Bladder training versus combination of propiverine with bladder training for female urinary frequency. A prospective, randomized, comparative study.

Kim SW, Song SH, Ku JH

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of bladder training with or without pharmacotherapy in women with only a frequency symptom. 48 patients were randomized to either bladder training alone or propiverine combined with bladder training. All patients were treated during 3 months. After treatment, there was no significant difference of functional bladder capacity and average voided volume between the two groups and the changes of daytime frequency, functional bladder capacity and average voided volume were not significantly different in the groups. Of total patients, 15 in the bladder training group and 21 in the combination therapy group were rated as responders.

Bladder training with or without pharmacotherapy may improve the subjective and objective frequency symptom in women with only a frequency symptom. When anticholinergics combined with bladder training are compared with bladder training alone, symptomatic improvement is not superior.

Gynecologic and Obstetric Investivation, 2008, 65(2), 123-7

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