Geriatric urology older adults frequently suffer from urologic issues specific to their age group this can be a result of normal physiologic changes associated with aging or due to interactions of other underlying health conditions such as diabetes heart and lung problems or difficulties with walking and mobility. This issue of clinics in geriatric medicine is devoted to geriatric urology guest editor tomas l griebling md mph has assembled a group of expert authors to review the following topics non surgical treatment of urinary incontinence in elderly w. Geriatric patients constitute the great majority of patients seen in adult urologists offices yet unfortunately until recently focused education in geriatrics as it pertains to urology has been woefully lacking in most residencies and continuing medical education programs. Geriatric urology represents one of the largest overall sectors of care provided within the specialty of urology as the incidence and prevalence of many clinical urologic conditions increase significantly in older adults the practice of urology involves a need for advanced knowledge of the basic principles of geriatrics. Geriatric urology identified in new frontiers have been addressed by ongoing research we determined that although some questions have been directly addressed in the interim there are several areas where results are still forthcoming or progress needs to be encour aged
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