Nerve growth factor (NGF): a potential urinary biomarker for overactive bladder syndrome (OAB)?

Conclusions Whilst the evidence for an increased urinary NGF in OAB appears convincing, many questions about its validity remain including: specificity, sensitivity, cost‐ and time‐effectiveness. Many criteria for what constitutes a biomarker still need to be evaluated and met before this molecule can be considered for this role.
Source: BJU International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research

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