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.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 December 2020 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
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.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.