Urgency as the cardinal symptom of overactive bladder: a critical analysis

@article{Cardozo2009UrgencyAT,
  title={Urgency as the cardinal symptom of overactive bladder: a critical analysis},
  author={Linda D. Cardozo and Chris R. Chapple and Alan J. Wein},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={701-703}
}
Urgency, as deWned by the International Continence Society is a “sudden compelling desire to pass urine which is diYcult to defer” [1]. It is the cardinal symptom of the overactive bladder syndrome and is the only symptom which is required to describe an individual as suVering from an overactive bladder. This symptom complex is common amongst men and women of all ages and large epidemiological studies both in Europe and the USA suggest that there is an increasing prevalence with increasing age… CONTINUE READING

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