Lower Urinary Tract Conditions: From the Editor
From the Desk of the Editor: "Advancing Medical Treatment for LUTS while Improving Patients Quality of Life"
The recently published article Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: What’s New in Medical Treatment? in the European Urology Focus Review explores some of these new treatments. This was prepared, with co-authors, Dr. Peyronnet and Dr. Michel, to review
From the Desk of the Editor - "The Impact our Therapies Have on Sleep"
Thanks to Gonzalez et al. we now have data that suggest we need to look at this impact. Recently published in cancer the study compares objective and subjective sleep disturbance in patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) compared with patients with prostate cancer previously treated with surgery only as well as men without a cancer history.
From the Desk of the Editor
I think of Nocturia as the “forgotten lower urinary tract condition”. Our understanding of sleep has recently come a long way, we are only now starting to understand the homeostatic effects of sleep. We now realize the impact of sleep quality on many domains of health and well-being. It is therefore more important than ever to address conditions that are have a negative impact on sleep and sleep quality. We need to realize that Nocturia is no longer just a symptom, but rather a condition with profound impact, regardless of age.