Overactive Bladder: Evaluation and Diagnosis

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  • Summary:

    Dr. Charles Butrick from the Urogynecology Center, Overland Park, KS moderated the topic "Overactive Bladder: Evaluation and Diagnosis" with Drs. Linda Cardozo from King's College Hospital and Peter Sand from the Evanston Continence Center, Chicago, IL.

    The discussion focused primarily on:

    1. The definition, prevalence, and symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome;
    2. the risk factors for and comorbidities associated with OAB;
    3. the importance of the differential diagnosis of OAB;
    4. combined use of behavioral modification and medication or a combination of medications as first-line therapy;
    5. pharmacological treatment of OAB, focusing on antimuscarinic medications, and its outcomes;
    6. treatment of patients with mixed symptoms and/or nocturia;
    7. the importance of ensuring patient compliance; and
    8. second-line and emerging therapies for patients who fail to respond.

    Med Roundtable Gen Med Ed. 2014;1(3):212–221.

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