Advances in Urology

Overactive Bladder: Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, and Therapies


Publishing date
01 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2Department of Urology, Hospital de São João, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

3Department of Continence Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

4Department of Urology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA


Overactive Bladder: Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, and Therapies

Description

Overactive bladder is a symptom syndrome that affects many people and has substantial impact in daily life. Recent advances in pathophysiology, diagnostics by means of urodynamics or alternatives, and treatment have made this debilitating disease better accessible for patients and more rewarding for caregivers. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the pathophysiology underlying the overactive bladder syndrome, the development of new diagnostic tools, strategies to treat the OAB syndrome and the evaluation of outcomes. We are particularly interested in articles describing the various models of OAB pathophysiology; new subjective diagnostic tools like quality-of-life assessment and patient-oriented outcomes; new objective diagnostic tools; treatments in various subpopulations like children, neurogenic patients, females, males, and the frail elderly. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments pathophysiology and pathophysiology models
  • Advances in Quality of Life and advances in patient oriented outcomes scales
  • Development of noninvasive diagnostic tools like bladder wall thickness and near infrared spectroscopy
  • Role of comorbidities like POP and neurogenic diseases in the pathophysiology of OAB
  • Recent advances in treatment of OAB in specific subpopulations like neurogenic patients and children
  • Outcome of new treatments for of OAB like drug treatment, peripheral and sacral neuromodulation, and botulinum toxin A injections
  • Future realistic developments for treating OAB

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 863504
  • - Editorial

Overactive Bladder: Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, and Therapies

John P. F. A. Heesakkers | Francisco Cruz | ... | Ervin Kocjancic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 639479
  • - Research Article

New Aspects in the Differential Diagnosis and Therapy of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Jochen Neuhaus | Thilo Schwalenberg | ... | Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 816342
  • - Review Article

Role of KIT-Positive Interstitial Cells of Cajal in the Urinary Bladder and Possible Therapeutic Target for Overactive Bladder

Yasue Kubota | Yoshiyuki Kojima | ... | Kenjiro Kohri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 714978
  • - Clinical Study

The Efficacy and Safety of Propiverine Hydrochloride in Patients with Overactive Bladder Symptoms Who Poorly Responded to Previous Anticholinergic Agents

Naoya Masumori | Shintaro Miyamoto | ... | Toshiro Oda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 709708
  • - Review Article

Clinical Results of a Brindley Procedure: Sacral Anterior Root Stimulation in Combination with a Rhizotomy of the Dorsal Roots

F. M. J. Martens | J. P. F. A. Heesakkers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 820816
  • - Review Article

An Overview of the Clinical Use of Antimuscarinics in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder

Anastasios Athanasopoulos | Konstantinos Giannitsas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 382431
  • - Review Article

Biomarkers in Overactive Bladder: A New Objective and Noninvasive Tool?

Tiago Antunes-Lopes | Sérgio Carvalho-Barros | ... | Carlos Martins-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 757454
  • - Review Article

Pelvic Electrical Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Tariq F. Al-Shaiji | Mai Banakhar | Magdy M. Hassouna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 834753
  • - Clinical Study

Solifenacin in Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Prospective Study

Farida van Rey | John Heesakkers
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