Overactive Bladder Resource Center

General urologists less likely to utilize third-line OAB treatmentsGeneral urologists are less likely to utilize third-line interventions for overactive bladder than those with additional female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery training.
Guideline linked to reduction in urodynamics testingResearchers have reported an association with the release of the AUA/SUFU Adult Urodynamics Guideline and reduction of urodynamics performed for diagnosis of overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence.
How important is urology/gynecology collaboration?"It’s absolutely important. Because we have so much overlap in our patient population, our patients are best served by us working together," says one urologist.
Sacral neuromodulation, botulinum show equal efficacyIn patients with refractory urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), sacral neuromodulation (InterStim) and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) produce similar reductions in mean daily UUI episodes, according to 24-month follow-up data on patients treated in a randomized trial.
Foot stimulation may offer home-based OAB treatmentNew research may pave the way for a form of nerve stimulation for refractory overactive bladder that is home based and less invasive than current neuromodulation approaches.
Female Urology: How dynamic MRI compares with physical exam for evaluating POPA study that found that age was more strongly associated with selection of colpocleisis than frailty and a comparison of two common wide pore polypropylene Y meshes were among the noteworthy female urology/incontinence research at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Are anticholinergic drugs overused in treating OAB?Urology Times reached out to three urologists (selected randomly) and asked them each the following: Are anticholinergic drugs overused in treating OAB?