AUA 2016: Pathophysiological relationship between pelvic organ prolapse and overactive bladder - Session Highlights

San Diego, CA USA ( Steven Weissbart from the University of Pennsylvania presented the results of a prospective, cross-sectional study of risk factors for overactive bladder syndrome in women with pelvic organ prolapse. They evaluated the risk factors for overactive bladder syndrome in pelvic organ prolapse.

The authors reported on 74 women with pelvic organ prolapse,  and 50% of these had overactive bladder syndrome. Splinting to void and reporting stress urinary incontinence was associated with overactive bladder, while severity of prolapse (anterior POP-Q measurement) did not correlate with overactive bladder. 

Audience discussion focused on correlating symptoms/the syndrome of OAB with prolapse versus using urodynamic parameters, the authors responded by encouraging further study in both areas.


Presented By: Steven Weissbart, MD

Written By: Lindsey Cassini Cox M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, MUSC Health, Medical University of South Carolina at the 2016 AUA Annual Meeting - May 6 - 10, 2016 – San Diego, California, USA