The Underactive Bladder

  • Michael B. Chancellor
  • Ananias C. Diokno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ananias C. Diokno
    Pages 13-24
  4. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 25-50
  5. Naoki Yoshimura, Pradeep Tyagi, Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 51-68
  6. Michelle J. Lajiness
    Pages 69-81
  7. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 83-93
  8. Pradeep Tyagi, Mahendra Pratap Kashyap
    Pages 95-114
  9. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 115-134
  10. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 135-154
  11. Michael B. Chancellor
    Pages 155-161
  12. En Meng, Yao-Chi Chuang
    Pages 163-176
  13. Marcus A. Austenfeld, Tomas L. Griebling
    Pages 177-188
  14. Israel Franco
    Pages 189-205
  15. David D. Chancellor, Hikaru Tomoe
    Pages 207-212
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 213-222

About this book


This book provides up-to-date guidance on optimal care of the patient with an underactive bladder. It covers all aspects of management, including clinical evaluation, urodynamic diagnosis, standard care, drug therapy, and emerging treatment options. Nursing issues are extensively discussed, and advice offered on the use of catheters and avoidance of catheter-related complications. Further chapters address epidemiology, pathophysiology, animal modeling, and health care costs.

While most practitioners are familiar with overactive bladder, the converse condition of underactive bladder has generally remained far below the radar. As a consequence, there is still a lack of empirically validated treatments and effective treatment strategies. This is a matter of concern, especially as the burden of the condition is expected to rise in line with the aging of global populations. The Underactive Bladder is a major step forward in improving the understanding of the condition, raising awareness, exploring best practices in patient care, and searching for future therapies. It will be invaluable for urologists, geriatricians, other specialists, researchers, and nurses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Chancellor
    • 1
  • Ananias C. Diokno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23686-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23687-2
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