Overactive bladder or non-neurogenic overactive bladder is a syndrome characterized by urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia and urgency incontinence.
It is not a disease but a symptom complex that generally is not a life-threatening condition. It is also known as bladder spasms.
Urgency is the complaint of sudden, compelling desire to pass urine that is difficult to deny. It is considered a hallmark symptom of overactive bladder.
Frequency is usually micturition of >7 episodes during waking hours.
Nocturia is the interruption of sleep one or more times because of the need to void.
Urgency incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with a sudden compelling desire to void.
In the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with overactive bladder (OAB), mirabegron and solifenacin yield similar response rates, with the latter producing a greater decrease in urinary symptom severity but exerting a less favourable effect on constipation, a study has found.
Ospemifene appears to produce significant improvements in bladder wall thickness and vaginal dryness, as well as reductions in the number of episodes of nocturia and urgency, among others, in women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms refractory to β3-agonists or antimuscarinic drugs, a study has shown.
Use of mirabegron in the treatment of men with overactive bladder (OAB) appears to effectively alleviate urgency and storage symptoms, but not reduce the frequency of micturition episodes, according to data from the MIRACLE study.
Selective bladder denervation provides a minimally invasive treatment option for female patients with refractory overactive bladder (OAB), with data from two prospective feasibility studies showing that the intervention improves symptoms over 6 months of follow-up.
A 12-month treatment course with the combination of mirabegron plus solifenacin is safe and effective in patients with overactive bladder (OAB), reducing the number of incontinence episodes and micturition without unexpected toxicities, according to the results of the phase III SYNERGY II study.
While most patients do not have such concerns, some young men treated for testicular cancer experience sexual dysfunction and other reproductive concerns 2 years after diagnosis, a recent study has found.
Coadministration of DHA and vitamin E supplements results in increased sperm motility, but no significant changes have been observed in sperm morphology and vitality in asthenozoospermic men, a study has shown.