Study on the pathophysiological mechanism responsible for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with prostate cancer using an animal model
ConclusionsPCa can induce bladder microenvironment changes involving neural receptors and biological mediators leading to histological and functional alterations even in the absence of overt anatomical obstruction. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - January 6, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lin ‐Nei Hsu, Yuh‐Shyan Tsai, Hsin‐Tzu Tsai, Wen‐Pin Su, Yat‐Ching Tong Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 1-4, January 2021. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - January 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Re: “Does tamsulosin or mirabegron improve ureteral stent‐related symptoms? A prospective placebo‐controlled study”
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 198-198, January 2021. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - January 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gopal Sharma Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Durability of Macroplastique volume and configuration in women with stress urinary incontinence secondary to intrinsic sphincter deficiency: A retrospective review
ConclusionsAt mid ‐term follow‐up, repeat transperineal 3DUS after MPQ injection revealed minimal change in volume and configuration in the urethral wall. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Timothy F. Carroll, Alana Christie, Melissa Foreman, Amy Kuprasertkul, Gaurav Khatri, Philippe E. Zimmern Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

First histopathological bridging of the distance between Onuf ʼs nucleus and substantia nigra after olfactory bulbectomy—new ideas about the urinary dysfunction in cerebral neurodegenerative disease: an experimental study
AbstractObjectivesOlfactory bulbectomy (OBX) in experimental studies induces neurochemical, neurodegenerative changes in various parts of the body. But no information is available about how OBX affects the spinal cord in rats. Our study aims to investigate this question.MethodsTwenty ‐eight male rats were used. The rats were divided into three groups: six as the control, six as the SHAM, and 16 as the study group in which OBX was performed. The animals were followed for 10 weeks. After decapitation of the animals, olfactory bulb (OB) volumes, the olfactory glomerulus (OG), a nd the neuron density of the ON (Onuf n...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 16, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ayhan Kanat, Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Nezih Akca, Sevilay Ozmen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Short and middle ‐term outcomes of vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacropolpopexy
ConclusionsVALS with shorter operative time and hospitalization than conventional AS is a promising modification minimally invasive technique for sacrocolpopexy especially for those inexperienced in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Serdar Ayd ın, Seda Ateş, Ayşe Filiz Gökmen Karasu, Çağrı Arıoğlu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The clinical value of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate in octogenarians
AbstractObjectivesWith holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) a size ‐independent method for surgical treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) has been introduced. HoLEP offers durable long‐term results with reduced perioperative morbidity. As the risk of disease progression increases with age, the main goal s, when offering surgery to an elderly population, are reducing perioperative morbidity and preserving quality of life (QoL). We therefore analyzed the impact of age on outcomes and perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing HoLEP for LUTS at ou...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 1, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alexander Tamalunas, Thilo Westhofen, Melanie Schott, Patrick Keller, Michael Atzler, Christian G. Stief, Giuseppe Magistro Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Sacrospinous ligament fixation with uterine preservation reduces the risk of anatomical recurrence in pelvic organ prolapse
ConclusionsSSLF is an effective surgical method using native tissue for pelvic reconstruction. Compared with concomitant hysterectomy, SSLF with uterine preservation reduces the anatomical recurrence rate. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 1, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yu ‐Min Chou, Fei‐Chi Chuang, Fu‐Tsai Kung, Tsai‐Hwa Yang, Ling‐Ying Wu, Kuan‐Hui Huang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pudendal nerve release for lower urinary tract symptoms in young males
ConclusionPudendal nerve entrapment syndrome should be considered as a main differential diagnosis for refractory LUTS in young males with no other comorbidities. When clinical features of pudendal nerve entrapment are present, laparoscopic transperitoneal pudendal decompression relieves LUTS in these young males. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fouad Aoun, Georges Mjaess, Bernard Akl, Dany Nassar, Anthony Kallas Chemaly, Asad Haydar, Rami Raad, Fabienne Absil, Elie Nemr, Renaud Bollens Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Correlations between severity of anterior vaginal wall prolapse and parameters of urethral pressure profile
This study aimed to evaluate parameters of the urethral pressure profile in different stages of AVWP.Materials and methodsFrom 2016 to 2017, 286 consecutive patients with urogynecologic complaints who were referred to our urodynamic unit were enrolled in this study to analyze their urethral pressure profiles. Stages of AVWP were regrouped into three groups ranging from mild to severe stages (groups 1 ‐3). Maximal urethral pressure, urethral closure pressure, functional urethral length, length of continence zone, as well as area of continence zone were compared among these three groups.ResultsDistribution of age, parity, ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Heng ‐Wei Chang, Soo‐Cheen Ng, Gin‐Den Chen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Characterization of a method to study urodynamics and bladder nociception in male and female mice
ConclusionsIn conclusion, this technique can measure the VMR and bladder nociception associated with voiding in both female and male mice. Although confounds still exist with the use of anesthesia, further exploration of non ‐anesthetized voiding‐evoked VMR is warranted. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Paulome Srivastava, Henry H. Lai, Aaron D. Mickle Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Urothelial health after platelet ‐rich plasma injection in intractable recurrent urinary tract infection: Improved cell proliferation, cytoskeleton, and barrier function protein expression
ConclusionIntravesical PRP repeat injections improve the urothelial cell proliferation and increase the CK 20 expression in umbrella cells. PRP repeat injections have a beneficial effect on bladder urothelium ‐associated changes in rUTI. Thus, PRP injection may restore urothelial health and prevent UTI recurrence in intractable rUTI. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 16, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuan ‐Hong Jiang, Jia‐Fong Jhang, Yung‐Hsiang Hsu, Han‐Chen Ho, Teng‐Yi Lin, Lori A. Birder, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Is there a unique symptom in lower urinary tract dysfunction in children?
This study was performed to investigate the relationship between each LUTD and its associated symptoms, using uroflowmetry/electromyography (UF/EMG) as a diagnostic tool.MethodsEach patient was categorized into one of four LUT conditions which were overactive bladder (OAB), dysfunctional voiding (DV), underactive bladder and primary bladder neck dysfunction (PBND), according to UF/EMG results. Patients' complaints and findings were documented by using voiding dysfunction symptom score, bladder diary, urine analysis and ultrasonography. In addition, a detailed history of bowel habits (including use of Rome III criteria) was...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 2, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mehmet A. Özen, Mehmet Taşdemir, Murat S. Aygün, Işıl Necef, Emrah Aydın, Ilmay Bilge, Egemen Eroğlu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Deficits of urothelial cell proliferation, cytoskeleton, and barrier function protein expressions in patients with recurrent and persistent urinary tract infections
ConclusionDeficits in expression of proteins involved in urothelial cell proliferation, cytoskeleton, and barrier function were noted in patients with rUTIs. These urothelial deficits may be due to deficient proliferation and differentiation resulting in inadequate urothelial barrier function and further in rUTIs. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 1, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jia ‐Fong Jhang, Teng‐Yi Lin, Han‐Chen Ho, Yuan‐Hong Jiang, Yung‐Hsiang Hsu, Lori A. Birder, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Postpartum urinary retention: Absolute risk prediction model
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the incidence and assess clinical factors that can predict the occurrence of postpartum urinary retention (PPUR).PPUR is a puerperal condition defined as the inability to void over 6  hours after birth or after catheter removal in case of cesarean section, requiring catheterization. Lack of prompt diagnosis of this condition may lead to severe sequelae, including infection, chronic voiding difficulties, and renal failure.MethodsThis retrospective cohort study analyzed all deliveries from January 2011 to December 2017 in a single Italian university hospital. We used multivariate logistic...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marta Barba, Matteo Frigerio, Stefano Manodoro, Davide P. Bernasconi, Alice Cola, Stefania Palmieri, Simona Fumagalli, Patrizia Vergani Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Application of adipose ‐derived, muscle‐derived, and co‐cultured stem cells for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in rat models
ConclusionsThe outcomes of this investigation indicated that the application of co ‐cultured adipose‐derived and muscle‐derived stem cells could be associated with higher therapeutic value in stress urinary incontinence patients compared with singular‐cell treatments. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hora Jalali Tehrani, Seyedeh Sima Daryabari, Kiarad Fendereski, Maryam Alijani Zirdehi, Abdol ‐Mohammad Kajbafzadeh Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prevalence estimates of voiding disorders in Turkish school ‐age children
ConclusionVoiding disorder is a common disease among school ‐age children. By identifying and treating voiding disorders and related risk factors in children in the early period, these children can be protected from possible medical or social complications. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fatih Kaplan, Y ılmaz Tabel, Ahmet Taner Elmas Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

New mouse model of underactive bladder developed by placement of a metal ring around the bladder neck
AbstractObjectiveTo develop a new mouse model of underactive bladder (UAB) caused by chronic bladder outlet obstruction (BOO).MethodsBOO was created in 6 ‐week‐old male C57BL/6 mice using surgery to loosely place a silver jump ring around the bladder neck of each mouse. Micturition behavior (assessed with a metabolic cage) and cystometry were used to evaluate bladder function at 8 and 16 weeks after BOO. Following completion of the functional s tudies, the bladders of the mice were excised, weighed, and subjected to histological analysis.ResultsMicturition behavior analysis showed that mice subjected to BOO for ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kareman Eljamal, Shunichi Kajioka, Tomoko Maki, Miho Ushijima, Kentaro Kawagoe, Ken Lee, Toshiyuki Sasaguri Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Is medicinal ketamine associated with urinary dysfunction issues? Assessment of both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the UK Yellow Card Scheme pharmacovigilance database ‐related reports
ConclusionsCurrent data may only represent a gross underestimate of the KIU real prevalence issues. It is here suggested that chronic treatment involving higher doses/repeated exposure to ketamine be restricted to the context of controlled trials or clinical audits. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nicolo' Schifano, Stefania Chiappini, Fabio Castiglione, Andrea Salonia, Fabrizio Schifano Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prevalence of xerostomia with or without overactive bladder symptoms
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of xerostomia with or without overactive bladder symptoms. A web ‐based questionnaire was administered to investigate the prevalence of xerostomia with or without overactive bladder symptoms. The survey included questions concerning age, gender, medical history, medications, OAB symptoms by the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), and xerostomia by the Dry Mouth Scale (DMS). From the analysis, a total of 21 (13.0%) participants were identified as having OAB. The prevalence of xerostomia was six (28.6%) in the OAB group and 14 (10.0%) in the non‐OAB group. OABSS and DM...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kayoko Ito, Makoto Inoue, Hisae Nishii, Tetsuro Matsumoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Seasonal changes in occurrence and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms —Tampere Aging Male Urologic Study (TAMUS)
ConclusionsOne out of six men reported seasonal changes in LUTS, with winter worsening and summer relieving the symptoms. Men with seasonal variation in LUTS had more severe LUTS in all 10 symptom groups that were investigated. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Antti P öyhönen, Jonne Åkerla, Juha Koskimäki, Teuvo L. J. Tammela, Anssi Auvinen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical diagnostic criteria for detrusor underactivity: A report from the Japanese Continence Society working group on underactive bladder
This article presents the clinical diagnostic criteria for DU proposed by the JCS consensus group and aims to summarize the background discussion by the group. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Masaki Yoshida, Naritoshi Sekido, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Makoto Yono, Osamu Yamaguchi Tags: Special Report Source Type: research

The risk factors for recurrence of febrile urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children with functional urinary incontinence
ConclusionsThe present study suggests that low compliance, severe VUR, and dysfunctional voiding, but not the recurrence of febrile UTI, are the independent risk factors for renal scarring in children with functional incontinence, and decreased bladder capacity is the risk factor for the recurrence of febrile UTI. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nuran Cetin, Asl ı Kavaz Tufan, Baran Tokar Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bipolar radiofrequency thermotherapy treatment of the prostate in urinary catheter ‐dependent men
ConclusionBipolar RF thermotherapy was found to be beneficial for men dependent on catheters due to BPH. It can be recommended as a safe, minimally invasive treatment method for elderly patients with a high anesthesia risk. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Remzi Salar, Engin Özbay, Halil Ferat Öncel Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Cardiovascular safety of mirabegron add ‐on therapy to tamsulosin for the treatment of overactive bladder in men with lower urinary tract symptoms: A post hoc analysis from the MATCH study
ConclusionsCardiovascular ‐related adverse events were uncommon in both treatment groups. Mirabegron is a well‐tolerated add‐on therapy to tamsulosin in Japanese and Korean males with residual overactive bladder symptoms. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Takao Katoh, Hidehiro Kakizaki, Kyu ‐Sung Lee, Kota Ishida, Daisuke Katou, Osamu Yamamoto, Jar Jar Jong, Budiwan Sumarsono, Satoshi Uno, Osamu Yamaguchi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Development of a core data set for pelvic floor disorder patients registry
ConclusionsThis dataset has the potential for standardizing the data by providing accurate, consistent, complete and uniform data elements. Furthermore, it can provide valuable research facilities for clinicians and researchers in the healthcare system resulting in improvement of the quality of care and containment of costs. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Masoumeh Abdi Reyhan, Shahla Damanabi, Leila R. Kalankesh, Sakineh Hajebrahimi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effect of tension ‐free vaginal tape on coital incontinence concomitant with stress urinary incontinence
AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of tension ‐free vaginal tape (TVT) on coital incontinence concomitant with stress urinary incontinence.MethodsTVT was performed on sexually active women diagnosed with urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) who also experienced coital incontinence with penetration and/or orgasm. The patient ‐reported success rate was assessed by the Patient's Global Impression of Improvement (PGI‐I) scale. The sexual function of the women was evaluated by the fulfilled Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) before and after the operations.ResultsEighty ‐two women underw...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 14, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Adeviye E. At ılgan, Elif Ç. Eren Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of clean intermittent catheterization on quality of life of patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction due to radical hysterectomy: A cross ‐sectional study
AbstractAimsWe investigated the quality of life (QOL) of a homogenous group of ambulant patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction without significant comorbidities to elucidate the impact of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) on QOL.MethodsThe subjects were 71 female patients who underwent radical hysterectomy (RH) without recurrent disease. QOL was cross ‐sectionally measured with the Short‐Form 36‐Item Health Survey (SF‐36) and King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ). We divided urinary management into spontaneous voiding (SV) and CIC as well as postoperative elapsed time into the entire period, le...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Noritoshi Sekido, Ei ‐ichiro Takaoka, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Ochi, Toyomi Satoh Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 181-181, September 2020. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Is urine frequency a symptom or a number?
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 292-292, September 2020. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yat ‐Ching Tong Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Re: Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on volume reduction and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with prostate cancer
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 293-294, September 2020. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yu Seob Shin, Dong Sup Lee Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Female bladder neck dysfunction —A video‐urodynamic diagnosis among women with voiding dysfunction
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate bladder neck dysfunction (BND) in women with voiding dysfunction by video ‐urodynamic study (VUDS) and to examine the therapeutic results of different BND subtypes.Materials and MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed consecutive women who had undergone VUDS for investigation of voiding dysfunction at our institution. The diagnosis of BND was made based on a nonfunneling bladder neck with or without high voiding detrusor pressure. Patients diagnosed as BND were retrieved, and the urodynamic parameters were compared with patients with dysfunctional voiding (DV) and other bladder outlet obstructi...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hueih Ling Ong, Cheng ‐Ling Lee, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Achieving clinically meaningful quality of life benefits in nocturia takes time: Results from a long ‐term, multicenter phase 3 study of desmopressin in Japanese patients
ConclusionsDesmopressin ODTs (25 and 50  μg) demonstrated long‐term efficacy, improved QoL, and were well tolerated in Japanese male and female patients with nocturia treated for up to 1 year. Clinically meaningful improvements in patients’ QoL, assessed by N‐QoL, sleep quality, and bother, occur later than objective symptom im provements, such as voids. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kristian V. Juul, Fredrik L. Andersson, Osamu Yamaguchi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association of intrinsic sphincter deficiency with urine flow acceleration measurement
ConclusionThe Valsalva leak point pressure and maximum urethral closure pressure measurements in assessing urethral function are not useful for predicting incontinence surgery failure. We demonstrated that Qacc is higher in ISD stress incontinent women than stress incontinent women. Qacc may demonstrate urethral resistance and tonus in a more reliable manner. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Serdar Ayd ın, Senad Kalkan, Cevper Ersoz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Vanilla scent reduces frequency of urination in urethane ‐anesthetized rats
ConclusionsVanilla scent decreased serum catecholamine levels and urination frequency in rats under light urethane anesthesia. These results suggest that the scent of vanilla may reduce nocturia. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kimio Sugaya, Saori Nishijima, Katsumi Kadekawa, Katsuhiko Noguchi, Je T. Woo, Hideyuki Yamamoto, Seiji Matsumoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in contemporary UK practice: Outcomes of phenotype ‐directed management
ConclusionsThe presence of HLD in patients with BPS/IC is not uncommon. Pelvic imaging rarely identifies any cause for pain and so cystoscopy under anesthesia is essential for accurate phenotyping. Phenotype ‐directed management with holmium laser ablation to Hunner lesions has good short‐term efficacy in improving pain, but re‐intervention is often required. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Anoushka Neale, Nabiah Malik, Claire Taylor, Arun Sahai, Sachin Malde Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A double ‐blind, randomized, placebo‐controlled, parallel study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of imidafenacin in patients with overactive bladder in Taiwan
ConclusionImidafenacin demonstrated efficacy and safety in the treatment of OAB in Taiwanese patients. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yao ‐Chi Chuang, Chih‐Chieh Lin, Po‐Ming Chow, Chi‐Shun Lien, Ke‐Hung Tsui, Chieh‐Lung Chou, Hsiang‐Ying Lee, En Meng, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical characterization of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome in women based on the presence or absence of Hunner lesions and glomerulations
ConclusionsThe presence of HL is associated with distinctive clinical characteristics, while glomerulations are not in female patients with IC/BPS. The presence of HL, but not glomerulations, is a robust phenotypic feature of IC/BPS in women. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daiji Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Akiyama, Aya Niimi, Akira Nomiya, Yuta Yamada, Yusuke Sato, Masaki Nakamura, Taketo Kawai, Daisuke Yamada, Motofumi Suzuki, Yasuhiko Igawa, Haruki Kume, Yukio Homma Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bladder neck and urethral erosions after Macroplastique injections
ConclusionMPQ erosions present predominantly with UTI, sometimes years after the original injection, and may necessitate endoscopic management with satisfactory results in most patients. Following excision of MPQ, these patients are highly likely to experience SUI recurrence and need to be appropriately counseled. Some may require additional subsequent autologous fascial sling placement for treatment of their SUI symptoms. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 11, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dayron Rodr íguez, Ata Jaffer, Mustafa Hilmy, Philippe Zimmern Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The pretreatment of rats with nebivolol ameliorates bladder contractile dysfunction caused by ischemia ‐reperfusion injury
AbstractObjectiveThe present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of nebivolol in the bladder isolated from rats exposed to ischemia ‐reperfusion (IR) injury.MethodsSprague ‐Dawley rats were divided into control, IR, and nebivolol+IR groups. In the nebivolol+IR group, nebivolol was administered (0.4 mg/kg, subcutaneous) in rats prior to IR insult. At the end of the experimental protocol, the urinary bladder was rapidly isolated and bladder strips were mounted in an organ bath. After the equilibration period, potassium chloride (KCl, 20‐100 mM) or carbachol (0.01‐10 μM) was cumula...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 11, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hande O. Altunkaynak ‐Camca, Nuray Yazihan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

“TANGO” nocturia scanning tool: Turkish validity and reliability study
ConclusionAccording to the validation study, the TANGO screening tool is valid and reliable to determine the nocturia etiology for the Turkish population. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mehmet Gokhan Culha, Yeliz Culha, Funda Buyukyilmaz, Nuray Turan, Wendy Bower Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of mirabegron in male patients with overactive bladder with or without benign prostatic hyperplasia: A Japanese post ‐marketing study
ConclusionsMirabegron was a well ‐tolerated and effective treatment for patients with OAB symptoms with or without BPH in this post‐marketing study. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Satoru Takahashi, Daisuke Kato, Hiromi Tabuchi, Satoshi Uno Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Botulinum toxin A injection in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain with hypertonic pelvic floor in women: Treatment techniques and results
This article aims to summarize the treatment techniques and results of BoNT‐A injection for hype rtonic pelvic floor in women with chronic pelvic pain. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 11, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fei ‐Chi Chuang, Tsai‐Hwa Yang, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical feasibility and acceptability of adding cognitive behavioral therapy to pharmacotherapy for drug ‐resistant overactive bladder in women: A single‐arm pilot study
ConclusionsThe new treatment based on cognitive behavioral therapy was well tolerated and feasible in women with drug ‐resistant OAB. Further randomized research is needed to rigorously evaluate the efficacy of the treatment. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 2, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Satoshi Funada, Norio Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Hiromitsu Negoro, Shusuke Akamatsu, Ryuji Uozumi, Sanae Kishimoto, Kentaro Ichioka, Takehiko Segawa, Toshi A Furukawa, Osamu Ogawa Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Botox rechallenge —An additional tool in the management of an incompletely emptying bladder and inadequate overactive symptom control following sacral neuromodulation
AbstractTwo female patients aged 70 and 72 with video ‐urodynamics‐confirmed detrusor overactivity and detrusor underactivity (DO‐DU) were treated. Patients were refractory to medical therapies and had previously failed intravesical botulinum toxin type A (BoNT‐A) at other centers secondary to urinary retention and difficulty with self‐cathet erization. Placement of an Interstim II device (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota) for sacral neuromodulation (SNM) as alternative third‐line treatment partially improved overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms while significantly improving voiding symptoms. Postvoid residual (P...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brennan Timm, Jyotsna Jayarajan, Garson Chan, Damien Bolton Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Trigonal ‐sparing versus trigonal‐involved Botox injection for treatment of idiopathic overactive bladder: A randomized clinical trial
ConclusionTrigone injections are not superior to trigone ‐sparing injections. On the contrary, the incidence of UTI and voiding difficulty were higher. The concept of reflux induced by trigonal injection has not been proven. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ahmed S. El ‐Hefnawy, Mohamed A. Elbaset, Diaa‐Eldin Taha, Bassem S. Wadie, Mahmoud Kenawy, Ahmed A. Shokeir, Mohamed E. Badry Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Variability of post ‐void residual urine volume and bladder voiding efficiency in patients with underactive bladder
ConclusionsMeasurement of PVR was unreliable because of wide variation in the same individual. The variation of BVE was much smaller than PVR. BVE would be a reliable parameter with good reproducibility for the assessment of emptying function. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Makoto Yono, Kazuya Ito, Megumi Oyama, Takanori Tanaka, Shin Irie, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Noritoshi Sekido, Masaki Yoshida, Olivier Till, Osamu Yamaguchi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

GreenLight HPS laser 120  W vs diode laser 300 W vaporization of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Japanese patients: A prospective, single‐center, randomized clinical trial
This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of laser vaporization with 532  nm GreenLight High Performance System (HPS) laser 120 W (PVP) and 980 nm diode laser 300 W (CVP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a prospective, single‐center, randomized clinical trial.MethodsA total of 153 consecutive patients with symptomatic BPH were included; 79 patients were treated with PVP and 74 with CVP. Patients were assessed preoperatively and at 3, 6, and 12  months postoperatively using the International Prostate Symptom Score, quality of life index, peak urinary f...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Takeshi Kobayashi, Narihito Seki, Yoo H. Song, Takashi Dejima Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Intralesional steroid injection combined with bladder neck incision is efficacious in the treatment of recurrent bladder neck contracture
ConclusionsBNI combined with injection of intralesional steroids is a simple, cost ‐effective intervention which requires no specialist equipment/skills outside the realm of a general urologist. It is safe and has an excellent success rate. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jordan A. Mann, Joshua Silverman, Andre Westenberg Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Female bladder neck dysfunction —Avideo‐urodynamic diagnosis among women with voiding dysfunction
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate bladder neck dysfunction (BND) in women with voiding dysfunction by video ‐urodynamic study (VUDS) and to examine the therapeutic results of different BND subtypes.Materials and MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed consecutive women who had undergone VUDS for investigation of voiding dysfunction at our institution. The diagnosis of BND was made based on a nonfunneling bladder neck with or without high voiding detrusor pressure. Patients diagnosed as BND were retrieved, and the urodynamic parameters were compared with patients with dysfunctional voiding (DV) and other bladder outlet obstructi...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 7, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hueih Ling Ong, Cheng ‐Ling Lee, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research