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Questions & Answers About Overactive Bladder, Second Edition

Author(s): Pamela Ellsworth, MD, Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Alan J. Wein, MD, Chairman, Department of Urology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • ISBN-13: 9780763771980
  • Paperback    136 pages      © 2010
Price: $22.95 US List
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Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence affect over 30 million men and women in the United States alone. Despite this high prevalence, incidents are largely undiagnosed and untreated, mainly because patients hold misconceptions or are too embarrassed to talk about it. If you suffer from the discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment of overactive bladder or urinary incontinence, or have a friend or relative who does, this book offers help. The only book to provide the doctor’s and patient’s view, Questions & Answers About Overactive Bladder gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, coping strategies, sources of support, and much more. Written by two prominent urologists, with “insider” advice from actual patients, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of these sometimes debilitating conditions.


Features & Benefits

  • Written by two prominent urologists
  • Concise, easy-to-read paperback book

  • The question and answer format mimics an actual physician consultation and allows readers to quickly find the specific questions and answers they are seeking

  • Provides both the patient’s and physician’s perspective on overactive bladder and urinary incontinence

  • Provides practical answers to questions about treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and much more

Part  1  The Basics
Part  2  Diagnosis of Overactive Bladder
Part  3  Treatment of Overactive Bladder

Pamela Ellsworth, MD-Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Pamela Ellsworth, MD, is a Professor of Urology at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She is also Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Ellsworth is the author of many Jones & Bartlett Learning patient guides, including Little Black Book of Urology, 100 Questions & Answers About Erectile Dysfunction, 100 Questions & Answers About Bladder Cancer, and 100 Questions & Answers About Overactive Bladder and Incontinence as well as numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She has lectured throughout the world on a variety of urologic topics.

Alan J. Wein, MD-Chairman, Department of Urology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (Hon.), 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. He completed training in Surgery and Urology at the University of Pennsylvania including a fellowship at the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He has been certified and recertified by the American Board of Urology. He was awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece, in September 2005. Dr. Wein has been recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships. He has served on and chaired numerous medical committees and consultations both domestically and internationally, and has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in the field of urology. 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. 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. His extensive experience in the field of urology has afforded him the opportunity to participate in academic activities, meetings, and courses as a speaker, faculty member, and chairperson. 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 are in urologic oncology, the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, the evaluation and management of voiding function and dysfunction, and urinary incontinence.

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