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Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders, 2nd edn

By Diane K Newman,
Alex Slack and
Alan J Wein

Published 2011

128 pages, 24 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-905832-96-5




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The term ‘bladder disorders’ encompasses a number of lower urinary tract dysfunctions and abnormalities that negatively affect quality of life. Some can cause considerable morbidity and even mortality. Three internationally recognized authors with different areas of expertise – a leading British urogynecologist, a chief of urology listed as one of America’s “Best Doctors”, and an American continence expert – have ensured that this second edition of Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders is internationally relevant to the non-specialist working within a multidisciplinary team.

Based on robust evidence and clinical experience, and supported by superb illustrations, this fact-filled handbook covers everything you will need to recognize the symptoms and signs of a wide range of bladder disorders from urinary incontinence to hematuria to UTIs. It also provides an excellent overview of basic pathophysiology, and will help practitioners initiate screening and assessment and, where appropriate, treatment.


  • Anatomy and function of the urinary system
  • Assessment
  • Urinary incontinence
  • The overactive bladder and urgency incontinence
  • Voiding problems
  • Hematuria
  • Urinary tract infections and cystitis
  • Nocturnal symptoms
  • Neuropathic bladder dysfunction
  • Special considerations
  • Useful resources

' excellent book to update a professional’s knowledge, very useful for student nurses and trainee  doctors alike.'
The Journal of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation (Jan 2012)

'As to be expected in the Fast Facts series, the textbook is richly illustrated, contains many tables and clearly marked or highlighted by key points, key references and decisional trees. We recommend this textbook for urologists whether they are still in training or already certified.'
Prof.Dr. Paul Meria, European Urology Today (Feb 2012)

'This is an excellent review of the fundamentals of assessment and management of the lower urinary tract for both practicing urologists and nonspecialists, who can use it to identify and initiate treatment for a patient with a common lower urinary tract dysfunction.'
Akhil Das, MD  (Thomas Jefferson University) - Doody's Review Service

Recommended information for patients - urinary incontinence by Diane K Newman - Urology & Genitourinary Medicine


The authors

Diane K Newman

DNP FAAN BCB-PMD, Co-director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania, Health System and Senior Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Alex Slack

MRCOG, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Alan J Wein

MD FACS PhD (HON), Founders Professor of Urology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Chief of Urology, Penn Medicine/University of Pennsylvania Health System, Perelman Center of Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA


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