This book introduce neurourology as an emerging interdisciplinary area that covers the basic and clinical studies of the neural control on the normal lower urinary tract and the lower/upper urinary tract dysfunction due to neuropathy disorders. It systematically describes all aspects of neurourology from the epidemiology of the neurogenic bladder; to the pathology and pathophysiology of the lower urinary tract; to the diagnosis and treatment of the neurogenic bladder by conservative therapies or surgeries. This book provides a useful resource for medical doctors, nurses and students in the field of neurourological conditions. All the topics are written by internationally recognized specialists in their field.
This book is aimed to bring the reader into the heart of the action of any health professional consulted for a patient with a neurogenic bladder (NB). Extensive textbooks of the NB exist but there is a lack of an actual practical guide for diagnosis and management of patients suffering from NB. This book provides a single source of information on consultation in neurourology. The text covers both urinary incontinence and retention resulting from NB dysfunction. The book also discusses complications of NB which include urinary tract infections, hydronephrosis, renal failure or autonomic dysreflexia. Sections address these clinical issues faced by physicians. This book provides a useful guide with comprehensive and practical instructions for all practitioners dealing with NB in their day-to-day clinical practice. It will serve as a valuable resource for those with a special interest in NB. The book reviews new data about diagnostic and management options. It also provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current NB guidelines from different societies. All chapters include the most up to date scientific and clinical information with the relevant level of clinical evidence and grade of recommendation.
This volume is a useful handbook for medical doctors involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-urological problems. The first section reviews the relevant neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology and provides a practical overview of specific neuro-urological pathologic conditions. The second section discusses the various clinical entities that can be encountered and focuses on the clinical entities neuro-urological consquences. The third section is devoted to the different diagnostic possibilities. Internationally accepted algorithms are presented and put into perspective. Section 4 deals with the triad of major clinical problems in this area: urinary (incontinence, retention and voiding dysfunction as well as upper urinary tract problems), anorectal (faecal incontinence and constipation) and sexual (erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory failure) dysfunctions. The final section covers the specific management of patients with neuro-urological problems and describes conservative and surgical treatments, providing the most recent information. Throughout, the text is accompanied by numerous illustrated case reports and discussions as well as tips and tricks based on the personal experience of the different authors.
Emphasizing the clinical problems surrounding urogenital tract dysfunction, this up-to-date reference details the basic science, differential diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of neurourological conditions. Covering recent advances in the neurobiology of the pelvic organs, the Handbook of Neuro-Urology reviews the neural control processes that govern pelvic organs discusses the pathogenic mechanisms behind neurological and smooth muscle disorders that produce bladder dysfunction describes the management of impaired bladder, bowel, and sexual function after brain damage and spinal cord injury examines various conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system and specifically result in bladder and sexual dysfunction investigates lower urinary tract function in the elderly suggests practical measures to manage urinary incontinence such as the use of pads, underpants, and appliances and more!
This unique book bridges the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice. Edited by Kari Bo who has done pioneering research in this area, each chapter focuses on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for the treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness), to the implications of these for clinical practice, and finally in recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment. Detailed treatment strategies - pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation. Information on pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups - men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnancy, neurological diseases. Detailed illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/neurophysiology. MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor. Clinical practice guidelines. Critical appraisal of RCTs. Strategies to reduce drop-out in conservative treatment.
This book provides veterinary practitioners and trainees with a concise, systematic guide to urological disorders affecting dogs and cats. The author focuses first on assessment of the patient and the main investigative techniques to reach a diagnosis. He then deals with the differential diagnosis, causes and treatment of conditions ranging from pr
DHM and Posturography explores the body of knowledge and state-of-the-art in digital human modeling, along with its application in ergonomics and posturography. The book provides an industry first introductory and practitioner focused overview of human simulation tools, with detailed chapters describing elements of posture, postural interactions, and fields of application. Thus, DHM tools and a specific scientific/practical problem – the study of posture – are linked in a coherent framework. In addition, sections show how DHM interfaces with the most common physical devices for posture analysis. Case studies provide the applied knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed decisions. Digital Human Modelling is the science of representing humans with their physical properties, characteristics and behaviors in computerized, virtual models. These models can be used standalone, or integrated with other computerized object design systems, to design or study designs, workplaces or products in their relationship with humans. Presents an introductory, up-to-date overview and introduction to all industrially relevant DHM systems that will enable users on trialing, procurement decisions and initial applications Includes user-level examples and case studies of DHM application in various industrial fields Provides a structured and posturography focused compendium that is easy to access, read and understand
Long recognized as the standard general reference work providing a complete overview of contemporary gynaecological practice, this new edition of Shaw, Gynaecology provides all the information that trainees need to master in order to successfully take their professional certification exams as well as providingthe practicing gynaecologist with an accessible overview of the "state of play" of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Totally rewritten, it gives a succinct but comprehensive account of all currently available resources in the management of gynaecological disorders. Comprehensive overview of contemporary gynaecological practice with a clinically focused approach. It covers all of the areas that a gynaecologist covers on a day-to-day basis and helps in the formulation and implementation of the most effective treatment. Details the use of various imaging modalities and investigative techniques as they relate to specific diseases in order to provide a solid foundation for clinical practice. User-friendly features such as chapter outlines, summary tables, key point boxes incorporated throughout.Provides quick access to the most necessary information for practitioners needing a quick consult or trainees preparing for exams. Copiously illustrations clarify and enhance the text whenever appropriate. Highly selective and current list of references quickly directs the reader to further investigations. New full colour illustrations incorporated throughout to accurately depict the full range of both common and rare disorders. Details up-to-date investigative and minimally invasive therapeutic techniques to keep the user abreast of the latest diagnostic and management options. Enhanced emphasis on surgical outcomes to help the user select the most appropriate procedure for any given patient. Two brand new editors and many brand new contributors provide a fresh perspectives on gynaecological oncology, reproductive and urogynaecological conditions.
This edited volume Wearable Technologies is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of computer engineering. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the computer engineering research area. All chapters are complete in themselves but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts.
Abrams’ Urodynamics A complete guide to urodynamic investigation in modern health care Urodynamic testing is an ever-advancing field with applications in the management of patients from across a wide range of clinical areas. Bringing together fundamental principles and cutting-edge innovations, Abrams’ Urodynamics has been designed as an all-in-one guide to Functional Urology and Urogynecology, offering direct, up-to-date instruction on how to best perform and understand urodynamic tests within the overall treatment pathway. Its chapters cover everything from everyday basic practice to advanced complex cases, and are enhanced with more than 450 helpful illustrations. Including numerous revisions and new features, this fourth edition of the book boasts: Coverage of all investigative approaches, including uroflowmetry, cystometry, video-urodynamics, and non-invasive techniques Details on the successful running of a urodynamic unit, with information on organizational issues, equipment set-up, and common problems and pitfalls Sections addressing children, women, men, the elderly, and neuropaths Extensive description of International Continence Society (ICS) Standards throughout Appendices that include ICS Standards and Fundamentals documents, ICIQ modules, and Patient Information Leaflets With its wealth of clinical tips, illustrations, new innovations, and hands-on advice, Abrams’ Urodynamics is essential reading for all those wishing to better integrate urodynamic testing into their daily practice.