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Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell

This study reviewed the association between nocturia and falls and fractures. Researchers suggested that nocturia is associated with a 1.2-fold increased risk of falls and a 1.3-fold increase in fractures.

Some background

Nocturia consists of waking up more than one time each night to urinate. It is one of the most common urinary symptoms and is associated with a 30% increase in the risk of death. Nocturia is also associated with advanced age. Around 1 in 4 adults of 60 or more years of age have two nocturia events per night, which affects their quality of life. Other common factors related to nocturia are diabetes, heart disease, depression, and no physical activity.

Prior studies have shown that nocturia is associated with falls. However, the association between nocturia and fractures (broken bones) is not always clear.

Methods & findings

This study reviewed 9 other studies with information about patients with nocturia. The association between nocturia and falls and fractures was assessed.

Patients with nocturia were at 1.2 times more at risk of falling. The risk of fractures was 1.32 times higher for these patients. No significant effect was seen in relation to age, gender, or follow-up time. 

The bottom line

This study concluded that nocturia is associated with a 1.2-fold higher risk for falls and a 1.3-fold risk for fractures.

The fine print

Most of the studies included were considered moderate quality. Further studies are needed to confirm these results.

Published By :

Journal of Urology

Date :

Jul 26, 2019

Original Title :

The Impact of Nocturia on Falls and Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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