Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Evaluation and Management

Elad Leron, Adi Y. Weintraub, Salvatore A. Mastrolia, Polina Schwarzman

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Abstract

Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a chronic medical condition which has a major influence on the quality of life in a significant amount of the population. OAB affects performance of daily activities and has an estimated prevalence of 16.5%. Many sufferers do not seek medical help. Moreover, many family physicians and even gynecologists are not familiar with this issue. Usually patients suffer from OAB in advanced age. Nocturia is reported as the most bothersome symptom in the elderly population. The aim of our review was to discuss all aspects of this challenging disorder and suggest tools for assessment and management strategies. Practitioners can easily overlook urinary complains if they not directly queried. We would like to encourage practitioners to give more attention to this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Urology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Antimuscarinic drugs
  • Nocturia
  • Overactive bladder syndrome
  • Overactive detrusor muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Urology

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