Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction in association with severity of degenerative spinal diseases: Short ‐term outcomes of decompression surgery
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated high prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction of CM and LCS as well as short-term effectiveness of decompression surgery. These results would encourage urologists to consider an orthopedic consultation when lower urinary tract dysfunction is identified in patients with degenerative spinal diseases. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 11, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shingo Kimura, Shunichi Takyu, Naoki Kawamorita, Takashige Namima, Naoki Morozumi, Akihiro Ito Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 2, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Do we have enough evidence to propose a urinary biomarker of bladder ischemia? A systematic review and meta ‐analysis
ConclusionThe lack of human randomized controlled trials is a major limitation. 8-OHdG is a urinary biomarker to be investigated in future studies for diagnosis and prognosis of LUTS in patients with vascular injury or bladder outlet obstruction. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 20, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Efstathios Papaefstathiou, Maria Papaioannou, Eirini Papaefstathiou, Aikaterini Apostolopoulou, Apostolos Apostolidis Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparing surgical interventions for interstitial cystitis: A systematic review
AbstractThe purpose of this review was to summarize and compare the efficacy among surgical interventions in terms of symptomatic relief in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). The review protocol was published on PROSPERO. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) 2020 checklist was followed. Following database search, a narrative synthesis was performed. Data pertaining symptom scores, pain levels, and voiding frequency following surgery were summarized by calculating percentage change in these parameters. Multiple surgical treatments were identified. T...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 8, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Diego Agust ín Abelleyra Lastoria, Nicholas Raison, Abdullatif Aydin, Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Through the zipper or pants down: Does it change uroflowmetry parameters in healthy males?
ConclusionVoiding pants down shows higher flow rates and lower PVR than voiding through the zipper in individuals with no LUTS. Future studies with a larger number of individuals (including those with LUTS) and a broader age range cohort are required for solid conclusions. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 7, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Muhammet İrfan Dönmez, Mehmet Serkan Özkent, Mustafa Bilal Hamarat, Mehmet Kocalar Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Rare cases of vesicouterine fistula
ConclusionCystoscopy and hysteroscopy remain the gold standard tool in diagnosing VUF. Open or laparoscopic repair performed by an experienced surgeon is an effective and safe technique with a successful outcome. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 28, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maulidina Medika Rahmita, Arry Rodjani, Irfan Wahyudi, Fina Widia Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with urinary incontinence in female crossfitters: A cross ‐sectional study
ConclusionsThe prevalence of UI in female crossfitters was 38.6%. The factors investigated did not contribute to the development of UI. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 23, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Elizabete Souza Pereira, Ana Paula Lima Ferreira, Milene Oliveira Almeida, Cinthia Silva Barbosa, Gleyce Melo Falc ão Monteiro, Leila Barbosa, Andrea Lemos Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Risk factors for pharmacotherapy for storage symptoms after transurethral resection of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia
ConclusionsAdvanced age, intravesical prostatic protrusion, and bipolar TURP were significantly associated with postoperative pharmacotherapy for storage symptoms after TURP in BPH patients. Therefore, patients with these risk factors might be informed about the risk of postoperative storage symptoms that may require medications after TURP. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 22, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cheng ‐Han Tsai, Yu‐Hua Fan, Alex T. L. Lin, William J. Huang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identification of diagnostic serum biomarkers for Hunner ‐type interstitial cystitis
ConclusionsSerum 1-linoleoyl-GPC (18:2) is a candidate diagnostic biomarker for HIC. Additional studies on whether this biomarker can distinguish HIC from other diseases with high urination frequency are required for its clinical use. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 21, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kazumasa Torimoto, Tomohiro Ueda, Masato Kasahara, Akihide Hirayama, Chie Matsushita, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Daisuke Gotoh, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Katsuya Aoki, Kiyohide Fujimoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Urodynamically proven lower urinary tract dysfunction in children after COVID ‐19: A case series
ConclusionWe observed that LUTD (eg, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary retention) can be prominent some time after the diagnosis of COVID-19. Even though psychogenic or neurogenic causes may not be excluded completely, clinicians should be aware of a recent COVID-19 infection in children with sudden-onset LUTD. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 16, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ismail Selvi, Muhammet İrfan Dönmez, Orhan Ziylan, Tayfun Oktar Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Interventional management and surgery of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with chronic spinal cord injury: A urologist's perspective
AbstractNeurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) caused by spinal cord injury (SCI) is challenging for urologists. NLUTD not only affects the quality of life but also endangers the upper urinary tract of patients with chronic SCI. Considering that the bladder and urethral function change with time, regular follow-up of NLUTD is necessary, and any complication should be adequately treated. The first priority of bladder management in patients with chronic SCI manifesting NLUTD should be renal function preservation, followed by the normalization of lower urinary tract function. The quality of life should also be ass...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 2, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sheng ‐Fu Chen, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Emerging outcomes of water vapor thermal therapy (Rezum) in a broad range of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia: A systematic review
The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the latest efficacy and safety profile of Rezum in patients with LUTS secondary to BPH. PubMed/MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched, in accordance with the PRISMA statement, for relevant articles in the English language till 1 August 2021. Randomized and nonrandomized studies that evaluated urinary outcomes and/or adverse events were deemed eligible. Nineteen studies (N  = 1942), published in 25 articles, were included. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL), and maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) significa...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 2, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mustufa Babar, Justin Loloi, Kevin Tang, Umar Syed, Michael Ciatto Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 2, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Does urinary urgency drive urinary frequency in overactive bladder?
ConclusionsAs with other interventions for OAB, SBD resulted in a reduction in OAB symptoms and an improvement in QoL measures. However, the decrease in urgency voids was offset by an increase in nonurgency voids, suggesting that habit or defensive voiding is a significant driver of urinary frequency. It is not certain if this is a unique finding of the SBD effect, but these data do suggest that analyses of outcomes of other OAB interventions are warranted to gain a better understanding of the genesis of OAB symptoms. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eboo Versi, Eric S. Rovner, Roger R. Dmochowski, Le Mai Tu, Stefan De Wachter Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Hypothyroidism is prevalent among adult women with chronic lower urinary tract symptoms
ConclusionMore than one-third of women with chronic LUTS have hypothyroidism which is much more frequent than in the general population. We also suggest a possible relationship between hypothyroidism and the severity of SUI and an inverse relationship between hypothyroidism and storage symptoms. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mahtab Zargham, Mohammad Reza Hajian, Farshid Alizadeh, Mohammad ‐Javad Eslami, Noushin Khalili Boroujeni, Farshad Gholipour Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research