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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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Saw palmetto as a treatment for nocturia and BPH?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Serenoa repens (American saw palmetto) extract to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). They determined that Serenoa repens extract did not improve LUTS in men with BPH.   Some background Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

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Tamsulosin vs. transurethral resection: which is more effective in treating nocturia due to BPH?

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of tamsulosin (Flomax) treatment to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) to treat nocturia in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The study determined that TURP was more effective than tamsulosin at treating nocturia in men with BPH.    Some background Benign prostatic...

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