The prevalence and severity of nocturia, or awakening at least once at night to urinate, tends to increase with age.
In an update to its 2004 guidance on screening for bladder cancer, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has changed its recommendation from a D (lack of evidence) to an I (insufficient evidence) statement, finding inadequate data to support disease screening for asymptomatic adults or for adults with mild lower urinary tract symptoms such as urinary frequency, hesitancy, urgency, dysuria, or nocturia.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nocturia is the most common overactive bladder (OAB) symptom affecting health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), investigators reported at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting.
SAN FRANCISCO—Nocturia, defined as two or more urinations per night, is associated with an increased risk of death, even after adjusting for comorbidities known to increase mortality, according to two new studies presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.
Researchers have identified four new independent risk factors for the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These are higher serum uric acid levels, lower hemoglobin levels, family history of kidney disease, and self-reported history of nocturia.