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Theories behind overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

Alexander Gomelsky and Roger R. Dmochowski

in Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence

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ISBN: 9780199599394
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0003

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Theories behind overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

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• Efficient urinary storage requires co-operation between the bladder, urethra, pelvic musculature, and peripheral and central nerve centres. • Three sets of efferent nerves (sympathetic, parasympathetic, and somatic) are responsible for bladder relaxation and outlet contraction during urinary storage. • Mechanisms contributing to overactive bladder symptoms may be sensory or motor, and may be neurogenic, myogenic, mixed, or idiopathic in origin. • Stress urinary incontinence results from a lack of urethral coaptation, a defect in support by the external sphincter or pelvic floor musculature, or both.

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Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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