PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline amendment, herein referred to as the amendment, is to incorporate relevant newly published literature to better provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with non-neurogenic overactive bladder.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The primary source of evidence for this guideline is the systematic review and data extraction conducted as part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 187 titled Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women (2009). That report searched PubMed, MEDLINE®, EMBASE and CINAHL for English language studies published from January 1966 to October 2008. The AUA conducted additional literature searches to capture populations and treatments not covered in detail by the AHRQ report and relevant articles published through December 2011. The review yielded 151 treatment articles after application of inclusion/exclusion criteria. An additional systematic review conducted in February 2014 identified 72 additional articles relevant to treatment and made up the basis for the 2014 amendment.
RESULTS: The amendment focused on four topic areas: mirabegron, peripheral tibial nerve stimulation, sacral neuromodulation and BTX-A. The additional literature provided the basis for an update of current guideline statements as well as the incorporation of new guideline statements related to the overall management of adults with OAB symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: New evidence-based statements and expert opinion supplement the original guideline published in 2012, which provided guidance for the diagnosis and overall management of OAB in adults. An integrated presentation of the OAB guideline with the current amendments is available at www.auanet.org
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Reference: J Urol. 2015 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5347(15)00177-9.