INTRODUCTION: Bothersome urinary symptoms during the storage phase are common among women and men. These symptoms described as urinary urgency, frequency and nocturia with or without urge urinary incontinence may be caused by various pathologies including bladder overactivity. Diagnosis of an overactive bladder is based on the patient's clinical presentation after exclusion of other disorders that may cause these symptoms. The minimal requirements for a urological evaluation include medical history, physical examination and urinalysis. Behavioral therapies and medical therapy are the mainstay of treatment for an overactive bladder. While the use of minimally invasive procedures are reserved for patients not interested in medications or for those patients in whom symptoms were not improved by other therapies. Treatment outcome is evaluated by documentation of changes in symptoms, signs and quality of life. This position statement paper represents the approach of the Israeli Urological Association regarding the evaluation and treatment of overactive bladder syndrome.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Nov 2016|