My research focus is on the etiology of overactive-bladder-syndrome (OAB). For this purpose, our workgroup cooperates with the Institute of Clinical Biometry using data from large, population-based databases to elaborate the role of polypharmacy and specifically the role of certain drugs to cause or facilitate OAB. Also we collaborate with the Institute of Microbiology to investigate whether the presence of certain bacteria and viruses in female urine are associated with OAB.
Methods & Techniques
Clincal and laboratory research; studies involving big data
Schneidinger CS, Umek W, Böhmdorfer B. The problem of polypharmacy in female patients with overactive bladders - cross-sectional study in a specialist outpatient department. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 76: 1318-1324, 2016
Koch M, Mitulovic G, Hanzal E, Umek W, Seyfert S, Mohr T, Koelbl H, Laterza RM. Urinary proteomic pattern in female stress urinary incontinence: a pilot study. Int Urogynecol J 27: 1729-1734, 2016
Schneeweiss J, Koch M, Umek W. The human urinary microbiome and how it relates to urogynecology. Int Urogynecol J 27: 1307-1312, 2016