Summary by Tufan Tarcan
I had the privilege to chair the session “LUTS in Women 1” with Dr. Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler. Three with outstanding information among all valuable 11 posters are highlighted below.
Firstly, Dr. Nitti presented data on the long-term efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxin A treatment of refractory wet OAB. In an interim analysis of an ongoing extension study of the phase 3 trials reductions in UI episodes and improved Q&L over 5 treatment cycles were demonstrated with no new safety signals.
In another study, Dr. Elneil presented their experience on two-stage sacral neuromodulation for chronic urinary retention in 169 women where about one-third had Fowler’s syndrome. The success rate of the first stage was sustained at the second stage in 94% of patients at 12 months follow-up, irrespective of aetiology.
And lastly, Dr. Brubaker reported that bladder microbiota in women who were free of clinical urinary tract infection differ among different UI subtypes (urgency vs stress) suggesting that differing components or entire bacterial communities could affect urgency UI symptoms.