Fast Five Quiz: Overactive Bladder Pharmacologic Management

Bradley Schwartz, DO


February 26, 2021

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a syndrome characterized by a sudden and compelling need to urinate. OAB affects physical functioning, social functioning, vitality, and emotions. Key screening questions that clinicians should ask patients regarding OAB symptoms should focus on urgency, nocturia (more than three times per night), urinary frequency (more than eight times per day), and urinary incontinence. Patients who answer affirmatively to the screening questions should be given a bladder diary to record the times of micturitions and voided volumes, incontinence episodes, pad use, and other information (eg, fluid intake, degree of urgency, degree of incontinence). A 3-day diary is ideal. If a diagnosis of OAB is confirmed on the basis of this information, several behavioral and pharmacologic treatments are available to help ease the burden of OAB.

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