Contemporary Pharmacotherapy for OAB 2019: Monotherapy and Combined Pharmacotherapy to Optimize Treatment Webcast 035IC (2019)
Much has been written and debated about drug treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) over the past two decades. Nevertheless, the field continues to evolve. OAB pharmacotherapy remains an area of active investigation and innovation. Patient communication, including goal setting with respect to realistic expectations of therapy, and therapeutic algorithms are important factors in improving patient outcomes. The publication of the recently updated AUA/SUFU Guideline entitled "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-neurogenic) in Adults, the proceedings of the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence," as well as European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines, has rekindled interest in this area. This course will describe the physiological and pharmacological underpinnings of modern drug treatment of overactive bladder including combination therapy. Currently available agents as well as drugs in development will be discussed.
Support provided by independent educational grants from:
- Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the similarities and differences between the various oral pharmacotherapies for overactive bladder (OAB).
- Review the principles of physiology and pharmacotherapy for currently available agents, including the antimuscarinics and beta-3 agonists and combination therapy.
- Describe the importance of setting proper patient expectations regarding treatment of OAB and the potential need for sequential and even additive therapies.
- Analyze the clinical (and theoretical) advantages and limitations of currently available agents.
- Review potential future pharmacological pathways and therapies for OAB.
Education Council Disclosures
AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the webcast and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Release Date: May, 2019
Expiration Date: May, 2020
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:
It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
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- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
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- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
OFF-LABEL OR UNAPPROVED USE OF DRUGS OR DEVICES:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-Physician Participation