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Edited by Ammar Alhasso and Ashani Fernando .

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Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects a significant proportion of  the  population. The prevalence increases with age and there is a female preponderance. With the advent of more aggressive management strategies for prostate cancer, there is  an increase in the proportion of men struggling with incontinence as well.  Incontinence has social, physical, psychological and economic implications for the  individual as well as society as a whole. This book attempts to  look at the aetiology,  investigation and current management of urinary incontinence along with setting it  within the framework of clinical practice. 
Management strategies are framed within a multidisciplinary team structure and as  such a range of specialists ranging from psychologists, specialist nurses,  gynaecologists and urologists author the chapters. There are some novel methods  outlined by the authors with their clinical application and utility described in detail,  along with exhaustive research on epidemiology, which is particularly relevant in  planning for the future. We would like to acknowledge all the authors for all the hard  work and dedication to excellence in completing this book.

Mr Ammar Alhasso

Consultant Urological Surgeon
and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
at University of Edinburgh,

Ms Ashani Fernando

Fellow in Urologic Reconstructive Surgery
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh,


 1 The Role of Altered Connective Tissue in the Causation of Pelvic Floor Symptoms 3 B. Liedl, O. Markovsky, F. Wagenlehner and A. Gunnemann

 2 Epidemiology of Urinary Incontinence in Pregnancy and Postpartum 17 Stian Langeland Wesnes, Steinar Hunskaar and Guri Rortveit

 3 A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Young Women 41 Mariola Bidzan, Jerzy Smutek, Krystyna Garstka-Namysł, Jan Namysł and Leszek Bidzan

 4 Effects of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training with Biofeedback in Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence 59 Nazete dos Santos Araujo, Érica Feio Carneiro Nunes, Ediléa Monteiro de Oliveira, Cibele Câmara Rodrigues and Lila Teixeira de Araújo Janahú

 5 Incontinence: Physical Activity as a Supporting Preventive Approach 69 Aletha Caetano

 6 Elderly Women and Urinary Incontinence in Long-Term Care 89 Catherine MacDonald

 7 Geriatric Urinary Incontinence – Special Concerns on the Frail Elderly 113 Verdejo-Bravo Carlos

 8 A Model of the Psychological Factors Conditioning Health Related Quality of Life in Urodynamic Stress Incontinence Patients After TVT 131 Mariola Bidzan, Leszek Bidzan and Jerzy Smutek

 9 The Concept and Pathophysiology of Urinary Incontinence 145 Abdel Karim M. El Hemaly, Laila A. Mousa and Ibrahim M. Kandil

 10 Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder 163 Howard A. Shaw and Julia A. Shaw

 11 Biomarkers in the Overactive Bladder Syndrome 189 Célia Duarte Cruz, Tiago Antunes Lopes, Carlos Silva and Francisco Cruz

 12 Preoperative Factors as Predictors of Outcome of Midurethral Sling in Women with Mixed Urinary Incontinence 207 Jin Wook Kim, Mi Mi Oh and Jeong Gu Lee

 13 Suburethral Slingplasty Using a Self-Fashioned Mesh for Treating Urinary Incontinence and Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse 219 Chi-Feng Su, Soo-Cheen Ng, Horng-Jyh Tsai and Gin-Den Chen

 14 Refractory Stress Urinary Incontinence 233 Sara M. Lenherr and Arthur P. Mourtzinos

 15 Surgical Complications with Synthetic Materials 241 Verónica Ma. De J. Ortega-Castillo and Eduardo S. Neri-Ruz

 16 Treatment of Post-Prostatic Surgery Stress Urinary Incontinence 263 José Anacleto Dutra de Resende Júnior, João Luiz Schiavini, Danilo Souza Lima da Costa Cruz, Renata Teles Buere, Ericka Kirsthine Valentin, Gisele Silva Ribeiro and Ronaldo Damião

 17 Continent Urinary Diversions in Non Oncologic Situations: Alternatives and Complications 279 Ricardo Miyaoka and Tiago Aguiar

 18 Futuristic Concept in Management of Female SUI: Permanent Repair Without Permanent Material 291 Yasser Farahat and Ali Abdel Raheem.

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