Underactive bladder needs better definition, effective treatment options

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While overactive bladder syndrome is well defined and has effective treatments, there is no consensus definition for underactive bladder and effective treatments have been elusive, according to the speakers from Monday’s Critical Discussion on Under- active Bladder and Chronic Urinary Retention in Older Adults during the first plenary session.

“Underactive bladder is a new term coined to describe a clinical syndrome encompass- ing the signs and symptoms of detrusor underactivity. Detrusor underactivity is a urodynamic diagnosis, not a clinical diagnosis. It ...

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