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Diagnosis and treatment of the overactive bladder syndrome

University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands; University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
International Congress Series 01/2005; DOI: 10.1016/j.ics.2004.12.045

ABSTRACT In recent years, the overactive bladder syndrome in women has become an important issue in clinical practice. International consensus about the definition, diagnostic work-up and treatment options will lead to a better understanding of the problem and will eventually be of benefit for the patients. In this review, current practice regarding diagnostic procedures and treatment are discussed.

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