Survey on prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in an Asian population.

Survey on prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in an Asian population. Hong Kong Med J. 2019 Jan 18;: Authors: Yee CH, Chan CK, Teoh JY, Chiu PK, Wong JH, Chan ES, Hou SS, Ng CF Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a strong effect on socio-economic and individual quality of life. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of LUTS in an Asian population. METHODS: A telephone survey of individuals aged ≥40 years and of Chinese ethnicity was conducted. The survey included basic demographics, medical and health history, drinking habits, International Prostate Symptom Score, overactive bladder symptom score, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) score, and Short Form (SF)-12v2 score. RESULTS: From March to May 2017, 17 338 calls were made, of which 1543 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. In the end, 1000 successful respondents were recruited (302 men and 698 women). Age-adjusted prevalence of overactive bladder syndrome was 15.1%. The older the respondent, the more prevalent the storage symptoms and voiding symptoms (storage symptoms: r=0.434, P
Source: Hong Kong Med J - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

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Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Christopher R. Chapple, Francisco Cruz, Linda Cardozo, David Staskin, Sender Herschorn, Nurul Choudhury, Matthias Stoelzel, John Heesakkers, Emad SiddiquiAbstractBackgroundMirabegron, a β3-adrenoreceptor agonist, is an alternative drug to antimuscarinics for overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms.ObjectiveTo summarise safety and efficacy reporting of mirabegron treatment for OAB symptoms.Design, setting, and participantsPooled data analysed from 10 phase 2–4, double-blind, 12-wk mirabegron monotherapy studies in adults with OAB who h...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Aging Research - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Aging Res Source Type: research
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Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL BASIC SCIENCE ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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