This book provides readers with a holistic approach to chronic pelvic pain which is an extremely complex condition with associated pelvic dysfunctions. This approach significantly facilitates and accelerates the clinical assessment and subsequent follow-up.
The pathophysiologic mechanisms involving the nervous system, the pelvic organs and the pelvic floor are discussed, deepening the possible implications on mind, sexuality and pelvic dysfunctions.
Evaluation and diagnosis are examined for different types of syndromes. Moreover, since the Bladder Pain Syndrome and the Interstitial Cystitis are main causes of pelvic pain, an original diagnostic approach is proposed specifically for these conditions. In order to deliver the best clinical outcomes, this new system provides a multidisciplinary approach, both in the diagnostic phase and in the therapeutic phase
The most recent therapies for chronic pelvic pain following a multidisciplinary approach are described in detail.
Due to its practice-oriented contents, the book will greatly benefit all professionals dealing with this debilitating disease, supporting them in their daily clinical routine.
Dr. Alessandro Giammò works at the Neuro-Urology department of the CTO-Spinal Unit Hospital “Città della salute e della Scienza” in Turin, Italy. Apart from specialization in the advanced diagnostics and treatment of functional disorders, including neurological and pelvic pain, he is also an expert on Bladder Pain Syndrome - Interstitial Cystitis. Dr. Giammò is also a coordinator of the Technical Group on Bladder Pain Syndrome - Interstitial Cystitis and he is responsible for preparing the Therapeutic Assistance Diagnostic Path (PDTA) for the BPS / IC of Piedmont Valle d'Aosta, Italy.Dr. Giammò is a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Urodynamics (SIUD) and of the Italian Continence Foundation (FIC).
Dr. Antonella Biroli is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She works at the Autonomic Dysfunctions Rehabilitation Center, Rehabilitation Unit, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital in Turin, Italy. Dr. Biroli graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Turin and then completed her specialization at the Post-graduate School of Physiatry. She has 30 years of expertise in pelvic dysfunctions, including chronic pelvic pain and has been invited as a speaker at many National and International Congresses. Dr. Biroli is the Scientific Committee Chair of the Italian Continence Foundation (FIC) and has been a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Urodynamics (SIUD) (2003 – 2015).
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