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The natural history of nocturia

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the natural progression of nocturia in adults. The authors concluded that nocturia primarily affects individuals older than 60, and that approximately 12% of patients experience remission of symptoms each year. Some background Despite being a common problem that can significantly affect quality of...

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Combining treatment options for men with nocturia

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of combining behavioral therapy and anti-muscarinic medications with alpha-blockers to treat nocturia in men. The study concluded that the addition of behavioral therapy resulted in a greater improvement in symptoms compared to anti-muscarinic drugs.    Some background Treating nocturia...

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Is nocturia associated with an increased risk of mortality?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between nocturia and the risk of all-cause mortality by analyzing multiple observational studies. The authors concluded that increased nocturia episodes contribute to all-cause mortality risk. Some background Recent research has recognized nocturia as more than a bothersome symptom of aging....

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Could NSAIDs treat nocturia?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of diclofenac for the treatment of nocturia. The study concluded that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like diclofenac can improve nocturia symptoms.  Some background Despite being a common condition, there is still no definitive treatment to relieve nocturia. Most...

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A review of desmopressin for the treatment of nocturia

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the safety and effectiveness of desmopressin for the treatment of nocturia. The authors found that desmopressin is an effective treatment for nocturia. Some background Nocturnal polyuria refers to more-than-normal urine production during the night. A hormone called vasopressin normally controls the...

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Reducing the risks of desmopressin treatment

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the risk of hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) with desmopressin treatment for nocturia. Patients at high risk of hyponatremia were identified and a monitoring scheme is proposed to prevent this potentially dangerous side effect. Some background Desmopressin has been under the focus of investigation as a...

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A patch for treating nocturia

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of an oxybutynin (Oxytrol) patch in adult patients with nocturia. The study concluded that the oxybutynin patch helps improve both nocturia-related symptoms and sleep quality for overactive bladder patients with nocturia. Some background Nocturia is common among patients with overactive bladder (OAB), and...

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Sleeping with urinary symptoms

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the severity of urinary symptoms affects sleep in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The study concluded that improvement in symptoms was associated with better sleep over time. Some background Many urinary symptoms are associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged...

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