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Overactive bladder – definition, epidemiology, pathogenesis

Adam Nowara, Andrzej Witek, Krzysztof Wilk
Ginekol Pol 2007;78(6).

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Vol 78, No 6 (2007)
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Abstract

The overactive bladder is characterized by the following symptoms: frequency, urgency, nocturia and urge incontinence, substantially affecting the quality of life of millions of people throughout the world, with recent findings estimating the prevalence in adults at about 16,4%. The symptoms are associated with significant social, psychological, occupational, domestic, physical, and sexual problems. This article reviews current findings regarding definition, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of the overactive bladder.

Abstract

The overactive bladder is characterized by the following symptoms: frequency, urgency, nocturia and urge incontinence, substantially affecting the quality of life of millions of people throughout the world, with recent findings estimating the prevalence in adults at about 16,4%. The symptoms are associated with significant social, psychological, occupational, domestic, physical, and sexual problems. This article reviews current findings regarding definition, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of the overactive bladder.
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Keywords

urinary incontinence - epidemiology and pathogenesis, urination disordes, urinady bladder, neurogenic - etiology, pathology and diagnosis

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Title

Overactive bladder – definition, epidemiology, pathogenesis

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 78, No 6 (2007)

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Ginekol Pol 2007;78(6).

Keywords

urinary incontinence - epidemiology and pathogenesis
urination disordes
urinady bladder
neurogenic - etiology
pathology and diagnosis

Authors

Adam Nowara
Andrzej Witek
Krzysztof Wilk

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