Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Elsevier Sauders, 2004 - Medical - 478 pages
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Internationally known experts offer multidisciplinary guidance on the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of pelvic floor disorders. It covers the diagnosis and clinical assessment of continence mechanisms and sexual dysfunction, as well as conservative management of the lower urinary tract, disorders of anorectal functions and sexual functions, exploring techniques such as electrical stimulation, anti-incontinence devices, and biofeedback. This valuable text also provides information on the management and treatment of a full range of disorders, from childbirth damage and post-prostatectomy incontinence, to neuropathic voiding dysfunction.

  • Reviews normal anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology, providing an in-depth understanding of how and why various pelvic floor disorders occur.
  • Covers the complete spectrum of pelvic floor disorders, including childbirth damage · lower urinary tract dysfunction in the female and male · urinary incontinence in the elderly · pelvic organ prolapse · post-prostatectomy incontinence · neurogenic voiding dysfunction · fecal incontinence · defecatory disorders · pediatric urology · male and female sexual dysfunction.
  • Discusses all types of diagnostic approaches, including urodynamics · imaging · MRI · endoscopy · and electrodiagnosis.
  • Conservative treatment is based on different techniques: pelvic floor muscles training · behavioral therapy · biofeedback · electrical stimulation and anti-continence devices.
  • Represents a practical approach to surgery and conservative treatment for the physician and health care professionals and provides practical suggestions on these techniques.
  • Features contributions from urologists, gynecologists, coloproctologists, continence specialists, specialist physical therapists, and nurses, for exceptionally multidisciplinary, well-rounded coverage of every aspect of the field.

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Specialist Continence Physiotherapist, Department of Urology, Tenon Hospital; Director Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Services, I.F.R.U.G., Paris, France

Paul Abrams is Honorary Secretary of the International Continence Society, consultant urologist and Chairman of Research at the Bristol Urological Institute based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He is also the author of several books in the field.

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