Overactive Bladder in Clinical Practice

  • Alan J. Wein
  • Christopher Chapple

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 1-19
  3. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 21-39
  4. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 41-57
  5. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 59-74
  6. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 75-82
  7. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 83-113
  8. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 115-123
  9. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 125-141
  10. Alan J. Wein, Christopher Chapple
    Pages 143-147

About this book

Introduction

Overactive Bladder in Clinical Practice provides a timely and comprehensive update on the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. The symptoms of urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency or nocturia, now defined as the overactive bladder syndrome, have become a hot topic in urology, gynecology and urogynecology. Epidemiological data show very high disease prevalence (19%), particularly when compared with other chronic conditions such as diabetes (2%) and asthma (7%). OAB symptoms impact severely on patient’s quality of life, causing significant impairment of patient vitality and limiting their physical role, similar to diabetes.

The OAB syndrome involves all age groups, both sexes and is frequently found in neurogenic patients. This book will cover all aspects of OAB epidemiology, economics, pathophysiology, conservative, pharmaceutical and surgical and is invaluable reading for residents and trainees in urology, gynecology and urogynecology.

Keywords

Overactive Bladder Urinary Incontinence

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan J. Wein
    • 1
  • Christopher Chapple
    • 2
  1. 1., Division of UrologyUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., Dept. UrologyRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-831-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-830-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-831-9
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