The Impact of Sleep Disruptions Caused by Nocturia - Experts Roundtable

January 22, 2019

Benjamin Brucker assembles voiding dysfunction experts focused on the clinical implications of lower urinary tract symptoms.  The conversation shines the light on how these experts think about the symptoms considered in the diagnosis between overactive bladder and nocturia.  Patients experiencing nighttime awakenings to void is disruptive not only to their sleep but to day time functioning.  How do we treat urgency and frequency when it happens at nighttime?   Diane Newman, Alan Wein, and Roger Dmochowski highlight the commonality of the condition nocturia, the patients' needs for treatment and the safety and effectiveness of the new pharmacologic therapies now available.


Benjamin M. Brucker, MD is the Director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Neuro-Urology, director of FRMRS fellowship program, Associate Program Director of the Urology Residency for the Department of Urology and Obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Health.

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is an Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health.

Alan J. Wein, MD, Ph.D. (Hon). FACS, Co-Director, Urologic Oncology Program, Co-Director, Voiding Function and Dysfunction Program, Founders Professor in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania

Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D., MMHC, Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism, Section of Surgical Sciences, Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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