The evaluation and treatment of nocturia: A consensus statement

Jeffrey P. Weiss, Jerry G. Blaivas, Donald L. Bliwise, Roger R. Dmochowski, Catherine E. Dubeau, Franklin C. Lowe, Steven P. Petrou, Philip E.V. Van Kerrebroeck, Raymond C. Rosen, Alan J. Wein

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Abstract

Nocturia is currently defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as the complaint that an individual has to wake at night one or more times to void. It is, however, an underreported, understudied, and infrequently recognized problem in adults. Many factors may contribute to nocturia which are treatable, yet patients do not seek care or the condition may not be identified by providers. This paper aims to help healthcare providers better serve patients who are experiencing nocturia by summarizing current research, clinical approaches, and treatment options. The results of the conference provide a balanced evaluation of the full treatment armamentarium capable of meeting the needs of patients with the manifold causes of nocturia such as nocturnal polyuria, overactive bladder, or benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-21
Number of pages16
JournalBJU International
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • consensus
  • multifactorial
  • nocturia
  • nocturnal polyuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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