Vol 78, No 6 (2007)
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Overactive bladder – definition, epidemiology, pathogenesis

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

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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