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Group Learning Achieves Decreased Incidence of Lower Urinary Symptoms - Interview with Tomas Griebling

(Length of Discussion: 6 min) Tomas overviews his data on group training for behavioral therapies for women with urinary incontinence with the focus on standardization and uniformity of trainings and materials. The Gladiolus study is a three-site randomized controlled trial which compared the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a group-administered behavioral treatment program to no treatment....

Surgical Interventions for Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Ariana Smith

(Length of Interview: 12 min) Diane Newman and Ariana Smith discuss a practical review of surgical options for patients who present with stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They share perspectives on the recent literature on mesh, native tissue, and completely mesh-free alternatives. Biographies : Ariana L. Smith, MD, Director of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Assoc...

A Midwife Perspective on Preserving the Pelvic Floor - Lisa Kane Low

(Length of Discussion: 14 min) Lisa Kane Low and Diane Newman discuss aspects relevant to midwifery expertise. Lisa reviews what the experts are doing for women to preserve the pelvic floor and the risk factors for clinical consideration. Biographies: Lisa Kane Low, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Practice and Professional Graduate Studies, Department of Health Beh...

A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Nocturia - David Sussman

(Length of Conversation: 13 min) David Sussman and Diane Newman share perspectives on historical treatment options for patients presenting with nocturia. Transitioning to an in-depth review of new treatment options and the value of an effective physician/patient dialogue from counseling to evaluation assessing patient-reported outcomes. Biographies: David O. Sussman, DO, FACOS, Professor of Urolog...

Evolution in the Treatment of Patients with Prostatitis - Jeannette Potts

(Length of Interview: 19 min) A detailed interview with Jeannette Potts by Diane Newman on the evolution in the treatment of patients with prostatitis. The clinical treatment changes, as well as the philosophy in diagnosis, play a great role in her strategies for each patient she encounters. Biographies: Jeannette M. Potts, M.D Men’s Health GU Specialist, Co-founder Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Par...

Surgical Management of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: 22-Year Population-Level Trends - Christopher Wallis

(Length of Presentation: 10 min) Christopher Wallis presents the findings of a retrospective cohort study of all women in Ontario undergoing surgical management of stress incontinence between 1994 and 2016. Utilizing a time-series analysis, they were able to characterize the trends in utilization of a variety of procedures over time. He relates trend findings to that of regulatory health warnings...

Demographics of the Nocturia Patient - Jeffrey Weiss

(Length of Discussion: 19 min) Benjamin Brucker, MD interviews Jeffrey Weiss, MD on the prevalence and demographics of the nocturia patient and when nocturia becomes problematic. Weiss highlights the quality of life versus profound health concerns, in terms of epidemiology and severe nocturia. He explains where early mortality fits in and the side effects patients are more prone to, including fall...

What to Look Forward to - 48th Annual International Continence Society ICS - Alan Wein

(Length of Discussion: 5 min) Roger Demokowski and Alan Wein discuss the upcoming International Continence Society 48th Annual Meeting (ICS 2018) taking place in Philadelphia, PA this upcoming summer from August 28 - 31, 2018. Biographies: Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D., M.M.H.C, Program Clinical Chair, ICS, Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism,...

Defining Bladder Health - Ariana Smith

(Length of Conversation: 3 min) Colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, Ariana Smith, MD and Diane Newman, DNP discuss The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, (PLUS), a consortium funded by the NIH and NIDDK. PLUS is a group of multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners that come from a broad range of expertise and the aim of the program is to plan, perform, and analyze the rese...

Female Urology, Incontinence, LUTS, Voiding Dysfunction - Christopher Payne

(Length of Discussion: 11 min) Christopher Payne, MD a urologist from San Jose, California and Diane Newman, DNP discuss several presentations from the 2018 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction meeting (SUFU). Among the topics, they highlight are Urinary Bladder Dysfunction, Bladder Innervation, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Lower Urinary Tract Infec...

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