Underactive Bladder in Older Adults

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Underactive Bladder in Older Adults

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Description

Overactive bladder is one of the most common bladder problems, but an estimated 20 million Americans have underactive bladder (UAB), which makes going to the bathroom difficult, increases the risk of urinary tract infections, and even leads to institutionalization. This article provides an overview of UAB in older adults, and discusses the prevalence, predisposing factors, cause, clinical investigations, and treatments. At present, there is no effective therapy for UAB. A great deal of work still needs to be done on understanding the pathogenesis and the development of effective therapies.

ISBN

9780323393355

Publication Date

12-11-2015

Publisher

Elsevier

City

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Keywords

Geriatric, urology, urinary incontinence, Underactive bladder

Disciplines

Geriatrics | Translational Medical Research | Urology

Comments

Chuang YC, Plata M, Lamb LE, Chancellor MB. Underactive Bladder in Older Adults. Invited chapter in Geriatric Urology, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, E-book. Editor: Tomas Lindor Griebling. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016; 523-534.

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