Marina Brodsky

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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of fesoterodine in subjects with overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS This was a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled trial with tolterodine extended release (ER) to assess the efficacy and safety of fesoterodine. Eligible subjects (> or =18 yr) with increased(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy, tolerability and safety of the new antimuscarinic agent fesoterodine relative to placebo for overactive bladder syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, multicenter trial performed in the United States. Overall 836 subjects with urinary frequency, urinary urgency or urgency(More)
BACKGROUND Some men receiving alpha-blocker therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms report persistent storage symptoms suggestive of overactive bladder (OAB). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of tolterodine extended release (ER) in men on alpha-blocker therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This double-blind trial included men aged > or = 40 yr(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of fesoterodine 8 mg with tolterodine extended-release (ER) 4 mg and placebo in a randomized clinical trial of patients with an overactive bladder (OAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS In this 12-week double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, eligible patients reported OAB symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of tolterodine extended release (ER) versus placebo at 1 and 12 weeks using questionnaires and diary measures. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Subjects with overactive bladder (OAB) were randomized to receive tolterodine ER (4 mg) or placebo for 12 weeks. This double-blind study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov(More)
The steady-state mRNA levels of the NMDA receptor NR1 subunit were determined by a quantitative solution hybridization assay in selected CNS regions associated with antinociception in the rat. Tissues were obtained by microdissection from rats treated chronically with morphine alone or in combination with LY274614, a competitive NMDA receptor antagonist.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare, in a post hoc analysis of a phase III trial, the maximum recommended doses of fesoterodine (8 mg) and tolterodine (4 mg) for improving overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), as fesoterodine effectively reduces OAB symptoms vs placebo. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients with frequency (> or(More)
PURPOSE The combination of muscarinic receptor and alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonists is increasingly used for benign prostatic hyperplasia related lower urinary tract symptoms. In addition to the well established peripheral site of action, little is known about the central effects of muscarinic receptor antagonists and muscarinic(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies demonstrate that tolterodine extended release (ER) significantly improves urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) episodes. Instruments that measure patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provide additional information that is valuable for assessing whether clinical improvements are meaningful to the patient. This study determined the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the urodynamic effects of fesoterodine, a new antimuscarinic agent, alone and combined with doxazosin, in a rat model of partial urethral obstruction (PUO), as 35-83% of men with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome, and as the combination of(More)