Urology Problems Expected To Increase Worldwide.

Published on September 1, 2011

September 2011

Dr. Debra Irwin and colleagues reported this month in BJU International, “the number of people experiencing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), overactive bladder (OAB), urinary incontinence (UI), and LUTS suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction (LUTS/BOO) is expected to climb by approximately 20% worldwide, with Africa, South America, and Asia facing the steepest increases. The highest prevalence for all for all of these conditions, however, is expected to remain in Europe, followed by North America.” Reasons include an overall increase in population as well as in the aging population. The study authors state that there “is a clear and urgent need” for public programs and campaigns “to improve the awareness, prevention, diagnosis and management of these conditions.” This study further validates the efforts of Vesia to improve clinical care in this important field.