Urinary nerve growth factor levels are elevated in patients with overactive bladder and do not significantly increase with bladder distention.

@article{Liu2009UrinaryNG,
  title={Urinary nerve growth factor levels are elevated in patients with overactive bladder and do not significantly increase with bladder distention.},
  author={Hsin-Tzu Liu and Hann-Chorng Kuo},
  journal={Neurourology and urodynamics},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={78-81}
}
AIMS Urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) levels have been found to be higher in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) compared to normal controls. This study investigated the effect of bladder volume on urinary NGF production in normal controls and patients with OAB. METHODS Urinary NGF levels were measured in 39 patients with OAB and in 35 control subjects without lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Urine samples were collected at the first sensation of bladder filling (FSF) and at urge… CONTINUE READING
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