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Mayo Clinic Talks Episode 257: Identifying and Treating Urinary Urge Incontinence

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Brian J. Linder, M.D.

Patients rarely mention urinary incontinence to us as a problem as many assume it’s a normal change of aging. However, it’s a major quality-of-life issue. Many with incontinence are reluctant to go out in public and those who do, usually know the location of all the nearby restrooms. Yet, with proper evaluation and treatment, essentially all patients can be helped, and in many cases, they can be cured. In this podcast, we’ll discuss urgency urinary incontinence, one of the most common forms of incontinence. We’ll cover the questions you should ask your patients to make a diagnosis, what evaluation you should do, and what treatment options are available. Our guest for this topic is Dr. Brian Linder, a urologist at the Mayo Clinic. 

 Specific topics:
•    The various types of urinary incontinence
•    Important questions to ask patients to make a diagnosis
•    Effective use of a voiding diary
•    Physical exam recommendations
•    Helpful laboratory tests
•    When urodynamic studies are indicated
•    Non-pharmacologic treatment options
•    Medications useful in treating urgency incontinence
•    Treatment options for the refractory patient

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This course is intended for primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the current treatment recommendations for patients with hyperlipidemia.
  • List the various categories of hypertension.
  • Describe the current pharmacologic treatment available for patients with osteoporosis.

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  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.25 Attendance
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Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.25 Attendance


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