This book provides an in-depth insight into the symptoms and symptom complexes affecting the lower urinary tract and the underlying causative conditions. The emphasis throughout is practical and clinical, with coverage of all levels of the patient pathway. In addition to the extensive guidance on diagnostic assessment and interpretation, the management of voiding and storage lower urinary tract symptoms, including incontinence, is fully described and potential complications and neurological conditions are discussed. Information is also included on relevant basic science and epidemiology.
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Adults: A Clinical Approach will be an ideal source of expert knowledge for practitioners in functional urology, urogynecology, and neuro-urology gerontology.
About the Author
Professor Marcus Drake is a specialist in the treatment of urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, post prostatectomy incontinence and overactive bladder), neuropathic bladder, and urinary tract infection. As Professor of Physiological Urology, he leads a large programme of major clinical and basic science research at the University of Bristol and the Bristol Urological Institute. He trained at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Newcastle. He is former Chairman of International Continence Society Standardisation Steering Committee, and the International Consultations on Urological Diseases committees for Neuro-urology (clinical), Neural control (basic science) and Nocturia. He is a former member of the European Association of Urology Guidelines panels for Incontinence and Male LUTS.
Dr. Andrea Cocci is a urologist and andrologist, specialising in the treatment of male pelvic disorders (male incontinence , erectile dysfunction) and female pelvic disorders (pelvic organ prolapse and urinary infection). He is a PhD and researcher in the University of Florence, and consultant in Careggi Hospital of Florence, Italy. He trained at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, and at University College Hospital, London, in the UK. He is a committee member for the Italian Urological Society and he is a member of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Guideline Development Panel for the European Association of Urology.
Ricardo Pereira e Silva is specialized in Functional, Female and Neuro-urology at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, where he coordinates the Urodynamics Unit and Neuro-urology Section. He is an Invited Lecturer in Urology at Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, University of Lisbon. He is a member of the Portuguese Urology Association and Portuguese Neuro-urology and Urogynecology Association Executive Committees, International Continence Society Working Groups and European Association of Urology Patient Information Board.