1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 1.00 / 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)
Overactive bladder (OAB) affects more than 400 million people worldwide, and the number is growing. The condition often has a serious impact on patient quality of life; early recognition of the spectrum and impact of OAB is essential so that therapy can be individualized and initiated as quickly as possible. Available treatments for symptoms encompass both behavioral interventions and pharmacotherapy. Unfortunately, up to 40% of patients have inadequate relief of incontinence with pharmacotherapy, with high discontinuation rates and poor adherence reported for OAB medications.
In this CME activity, 4 international, renowned experts convene to discuss optimal approaches to the identification and treatment of OAB, taking into consideration potential variations in practice among the United States, Europe, and Asia. The panel will discuss practical methods for assessing OAB symptoms and ruling out other potential etiologies, initiating discussions about urinary health with patients who may be reluctant to do, and implementing evidence-based behavioral interventions. The benefits of drawback of the available pharmacotherapies for OAB will be described, as will recent clinical trial data on investigational combination therapy. The need for frequent follow-up, individualized treatment, and good patient-provider communication will be discussed in detail.
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 and diagnose overactive bladder (OAB)
Utilize current therapeutic options for managing OAB, focusing on individualized therapy
Review emerging pharmacologic strategies for OAB management
Provide proper counseling and support to patients with OAB to increase their motivation for treatment-plan adherence
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Matt Rosenberg, MD (Chair) Medical Director Mid Michigan Health Centers Department of Family Medicine Allegiance Health Systems Jackson, Michigan
Dr. Rosenberg is a consultant and stockholder for OPKD and serves on the Speakers’ Bureau for Astellas.
Professor Christopher Chapple, BSc, MD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Honorary Professor, University of Sheffield Visiting Professor, Sheffield Hallam University Secretary General, European Association of Urology Sheffield, UK
Dr. Chapple is a consultant for Allergan, Astellas, Medtronic, and Recordati. He also receives grant/research support from Allergan, Astellas, and Recordati and serves on the Speakers’ Bureau for Allergan and Astellas.
Professor Marcus Drake, BM, BCh, MA (Cantab), DM (Oxon) Professor of Physiological Urology Senior Lecturer University of Bristol Bristol, UK
Dr. Drake is a speaker for Allergan, Astellas, Ferring, and Pfizer and receives research support from Allergan, Astellas, and Ferring.
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 South Korea
Dr. Lee is a consultant for and receives grant/research support from Astellas Asia-Pacific.
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 Krista Sierra 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 1.00 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 1.00 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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