NICE ANNOUNCES MORE OPTIONS FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE
9 October, 2013
Urinary incontinence is a common symptom that can affect women of all ages, with a wide range of severity and nature. While rarely life-threatening, incontinence may seriously influence the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of affected individuals.
New methods of managing urinary incontinence have become available on the NHS since the publication of NICE's 2006 guideline, with botulinum toxin A now more commonly used for treating overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms.
This updated guidance recommends offering bladder wall injection with botulinum toxin A to women with OAB caused by proven detrusor overactivity that has not responded to conservative management, which includes OAB drug therapy.
Read the full story on the NICE website.