This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to urinary incontinence, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on urinary incontinence. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Urinary Incontinence: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Urinary Incontinence; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Urinary Incontinence; Chapter 5. Patents on Urinary Incontinence; Chapter 6. Books on Urinary Incontinence; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Urinary Incontinence; Chapter 8. Periodicals and News on Urinary Incontinence; Chapter 9. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 10. Dissertations on Urinary Incontinence; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; URINARY INCONTINENCE GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Bed wetting, Bed-wetting, Fallenbladder, Loss of pelvic support, Overflow incontinence, Primary nocturnal enuresis, Self-wetting, Stress incontinence, Transient incontinence, Urge incontinence, Urinary incontinence.