For book orders, please get in touch with us via our contact information.

Female Urinary And Kidney Diseases – Essential Knowledge

Target Audience: Public

Women have the unfortunate problem of getting urinary and kidney problems more than men. Urologists and gynaecologists devote considerable amount of their time to the therapeutic and preventive health care of women with these disorders. Over the last three decades, considerable progress has been made to enable today’s female to have better quality of life from the cradle to the grave as we are now able to contain these illnesses which in particular affect women’s continence, freedom from urinary and other genitourinary infections and the dreaded chronic kidney failure so prevalent today despite the great progress made in modern medicine.

The consequences of not preventing or treating these problems cause much economic, psychological ill health and physical incapacity and result in dire consequences on the family as the woman ipso factor is the key homemaker catering to the needs of her partner and offspring. She certainly cannot be acutely or chronically ill from these disorders as she is the custodian of the health of the latter in their home.

Dr Siow Woei Yun and her contributing author, Dr Roger Tan, have answered the challenge to provide a simple, clear, right-to-point, very readable and enjoyable text on this very subject which is evident not generally available to the general public. Their comfortable easy style and simple jargon free English prose steers the reader through the mysteries of the urinary system and step by step advises the reader on how to identify the symptoms of conditions that can develop, understand normal anatomy pertaining to the urinary system and more importantly how to take early, preventive action.

Management of Urinary Incontinence: Clinical Practice Guidelines 2008

These guidelines aim to assist the general practitioners by providing them with the necessary knowledge and understanding of urinary incontinence, diagnosis and
management options in the various age and gender groups as well as what help and services are available to them.

These guidelines are based on the recommendations of the International Consultation on Incontinence and the International Continence Society, with modifications for our local needs based on local clinical research and the availability of resources.

The guidelines are provided in PDF format free of charge from here.

Bowel Incontinence – A Guide for the Asian Patient

Target Audience: Public

A refreshing and succinct guide on an all common problem. This is a very welcome and much needed book by two well known experts in the field of bowel incontinence. It is intended mainly for the public and Asian patients suffering from bowel incontinence but it is also an excellent book for nurses and GPs wishing to explain the condition to their patients in layman terms. It is a handy size bilingual softcover book in English and Chinese, which covers issues such as bowel function and the causes, tests and treatments.

Bowel incontinence is not uncommon and it is likely that there are many people suffering from it are too embarrassed to talk about it or seek medical help. This easy-to-read book gives the patient the knowledge and confidence to seek advice and help from his/her GP. In the pipeline. a Bahasa Melayu edition.

Clinical Handbook on the Management of Incontinence – 2nd Edition

Target Audience: Primary care doctors and Health care professionals

The management of incontinence poses great challenges for health care professionals. This Handbook is intended to serve as a compendium and ready source of information with day-to-day answers to common problems facing the primary care doctors and health care professionals, especially nurses who are often the first person the patient with this condition comes into contact with.

This clear and succinct coverage of the “state-of-the-art” of incontinence management would surely translate into better diagnosis, improved management and greater promotion of incontinence for all.

The Handbook aims to familiarise readers on the various management strategies and to adopt a multi-discipline and integral approach. It is clearly laid out and well illustrated. The material is divided into clearly defined chapters which make it easy as a reference.

In its 2nd edition, the Handbook aims to contribute to the improvement in knowledge on the part of health care professionals. This comprehensive and very practical Handbook draws on the expertise of very experience doctors and nurses in the field of incontinence. It has proven to be an invaluable resource for health care professionals. Coming soon. Chinese edition.

Approach to Female Urology – Reflecting Asian Views

Target Audience: Primary care doctors and Health care professionals

A well known team of urologist and healthcare professionals across Asia, authorities in their fields have written as what can be referred to as the standard and reference work in female urology. This reference book offers a comprehensive approach to female urology with a focus on reflecting Asian views.

The book is a complete compendium for the diagnosis, workup including urodynamics, medical management and surgical treatment of incontinence that affects the patient from the “cradle to grave’. It will be the prime resource for medical therapies and the best guidebook for the surgeon dealing with simple to extremely complicated surgery of incontinence of the female patient.

The authors have adopted a deliberately practical style so that the book can be used on a daily basis in clinical practice – in almost every health care setting there will be patients who can benefit from the care described. The book is a project undertaken by the Asia Pacific continence Advisory Board and the Asian society for Female Urology.

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Development of Female Urology In Asia And The Importance Of Pelvic Floor Centres To Enhance This New Specialty by Professor Peter Lim Huat Chye, Singapore
Chapter 2: Anatomy of The Lower Urinary Tract by Dr Ho Siew Hong, Singapore
Chapter 3: Physiology of Micturition by Associate Professor Marie Carmela Lapitan, Philippines
Chapter 4: Evaluation of Incontinence and Pelvic Floor by Associate Professor Suvit Bunyavejchevin, Thailand and Associate Professor Marie Carmela Lapitan, Philippines
Chapter 5: Investigative Tools In Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by Dr Roy Ng Kwok Weng, Singapore
Chapter 6: Etiology of Urinary Incontinence by Dr Vasan Satya Srini, India
Chapter 7: The Overactive Bladder – Current Concepts and Pharmacology by Dr Ho Kwan-Lun, Hong Kong and Dr Tam Po-Chor, Hong Kong
Chapter 8: The Female Neurogenic Bladder: Challenges, Pitfalls And Management by Dr Adela Tow Peh-Er, Singapore and Dr Kong Keng He, Singapore
Chapter 9: Hypotonic Bladder – Updates by Dr David Consigliere, Singapore and Assistant Professor Edmund Chiong, Singapore
Chapter 10: Urinary Incontinence in Children by Dr David T Bolong, Philippines
Chapter 11: Incontinence in Geriatric Population by Dr Edmund Man Fuk Leung, Hong Kong
Chapter 12: The Management of Male Incontinence by Dr Siow Woei Yun, Singapore and Dr Michael Wong Yuet Chen, Singapore
Chapter 13: Genitourinary Fistulae – With Reference To Situation in Pakistan by Professor Javed H Rizvi, Pakistan and Associate Professor Tahira Naru, Pakistan
Chapter 14: Urogenital Fistulae in Females by Dr Bakhtawar K Dastur, India
Chapter 15: Transvaginal Approach in Vesicovaginal Fistula by Dr H Junizaf, Indonesia
Chapter 16: Biofeedback and Behavioural Approach to Urinary Incontinence by Professor Masood Ahmed Sheikh, Paskistan
Chapter 17: Management of Sexual and Psychosocial Problems in Urinary Incontinence by Dr William Han How Chuan, Singapore
Chapter 18: Current Surgical Approach to Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women by Dr Siow Woei Yun, Singapore and Dr Michael Wong Yuet Chen, Singapore
Chapter 19: Colposuspension in SUI by Dr Cecilia Willy Cheon, Hong Kong
Chapter 20: The Technical Aspects of Tensionfree Vaginal Tape – TVT by Associate Professor Alex Cheng Wang, Taiwan
Chapter 21: Tension-free Vaginal Tape in the Management of Genuine Stress Incontinence in Women – The Indian Experience by Associate Professor N Rajameshwari, India
Chapter 22: Pubovaginal Sling: Past, Present And Future by Professor Wachira Kochakarn, Thailand
Chapter 23: Transpubic Approach for Female Urethral Reconstruction by Professor K Sasidharan, India and Associate Professor Arun Chawla, India and Associate Professor Kumaresan Natarajan, India
Chapter 24: Biomaterials and Injectables by Dr Pearllyn Quek Leng Choo, Singapore
Chapter 25: Neuromodulation in Urinary Incontinence by Professor Jeong Gu Lee, Korea
Chapter 26: Augmentation Enterocystoplasty for Neuropathic Patients by Professor Hemant R Pathak, India
Chapter 27: Post Prostatectomy Incontinence by Dr Rudi Yuwana, Indonesia
Chapter 28: Management of Faecal Incontinence – The Principles by Dr Wong Soong Kuan, Singapore
Chapter 29: Nursing Management of Urinary Incontinence by Clinical Instructor Chia Hwee Huang, Singapore
Chapter 30: Appliances, Aids and Catheters by Senior Staff Nurse Baty Ng Bee Lian, Singapore
Chapter 31: Practical Care: Intermittent Catheterisation by Senior Nursing Officer King Foong Meng, Singapore
Chapter 32: Bladder Re-Education by Nurse Clinician Tay Lee Hua, Singapore
Chapter 33: Pelvic Floor Management by Senior Physiotherapist Sonya Gill Kaur, Singapore
Chapter 34: Stoma Management by Nurse Clinician Tay Ai Choo, Singapore
Chapter 35: Running the Continence Clinic by Nurse Clinician Heng Lee Choo, Singapore
Chapter 36: Toilets, Incontinence And Other Toilet Related Diseases by Professor Peter Lim Huat Chye, Singapore
Chapter 37: Overview of Continence Organisations in Asia by Rani Vadiveloo, Singapore

Information for the Public


Happenings (2009)

In conjunction with the World Continence Week in June 2009, several healthcare organisations held various activities to help create awareness among patients as well as members of public. Following are ...
Read More

Health Talk on Urinary Incontinence – Pelvic Floor Exercises

POISE and the Society for Continence (Singapore) held its first series of health talk on “Urinary Incontinence” with Pelvic Floor exercises to a group of women members of WINGS Organisation ...
Read More

World Continence Week (2009)

The International Continence and its global counterparts launched the first World Continence Week (WCW) in June 2009. WCW is an annual initiative and its primary aim is to raise awareness ...
Read More

World Continence Week 2011 Public Forum Topic Highlights: Pelvic floor management by Ms Li Ming Juan Physiotherapist - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Urinary incontinence in the elderly by Dr Terence Tang Consultant Geriatrician ...
Read More

World Continence Week 2011 Highlights

The Society for Continence (Singapore) organised its 3rd World Continence Week (WCW) on 18 June 2011 at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Auditorium. The half-day event was held to cater ...
Read More

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Public Education Display

In conjunction with the World Continence Week 2010, a Public Education Display was held at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital for two days from 24-25 June 2010. An installation from ...
Read More

Speech By Mdm Cynthia Phua, MP for Aljunied GRC, at the World Continence Week 2009

The Society for Continence (Singapore) was honoured to have Mdm Cynthia Phua, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC graced a public forum held at the Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club ...
Read More

SGH Pelvic Floor Disorder Service

A Collaborative Patient-Centered ServiceSource: Ms Juriyah Yatim, RN, MN was speaking at the World Continence Week 2010 Public Forum held on 12 June 2010.Authors: Ms Juriyah Yatim, RN, MN, Advanced ...
Read More

Urinary Track Infection

Author: Associate Prof Siow Woei Yun, Raffles Hospital Fifty percent of women will suffer at least one urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. Some will experience recurrent urinary tract infections ...
Read More

Health Talk on Urinary Incontinence

Some 15 people participated in the Workshop on Urinary Incontinence at Kampong Ubi Community Club on 4 July 2009. Participants comprised both English and Mandarin speaking people. Most of them ...
Read More

Urinary Incontinence

Author: Associate Prof Siow Woei Yun, Raffles Hospital Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leak of urine. It affects approximately 30-40% of women worldwide. The commonest causes of urine leak ...
Read More

Creating Awareness

In its continuous effort to create and promote awareness on Urinary Incontinence, a health talk was jointly organised by the Geylang Serai Community Club, Society for Continence (Singapore), Health Promotion ...
Read More

20th Anniversary Celebration

The Society for Continence (Singapore) held its 20th Anniversary Celebration on 25 June 2011 at the Grassroots’ Club. Eleven nursing homes were invited to the Celebration and were presented with ...
Read More

A Personal Account of Living with Faecal Incontinence

Summary: Faecal incontinence affects relationships, employment and self-esteem.Author: The author is a registered nurse and specialist practitioner in sexual health. Her first degree is a BSc in sexual health. She ...
Read More

Your Prostate and You

Source: The Continence Foundation, UK The prostate is a fleshy organ wrapped around the neck of the bladder like a thick collar open at the front. It is made of ...
Read More

Too Embarassed to Tell my Doctor

With new medical techniques, most incontinence sufferers can be cured — if only they will seek help Author: By Louise Waterson Copyright: Reprinted with permission from the November 1999 Reader’s ...
Read More

Talking to your Healthcare Team About Bladder Control

Why is it hard to talk about bladder control? You may feel embarrassed to talk about such a personal thing. Or, like many women, you may feel ashamed about loss ...
Read More

Real Life Experiences – Winning Case Studies

In conjunction with the second World Continence Week 2010, nurses from various hospitals, institutions as well as private nurses were invited to submit an essay on their best case studies ...
Read More

Profiles of Women

Category Age 18 – 28 : The Female Athlete Category Age 25 – 45 : The Child Bearing Women Category Age 45 – 60 : The Menopausal Woman Category Age ...
Read More

Product Guide: Incontinence-related products (Manufacturers)

Source: Resource Guide 13th edition 2004-2005 National Association for Continence (NAFC). A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S ...
Read More

Pelvic Floor, An International Perspective

Author : Sharon Davies Source : Gladiator, UK Introduction Pelvic floor exercise has been an important aspect of overall fitness in many of these cultures for centuries and to this ...
Read More

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Source: The Continence Foundation, UK Introduction Physiotherapists, doctors and nurses know that pelvic floor exercises can help you to improve your bladder control. When done correctly, pelvic floor exercises can ...
Read More

Pelvic Floor Exercise

Introduction Before practicing Pelvic Floor Exercise (also called the Kegel exercise), you have to find the exact position of your pelvic floor-muscles. When you constrict the anus, you will feel ...
Read More

Pelvic Floor Useful Websites

Advance for Nurses ( Biofeedback Pelvic Floor Therapy ( Center for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery & Urogynecology ( Julies Story | Pelvic Floor Excercises ( Multi National Meeting on Pelvic Floor ...
Read More

My War with Incontinence

Author: C PrathivmohanI first knew that I had incontinence when I was five. My parents told me that I had it ever since I had an operation for an obstruction ...
Read More

Keeping a lid on Urinary Incontinence

Author: Dr Chin Chong Min Urinary incontinence is common in older people, affecting at least one out of 10 people age 65 or older. It can be an embarrassing situation ...
Read More

Incontinence Management in the Heartland

Training and Workshop for Caregivers in Conjunction with World Continence Week 2010 A bright and early Sunday greeted the Kovan heartlanders with a hopeful vibe as participants attended a half-day ...
Read More

How Diet and Daily Habits may Affect your Bladder

There is no “diet” to cure incontinence. However, there are certain dietary matters you should know about. Many people who have bladder control problems reduce the amount of liquids they ...
Read More

Bedwetting in Children

Q. What is bedwetting? It is uncontrollable wetting while asleep in an otherwise healthy child beyond early childhood. Most bedwetters seeking treatment in Singapore are: Five years or older with ...
Read More

Bedwetting ✅ ... don’t blame me! It’s not my fault! ✅ Does your child wet his/her bed? ✅ Does this problem bother you? ✅ Does your child wet his/her pants during the day? ✅ Do ...
Read More

A Parent’s Guide to Enuresis

What is enuresis? Normal urinary control is usually established by 3 to 4 years of age. Lack of voluntary urinary control (wetting) in a child beyond 5 years of age ...
Read More

Bowel Incontinence, it does not kill you but it takes away your life!

What is bowel incontinence? Bowel incontinence is a condition whereby an affected person is unable to prevent involuntary passage of gas (flatus) or stools from the anus. This can be ...
Read More

Bedwetting in Children (Ages 5 and above)

1. What is bedwetting? Bedwetting is uncontrollable wetting while being asleep by an otherwise healthy child beyond early childhood. Most bedwetters seeking treatment in Singapore are: 1. Five years or ...
Read More

Bedwetting in Children (Part 2)

What are the causes of bedwetting? The exact causes are unknown. Various factors or causes that have been implicated include: Heredity - Bedwetting runs in a family; Inability to wake ...
Read More

Bedwetting in Children (Part 3)

1) Is bedwetting a problem that needs therapy? Yes, this is especially when the child is already at school going age and bedwetting (As the condition specifically refers the one ...
Read More

Bedwetting in Children

Bedwetting is a common condition seen in children aged 5 years and above, affecting about 15% of children. Bedwetting refers to the occurrence of intermittent urinary incontinence (loss of bladder ...
Read More


Management of Incontinence In-Service training programme: 2008

Chia Hwee Huang, volunteer nurse for the Society of Continence (Singapore), conducted in-service training programmes in 15 nursing homes for ...
Read More

Management of Incontinence In-Service training programme: 2007

Society for Continence (Singapore) has been constantly engaging itself in community-based programmes since its formation. After running projects in educating ...
Read More