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Treatment of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

Abrams Paul

Edited by Hashim Hashim

in Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199599394
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0005

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Treatment of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

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• Treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be divided into conservative, medical, and surgical treatments • Conservative treatments include patient and carer education, risk factor modification, bladder training, and pelvic floor muscle training • Antimuscarinics form the mainstay of medical treatment in OAB • There are no recognized medical treatments for SUI, however selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors have been licensed in some countries for women with SUI • Surgical treatment of OAB includes intra-detrusor botulinum toxin injections, sacral nerve stimulation, bladder augmentation, detrusor myectomy or urinary diversion • Surgical treatment of SUI includes urethral bulking agents, mid-urethral synthetic slings, autologous slings, or artificial urinary sphincters.

Chapter.  6500 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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