Emerging Trends in the Management of Overactive Bladder

Jun 01, 2002

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. There are a number of distinct types of urinary incontinence, with overactive bladder (OAB) being a prevalent form. Overactive bladder is the result of involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle that can occur because of physiological and/or pathological changes in the bladder and its nerve supply. Whereas OAB can affect a person at any age, it is a common disorder among the elderly.