This week's hall of fame member is Ted Arnold.
Name: Ted Arnold
Why are you an ICS member: I first joined while working in Clinical Urodynamics in London on my PhD thesis. I found the milieu stimulating and the robust discussion of topics was open and honest. The mix of multidisciplinary and international approaches is productive and interesting. The basic sciences have progressed a long way and are most interesting, particularly in neurology and cellular biology. It is a fun group with people from all over the world addressing similar problems. Topics continue to be of interest.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Paris, 15th - 17th September 1972
Special ICS memories: To quote the ICS History Book (page 84-85) Werner Schaefer recalls: “we had 4 East Germans at ICS in Aachen in 1983, who joined us for the final dinner evening to go across the border into the Netherlands, where officially the East Germans could not go. So, Werner explained to them that he would drive in front of the buses with his private car and convince the border controls that we were a group and no need for any checks. This worked fine, except that one of the dear communists did not come to Holland but went home to the DDR and reported to the authorities the ‘illegal’ border crossing of the others. Luckily, this same guy was driven out of the position after unification.” The social events at ICS were often held in historical places. In 1985 at the meeting in London organised by Stuart Stanton, the Welcome ceremony was held at the Commonwealth Institute while the Gala Dinner was held in the historical Guildhall. Unforgettable experiences.
Biggest influence: Richard Turner Warwick in whose Department I worked as research Fellow at the Middlesex Hospital in London, 1972-1973, was the single person who had the biggest influence. He had established a high-profile Unit with Dr Graham Whiteside was the radiologist who oversaw the urodynamic studies. Derek Griffiths, physicist was a regular visitor from Exeter University where he was doing work for his thesis, and who has continued to be a major contributor to understanding or urodynamics and of uro-neurology. All had an interest in functional urology. Regular meetings to discuss the research and its significance were invaluable. Chris Chapple was senior registrar in Urology, Anne Jequier and Alan Brown, gynaecologists also provided valuable insights from their perspectives. There are many others including neurologists, geriatricians, paediatricians, nurses, physiotherapists and basic scientists including Karl-Erik Anderson over the years whom I met at ICS meetings and who were a great resource and a positive influence to one’s thinking.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why: Understand statistics better before starting. Try to keep focused on limited number of issues, where it is possible. This is difficult in a small Department, needing to cover all aspects of care. Could be addressed by more collaboration with larger units.
Qualifications: MB.ChB. (New Zealand) 1960, Ph.D. (London) 1980. FRCS.(England) 1966; FRACS in Urology 1977.
Current appointment: Hon Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Otago, Christchurch .
Awards: St Paul's Medal, British Association of Urological Surgeons,1995. USANZ(NZ) Award, 2019 .
- Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand: President 1994-1995, fellow since 1999.
- British Association of Urological Surgeons: Member since 1967, Honorary Fellow since 2000.
- International Continence Society: Member since 1972, and attended 80% of the annual meetings since 1971. Honorary Membership 2018 . Offices held: Chair Scientific Committee for ICS in 1995 in Sydney Convenor of ICS 2006 in Christchurch NZ. Co-chair of the ICS Constitution Review Committee 2006-2008, with Guus Kramer. Member of the ICS Board of Trustees 2008-2011 Member of Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees 2008-9 . Chair of the Governance taskforce of the Trustees, and member of the Meetings and Scientific taskforces 2008-2010. Co-editor for the ICS History project, with Eric Glen and Norm Zinner.
Papers Published in last 10 years:
- Herbison GP, Arnold EP Sacral neuromodulation with implanted devices for urinary storage and voiding dysfunction in adults Cochrane Review Year: 2009
- Arnold EP, Milne DJ, English SF Conservative treatment for incontinence in elderly women in rest home care: outcomes and cost. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2015 Apr 8. doi: 10.1002/nau.22773. [Epub ahead of print] Neurourology and Urodynamics, June 2016, Vol. 35(5) 636-641, 6p;
- Xiong XH, Arnold EP, van den Heuvel M, Anthony A 2014 State of the Art in Spinal cord Medicine in New Zealand Critical Reviews in Rehabilitation Medicine 26:1-2: 99-111
- Arnold EP, Frizelle FA, English SF et al 2016 Symptoms of neuropathic bowel dysfunction and its management do not relate to level of spinal cord injury Abstract. Proceedings of the International Continence Society 2016 Neurourology and Urodynamics 2016. June 2016 .
- Schluter PJ, Ward C, Arnold EP, Scrase R, Jamieson HA Urinary incontinence, but not fecal incontinence, is a risk factor for admission to aged residential care of older persons in New Zealand Neurourology and Urodynamics 2016 24 Sept 2016 DOI 1-.1002/nau.23160
- Jamieson HJ, Schluter PJ, Pyun J, Arnold EP, Scrase R, Nisbet -Abey R, Deeley JM, Gray L Fecal Incontinence Is Associated With Mortality Among Older Adults With Complex Needs: An Observational Cohort Study American Journal of Gastroenterology 2017 DOI/10.1038/ajg.2017.200
- Schluter HJ, Arnold EP, Jamieson HJ Falls and hip fractures associated with urinary incontinence among older men and women with complex needs: a national population study Neurourology and Urodynamics 2017 DOI 10.1002/nau.23442. 2018 37:1336-1343
- Gomez R, Eliott S, Urologic Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient Joint SIU-ICUD Consultation on Urologic Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient. Chapter 8 EP Arnold Committee member ISBN: 978-1-7750334-0-0 2017
- Arnold EP, Losco G, English SF, Frizelle F, Anthony A Symptoms of bowel dysfunction and their management after spinal cord injury in a New Zealand centre NZ Medical; Journal 2018 131: ISSN 1175-8716
- D’Ancona C, Haylen B, Oelke M , Abranches-Monteiro L, Arnold E, Goldman H, Hamid R, Homma Y, Marcelissen T, Rademakers K, Schizas A, Singla A, Soto I, Tse V, de Wachter S, Herschorn S. The International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for adult male lower urinary tract and pelvic floor symptoms and dysfunction Neuro Urology and Urodynamics 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23897
- Losco G1, Abbott J2, Arnold E2, English S1 Effect of bladder filling status on blood pressure and heart rate Neuro Urology and Urodynamics 2019 ICS Presentation 2019
- Schluter P, Jamieson H, Arnold EP, Askew D Urinary and faecal incontinence are independently associated with falls risk among older women and men with complex needs: a national population study Neurourology and Urodynamics 2019