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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