A Woman's Guide to Regaining Bladder Control: Everything You Need to Know for the Diagnosis and Cure of Incontinence

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Not just a problem of ageing, incontinence is caused or aggravated by medications, childbirth, hysterectomy, stress, bladder infections, fibroids, oestrogen loss, or diabetes. Not surprisingly, it is mostly women who suffer from bladder control problems. This comprehensive and practical guide will give them the help they need by providing them with all the information they need on: the different types of incontinence and how each is diagnosed and treated, surgical vs. non-surgical treatments, effective self-help techniques, how to find the right doctor and more...

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Rovner is co-director of the Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, co-director of the videourodynamics unit of the Department of Radiology, assistant professor of surgery in radiology, and a board-certified urologist. Dr. Rovner received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Alan J. Wein, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wein has been recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships which include the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, Soci t Internationale d Urologie, American Urological Association (AUA) and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, the Hugh Hampton Young Award of the American Urological Association, and both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association. Dr. Wein has authored or co-authored more than 830 articles and chapters, edited or co-edited 24 books, and has multiple multimedia presentations to his credit. He has been an editor of the gold standard text in the field, Campbell s Urology, since 1992 and is currently the editor-in-chief. He is a prodigious lecturer with over 600 invited academic activities over the course of his career, including the co-chairmanship of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th International Consultations on Incontinence. His fields of interest lie in urologic oncology, the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, the evaluation and management of voiding function, and dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

Donna Caruso has worked in a variety of arts disciplines since 1980. She has received awards for her documentary film and video productions, and for screenwriting. Her book of short fiction, Under Her Skin was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award. Caruso lives in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

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