Full course description
Incontinence affects twice as many women as men while 40% of women, as opposed to 12% of men, will get a UTI in their lifetimes. Review the anatomy and normal functioning of the female urinary bladder and urethra as a prologue to discussing incontinence and overactive bladder. Differentiate between stress and urge incontinence and examine the treatments available including both lifestyle changes and pharmacologic remedies. Assess the voiding diary as a tool for obtaining a more accurate picture of a patient's fluid intake pattern as well as identifying bad habits such as overconsumption of irritants. Differentiate microhematuria and gross hematuria including when one should refer the patient to urology for further analysis. Summarize the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections. Review pyelonephritis, recurrent UTIs and asymptomatic bacteria.