Chris Chapple will be providing a State of the Art Lecture at ICS 2022 in Vienna on The Devastated Bladder.
All members of the ICS know how devastating disorders of bladder function can be, particularly with a devastated bladder because of the impact on quality of life. Standardised assessment of lower urinary tract function is essential and that is an area that has been pioneered by the ICS over the last 50 years. In the devastated bladder, there is marked disruption of all aspects of lower urinary tract function leading to storage, voiding and post-micturition symptoms. This lecture will focus on disorders of lower urinary tract function, the emphasis being on benign (not malignant) conditions, albeit in some cases after cure of cancer by radiotherapy where devastating consequences result. I will discuss the appropriate evaluation of patients with reference to the most effective functional restoration of lower urinary tract function wherever possible.
The ICS is the only major international society that has as its raison d'etre evaluation and scientific investigation of such disorders and has the great strength of being a multidisciplinary organisation involving medical clinicians from all disciplines, urology, urogynaecology, nursing, physiotherapy, clinical science and of course basic scientific research.
I hope that I will be able to convince you that this topic is important and brings together all of the issues which we at the ICS feel are important. A current hot topic in this context is the post-ketamine bladder which we are seeing increasingly commonly.
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Chris Chapple Highlights ICS 2022