OAB and Incontinence

Preoperative bladder symptom score best predictor of transvaginal mesh surgery success

September 16, 2020

“Although IPSS may not be familiar to gynecologists and urogynecologists, this minimally invasive self-reported questionnaire is useful in counseling preoperative pelvic organ prolapse patients with OAB symptoms," researchers write.

Three-week test phase improves odds of success for sacral neuromodulation

September 16, 2020

“The present study clearly shows that test duration and reprogramming during the test phase increases the number of patients that benefit in the long term from sacral neuromodulation,” researchers wrote.

Telemedicine is viable option for most early midurethral sling postoperative visits

September 15, 2020

Outcomes for patients using telemedicine were equal, and patients were as satisfied as those who had office-based postoperative visits.

Smoking associated with increased incidence of OAB

September 08, 2020

Smoking had a particularly strong impact on OAB risk in younger individuals.

Overactive bladder: Another agent attempts a step forward

September 03, 2020

Gopal H. Badlani, MD, discusses the recently presented long-term safety profile of the β-3 adrenoceptor agonist vibegron.

Nocturia: How to define it, and how to treat it

August 25, 2020

Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, PhD, discusses how he defines nocturia, how to separate the symptom from overactive bladder, and how he conducts patient work-ups for nocturia

FDA approval sought for peripheral neurostimulator for overactive bladder

August 24, 2020

Data from a pivotal trial showed the eCoin Peripheral Neurostimulator led to a clinically significant improvement in urgency urinary incontinence.

Overactive bladder treatment maintains favorable long-term safety profile

August 21, 2020

Beta 3-adrenergic receptor agonist’s benefits observed at 52 weeks, investigators report.

Pivotal study launches exploring novel device for women with OAB

August 11, 2020

The OASIS study is examining the RENOVA iStim implantable tibial neuromodulation system for the treatment of women with overactive bladder.

FDA approves new devices for bladder and bowel control conditions

August 06, 2020

InterStim Micro treats patients with overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention by delivering sacral neuromodulation therapy.

Wearable neuromodulation device shows promise for overactive bladder

July 30, 2020

Feasibility study results indicate the nonimplanted, intravaginal device is safe and comfortable.

Litoxetine reduces rate of incontinence episodes

July 23, 2020

Treatment with litoxetine, an investigational oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, led to nearly 22% of patients becoming continent.

Rechargeable neuromodulation system safe and efficacious through 1 year

June 30, 2020

The reduction in urinary urgency incontinence episodes observed was “quite significant,” an investigator said.

How do gender differences affect incontinence management?

February 25, 2020

Urologists must differentiate between bladder outlet obstruction and pure OAB in male patients, according to Osvaldo F. Padron, MD.

Nerve stim device provides long-term OAB symptom improvement

December 10, 2018

An investigational wireless, implantable tibial nerve stimulator is safe and provided improvement in overactive bladder symptoms over 3 years of follow-up.

Beta-3 agonist shows benefit for OAB in older adults

December 10, 2018

Mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is effective and well tolerated in patients age 65 or older with overactive bladder, results of a randomized, placebo-controlled study show.

OAB patients continue medical therapy unnecessarily

November 20, 2018

A recent study found that sacral neuromodulation monotherapy was efficacious as a third-line treatment.

Nearly 30% of U.S. women report nocturia

November 20, 2018

Nocturia appears to be highly prevalent in the United States, with almost 30% of all women reporting significant nocturia, according to new data reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Francisco.

Data shift thinking on nocturia’s causes, treatment

November 20, 2018

 Waking up at night to urinate is by far the most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom. 

Non-head MRI found safe in patients undergoing SNM

November 07, 2018

The therapeutic efficacy of sacral neuromodulation was not affected by non-head magnetic resonance imaging scans in a recent study.