Key Features

  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of the bladder (including DI, sensory disorders, stress
    incontinence), vagina (prolapse), sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pan-pelvic floor pathology, and more.
  • Elucidates difficult concepts through a wealth of full-color illustrations throughout the text.
  • Features a multidisciplinary team of distinguished international authors.
  • Maintains clinical relevance by omitting extraneous discussions of history and basic science.
  • Summarizes the essentials for quick reference through "Key Points Boxes" at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Highlights medical and surgical treatment options in colored boxes for fast reference to critical information.
  • Covers the latest developments in pharmacology to keep you up to date with all available alternatives.
  • Offers a detailed appendix, which lists current ICS guidelines.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Richard Turner-Warwick
Introduction - with emphasis on bladder (DI, sensory disorders, stress incontinence), vagina (prolapse), sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pan-pelvic floor pathology, the multidisciplinary team approach to female urology.

Section One: Background

1. Anatomy
2. Pathophysiology
3. Investigations (urodynamics, urological assessment)

Section Two: Bladder Overactivity

4. DI vs OAB
5. Abnormalities of bladder sensation
6. Interstitial cystitis
7. Medical aspects of treatment (pharmacology etc)
8. Surgery

Section Three: Stress Incontinence/Prolapse

9. Physiotherapy
10. Electrical stimulation and biofeedback
11. Drug treatment
12. Surgery (vaginal and suprapublic)
13. Resuspension, slings, injectable treatment and sphincters

Section Four: Gynecologic Aspects

14. Vaginal disorders
15. Pelvic pain
16. Sexual dysfunction

Section Five: Reconstructive Surgery of the Female Urinary Tract

17. Bladder replacement (covering benign disease, malignancy)
18. Reconstruction: fistulae (ureter, bladder and urethra)

Section Six: Miscellaneous and general urology aspects peculiar to the female

Appendix: ICS guidelines



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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Christopher Chapple

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Royal Hallamshire Hospital; Professor of Urology, Sheffeild Hallam University, Sheffield, UK Consultant Urologist

Philippe Zimmern

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Urology, Director, Bladder & Incontinence Center, Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Linda Brubaker

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Fellowship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Anthony R B Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Urogynaecologist Professor of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Durham, NC Consultant Gynaecologist, Department of Urological Gynaecology, Saint Mary's Hospital for Women & Children, Manchester, UK

Kari Bo

Affiliations and Expertise

Exercise scientist, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway