Chapter 31. Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Adrian Wagg

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch31

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Wagg, A. (2009) Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. University College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • disorders of lower urinary tract;
  • urinary incontinence and associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTs);
  • incontinence subtypes;
  • urgency urinary incontinence - due to an“overactive bladder”;
  • treatment cessation;
  • urinalysis and urinary tract infection diagnosis;
  • pharmacological treatment of urinary incontinence;
  • bladder outflow tract obstruction;
  • stress urinary incontinence


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pathophysiology

  • Incontinence subtypes

  • Treatment cessation

  • Assessment with a bearing on drug addition or withdrawal

  • Rectal examination

  • Vaginal examination

  • The pharmacological treatment of urinary incontinence

  • Cognition and antimuscarincs

  • Bladder outflow tract obstruction

  • Other pharmacological measures

  • Stress urinary incontinence

  • Summary

  • References