This was a prospective study of frailty in urologic patients measured by the Timed Up and Go Test performed in a urologic office setting. The review showed that individuals with overactive bladders are significantly more frail compared with patients with other non-oncologic urologic diagnoses and that frailty, when adjusted for age, is associated with a diagnosis of overactive bladder, while age, when adjusted for frailty, is not.
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These findings will tend to shift our current understanding of how to view urologic patients from strictly relying on age to potentially adding a frailty-based assessment.
Presented by: Anne Suskind, MD The University of California, San Francisco
Written by: Lindsey Cox, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
at 2017 SUFU - Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, February 28 – March 2, 2017 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA