New Data Highlight Considerable Burden Of Nocturia

Chronic condition associated with disturbed sleep and notable loss of productivity and non-work related activityNew data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) congress show that nocturia (waking up one or more times to void at night) is associated with significant reductions in work productivity and leisure activity in line with other common chronic disorders such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).1 Nocturia was found to reduce work productivity by almost 25% in the working population...
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Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring Airway Disease Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe overall work productivity impairment as a result of nocturia is substantial and was found to be similar to impairment observed as a result of several other more frequently researched common chronic diseases. Greater awareness of the burden of nocturia, a highly bothersome and prevalent condition, will help policy makers and healthcare decision makers provide appropriate management of nocturia.
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Source: World Allergy Organization Journal - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
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