1 General Considerations in the Management of the Urinary Tract.- 2 Immediate Management of the Inability to Void.- 3 A Practical Approach to Urodynamic Evaluation.- 4 Difficulty with Voiding or Acute Urinary Retention Having Previously Voided Satisfactorily.- 5 Upper Urinary Tract Dilatation and Stones.- 6 Urinary Tract Infection.- 7 Sexual and Fertility Concerns: Surgical Considerations.- 8 Anaesthesia.- 9 Innovations and Future Possibilities.
In keeping with the aims of other books in this Series the Editors have concentrated on the practical aspects of management -in this case of the urinary tract in patients with spinal cord injury. It is well accepted that the management of such patients is best done by those with special experience in this field. Nevertheless, it is essential that urologists should be well informed on matters relating to the neuropathic urinary tract since not all patients will be managed in special centres and, whether their problems are acute or chronic, the wrong clinical decision can lead them into a lifetime of problems. The plan of this book is directed towards examining particular problems and providing definitive answers. Even in this enlightened age of medical progress there are many clinical situations where there is often a choice of treatment. Readers of this Series will be aware that, despite an apparent abundance of information on a topic, it is sometimes not possible to reach a firm conclusion on a management problem. Keith Parsons and John Fitzpatrick are to be congratulated on ensuring that for this subject there are good clear guidelines. The data in the book are up to date and the excellent approach to the subject makes it a valuable addition to Clinical Practice in Urology.
A new volume in the successful, ongoing series of monographs giving didactic and practical guidelines on both the acute and long-term management of the urinary tract in spinal cord damages patients.