Joint symposium for INComb, TRUST and SEA in Stockholm June 8-11 2011
Urinary incontinence - from basic science to clinical practice
66 million people in the European Union suffer from urinary incontinence, urgency and increased frequency of micturition.
- Health-care costs associated with this condition are immense.
- Current treatments are effective in only a minority of patients.
- Urgency to void, conveniently described as Overactive Bladder (OAB) Symptom Complex, is the main problem suffered by the patient.
- The mechanisms underlying OAB are unknown!
This project aims at obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in OAB. To improve diagnostics and develop novel therapies. It is a translational project involving both clinical and preclinical academic research groups from several European countries, as well as collaboration with the industry.