This is another episode with a focus on Urology. Doctors Lisa and Sara invited Professor Ian Pearce back to speak about overactive bladder and urinary incontinence in women. They discuss the types of lower urinary tract symptoms in women (drilling down into the definitions of commonly used terms), before looking at the red flags to consider. They then use fictional cases to illustrate how to approach overactive bladder and incontinence in terms of assessment, investigation and management options.
NICE CKS: Urinary incontinence in women: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/incontinence-urinary-in-women/
GMMMG Guidelines for assessment and treatment of overactive bladder in adults: https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Management-of-OAB-in-adults-v3-0-approved-Aug-2019.pdf
Conservative management tips: Bladder and Bowel Community UK: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/bladder/bladder-treatments/urinary-tract-infection-treatments/
Guidelines in Practice: Top tips: urinary incontinence in women: https://www.guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/urology/top-tips-urinary-incontinence-in-women/455577.article
Anticholinergic Burden resource 2: Anticholinergic Burden Calculator: http://www.acbcalc.com/
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