[Knowledge, practices and expectations in the management of overactive bladder in general practice and gynecology in France].

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a clinical syndrome characterized by urgency to urinate, with or without urinary incontinence, often associated with nycturia and pollakiuria. The aim of this practice survey is to identify diagnostic modalities and treatment circuits according to the patient's clinical profile and to practitioner's specialty.

A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 262 physicians practicing in France: 181 general practitioners (GPs) and 81 gynecologists.

Urinary disorders were more easily addressed with patients by gynecologists than GPs. Behavioral therapy was the most widely used therapeutic measure, however half of the patients abandoned it. In oldest women and men of all ages, drugs were commonly prescribed, nevertheless only 4 out of 10 patients continued the treatment beyond 6months, according to the physicians. Incontinence was the symptom for which patients were in most need of relief. GPs and gynecologists expressed a need for training, practical tools and recommendations related to OAB.

Patients and doctors are reluctant to talk about urinary disorders. Non-urologist physicians such as GPs and gynecologists, as health professionals best placed to detect and diagnose OAB, are in demand for training, practical tools and recommendations.

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Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2020 Jul 16 [Epub ahead of print]

X Gamé, N Doumerc, O Capronnier, A Gougeon, C Pignier, T Brierre

Département d'urologie, transplantation rénale et andrologie, CHU de Rangueil, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse, France. Electronic address: ., Département d'urologie, transplantation rénale et andrologie, CHU de Rangueil, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse, France., Euraxi Pharma, 37300 Joué-lès-Tours, France., Pierre Fabre médicament, direction médicale, 81106 Castres cedex, France.

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