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Are behavioral therapy checklists effective in the treatment of overactive bladder?



Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if behavioral therapy checklists are effective in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). This study concluded that behavioral therapy for OAB can be more effective when checklist instructions are used.  Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) is a sudden, frequent urge to urinate. It may result in urge...

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Effective drug combinations for the treatment of overactive bladder in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated drug combinations with silodosin (Rapaflo) to treat overactive bladder (OAB) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  They found that fesoterodine (Toviaz) was more effective than mirabegron (Mirbetriq) as add-ons to silodosin in these patients. Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is...

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Which treatment is safer and more effective for overactive bladder, onabotulinumtoxinA or mirabegron?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared how safe and effective onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and mirabegron are in treating overactive bladder. The authors concluded botox is more effective in the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common syndrome. Symptoms include urinary urgency, frequency, and urine...

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Bladders and New Technology

Bladders and New Technology

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Blog, Nocturia, Overactive bladder, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

Our last post discussed the connection between our kidneys and blood pressure. The kidneys release urine in a steady flow. It moves down the ureters–muscular tubules–to the bladder. How does the bladder work? What happens when you hold urine in your bladder instead of going when you need to? Here is a well done description of how the bladder...

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Is new drug imidafenacin safe and effective in the treatment of overactive bladder? 

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if imidafenacin (Uritos) is as safe and effective as tolterodine (Detrol) in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). This study concluded that imidafenacin is as safe and effective as tolterodine in the treatment of OAB. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) is a sudden, frequent urge to urinate....

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Overactive bladder and depressive symptoms: is there a link to vitamin D and calcium levels?



Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if psychological symptoms in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) are associated with vitamin D and calcium levels. This study concluded that increased vitamin D and calcium intake may improve urinary and psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with OAB. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) is a...

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How effective is neuromodulation to treat unresponsive overactive bladder?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device to treat overactive bladder (OAB) unresponsive to medications. They found that SNM improved OAB symptoms. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition, especially in the older population. Patients with OAB have a greater urge to...

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Can Vesomni improve quality of life in men with lower urinary tract symptoms?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if Vesomni (also known as Urizia/Volutsa) can improve quality of life in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. This study concluded Vesomni can improve quality of life in these men. Some background Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) can have a negative impact on daily life. These symptoms can include nocturia...

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Laser therapy as an OAB treatment

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looks at the safety and effectiveness of laser therapy in treating overactive bladder (OAB). It also compared laser therapy to common OAB medications. It concludes that laser therapy is safe, effective and non-invasive in OAB treatment.  Some background Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a sudden, frequent urge to urinate. It...

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Looking for patients with overactive bladder with urge urinary incontinence for nerve stimulation therapy

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial evaluates nerve stimulation as a treatment for urge incontinence in patients with overactive bladder. The main outcome to be measured is the change in urgent urination episodes. This trial is taking place in the United States. The details Overactive bladder (OAB) involves numerous urinary symptoms, including urge...

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