Incontinence, Overactive Bladder

Feb 1, 2018 Issue
OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Urge Incontinence [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Detrusor muscle injections of onabotulinumtoxinA can be used to decrease the number of episodes of urinary incontinence in women for whom treatment with anticholinergic agents has been ineffective.

Jun 1, 2015 Issue
ACP Provides Guidance on Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations for nonsurgical treatment of UI in women. Treatment of UI is aimed at achieving, or at least improving, symptoms. It is deemed effective if it reduces the number of episodes by at least one-half.

Mar 1, 2014 Issue
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Does Not Reduce Postpartum Urinary Incontinence [POEMs]

This intervention, which included primiparous women with and without urinary incontinence at six weeks post-partum, demonstrated that intensive supervised pelvic floor muscle training did not reduce the prevalence of urinary incontinence at six months. These results are noteworthy because the trial was well designed and the results were unexpected.

Jun 1, 2013 Issue
AUA Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder [Practice Guidelines]

Overactive bladder is characterized by urinary symptoms including urgency, frequency, and nocturia, with or without urge incontinence. The American Urological Association (AUA) recently published recommendations to provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of non-neurogenic overactive bladder.

May 15, 2013 Issue
Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of options for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) that are available in primary care?

May 1, 2013 Issue
Clinical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women [Article]

Most cases of urinary incontinence in women fall under one of three major subtypes: urge, stress, or mixed. A stepped-care approach that advances from least invasive (behavioral modification) to more invasive (surgery) interventions is recommended. Bladder retraining and pelvic floor muscle exercise...

Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence [Article]

Urinary incontinence is common, increases in prevalence with age, and affects quality of life for men and women. The initial evaluation occurs in the family physician’s office and generally does not require urologic or gynecologic evaluation. The basic workup is aimed at identifying possible reversi...

Jul 1, 2011 Issue
Hormone Therapy for Postmenopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Postmenopausal women should not receive oral hormone therapy for treatment of urinary incontinence.

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
Stress Incontinence [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for women with stress incontinence?

May 1, 2007 Issue
Nonpharmacologic vs. Anticholinergic Therapies for Overactive Bladder [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Anticholinergic medications are more effective than bladder training in reducing the number of voids per day. Combining an anti-cholinergic medication with bladder training is more effective than either therapy alone.

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