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OAB Info and Social Media: A Good Fit?

Perhaps not, says a group of U.S.-based researchers, who evaluated overactive bladder videos on TikTok and YouTube and found the majority of them were packed with MISinformation.

Using Bladder Diaries to Identify Subgroups in Men With LUTS

Researchers utilized data from bladder diaries of men with LUTS to create distinct phenotypes, serving as a potential starting point for personalized treatment.

In Women with OAB, Does Anxiety Worsen Symptoms?

To further examine the relationship between overactive bladder and psychological comorbidity, investigators conducted an analysis of 120 female OAB patients with and without anxiety.

Pelvic Floor Disorders and Overactive Bladder Increase Fall Risk

Researchers call for a team-based approach to mitigating fall risk in women with OAB and pelvic floor disorders.

The Impact of Nocturnal Polyuria Varies in Patients with Different Comorbidities

Extra nightly trips to the bathroom take a toll. An international team of researchers surveyed more than 10,000 men and women on their nightly voiding routines and the associated impact of these trips on multiple quality-of-life measures.
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What’s the Difference Between OAB-wet and OAB-dry?

A recent study suggests that OAB-dry is caused by pelvic floor myofascial dysfunction, which differs from the pathophysiology of OAB-wet. These findings point to a need for better—and different—targeted therapies for each of these syndromes.

In OAB, What Determines When Treatment is Escalated or De-escalated?

Investigators found that overactive bladder treatment escalation and de-escalation patterns varied, and many patients received only behavioral therapy or no therapy 1 year after seeking care from specialists. Prediction tools are needed to identify patients who need treatment adjustment.

Acute Pyelonephritis: Shedding Light on the Risk Factors

An analysis of a large national patient database found several risk factors associated with the development of acute pyelonephritis in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. These risk factors may warrant a lower threshold for initiating antibiotics prior to culture results.

Pandemic-era Telemedicine Urogynecology Visits Get a Thumbs-up from Patients

Patients with genitourinary concerns who had telemedicine visits during the COVID-19 pandemic reported satisfaction with them and a willingness to continue communicating with their providers this way.

LUTS Matters Lots in Functional Aging

Among the findings from these investigators was that different symptoms impair functional ability in men and women.

Better Bladder Management Needed to Improve Quality of Life for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries

These investigators examined the effects of spinal cord injuries on urinary symptoms and bladder-related quality of life, comparing differences between men and women.

OAB Medication Use May Decline After Bariatric Surgery

These investigators sought to determine the impact of bariatric surgery on the need for OAB medication.
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Frailty and Overactive Bladder in Older Adults

A cross-sectional non-interventional study conducted in Japan examined the correlation between frailty and OAB in older adults.

Changes in Pelvic Floor Tissues: Do Age and Menopause Play a Role?

A recent study utilized lower shear-wave elastography measurements to analyze differences in pelvic tissue elasticity between premenopausal and menopausal women.

OAB: Can This Therapy Mitigate Its Symptoms?

In a recent study, 8 weeks of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LiESWT) was associated with improvements in bladder function and quality-of-life (QoL) scores in adult women with overactive bladder (OAB).

Urgency Urinary Incontinence and Changes in Brain Attentional Networks

Research examining the effect of hypnotherapy on urgency urinary incontinence found similar improvements to pharmacotherapy.

Urinary Urgency Causing Falls in Older Adults with Overactive Bladder?

In older adults with overactive bladder, urinary urgency acts as a distraction which causes changes in gait and a subsequent increased risk of falls, a recent study has found.
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New Urinary Storage Symptoms After Radical Prostatectomy

A recent study aimed to elucidate the extent and impact of de novo storage symptoms in men who had been treated with RP for localized prostate cancers.

Acute Urinary Retention and Cancer Risk

While there has been a fair amount of research involving acute urinary retention (AUR) in men, there hasn’t been much on the incidence of female AUR and its link to certain cancers. Investigators in Denmark looked at rates among both sexes. Read on to learn what they found.

Female Urgency and Stress Incontinence: New Discoveries

A new genome-wide association study, conducted by an international team of experts, took on the considerable challenge of identifying replicable genetic associations with urgency and stress incontinence among 3 cohorts of women. Here’s what they concluded.

Recurrent UTI: What Women Have to Say

A series of focus groups chronicled fear and frustration among women young and old (20 to 81 years of age) who report suffering from recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI). Here’s how many of them found relief—and what clinicians can learn from it.

Detecting Certain Urinary Microbes: A Better Way?

For accurate detection of E coli pathogens, a standard urine culture (SUC) is usually more than adequate. But for non-E coli pathogens, clinicians should consider expanded quantitative urine culture (EQUC), which has greater sensitivity.

Urinary Incontinence Self-Management—with an App?

A new mobile app built to help women self-manage urinary incontinence is effective, with clinically relevant lower symptom scores observed in the treatment group compared with controls after 15 weeks.

Recurrent UTI May Be Associated With Urobiome Composition

The role of the female urobiome in UTI is not well understood. A recent cross-sectional study revealed an association between distinct clinical profiles and specific urinary microbes in women with RUTI.
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UTI After Hip Fracture

The importance of preventing urinary tract infection after surgical intervention for hip fracture in elderly patients is underscored by the findings of this nationwide, population-based cohort study.

We Have Guidelines? Unsupported Antimicrobial Use in US Hospitals

A large cross-sectional study found that antimicrobial use deviated from recommended practices for 55.9% of patients who received antimicrobials for community-acquired pneumonia or urinary tract infection at admission or who were treated with fluoroquinolone or intravenous vancomycin.

Smoking, OAB, and Incontinence in Women

A study from Japan makes it clear that smoking contributes to a worsening of bladder-related issues, including daytime frequency, nocturia, and urgency urinary incontinence, especially for younger women.