Practical management of nocturia in urology

Myeong Heon Jin, Du Geon Moon

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    Abstract

    Until last decades, nocturia has been considered as an irritative symptom of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but the nocturia is unresponsive symptoms to various modalities of BPH treatment. More recently, it has been recognized that the prostate is not so quite important as previously believed, as nocturia is equally common in women. The understanding of nocturia has been much changed in last decade; it is a highly prevalent condition, and symptoms in men and women are really no different either quantitatively or qualitatively. The successful introduction of desmopressin (l-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin, DDAVP) to decrease nocturnal urine output in severe nocturia which resistant to conventional BPH treatment and in women demonstrated new perspectives in management of nocturia. We reviewed the definition and etiologies of nocturia, offering the current diagnostic procedures and standards of care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-294
    Number of pages6
    JournalIndian Journal of Urology
    Volume24
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Nocturia
    • Review
    • Urology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Urology

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