A Behavioral Modification Strategy for Newly Diagnosed OAB

Title:

A Behavioral Modification Strategy for Newly Diagnosed OAB

Topic: Urology
Relevant Terms: Genitourinary medicine, Obstetrics, general practice, internal medicine
Primary Audience: Urologists, urogynecologists, obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns), primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses
Launch Date: 31-May-17
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
0.5 ANCC contact hour
1 CPD contact hour
Expiration Date: 30-May-18
Curriculum Name: Case Clinic: Taking a More Aggressive Approach for Treatment of Persistent OAB Symptoms

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Evaluate overactive bladder (OAB), particularly in the presence of comorbidities, considering the impact on quality of life
  2. Inform patients about current and emerging therapeutic options and strategies for managing OAB, focusing on the patient's needs and assessing efficacy, tolerability, and optimal adherence
  3. Engage in more effective provider-patient dialogues to identify the patient's needs and improve outcomes for OAB
  4. Provide proper counseling and support to patients with OAB to increase their motivation for treatment-plan adherence and to improve patient quality of life               

    Faculty

    Kyu-Sung Lee, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Urology
    General Director, Biomedical Engineering Research Center
    Samsung Medical Center
    Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
    Seoul, South Korea
    Program Description  
    The American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology recommend a number of non-invasive, pharmacologic, and surgical options that can help reduce the symptoms of OAB, including lifestyle and behavioral changes as first-line therapy in OAB.  There is clear support for the effectiveness of bladder training (incremental voiding schedules done with distraction and self-assertions) and behavioral training (pelvic floor muscle training with urge suppression techniques) to reduce the symptoms of OAB. Typical mean improvements range from a 50% to 80% reduction in the frequency of incontinence. Voiding frequency can also be reduced in men and women. This case report covers a breadth of recommended behavior techniques that can be effective in a patient with modest new-onset OAB. 
     
    Provided by Global Education Group in Collaboration With Haymarket Medical Education.
     
    Supported by an educational grant from Astellas.
     
    Faculty Information
    Kyu-Sung Lee, M.D., PhD.
    Professor, Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
    General Director
    Biomedical Engineering Research Center
    Samsung Medical Center
    KOREA
     
    Faculty Disclosures
    Kyu-Sung Lee, M.D., PhD., is a consultant for Astellas Asia-Pacific and recieves Grant/Reserch support.
     
    Publishing Staff Disclosures
    Susan Basilico, Angie Ladas and Nick Zittell have nothing to disclose
     
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    Physician Credit Designation: Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    Nursing Credit Designation: This educational activity for 0.50 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
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