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Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies
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Main description:

A significant amount of new information concerning epidemiology, medical and surgical therapy for patients with incontinence has appeared over the past five years. Importantly, with recently introduced minimally invasive technologies and recent development in the medical management, the treatment of incontinence has changed significantly.

This book covers the complete field of uncomplicated incontinence ranging from the current concepts, surgical management to medical management, with a special focus on the latest diagnostic tests, surgery including laparoscopy and medical therapies. Moreover, special topics are included such as prolapse, male incontinence, economic aspects, and costs and education.

The book is THE state-of-the-art reference work on continence management for all urologists as well as gynecologists.


Provides the most recent current concepts on incontinence

Presents the current status of different surgical options in one book: an overview of conservative management, minimal invasive therapies and surgical management

Presents step-by-step approaches for surgical management

Back cover:

Over the past 5 years, a significant amount of new information concerning epidemiology, medical and surgical therapy for patients with incontinence has appeared. However, at present, there is no comprehensive reference book available covering the current concepts and treatment strategies in their full extent. In this book, every aspect on this topic is presented with a special focus on the latest diagnostic tests, surgical approaches, including laparoscopy, minimally invasive approaches, and medical therapies. Moreover, special topics such as use of biological materials in the repair of prolapse, male incontinence, economic aspects and the continuation of medical education are also included, with in-depth study of the newly-developed minimally invasive techniques.

Written by an international range of leading experts, and edited by four world-renowned leaders in continence therapy, this title is a state-of-the-art guide to both scientific study of the associated disorders, as well as their practical and clinical management. By bringing the reader up-to-date with current trends and methods, this book is also able to look ahead to future approaches and treatment plans, all presented in a succinct clear style and supplemented with more than 200 images

This work is for all practicing urologists and gynecologists, with further significant worth to other members of the vast multi-disciplinary team required to successfully diagnose, manage and treat the conditions covered.


Part I Current Concepts: What’s new in neurophysiology of micturition.- Continence: Bladder Neck vs. Mid-urethra.- Pelvic Floor: 3-D Surgical Anatomy.- Pelvic Floor Prolapse: Cause & Effect.- Part II Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence: Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.- Pharmacotherapies.- Radiofrequency.- Neuromodulation.- Surgery for SUI: historical review.- Surgery for SUI: Minimally invasive procedures.- Surgeries: mid-urethral slings.- Part III Management of Urgency Urinary Incontinence: Behavioral strategies.- Pharmacotherapies.- Neuromodulation.- Surgery for UUI: historical review.- Surgery for UUI: cystoplasty - diversion.- Part IV Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Conservative Management: Biofeedback, pessaries.- Surgery for POP: historical review.- Biomaterials: natural & synthetic.- Pelvic Reconstruction: vaginal approach.- Pelvic Reconstruction: abdominal approach.- Pelvic Reconstruction: laparoscopic approach.- Part V Management of male incontinence: Primary UUI.- Post TURP SUI.- Post Radical prostatectomy SUI.- Part VI Community & Cost: Economic impact of SUI and Prolapse: Conservative, medical and surgical treatments.- Community awareness & education.


ISBN-13: 9781849966160
Publisher: Springer (Springer London)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 564
Weight: 1044g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: General, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Urology
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From the reviews:

"Well known international experts on urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse provide an in-depth review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and newer techniques for the treatment of this condition. … The book is designed for anyone treating urinary incontinence, and specifically urologists and urogynecologists. … I commend the authors for taking on the heroic task of providing a comprehensive book on the ever-changing field of urinary incontinence. … This is a valuable resource for anyone treating patients with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse." (Akhil Das, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)

"The expertise and the range or diversity of the authors involved in urology, gynecology, pharmacology and operative techniques make this book very comprehensive. Social aspects of incontinence, rarely considered in the literature, were described in the last part. This state-of -the-art, richly illustrated textbook is an excellent tool for practitioners involved in the management of incontinence and prolapse" (European Urology, June/July 2009)

“This comprehensive, well-illustrated, state-of-the-art reference book on Continence, largely aimed at urologists and gynaecologists, provides the latest research insights and the whole spectrum of treatment strategies with the latest surgical techniques. Its 38 chapters cover Epidemiology, Current Concepts on Anatomy and Physiology, Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence, Management of Urge Incontinence, Management of Pelvic Floor Prolapse, Management of Male Incontinence and Special Situations … looking at Social Aspects of Incontinence.” (Hashim Hashim, Susan Orme and Jane Meijlink, ICS News, Vol. 6 (1), January, 2010)