Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition affecting one-sixth to one-fifth of the global population. The treatment of refractory OAB remains a challenge for urologists. Current treatment options include the use of combination therapy with antimuscarinic agents and beta-3 adrenoceptor agonists, and treating underlying curable disorders.
Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is an effective treatment for refractory overactive bladder (OAB). However, advanced age is often cited as a reason to avoid SNS in the elderly. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of SNS for refractory OAB among our octogenarian population.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition. The International Continence Society defines OAB as a symptom complex characterized by urgency with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia.
To determine if racial and/or socioeconomic factors influence advanced therapy utilization for refractory overactive bladder (OAB) amongst the commercially insured.
We queried Optum®, a national claims database, between 2003-2017.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA (UroToday.com) - Dr. Eric Rovner opened his presentation by asking, "what is refractory OAB?” and he went on to state that doing a search on Medline does not give much in the way of results as far as the term “refractory” is concerned.
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