The role of urinary urgency and its measurement in the overactive bladder symptom syndrome: current concepts and future prospects.

@article{Chapple2005TheRO,
  title={The role of urinary urgency and its measurement in the overactive bladder symptom syndrome: current concepts and future prospects.},
  author={Christopher R Chapple and Walter Artibani and Linda D. Cardozo and david M. Castro-d{\'i}az and Michael Duncan Craggs and François Haab and Vik Khullar and Eboo Versi},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={335-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the concept of urinary urgency and its practical measurement in clinical trials, and advance the hypothesis that while urge is experienced by normal people, urgency is always pathological. METHODS According to the International Continence Society (ICS) definition, urgency is the primary symptom of the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome, but in clinical trials there are inconsistencies in both the definition and assessment of urgency. We searched the PubMed and BIOSIS… CONTINUE READING

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