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Volume 39, Issue 4
Publication date: October 1, 2013
Expiration date: October 1, 2016

Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence
Charles W. Nager, MD (Moderator)
Professor of Clinical Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine; Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California San Diego Women’s Pelvic Medicine Center, San Diego, California

Michael E. Albo, MD
Clinical Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Urology, University of California San Diego Medical School, San Diego, California

Linda Brubaker, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the differential diagnosis of urinary incontinence.
2. Explain the use of questionnaires and bladder diaries in the evaluation of urinary incontinence.
3. List the key components of an adequate office evaluation.
4. Describe the prerequisites of the office evaluation that would allow a woman with uncomplicated stress urinary incontinence to proceed to surgery without urodynamic testing.
5. Discuss the role of cystoscopy in the evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms.

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