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Activity Title New and Emerging Therapies for Overactive Bladder
Topic Overactive Bladder
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Release Date March 29, 2013
Expiration Date March 28, 2014
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 30 minutes


Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:


Steven D. Kleeman, MD
Division of Urogynecology
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Good Samaritan Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio


    1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
    2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
    3. Complete the CME/CE activity
    4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
    5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
    6. Your CME/CE certificate will be available for download


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This activity is presented by AUGS.


This activity is sponsored by The France Foundation.


This activity is intended for health care providers involved in the management of patients with overactive bladder, including obstetricians/gynecologists, urologists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care providers.


It is well known that 33 million people in the United States suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), and direct and indirect health care costs associated with the disease have been estimated at $12 billion. In addition to the societal burden of the disease, it also significantly affects the patient’s quality of life. Unfortunately, due to many reasons, including embarrassment and or equating symptoms to the normal part of aging, those suffering from OAB hesitate to discuss the condition with their doctor. Even when diagnosis of OAB occurs, a great number of patients remain untreated. Finally when treatment occurs, it has been shown that discontinuation rates have been as high as 70–90% within the first year of therapy for those patients on various OAB medications.


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