options following metformin monotherapy. (BJM 1(1) 2013)