Overactive bladder in the year 2013

Authors: Jozef Marenčák
Authors‘ workplace: Urologické oddelenie, Fakultná nemocnica s poliklinikou Skalica, primár doc. MUDr. Jozef Marenčák, PhD.
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2013; 17(2): 141-145
Category: Urogynecology: Review Article


Overactive bladder (OAB) is characterised by urgency and/ or urge incontinence (UI) – OAB dry or OAB wet – usually with frequency (more than 7 times/ day and more than 1 times/ night), in the absence of local pathological or endocrine factors. OAB is a highly prevalent, debilitating, and costly condition which has a negative impact on the patients´ quality of life. Author briefly reported about epidemiology, (possible) etiology and pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of OAB. Anticholinergic agents are the medication of first choice for patients with OAB, but they often have limitations due to side effects such as dry mouth. There were discussed another eventualities and perspectives (mostly) of conservative treatment of OAB.

Key words:
diagnosis of OAB – epidemiology of OAB – overactive bladder – therapy of OA


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