© 2013

Problem Based Urology

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


  • Addresses the most commonly encountered urological problems

  • Each chapter contains one or more flow chart diagrams from the symptoms to diagnosis and treatment

  • Each flow chart diagram ends with the suggestion of a treatment choice only if administrable by the primary care physician or GP


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

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

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the book reviews:

Selected as “Highly Commended” at BMA Medical Book Awards for 2014.

“‘I would highly recommend this as a starter or reference text for the target audience. It has comprehensive chapter headings and succinct, yet comprehensive, text. It is very well-written-with clear information in a logical, easily followed sequence. … This is a compact, yet exhaustive book. It is very well-laid-out and written – an ideal starter or reference text for primary care/general physicians and urology trainees.’” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2014)

“Editors Gontero, Kirby and Carson and 35 contributors aimed to address clinical problems in an original way, examined symptoms reported by patients, the clinical or investigational findings and laboratory abnormalities. … this textbook collected practical information and presented many decisional trees and tables which summarise the essential knowledge in various fields of urology. It will be an excellent and very useful purchase for GP and urologists.” (European Urology Today, February-March, 2014)

“The aim is to provide solutions and work-up guidelines for primary care providers in order to streamline their efforts and illuminate when urologic consultation is appropriate. The book meets its objective, providing a primer for those on the front lines of medicine. The audience includes any primary care providers -- physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants. Medical students and interns also may benefit from this book as a quick management guide to urologic problems. … a worthwhile addition to the primary care provider’s library.” (Deborah Tova Glassman, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2013)