Underactive Bladder—Clinical Implications, Mechanistic Concepts and Therapeutic Options

Workshop 13

Workshop Schedule

13:30

Marcus John Drake

13:50

Lori A Birder

14:10

Anthony John Kanai

14:30

Christopher Henry Fry

14:50

Anthony John Kanai
Marcus John Drake
Lori A Birder
Christopher Henry Fry

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
90 minutes
Neurourology
Basic Science / Translational
Detrusor underactivity and lower urinary tract dysfunction Ageing, ischemia, free radicals and mitochondrial autophagy Inflammation, fibrosis and relaxin
Scientists, urologists and other healthcare workers interested in the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of underactive bladder (UAB).
This workshop will present up to date information on the clinical description and diagnosis of UAB, associated co-morbidities, its pathophysiology and new drug targets. Topics will include: the pathological implications of aging; bladder ischemia, inflammation and fibrosis; their impact on decreased detrusor force generation and/or contractility; and the involvement of free radical formation and mitophagy. The therapeutic relevance of free-radical scavengers, as well as anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic agents will be discussed.