Clinical guidelines for male lower urinary tract symptoms associated with non-neurogenic overactive bladder

Chung-Cheng Wang, Chun-Hou Liao, Hann-Chorng Kuo
2015 Urological Science  
Keywords: benign prostatic hyperplasia guideline lower urinary tract symptoms overactive bladder a b s t r a c t The purpose of this guideline is to direct urologists and patients regarding how to identify overactive bladder (OAB) in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and to make an accurate diagnosis and establish treatment goals to improve the patients' quality of life (QoL). LUTS are commonly divided into storage, voiding, and postmicturition symptoms, and are highly
more » ... and are highly prevalent in elderly men. LUTS can result from a complex interplay of pathophysiologic features that can include bladder dysfunction and bladder outlet dysfunction such as benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) or poor relaxation of the urethral sphincter. Diagnosis of OAB in male LUTS leads to accurate diagnosis of pure OAB and bladder outlet-related OAB, and appropriate treatment in men with residual storage symptoms after treatment for LUTS.
doi:10.1016/j.urols.2014.12.003 fatcat:ouxxtzwblzeyvfxn3jlwegargm