First, frequency volume charts were analyzed for the signs of nocturnal polyuria for all patients who were diagnosed with nocturia during 24-month period. Once such participants were identified, they were sent to the sleep specialist who collected data on subjects’ age, BMI, morning headache, snoring, daytime sleepiness and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Study participants were categorized to severe, mild and moderate OSAS groups based on AHI score. AHI of 30 or more was considered severe.
A total number of 127 patients were enrolled in the study. One hundred and thirteen of them (89%) had severe OSAS. Data analysis identifies three primary predictive factors of OSAS development: age, gender, and BMI (Figure 1).
The Clinique Pasteur score was developed based on these findings. According to the presenter, patients who score ≥7 are recommended a referral to the sleep specialist
(Figure 2). Follow up studies will help to establish the validity of a novel score test on the population with nocturia.
Presented by: Benoit Peyronnet, MD, The University of Rennes, France
Written by: Hanna Stambakio, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania, Twitter: @AStambakio at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Winter Meeting, SUFU 2019, February 26 - March 2, 2019, Miami, Florida