The neurology of sex and bladder disorders requires specialized knowledge and represents a challenge for clinical neurologists focused on the neurological condition. Sex and bladder disorders are often related to more general neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, and often the sex and bladder disorders are passed to specialists in urology. Neurology of Sexual and Bladder Disorders: Handbook of Clinical Neurology is a focused, yet comprehensive overview that provides complete tutorial reference to the science, diagnosis and treatment of sex and bladder disorders from a neurologic perspective.
Section 1 Introduction 1. Introduction
Section 2 Neural substrate 2. Human sexual response 3. Anatomy and physiology of genital organs - men 4. Anatomy and physiology of genital organs - women 5. Anatomy and physiology of lower urinary tract 6. Human sexual behavior related to pathology and activity of the brain 7. Functional imaging of structures involved in neural control of the lower urinary tract
Section 3 Approach to the patient 8. Approach to the male patient with sexual dysfunction 9. Approach to the male patient with lower urinary tract dysfunction 10. Approach to the female patient with sexual and bladder dysfunction
Section 4 Clinical syndromes 11. Sexual dysfunction in patients with peripheral nervous system lesions 12. Lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with peripheral nervous system lesions 13. Sexual dysfunction in patients with spinal cord lesions 14. Lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with spinal cord lesions 15. Lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with brain lesions 16. Sexual function after strokes 17. Sexuality in patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias 18. Relationship satisfaction and sexuality in Huntington's disease 19. Lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with parkinsonism or other neurodegenerative disorders 20. Sexual dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis 21. Lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis 22. Sexual dysfunction in patients with epilepsy 23. Genital and sexual pain in women
Section 5 Management and rehabilitation of neurological patients with sexual and bladder dysfunction 24. Management and rehabilitation of neurological patients with sexual dysfunction 25. Management of male neurological patients with with infertility 26. Management and rehabilitation of neurological patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction 27. Psychiatric Disorders and Sexual Dysfunction
Dr. David B. Vodusek is Full Professor of Neurology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Faculty of Medocine, and Medical Director, Division of Neurology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Dr. Vodusek was born and raised in Slovenia. He received his medical degree from the University of Ljubljana in 1976, where he subsequently worked as a lecturer in Neurology. He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology, Ljubljana, in 1982, having spent time in the Department for Clinical Neurophysiology, Uppsalla, Sweden, and at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK. In 1982 he obtained a Slovenian specialist degree in Neurology. He was appointed as full Professor of Neurology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1997. He has been visiting assistant professor at Baylor College, Houston, Texas, USA (1982-83) and New York University Medical center, NY, USA (1991, 1993). Dr. Vodusek worked as a Consultant in Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait (1986-1987). From 1991 to 1996 Dr. Vodusek was Head of the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology in Ljubljana. 2004 - 2007 he has been Chair of Neurology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 1996, he is Medical Director of the whole Division of Neurology, University Medical Center Ljubljana.
Dr. Vodusek is a member of the Slovene and German Neurological Association, British Association of Clinical Neurophysiology, and many international societies including the the European Academy of Neurology, the European Federation of Autonomic Societies, and the International Continence Society. He serves on the Editorial Board of Neurourology and Urodynamics.
During his career, Dr. Vodusek has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and Chapters in international Editions, and has been invited speaker on topics related to nerology, clinical neurophysiology and uroneurology in several world and international congresses and in university departments across the globe.
Dr. Vodusek is currently member of the Board of the European Academy of Neurology (Chair, Liason Committee), and Treasurer of the Section of Neurology, UEMS.
Dr. Vodusek's research interests include uro-neurology, clinical neurophysiology, peripheral neurology and cognitive neurology.
François Boller, M.D., Ph.D. has been co-Series Editor of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology since 2002. He.is a board-certified neurologist currently Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical School (GW) in Washington, DC. He was born in Switzerland and educated in Italy where he obtained a Medical Degree at the University of Pisa. After specializing in Neurology at the University of Milan, Dr. Boller spent several years at the Boston VA and Boston University Medical School, including a fellowship under the direction of Dr. Norman Geschwind. He obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was in charge of Neuroscience teaching at the Medical School and was nominated Teacher of the Year. In 1983, Dr. Boller became Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh where he founded and directed one of the first NIH funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers in the country. In 1989, he was put in charge of a Paris-based INSERM Unit dedicated to the neuropsychology and neurobiology of cerebral aging. He returned to the United States and joined the NIH in 2005, before coming to GW in July 2014.
Dr. Boller's initial area of interest was aphasia and related disorders; he later became primarily interested in cognitive disorders and dementia with emphasis on the correlates of cognitive disorders with pathology, neurophysiology and imaging. He was one of the first to study the relation between Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, two processes that were thought to be unrelated. His current area of interest is Alzheimer's disease and related disorders with emphasis on the early and late stages of the disease. He is also interested in the history of Neurosciences and is Past President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology, the official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (now European Academy of Neurology). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association. In addition, he has chaired Committees within the International Neuropsychological Society, the International Neuropsychology Symposium, and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). He has authored over 200 papers and books including the Handbook of Neuropsychology (Elsevier).