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Douglass S. Hale, MD, F.A.C.O.G, FACS     |     Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

(http://www.acog.org/)

   Parent organization for Allopathic-trained (MD) OB/GYNs in America.

American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists

(http://www.acoog.org/)

   Parent organization for Osteopathic trained (DO) OB/GYNs in America.

American Medical Systems

(http://www.americanmedicalsystems.com/)

   This company produces products such as the Monarc transobturator sling for urinary incontinence and the Apogee & Perigee for pelvic prolapse problems.

American Urogynecologic Society

(http://www.augs.org/)

   AUGS is the organizational umbrella organization for Urogynecologists, is dedicated to research and education in urogynecology.  Good "Education" and "Information for Women" sections.

Cochrane Incontinence Review Group

(http://cure.otago.ac.nz/)

   The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization dedicated to informing those who provide or receive health care on the best available evidence. The Incontinence Group is one of the review groups of the Cochrane Collaboration, whose aim is to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for incontinence, including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, concentrating on randomized controlled trials.

Continence Care Products

(http://www.tender-care.com/)

   Incontinence Products delivered discreetly to your door. Excellent range of Pads, All in Ones, washable and disposable Bed Protectors. Internet and Mail Order.

Cystitis & Overactive Bladder Foundation

(http://www.interstitialcystitis.co.uk/)

Information and support (support group) for sufferers of interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, and bacterial cystitis.

Ditropan XL

(http://www.ditropanxl.com/)

   Ortho-McNiel, the manufacturer of Ditropan, hosts this patient-oriented medication site.

Enablex

(http://www.enablex.com/)

   Novartis, the manufacturer of Enablex, hosts this patient-oriented medication site.

Ethics in Conduct of Human Research

(http://www.primr.org/resources/human.html)

   Link to copies of the three main documents outlining accepted rules for the conduct of research in human subjects in America: the "Belmont Report", the "Declaration of Helsinki" and the "Nuremberg Code".

Gyncare, Inc.

(http://www.gynecare.com/)

   This company produces products such as Gynemesh for reconstructive surgery, the Prolift system for pelvic prolapse and the Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) sling for urinary incontinence.

International Continence Society

(http://www.continet.org/)

   The primary interest of the International Continence Society is to study storage and voiding function of the lower urinary tract, its diagnosis and the management of lower urinary tract dysfunction, and to encourage research into pathophysiol-ogy, diagnostic techniques and treatment.

Interstitial Cystitis Network

(http://www.ic-network.com/)

   Another patient-oriented IC support website.

International Painful Bladder Foundation

(http://www.painful-bladder.org/)

   The IPBF is a non-profit voluntary organization which promotes knowledge and awareness of painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis, chronic pelvic pain, overactive bladder, incontinence and associated disorders among patients, patient support groups, health professionals and the general public worldwide.

National Association for Continence

(http://www.nafc.org/)

   NAFC is the world's largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization dedicated to public education and awareness about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

(http://www.niddk.nih.gov/)

   The NIDDK conducts and supports basic and clinical research on conditions of the kidneys and digestive systems.

National Lichen Sclerosis Support Group

(http://www.lichensclerosus.org/)

   The first group in the world to be established for lichen sclerosis.

National Vulvodynia Association

(http://www.nva.org/)

   NVA is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.

Sanctura

(http://www.sanctura.com/)

   Esprit Pharmaceuticals, a division of Indevus Pharmaceuticals, hosts this patient-oriented medication site.

The Simon Foundation

(http://www.simonfoundation.org/)

   "Bringing the topic of incontinence out of the closet, removing the stigma surrounding it, and providing help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care." 

Vesicare

(http://www.vesicare.com/)

   Astellas, a division of GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Vesicare, hosts this patient-oriented medication site.

Vulvodynia Support Group Clearinghouse

(http://www.vulvodyniasupport.com/)

   A list of local vulvodynia support groups across the country.

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