Due to the myriad of treatment options available and the potential increase in the number of patients afflicted with overactive bladder (OAB) who will require treatment, the Female Urology Special Advisory Group (FUSAG) of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), in conjunction with the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA), see the need to move forward and set up management guidelines for physicians who may encounter or have a special interest in the treatment of this condition.
These guidelines, by utilising and recommending evidence-based data, will hopefully assist in the diagnosis, clinical assessment, and optimisation of treatment efficacy. They are divided into three sections: Diagnosis and Clinical Assessment, Conservative Management, and Surgical Management. These guidelines will also bring Australia and New Zealand in line with other regions of the world where guidelines have been established, such as the American Urological Association, European Association of Urology, International Consultation on Incontinence, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines of the UK.
BJU international. 2015 Oct 12 [Epub ahead of print]
Vincent Tse, Jennifer King, Caroline Dowling, Sharon English, Katherine Gray, Richard Millard, Helen O'Connell, Samantha Pillay, Jeffrey Thavaseelan
Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. , Pelvic Floor Unit, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. , Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. , Australia. , Christchurch Pubic Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand. , Brisbane Urology Clinic, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. , Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia. , University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. , Australia. , Calvary Hospital, North Adelaide, SA, Australia. , Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia.