0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 0.50 / CNE Contact Hour 1.00 / CPD Credit
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas.
Produced by Haymarket Medical Education (HME)
The American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU) recommend a number of noninvasive, pharmacologic, and surgical options that can help reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder (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 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.
Urologists, urogynecologists, obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns), primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with bladder dysfunction
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Evaluate OAB, particularly in the presence of comorbidities, considering the impact on quality of life
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
Engage in more effective patient dialogues to identify the patient’s needs and improve outcomes for OAB
Provide proper counseling and support to patients with OAB to increase their motivation for treatment-plan adherence and to improve patient quality of life
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Kyu-Sung Lee, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine General Director Biomedical Engineering Research Center Samsung Medical Center Korea
Kyu-Sung Lee, MD, PhD, is a consultant for Astellas Asia-Pacific and receives grant/research support.
Publishing/Accreditor Staff Disclosures
Andrea Funk, Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, and Karen Kaufman of Global Education Group have nothing to disclose in regard to commercial interests.
Susan Basilico, Angie Ladas, and Nick Zittell of Haymarket Medical Education have nothing to disclose in regard to commercial interests.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
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This educational activity for 0.50 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Suggested CPD credit for UK clinicians.
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and nurses are entitled to receive 0.50 CNE contact hour. UK clinicians are entitled to earn up to 1.00 CPD credit. A statement of credit will be available to print from your CME History on myCME. Users must:
Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
Participate in the activity.
Successfully complete the post-test, activity evaluation, and claim credit. A post-test score of 70% or higher is required, and you may retake the post-test up to 2 times to achieve a passing score.
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