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TitleMicturition [electronic resource] / edited by James O. Drife, Paul Hilton, Stuart L. Stanton
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1990
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Descript XIV, 356 p. online resource


Urinary incontinence is a humiliating disability and a common problem in gynaecological clinics. In some centres specialised facilities are availยญ able for its investigation and treatment but in most hospitals the general gynaecologist has to manage this difficult condition. For both generalist and subspecialist it is timely to summarise advances in our knowledge of normal and abnormal micturition. Since 1973 the Royal College of Obstetrician's and Gynaecologists, through its Scientific Advisory Committee, has convened Study Groups on important growth areas in our specialty. The College invites an international panel of leading researchers to participate in a workshop, allowing time for in-depth discussion as well as the presentation of papers. It is hoped that this will produce not only an up-to-date sumยญ mary of current knowledge but also a useful interaction between indiยญ viduals and between specialties. This book is the result of the 21st Study Group, which was held in October 1989. The participants included urological and colorectal surgeons and a neurologist, as well as scientists and gynaecologists. The meeting began with sessions on basic science and advances in the investigation of the lower urinary tract, then covered voiding diffiยญ culties, genuine stress incontinence and detrusor instability, before a final session on the relationship between urinary incontinence and aliยญ mentary tract problems. The discussions formed an essential part of the meeting, and it is hoped that the lightly edited versions reproduced here will convey to the reader the stimulating atmosphere of the Study Group


Section I: Basic Science -- 1 Anatomy of the Urethral Sphincters and Supports -- 2 Innervation of the Bladder, Urethra and Pelvic Floor -- 3 Neurotransmitters and Receptor Functions in the Human Lower Urinary Tract -- 4 Continence Mechanism -- Section II: Investigation -- 5 Application of Animal and Physical Models to Human Cystometry -- 6 Relevance of Urethral Pressure Profilometry to Date -- 7 Urethral Electric Conductance -- 8 Vaginal Ultrasound and Urinary Stress Incontinence -- 9 Role of Electrophysiological Studies -- Section III: Voiding Difficulties -- 10 Pathophysiology of Voiding Disorders -- 11 Medical and Surgical Management of Female Voiding Difficulty -- Section IV: Genuine Stress Incontinence -- 12 Pathophysiology of Genuine Stress Incontinence -- 13 Conservative Treatment -- 14 Which Operation and for Which Patient? -- 15 Why Operations Fail -- Section V: Detrusor Instability -- 16 The Aetiology of Detrusor Instability -- 17 Medical and Surgical Treatment -- 18 The Management of the Neuropathic Bladder -- 19 The Management of Sensory Urgency -- Section VI: Prolapse and Alimentary Tract -- 20 Aetiology of Pelvic Floor Prolapse and Its Relevance to Urinary and Faecal Control -- 21 Lower Alimentary Tract Disorder

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