The evaluation and treatment of nocturia: A consensus statement - Abstract

Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Departments of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, NY; Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Division of Geriatric Medicine, UMassMemorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA; Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Urology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands; New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA, USA; and Departments of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.



What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Nocturia is currently defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as the complaint that an individual has to wake at night one or more times to void. It is, however, an underreported, understudied, and infrequently recognized problem in adults. Many factors may contribute to nocturia which are treatable, yet patients do not seek care or the condition may not be identified by providers. This paper aims to help healthcare providers better serve patients who are experiencing nocturia by summarizing current research, clinical approaches, and treatment options. The results of the conference provide a balanced evaluation of the full treatment armamentarium capable of meeting the needs of patients with the manifold causes of nocturia such as nocturnal polyuria, overactive bladder, or benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Written by:
Weiss JP, Blaivas JG, Bliwise DL, Dmochowski RR, Dubeau CE, Lowe FC, Petrou SP, Van Kerrebroeck PE, Rosen RC, Wein AJ.   Are you the author?

Reference: BJU Int. 2011 Jul;108(1):6-21.
doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10175.x

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21676145 Overactive Bladder (OAB) Section



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