Position statement: a clinical approach to the management of adult non-neurogenic overactive bladder

Eric Chung
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00238
Published online: 4 June 2018

I thank Martin and colleagues for the letter on our article.1 While the International Continence Society defines overactive bladder (OAB) as urinary urgency, usually accompanied by frequency and nocturia, with or without urgency urinary incontinence, in the absence of a urinary tract infection or other obvious pathology;2 it is generally agreed upon that nocturia is more than just a problem relating to bladder storage and can often be multifactorial in nature.3 In fact, nocturnal voiding dysfunction can be caused by any conditions that contribute to global polyuria, nocturnal polyuria, decreased functional bladder capacity and primary sleep disorders.

  • Eric Chung

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD


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