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    Mark D. Walters MD(Author) Mickey M. Karram MD(Author)

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Edited and authored by some of the most respected figures in the field, this newly revised book is your comprehensive guide to all areas of urogynecology, including urinary and fecal incontinence, urodynamic testing, management of genuine stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, and much more. Uniquely organized to reflect a physician's decision-making process, this practical, clinically oriented text moves from basic concepts through to clinical and urodynamic evaluation, management, and treatment. Inside, you'll find evidence-based assessments of appropriate therapies, along with algorithmic approaches to common complaints, and clear surgical illustrations. Exclusive to the third edition is a section addressing painful and irritative voiding disorders, including overactive bladder, as well as 20 new case presentations that offer opinions from the leading experts in urogynecology and urology.

Drs. Walters and Karram are very active in organizing the subspeciality of Urogynecology andReconstructive Pelvic Surgery; both direct fellowships in this subspecialty at their respectiveinstitutions and are members of numerous professional societies including the American CollegeofObstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Urogynecologic Society, the Soceity ofGynecologic Surgeons, and the International Continence Society.Dr. Walters served as chairman of the education committee of the American Urogynecologic Society and has served as a Principal Investigator for the National Institutes of Health. In addition to this book, Dr. Walters has written and published many articles, chapters, and abstracts and is afrequent lecturer for the American Urogynecology Society and at annual ACOG meetings. Many of his invited lectures dealt with laparoscopic surgery for urogynecologic disorders.Dr. Karram is currently President of the American Urogynecologic Society. He also serves on the Editorial Board forthe Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. His publications include numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and videotapes. Dr. Karram is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease and the International Urogynecologic Association. Within the last decade he has presented more than 80 invited lectures and postgraduate courses. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Editorial Coordinator on 15 March 2012

    At first glance this book appears to be a vintage Rolls Royce, it has a heavy authentic feel, over 500 pages and exudes quality all the way from the glossy photographic paper throughout to the 37 undoubted experts in their field who have been brought together by the two editors. The book comprises 40 chapters and four appendices divided into nine parts, the first of which, almost predictably is devoted to the history of female pelvic surgery. From here, basic science is addressed in the second part followed on by a section on evaluation and then management of pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence. Faecal incontinence and difficult voiding are afforded their own individual sections and from here the book goes on to tackle more specific conditions such as urinary tract infection and urethral diverticula.Towards the end of the book, there is a section, and indeed a single chapter, on research methods and the book closes with a section on difficult cases and expert discussion for which 32 experts were drafted in.Even before the first chapter in this book, we are treated to nine colour images - the shape of things to come? Sadly not, this is the extent of colour in this otherwise excellent book which then descends into the abyss of black and white regardless of image, line drawing, table or operative photograph. This is the major flaw in an otherwise well thought out and well executed text.There are plenty of diagrams and tables but these all lack the sparkle of colour which so often makes the difference between a heavy and an enjoyable read.I think this is an excellent offering but let down slightly by the lack of imagination and colour that one would expect of a true Roller in its field - perhaps more of a Lexus? (They do come in grey!!)A good edition to the unit library but probably not one for the personal bookshelf unless you are a true enthusiast (or an author!)Ian Pearce,Consultant Urological Surgeon,Manchester Royal Infirmary.


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