Understanding Clinic Options for Overactive Bladder
Bartley JM, Blum ES, Sirls LT, Peters KM. Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]


William Beaumont Hospital Women's Urology Center, 3601 West 13 Mile Road, 2-South, Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA, Jamie.Bartley@beaumont.edu.


Overactive bladder (OAB) is a symptom complex of urinary frequency, nocturia and urgency with or without urgency incontinence that adversely impacts patient's quality of life. Conservative management begins in the outpatient clinic, often with significant improvement and patient satisfaction. In this review we will discuss the evaluation of OAB and review treatment options focusing on behavioral modification, medical therapy, and neuromodulation. These treatment options are offered in a stepwise fashion, remembering that more than one may be needed and can be used concomitantly.