Development of the Nocturia Sleep Quality Scale: a patient-reported outcome measure of sleep impact related to nocturia.

Nocturia's impact on sleep causes significant burden for patients. This study aimed to develop a novel patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure, the Nocturia Sleep Quality Scale (NSQS), for the assessment of the impact of nocturia (defined as ≥2 nocturnal voids/night) on sleep.

Desmopressin for treating nocturia in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review: A report from the Neuro-Urology Promotion Committee of the International Continence Society (ICS).

To systematically assess all available evidence on efficacy and safety of desmopressin for treating nocturia in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

This systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement.

Validation of a 3 day electronic bladder diary as an app for smart-phone.

To validate an electronic 3-day bladder diary (BD) as an easy-to-use app for smart-phone (eDM3d).

Descriptive and cross-sectional prospective study. One hundred and thirty-six patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OABs) or nocturia who had a smart-phone and attended the urology clinics of a tertiary hospital from June to November 2017 were included.

Gentle perineal skin stimulation for control of nocturia.

One of the major causes of nocturia is overactive bladder (OAB). Somatic afferent nerve stimuli are used for treating OAB. However, clinical evidence for the efficacy of this treatment is insufficient due to the lack of appropriate control stimuli.

Overnight Urge Perception in Nocturia Is Independent of Depression, PTSD, or Anxiety in a Male Veterans Administration Population.

The goal of this study was to compare the urge perception associated with nocturnal voiding at the time of voiding in individuals with and without depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety diagnoses to test the hypothesis that patients with such diagnoses are more likely to experience insomnia-driven convenience voiding during the sleep period.

Relationship of cue-induced urinary urges to nocturia in women ages 18 to 40 years.

Although physiological factors have a role in nocturia, research suggests that behavioral processes, especially classical conditioning may also play an important role in nocturia and other lower urinary tract symptoms.

Continuous positive airway pressure improves nocturnal polyuria in ischemic stroke patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

To assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on nocturia in ischemic stroke patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

This was a prospective and non-randomized controlled study in which ischemic stroke patients with OSA being treated in a rehabilitation ward were enrolled.

International Continence Society consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of nocturia.

Patients with nocturia have to face many hurdles before being diagnosed and treated properly. The aim of this paper is to: summarize the nocturia patient pathway, explore how nocturia is diagnosed and treated in the real world and use the Delphi method to develop a practical algorithm with a focus on what steps need to be taken before prescribing desmopressin.

Sleep disturbance worsens lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS): The Nagahama study.

Multiple factors are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and sleep disturbance is well known to be associated with nocturia. The association between sleep disturbance and LUTS has not been sufficiently elucidated.

Does successful treatment of overactive bladder improve co-morbidities in patients with nocturia?

To investigate whether treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), one comorbidity of nocturia, could reduce waking to void and improve other co-existing symptoms.

A prospective cohort study was conducted at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Nocturia as an Unrecognized Symptom of Uncontrolled Hypertension in Black Men Aged 35 to 49 Years.

Background Hypertension is assumed to be asymptomatic. Yet, clinically significant nocturia (≥2 nightly voids) constitutes a putative symptom of uncontrolled hypertension. Black men with hypertension may be prone to nocturia because of blunted nocturnal blood pressure ( BP ) dipping, diuretic drug use for hypertension, and comorbidity that predisposes to nocturia.

Nocturia: Finding an Identity.

Nocturia is a condition that has a tremendous impact on a patient's health and wellbeing. Getting up 2 or more times a night to urinate fragments sleep, preventing deep, restorative stages of the sleep cycle.

Current Guidelines and Treatment Paradigms for Nocturnal Polyuria: A "NEW" Disease State for US Physicians, Patients and Payers.

Nocturia is one of the most bothersome symptoms encountered in urology, and its prevalence rises with age. Causes include both urological and nonurological etiologies, often in combination. The effects of nocturia on a patient's quality of life can be detrimental.

International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for nocturia and nocturnal lower urinary tract function.

The terminology for nocturia and nocturnal lower urinary tract function is reviewed and updated in a clinically and practically-based consensus report.

This report has been created by a Working Group under the auspices and guidelines of the International Continence Society (ICS) Standardisation Steering Committee (SSC).

Economic Burden of Illness in Adult Patients with Nocturia.

Nocturia is considered to be a very bothersome lower urinary tract disorder. Yet, to date, the economic burden attributable to this poor health condition remains less well known.

To compare differences in health care resource utilization (HCRU), health care costs, and work productivity in adult patients with differing frequencies of nocturia episodes (i.

Sleep disturbances in older adults are associated to female sex, pain and urinary incontinence.

The prevalence of sleep problems in elderly, such as insomnia, is a relevant issue in our society. Poor sleep quality is viewed by many as an inevitable result of aging. In this context, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence and associated factors of sleeping disturbances in elderly men and women (60 years and older).

Effect of salt intake reduction on nocturia in patients with excessive salt intake.

To assess the efficacy of salt reduction for improving nocturia in patients with high salt intake.

Changes in lower urinary symptoms and frequency volume chart by salt intake (men: 8 g/day; women: ≥7 g/day) were analyzed in this prospective study.

Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry identification of serum biomarkers for nocturia in aged men.

We aimed to investigate the association between nocturia and serum metabolites identified using metabolomics analysis.

This study enrolled 66 men aged 65-80 years, recruited from the outpatient department of a university hospital.

Primary Nocturnal Enuresis: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy with Higher Efficacy - Beyond the Abstract

We hereby present a novel therapeutic strategy consisting of a combination therapy along with a structured withdrawal strategy for the management of primary nocturnal enuresis. The protocol depicted in the study has shown promising success rate along with relatively low relapse rate.

Written by: Michel Jabbour, MD, Rawad Abou Zahr, MD, and Marielle Boustany
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Division of Urology, Beirut, Lebanon

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Variations of Nighttime and Daytime Bladder Capacity in Patients with Nocturia: Implication for Diagnosis and Treatment.

We subtyped patients with nocturia according to daily variations in urine production and bladder capacity.

Patients with 1 or more nocturia episodes per day were prospectively enrolled in this study.


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