Welcome to the SUFU Center of Excellence

Stephen R. Kraus | December 05, 2019

The Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Overactive Bladder (OAB) Center of Excellence in collaboration with UroToday has been developed to engage providers on the clinical care pathway (CCP) when treating overactive bladder. We determined some time ago that there was not a standardized OAB clinical care pathway. There are variations in the offerings of OAB treatments across practices. We developed an evidence-based expert consensus SUFU OAB Clinical Care Pathway. Our objectives have been to functionalize the AUA/SUFU OAB Guidelines that are evidence-based and flexible when no evidence is available. It has been established to provide guidance on multiple lines of therapy, beginning with the first line and simulates a navigator for practices of all types. This is an extension of the educational component that offers unbiased descriptions of the OAB therapies being offered.

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Petros Grivas, MD

Stephen R. Kraus, MD is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he heads the Division of Female Urology, Neuro - Urology and Voiding Dysfunction. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kraus is also a member of: the American Urological Association, the Geriatric Urology Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, the International Continence Society and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). He is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and for the Texas Urological Society where he also serves as Chair of the Education Committee. Dr. Kraus has served as faculty for many postgraduate courses on topics including Neurourology, Female Urology, Overactive Bladder, Male Incontinence & Voiding Disorders, and Urodynamics. In addition, Dr. Kraus served on the AUA Guidelines Panel on Urodynamics and is currently on the AUA Guidelines Panel on Female Stress Urinary Incontinence. Dr. Kraus is actively engaged in research and has served as principal investigator for a variety of studies and research grants including the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, sponsored by the NIH/NIDDK. In addition to serving on the editorial board of Drugs and Aging and BMC Urology, Dr. Kraus serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology, and Neurourology & Urodynamics.

Clinical Pathways Resources

SUFU offers the Overactive Bladder Clinical Care Pathway for use by providers and patients
Conference Coverage
Recent data from conferences worldwide
Presented by Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD
Miami, FL (UroToday.com) Dr. Jeffrey Weiss provided an update of the management of nocturia. Patients are oftentimes asked to fill out a 24-hour voiding diary but compliance in completing them is sometimes very difficult to obtain.
Presented by Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D., MMHC
Miami, FL (UroToday.com) Most electrical muscle stimulation devices for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Presented by Craig Comiter, MD
Miami, FL (UroToday.com) Although uroflowmetry is a frequently used diagnostic test to assess voiding dysfunction, concerns exist regarding the use of a single uroflow test for clinical decision making.
Presented by Harris Emilio Foster, MD
Miami, FL (UroToday.com) Dr. Foster leads the audience through the AUA BPH Guidelines briefly emphasizing the new changes /updates that will be seen in the new updated BPH guidelines.