Overactive bladder: mechanisms and management

Online course on effective management of pathophysiological conditions affecting the lower urine tract (overactive bladder and neurogenic detrusor overactivity).

Learning Objectives

Chapter 1: The science of bladder control

  • Revive your knowledge of the neurophysiology of the lower urinary tract
  • Understand the motor (efferent) and sensory (afferent) pathways associated with neural control of the bladder
  • Gain knowledge of the key signalling molecules involved in bladder control

 Chapter 2: Disorders of the lower urinary tract

  • Revive your knowledge of the terminology of lower urinary tract dysfunction

 Chapter 3: Pathophysiology of DO and OAB

  • Understand the physiological origins of OAB symptoms

 Chapter 4: Diagnosis of OAB and NDO

  • Understand how OAB impacts on daily living
  • Be aware of the similarities and differences between the most widely used European treatment guidelines in OAB

 Chapter 5: Management of OAB

  • Understand the goals of treatment in OAB
  • Become familiar with the spectrum of treatments available for OAB, from conservative measures to surgical inventions

 Chapter 6: Management of NDO

  • Understand the goals of treatment in NDO, and how they differ from those in OAB
  • Become familiar with the spectrum of treatments available for NDO

Learning Chapters

  • Chapter 1: The science of bladder control
  • Chapter 2: Disorders of the lower urinary tract
  • Chapter 3: Pathophysiology of DO and OAB
  • Chapter 4: Diagnosis of OAB and NDO
  • Chapter 5: Management of OAB
  • Chapter 6: Management of NDO

At a glance

  • Publication date: March 2015
  • Available languages: English
  • Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
  • Target group: junior or senior urologists
  • Topic: OAB and NDO
  • CME: 1 European CME credit(ECMEC)

Adobe Flash Player is required for this module. This e-course is not compatible with tablets.