Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Explain the pathophysiology of the major types of urinary incontinence (UI; urge, stress, overflow, and functional) and pediatric enuresis.

2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of the major types of UI and pediatric enuresis in individual patients.

3. List the treatment goals for a patient with UI or pediatric enuresis.

4. Compare and contrast anticholinergics/antispasmodics, a-adrenoceptor agonists, dual serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, vaginal estrogens, cholinomi-metics, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and vasopressin analogues in terms of mechanism of action, treatment outcomes, adverse effects, and drug-drug interaction potential when used to manage UI or pediatric enuresis.

5. Identify factors that guide drug selection for an individual patient.

6. Formulate a monitoring plan for a patient on a given treatment regimen based on patient-specific information.

7. Describe indicators for combination drug therapy of UI or pediatric enuresis.

8. Describe nonpharmacologic treatment approaches (including surgery) for UI or pediatric enuresis.

9. Formulate appropriate patient counseling information for patients undergoing drug therapy for UI or pediatric enuresis.

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