Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
Much has been written and debated about drug treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) over the past two decades. Nevertheless, the field continues to evolve. OAB pharmacotherapy remains an area of active investigation and innovation. Patient communication, including goal setting with respect to realistic expectations of therapy, and therapeutic algorithms are important factors in improving patient outcomes. The publication of the recently updated AUA/SUFU Guideline entitled "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-neurogenic) in Adults, the proceedings of the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence," as well as European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines, has rekindled interest in this area. This course will describe the physiological and pharmacological underpinnings of modern drug treatment of overactive bladder including combination therapy. Currently available agents as well as drugs in development will be discussed.