© 2009


Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies

  • Jean J. M. C. H. Rosette
  • Martin C. Michel
  • G. Willy Davila
  • Gopal Badlani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Carmela M. Lapitan
      Pages 3-13
  3. Current Concepts on Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Apostolos Apostolidis, Clare J. Fowler
      Pages 17-33
    3. Matthias Oelke, Jan-Paul Roovers
      Pages 35-40
    4. Ardeshir R. Rastinehad, Gopal H. Badlani
      Pages 41-52
    5. Matthew A. Barker, Mickey M. Karram
      Pages 53-63
    6. Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
      Pages 65-83
  4. Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kari Bø
      Pages 87-98
    3. David Castro-Diaz, Sergio Fumero
      Pages 99-108
    4. Matthew P Rutman, Jerry G Blaivas
      Pages 117-132
    5. Meidee Goh, Ananias C. Diokno
      Pages 133-147
    6. Eric A. Hurtado, Rodney A. Appell
      Pages 149-164
    7. Demetri Panayi, Vikram Khullar
      Pages 165-175
  5. Management of Urge Incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard B. Goldstein, Kristene E. Whitmore
      Pages 179-189
    3. Martin C. Michel
      Pages 191-201

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean J. M. C. H. Rosette
  • Martin C. Michel
  • G. Willy Davila
  • Gopal Badlani

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Continence
  • Book Subtitle Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies
  • Editors Gopal Badlani
    G. Willy Davila
    Martin C. Michel
    Jean J. M. C. H. Rosette
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84628-510-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84996-616-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84628-734-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 540
  • Number of Illustrations 208 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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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)