Overactive Bladder

Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications

Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications

Increased facility use of mesh augmentation impacts risk of repeat prolapse repair surgery

High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

Correlates of receiving prescription include female sex, specific physician specialty, geographic region

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

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Desmopressin orally disintegrating tablets resulted in declines in nocturnal voids in men and women with nocturnal polyuria and mild daytime voiding dysfunction.

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

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In a study, 28% of all incident in-hospital falls were associated with nighttime visits to the toilet.

Nocturnal Polyuria Common in Women with OAB

Nocturnal Polyuria Common in Women with OAB

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In a study, nocturnal polyuria was present in 30% of women with overactive bladder.

Worse Nocturia Found in Men Taking Multiple BP Drugs

Worse Nocturia Found in Men Taking Multiple BP Drugs

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Taking 2 or more drugs for hypertension is associated with a significantly higher number of nocturnal voids and higher nocturnal polyuria index, study finds.

Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

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Phase 4 trial showed that mirabegron significantly decreased incontinence episodes and micturitions compared with placebo among patients aged 65 years and older.

Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

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A study of commercially insured patients showed Asians and Hispanics were less likely than whites to undergo advanced overactive bladder treatments.

Possible Overactive Bladder Biomarkers Identified in Men

Possible Overactive Bladder Biomarkers Identified in Men

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Study suggests male OAB could be associated with abnormalities in metabolic pathways of fatty acids and bile acids.

Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

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Even modestly elevated fasting plasma glucose levels and HbA1c is associated with increased odds of overactive bladder.

Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

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The ratio of visceral fat volume to total abdominal fat volume is an independent risk factor for overactive bladder, study finds.

Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

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German study revealed a 13% higher risk of falls among patients with vs without nocturia.

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

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Of patients who had transient stress urinary incontinence after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, 88.6% experienced resolution of the incontinence within 6 weeks after the procedure.

New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

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An expert panel developed a framework of 22 nocturia phenotypes that could set the stage for devising diagnostic and treatment pathways and stimulating research.

Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

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Among patients with detrusor underactivity, 14% of women had neuropathic causes compared with only 2% of men.

Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

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Nearly 55% of men with lower urinary tract symptoms suffer from nocturnal polyuria, according to a study conducted in Italy.

Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

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Mirabegron use for overactive bladder rose to 16% in 2016, whereas anticholinergic use decreased to 78% in 2016 from 97% in 2003, a study found.

Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

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In a phase 2 trial, treatment with an acetaminophen-ibuprofen combination was associated with a significant reduction in nocturnal voids and improved quality of life compared with placebo.

Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

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In a study, 8 mg of silodosin daily for 12 weeks was associated with a significant reduction in nocturia episodes.

Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

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A recent paper provides 8 questions to ask patients to elicit information that enables targeted treatment of nocturia.

Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

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Small study found that 2 mg of melatonin taken at bedtime did not significantly decrease the mean number of nocturia episodes vs placebo.

New LUTS Classification for Women Proposed

New LUTS Classification for Women Proposed

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Women presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms cluster into 4 distinct symptom groups, according to a recent study.

Nocturia in Review

Nocturia in Review

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Recent studies provide insight into the epidemiology of the condition and its associated complications.

Bladder Hydrodistention May Ease Nocturia in Interstitial Cystitis

Bladder Hydrodistention May Ease Nocturia in Interstitial Cystitis

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Bladder hydrodistention with fulguration of Hunner lesions reduced nocturia in IC patients with or without nocturnal polyuria.

OAB, Nocturia Linked With Higher Fall Risk

OAB, Nocturia Linked With Higher Fall Risk

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Treatment appeared to reduce fall risk among older adults.

Multiple Risk Factors Linked With Nocturia

Multiple Risk Factors Linked With Nocturia

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Study confirms associations between nocturia and older age, female sex, overactive bladder, and diabetes.

Nocturia May Increase Death Risk

Nocturia May Increase Death Risk

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Men experiencing 3 or more nocturia episodes per night had a 43% increased mortality risk in adjusted analyses.

Nocturia Evaluation, Treatment Fall Short

Nocturia Evaluation, Treatment Fall Short

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In a study, only 5% of nocturia and nocturnal polyuria were prescribed oral desmopressin.

Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

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Clinicians tend to focus on the number of voids, but patients worry more about interrupted sleep.

Hypoxia Not Linked With Nocturia

Hypoxia Not Linked With Nocturia

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Rather intermittent oxygen desaturation was associated with a 3% greater likelihood of nocturia.

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