Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

A leading expert in functional urology, Dr. Pang joined a research fellowship and visiting clinician program at Mayo Clinic, USA. Prior to his Ph.D., he participated in a urodynamic fellowship at Dalhousie University, Canada. He received the 2006 and 2011 Science and Technological Awards from the China Association of Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. Also, he was nominated as a winner of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.


Bladder Pain Syndrome Interstitial Cystitis Chronic Prostatitis Urinary Incontinence Fecal Incontinence Cystocele Rectocele Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Urethral Stricture Urinary Retention Bladder Underactive Bladder

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About the book

Pelvic floor disorder is an umbrella diagnosis that covers the abnormalities of anatomy and function in the bladder, urethra, rectum, and, in women, the uterus and vagina. Although the complex etiology of pelvic floor disorder remains unclear, significant advances have been made in understanding this condition over the last decade. The proposed book aims to provide the readers with an update on the clinical aspects of pelvic floor disorder. Not only will the epidemiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology be introduced, but also the diagnostic challenge and management strategies will be discussed. On one hand, the newest high-quality evidence will be presented throughout each chapter, which can guarantee the contents of the book has a high academic level. On the other hand, the book will focus on practicability, which allows clinicians to use it in their clinical practice.

The authors from different countries will also demonstrate their valuable experience in this book. In a word, this book can not only help physicians and surgeons to understand the condition deeply, but it may also provide a meaningful education for patients with pelvic floor disorder.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 6th 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: May 4th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: July 3rd 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 21st 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: November 20th 2021

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About the editor

Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

Dr. Ran Pang is an associate professor of urology at Guang'anmen Hospital, where he has served since his residency there in 1998. After completing his residency training, he was accepted to a clinical fellowship with Peking University in 2005. Subsequently, he joined a research fellowship and visiting clinician program at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA in 2010. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Pang participated in an urodynamic fellowship in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He received the 2006 and 2011 Science and Technological Award from China Association of Chinese Medicine and Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine respectively. Additionally, he was nominated as a winner of Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.

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