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Overactive bladder — diagnosis and management

Overactive bladder — diagnosis and management

Overactive bladder — diagnosis and management

Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan, Dr Fadi Salameh, and Dr Orfhlaith O’Sullivan
Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan, Dr Fadi Salameh, and Dr Orfhlaith O’Sullivan
on behalf of MediLearning

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Launch date: 12 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2018

Reference: 186069

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This module describes the various clinical and psychosocial aspects related to overactive bladder (OAB). While it is a relatively common problem, implementation of successful management regimens often fall short with regard to sustainable and adequate symptomatic relief and resolution of the condition. It is estimated that approximately 350,000 people over the age of forty suffer from this condition in Ireland. While the aetiology of OAB remains elusive in many cases, the impact on quality of life for patients is significant, as is the stress placed on resources. As with many conditions it is essential to primarily consider alternative more common disease processes (e.g. diabetes) or neurological conditions before arriving at a diagnosis of OAB. Self-assessment plays an important role in both assessment and management of OAB. Such an example of a self-assessment approach is encouraging patients to keep daily fluid balance diaries. As with many conditions there are a range of potential treatment modalities, from lifestyle (e.g. adjusting volumes and specific types of fluid beverages, pelvic floor exercises etc.) to pharmacological treatments, which extend from novel therapeutic agents to more commonly used and established therapies. On completion of the module the candidate should appreciate the epidemiological aspects of this condition, while recognising the difficulty to successful treatment. Pharmacological treatments often fail to adequately control symptoms to a satisfactory degree and additional therapeutic options include botox injections. Other more radical approaches such as nerve stimulation and surgery may also be considered in cases that are refractory to more conservative treatment approaches. As with many medical conditions, changes in lifestyle may improve symptoms significantly. While many sufferers of OAB may share the same symptoms, treatment modalities should be tailored to patients based on predisposing factors and lifestyle patterns.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the various clinical and psychosocial aspects related to overactive bladder (OAB).
2. Consider alternative more common disease processes (e.g. diabetes) or neurological conditions before arriving at a diagnosis of OAB.
3. Appreciate the epidemiological aspects of this condition, while recognising the difficulty to successful treatment.
Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan, Dr Fadi Salameh, and Dr Orfhlaith O’Sullivan

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Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan, Dr Fadi Salameh, and Dr Orfhlaith O’Sullivan
on behalf of MediLearning

Urogynecology Department, Cork University Maternity Hospital

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