Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common disorder that negatively affects the quality of life of our patients and carries a large socioeconomic burden.
According to the International Continence Society, it is characterized as urinary urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually, with frequency and nocturia in the absence of causative infection. The pathophysiology of this disease entity varies between neurogenic, myogenic, or idiopathic factors. This paper provides a review of the contemporary theories behind the pathophysiology of OAB.
Banakhar MA, Al-Shaiji TF, Hassouna MM. Are you the author?
Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5T2S8, Canada.
Reference: Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Feb 7. Epub ahead of print.