Penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley
Prof Cranston has co-authored a biopgraphy of a crucial member of the Oxford research team that gave the world penicillin. Recognition of a modest man who changed medicine.
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15 leading Urologists, including Mr Tom Leslie of Oxford Urology Associates, convened at the Royal Society of Medicine last Friday to hear Nuada’s Urology and Radiology team present on advances in MRI/Ultrasound fusion, a technique that combines ultrasound probes with targeted MR images to biopsy and treat prostate cancer with a high degree of precision. Fusion has significant accuracy, economic and patient-experience advantages over traditional forms of biopsy, and forms a cornerstone of the Nuada Focal Therapy approach.
Via live videolink, participants watched a transperineal biopsy using MIM fusion software, which changes the plane of an MR image, and allows it to merge with an ultrasound image. The MR image becomes so accurate (94%) that lesions may be identified and contoured, and the contouring can be seen on the live ultrasound – enabling a highly precise biopsy.
Mr Ben Turney performed the first Urolift procedure in Oxfordshire on 28th April at the Nuffield Oxford – Manor Hospital. Read more about this treatment for obstructive prostate symptoms.
Professor Hamdy discussed new treatment trials for prostate cancer that are being conducted in Oxford in the Oxford Mail (26 March 2016). Technology developed in Oxford to make tumour cells fluorescent could improve surgery outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
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30 senior trainees and new consultants attended a management course in Oxford. The Oxford & Cambridge management course was organised by Mr Ben Turney and Oliver Wiseman in Balliol College, Oxford on 22nd and 23rd March 2016. Topics covered included management and leadership, medicolegal workshop, starting in private practice and business planning. The course was sponsored by Boston Scientific, Storz, Nuffield, Urolift, DGL (Helix Health), CJ Coleman insurance brokers and Stanbridge Associates (accountants) and MBC (medical billing and collection).
Mr Ben Turney received an international travelling fellowship at the 100th annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco. Ben has visited Prof Margaret Pearle and Prof Marshall Stoller (two of America’s leading stone surgeons) as part of this fellowship. This has furthered his training in kidney stone surgery and built research collaborations for the future. He plans further visits to the US in 2015.
Ben Turney presented at the MasterClass in EndoUrology with Jean de la Rosette, Olivier Traxer, and Ranan DasGupta.
The Oxford & Cambridge management course was organised by Ben Turney and Oliver Wiseman in Trinity College, Oxford on 11th and 12th September 2014
12 senior trainees and new consultants received management training.
Feedback from the course was very positive.
Ben Turney presented at the World Congress of Endourology. He gave a plenary presentation about 3D printing to make models for surgical simulation. You can read more about the work in a recently published paper in Journal of EndoUrology