Differential profile analysis of urinary cytokines in patients with overactive bladder

  title={Differential profile analysis of urinary cytokines in patients with overactive bladder},
  author={Gamal Ghoniem and Nuzhat Faruqui and Mostafa Elmissiry and A. I. Mahdy and Hassan Abdelwahab and Mathew M. Oommen and Asim B. Abdel-Mageed},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
We hypothesize that overactive bladder (OAB) can produce inflammatory cytokines due to afferent neural plasticity or urothelial dysfunction. This study aimed to detect abnormal cytokine levels in urine of patients with OAB compared to urinary tract infections (UTI) and controls. This was a prospective, single blind study including 20 premenopausal women (control), 20 with OAB and 16 with UTI. Urine samples were collected, centrifuged, and stored (−80°C). Urinary total proteins were quantified… CONTINUE READING
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