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Identifying OAB: Pearls for Primary Care

Identifying OAB: Pearls for Primary Care



Time to Complete

30 minutes


January 12, 2018


January 11, 2019
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME)

Commercial Supporter

Supported by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Program Description

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a symptom complex characterized by urinary urgency, with or without urgency-associated urinary incontinence. Despite the documented high prevalence of the condition, there remains a significant discrepancy between the number of individuals with OAB and those who seek treatment. Early recognition of the spectrum and impact of the disorder is essential so that therapy can be individualized and initiated as quickly as possible. Comorbid conditions must be considered, and neurogenic etiology should be ruled out prior to beginning therapy.

In this activity, 2 renowned clinical experts discuss the presentation of a 48-year-old female patient with obesity and hypertension who presents to her primary care provider with symptoms of urinary urgency. Strategies for making a definitive diagnosis of OAB in this patient will be discussed, as will variances in OAB presentation, the impact of comorbidities on symptoms and treatment, and strategies for effective patient-provider communication.

Intended Audience

Urologists, urologic healthcare professionals, primary care clinicians (MDs/DOs, PAs, NPs) and OB-GYNs

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate overactive bladder (OAB), particularly in the presence of comorbidities, considering the impact on quality of life
  • Engage in more effective patient dialogues to identify the patient’s needs and improve outcomes for OAB

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Roger Dmochowski, MD
Professor of Urology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Dmochowski is a consultant for Allergan, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., and Serenity.

Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD
Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery
Research Investigator Senior, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Newman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education 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.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education or Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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