Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Incorporate current guidelines for diagnosis in patients presenting with urinary problems.
2. Coordinate referral to an urologist or urogynecologist if initial diagnosis is unclear, or when red flags such as hematuria, obstructive symptoms or recurrent urinary tract infections are present.
3. Counsel patients regarding first-line treatment options, including behavioral therapy and lifestyle modifications, emphasizing adherence and follow-up.
4. Prescribe second- or third-line treatment options if first-line therapies are unsuccessful, coordinating referral and follow-up care for surgical treatment as necessary.
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Lisa G. Soldat, MD, MS, FAAFP, Retired; formerly Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa; currently, Visiting Lecturer, Gadjha Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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