Overactive Bladder Treatment and Medication

Dr. Diane Newman, urologic nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology discusses overactive bladder, things that can be done to treat the condition and what medications are available. 

Dr. Diane K. Newman is Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia. Dr. Newman has 30+ years’ experience practicing as a urology nurse practitioner, since 2000 in the Division of Urology at PENN Medicine. Her current practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related pelvic disorders including the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders and catheters and other devices in the management of bladder dysfunction. In addition to clinical practice, she is involved in research, currently a principal investigator on the National Institute of Health funded Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium. She’s been quoted frequently as an incontinence and pelvic floor expert in top-tier media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, O Magazine, Prevention and has co-authored many notable books, book chapters and over 100 medical publications on the topic. She is the author of several books including “Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products”

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