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Counseling in Urogynecology: A Difficult Task, or Simply Good Surgeon-Patient Communication?

Balzarro, Matteo; Rubilotta, Emanuele; Goss, Claudia; Costantini, Elisabetta; Artibani, Walter; Sand, Peter

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 10 - p 571–572
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000607
GYNECOLOGY: UROGYNECOLOGY

(Abstracted from Int Urogynecol J 2018;29:943–948)

Surgical treatments used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI) have markedly changed in recent years. Concomitant with these changes, the patient-physician relationship has evolved over the last several years in large part due to patients asking for more information about their conditions as well as their desire to play an active role in the treatment decision-making process.

AOUI Verona, Department of Urology, University of Verona (M.B., E.R., W.A.); Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona (C.G.), Verona; Santa Maria Hospital Terni, Department of Andrology and Urogynecology, University of Perugia, Perugia (E.C.), Italy; and University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (P.S.)

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