The latest volume in this highly successful review series covering the important developments in urology. The review format is very popular as it enables readers to update themselves quickly without having to read a large number of journals and other books. In volume 7, we have an international overview of urology, with a new American co-editor and 50 per cent of the contributors working in the US. The book's main focus is on areas of intense current interest, e.g. prostate disease and new technologies such as laser. With its short, clinically focused chapters, this series helps the reader stay up-to-date while saving time and energy.