Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder

Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder

by Jerry G. Blaivas, Rajveer S. Purohit
     
 

Overactive bladder (OAB) affects 33 million Americans and as many as one in five people over the age of 40 experience symptoms of the disorder, namely sudden urinary urgency and incontinence. Since OAB incidence increases with age, it is expected that the prevalence of OAB will increase further in the developed world as the aging population grows. Diagnosis and

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Overactive bladder (OAB) affects 33 million Americans and as many as one in five people over the age of 40 experience symptoms of the disorder, namely sudden urinary urgency and incontinence. Since OAB incidence increases with age, it is expected that the prevalence of OAB will increase further in the developed world as the aging population grows. Diagnosis and treatment of this widespread condition can present many clinical challenges as even the commonly accepted definition has been controversial. Treatments include dietary and lifestyle changes as well as several types of medications such as anti-cholinergic and anti-spasmodic agents.

Part of the Oxford American Pocket Notes series, this monograph is intended for health care professionals who treat patients with overactive bladder. This practical, up-to-date guide covers the pathophysiology, etiology, and clinical features of OAB. In addition, it includes helpful information for differential diagnosis, tips for managing comorbidities, and current guidelines for treatment. Uniquely compact and affordable, this concise book is a perfect resource in a range of care settings such as the hospital, clinic, and nursing home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199753727
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Oxford American Pocket Notes Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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