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Overactive bladder syndrome - management and treatment options.
Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Nov; 41(11):878-83.AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Overactive bladder syndrome is a symptom-based clinical diagnosis. It is characterised by urinary urgency, frequency and nocturia, with or without urge urinary incontinence. These symptoms can often be managed in the primary care setting.

OBJECTIVE

This article provides a review on overactive bladder syndrome and provides advice on management for the general practitioner.

DISCUSSION

Overactive bladder syndrome can have a significant effect on quality of life, and affects 12-17% of the population. Prevalence increases with age. The management of overactive bladder syndrome involves exclusion of underlying pathology. First line treatment includes lifestyle interventions, pelvic floor exercises, bladder training and antimuscarinic agents. Failure of conservative management necessitates urology referral. Second line therapies are more invasive, and include botulinum toxin, neuromodulation or surgical interventions such as augmentation cystoplasty or urinary diversion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Bendigo Hospital, Victoria. janine.arnold@optusnet.com.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23145420

Citation

Arnold, Janine, et al. "Overactive Bladder Syndrome - Management and Treatment Options." Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, no. 11, 2012, pp. 878-83.
Arnold J, McLeod N, Thani-Gasalam R, et al. Overactive bladder syndrome - management and treatment options. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(11):878-83.
Arnold, J., McLeod, N., Thani-Gasalam, R., & Rashid, P. (2012). Overactive bladder syndrome - management and treatment options. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 878-83.
Arnold J, et al. Overactive Bladder Syndrome - Management and Treatment Options. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(11):878-83. PubMed PMID: 23145420.
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