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OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of oral desmopressin in the treatment of nocturia in men. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men aged >/=18 years with verified nocturia (>or=two voids/night) and nocturnal urine production greater than their maximum functional bladder capacity were recruited. A 3-week dose-titration phase established the optimum(More)
PURPOSE We describe the diagnosis and treatment of urethral strictures in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively identified female urethral strictures from 1998 to 2010. Study inclusion criteria were 1) clinical diagnosis of stricture, 2) stricture seen on cystoscopy, 3) urethral obstruction on videourodynamics according to the Blaivas-Groutz(More)
PURPOSE The authors present their experience with the nitinol Goose Neck snare system in the retrieval of retained foreign bodies in 20 patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Foreign bodies were located in the vascular system in 13 patients, urinary tract in four, biliary system in one, gastrointestinal tract in one, and the peritoneal space in one. All(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated long-term outcomes in patients undergoing augmentation enterocystoplasty (AC) (with or without an abdominal stoma) or continent urinary diversion in patients with benign urological disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 76 consecutive adults who underwent AC (with or without an abdominal stoma) or continent(More)
What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? 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(More)
AIMS The Nocturnal Bladder Capacity Index (NBCi) has been reported to be useful in distinguishing between nocturia caused by low bladder capacity and nocturnal polyuria. This paper aims to calculate reference values for NBCi from an asymptomatic population by comparing these with NBCi values from patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) to obtain(More)
PURPOSE We examine various mechanisms of post-radical prostatectomy incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 83 consecutive men (mean age 68 +/- 6.6 years) referred for evaluation of persistent post-radical prostatectomy incontinence were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent clinical and urodynamic evaluation. Final diagnosis was based on(More)
PURPOSE Nocturia is a troubling condition with implications for daytime functioning. However, it often goes unreported. Many prevalence studies exist but differences in populations and definitions of nocturia render assimilation of the data difficult. This review provides an overview of the nocturia prevalence literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS A PubMed®(More)
In a case-control study with prevalence sampling, the authors explored the correlates for nocturia and their population-level impact. In 2003-2004, questionnaires were mailed to 6,000 subjects (aged 18-79 years) randomly identified from the Finnish Population Register (62.4% participated; 53.7% were female). Questionnaires contained items on medical(More)