Addressing challenges in underactive bladder: recommendations and insights from the Congress on Underactive Bladder (CURE-UAB)

Int Urol Nephrol. 2017 May;49(5):777-785. doi: 10.1007/s11255-017-1549-3. Epub 2017 Feb 23.


Underactive bladder (UAB) is an expanding troublesome health issue, exerting a major influence on the health and independence of older people with a disproportionally low level of attention received. The 2nd International Congress on Underactive Bladder (CURE-UAB 2) convened in Denver, CO on December 3 and 4, 2015, and comprised of top clinicians, scientists, and other stakeholders to address the challenges in UAB. A series of workshops aimed to define UAB and its phenotype, define detrusor underactivity (DU) and create a subtyping of DU, evaluate existing animal models for DU, and lastly to establish research priorities for UAB.

Keywords: Aging; Animal; Bladder; CURE-UAB; Detrusor underactivity; Models; Underactive bladder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms / diagnosis*
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms / epidemiology
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms / therapy*
  • Male
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • United States
  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic / epidemiology
  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic / therapy
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / epidemiology
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / therapy
  • Urodynamics