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Addressing the Patient With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: From Differential Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies

  • Authors: Adrian Wagg, MBBS, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FHEA
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/22/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 9/22/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for urologists, primary care physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is to provide expert-developed interactive case presentations designed to increase the index of suspicion for overactive bladder (OAB).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Identification and differential diagnosis of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • Have greater competence related to the
    • Rationale for selection of appropriate first-line pharmacotherapy for older adult patients with OAB 
    • Treatment modification for older adult patients with OAB


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  • Adrian Wagg, MBBS, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FHEA

    Alberta Health Services Professor of Healthy Ageing
    Division Director
    Geriatric Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


    Disclosure: Adrian Wagg, MBBS, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FHEA, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Essity Hygiene; Health AB; Sanofi
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Pfizer, Inc; Urovant Sciences
    Grants for clinical research from: Essity Hygiene; Health AB; Pfizer


  • Stuart Crayford, MSc, LLM

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Stuart Crayford, MSc, LLM, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME, CE Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Addressing the Patient With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: From Differential Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies

Authors: Adrian Wagg, MBBS, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FHEAFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/22/2021

Valid for credit through: 9/22/2022


The following cases are modeled on the interactive grand rounds approach. The questions within the activity are designed to test your current knowledge. After each question, you will be able to see whether you answered correctly and read evidence-based information that supports the most appropriate answer choice. The questions are designed to challenge you; you will not be penalized for answering the questions incorrectly. At the end of the activity, there will be a short posttest assessment based on the material presented.

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