Following on from our previous announcement, regarding the special supplement of Neurourology and Urodynamics, Fundamental assessment of LUTD. The International Continence Society (ICS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that this supplement is FREE to download via the Wiley Online Library.
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The material will be useful to trainees, allied health professionals, and people working in related disciplines like neurology, primary care, and care of the elderly. The documents are written in a simplified way to offer a helpful source of education and knowledge of several different aspects of LUTD.
A significant motivation for this effort is the need to be concise, explicit, and definitionally correct when using a common lexicon, as with the ICS Standardisation documents, that govern the manner in which professionals in our field define their research and report results thereof. A sequence of documents is included which covers:
- Urinary symptoms in general, and in specific patient groups (nocturia; neurological disease; chronic pelvic pain)
- Pelvic organ prolapse quantification
- Urodynamic tests (flow rate testing; filling cystometry with pressure flow studies; videourodynamics)
- The importance of standardisation and how the ICS Standards are developed
The knowledge base is drawn from the ICS Standards, which constitute the basis of specialist practice in LUTD, supplemented by practical application. The authors were asked to write succinct and approachable documents, describing what they feel any practitioner really must know for everyday practice, and providing examples.