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Understanding Urinary Incontinence 
for Today's Caregiver

By Jacek L. Mostwin, MD, DPhil & Rene Genadry, MD

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Todayís caregiver must be educated about a patientís condition, and proactive in helping her find the right doctor. The physician best able to help her manage and treat her incontinence should be both experienced in the field, and someone with whom the patient feels comfortable. Proper medical evaluation (what medical tests to expect during an exam is covered in the book) will enable a urologist to discover the causes of the incontinence and suggest one or more treatment options appropriate to the condition and the patientís personal needs. A caregiver can assist a patient or loved one by helping her prepare a list of questions to ask the specialist before each visit. It is important for the patient to clearly understand the benefits and risks of possible treatments before determining which one is right for her.


Jacek L. Mostwin, MD, DPhil is a Professor of Urology in the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins where he is also Director of the Division of Reconstructive and Neurological Urology. Rene Genadry, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School. A Womenís Guide to Urinary Incontinence is an outgrowth of many years of collaboration and compatibility between these two colleagues. A Womenís Guide to Urinary Incontinence is available in bookstores and online through


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