Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Prem Rashid

Email: premrashid@me.com
PhD FRACS(Urol), Conjoint Associate Professor, Rural Clinical School, The University of New South Wales, and Director of Urology, Port Macquarie Base Hospital, NSW

Androgen deficiency in the aging man

Androgen deficiency in the aging man is an area of considerable debate because a gradual decline in testosterone may simply be part of the normal aging process. However, there is an alternative...

Bacterial cystitis in women

A woman presenting with symptoms suggestive of bacterial cystitis is a frequent occurrence in the general practice setting. One in three women develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) during their...

Bladder cancer Current management

Over 2000 cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2005. Bladder cancer is a relatively common disease with high morbidity if left untreated. Bladder cancer is categorised as...

Erectile dysfunction – when tablets don’t work

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common clinical problem managed in the general practice setting. While the majority of men will find phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors effective, there is a...

Incidental adrenal masses – A primary care approach

Adrenal incidentalomas are adrenal lesions ≥1 cm identified serendipitously on imaging performed for unrelated indications.1 The widespread use of cross-sectional imaging has highlighted this...

Lower urinary tract symptoms Current management in older men

Lower urinary tract symptoms are a common problem in men and the incidence of these symptoms increases with age.

Management of castration-resistant (advanced) prostate cancer (CRPC): rationale, progress and future directions

Prostate cancer is the most common solid organ cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australian men. Recent statistics confirm that there are close to 20,000 diagnosed...

Nocturia A guide to assessment and management

The impact of nocturia on quality of lifeNocturia has a profound impact on quality of life, being comparable to gout, hypertension, diabetes and angina in terms of disease burden2Nocturia typically...

Overactive bladder syndrome Management and treatment options

Table 1. Definitions of overactive bladder syndromeDetrusor overactivityA urodynamic observation characterised by involuntary spontaneous or provoked detrusor contractions during the filling phase2...

Postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence Current and evolving therapies

Postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (PPSUI) is a clinically significant problem with an incidence of 3–60%.


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