Effects of saw palmetto extract on the vanilloid receptor TRPV1
ConclusionsThe present study demonstrated for the first time, that SPE inhibited capsaicin-induced Ca2+ influx with binding to TRPV1 in HEL293VR11 cells. These results will contribute to a more detailed understanding of the pharmacological effects of SPE on urinary dysfunction. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 23, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shizuo Yamada, Yoshihisa Kato Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Assessment of bladder function for stabilizing urinary volume overnight with recording of brain waves (ABSORB study)
ConclusionsThe bladder absorbs urine and maintains an approximate volume of functional bladder capacity during sleep to avoid incontinence and maintain sleep in adults due to an urge to void urine during the sleep cycle. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 28, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kazumasa Torimoto, Chie Matsushita, Yoshitaka Itami, Takashi Iwamoto, Takuya Owari, Daisuke Gotoh, Makito Miyake, Shunta Hori, Yasushi Nakai, Katsuya Aoki, Shuya Hirao, Hitoshi Momose, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparison of effectiveness between modified transvaginal mesh surgery and vaginal pessary treatment in patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse
ConclusionsBoth the modified TVM surgery and vaginal pessary effectively treated prolapse and voiding symptoms and improved most of the prolapse-related QOL domains. Modified TVM surgery was more effective in improving urinary storage, bowel, and sexual symptoms than the pessary treatment. Modified TVM seemed to position the organs more correctly to improve bladder, bowel, and sexual function than pessary insertion. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Manami Kinjo, Mitsuko Tanba, Kazuki Masuda, Yu Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Tanbo, Hiroshi Fukuhara Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of intravesical hyaluronic acid in the management of symptomatic premenopausal women with pseudomembranous trigonitis: Are symptoms related to cystoscopy and pathological findings?
AbstractObjectivesTo determine the effectiveness and safety of intravesical hyaluronic acid (HA) in symptomatic women with trigonitis and to correlate the severity of symptoms with the endoscopic and histological findings.MethodsThirty-seven patients (aged 20-46  years) were enrolled. All patients had cystoscopy and biopsy of the bladder trigone followed by intravesical instillations of sodium HA once weekly for 10 weeks and then once monthly for the next 10 months. Clinical response was evaluated by Pain and Urgency/Frequency (PUF) Symptom Scale, visu al analog scale (VAS) for pain and urgency and funct...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marios Stavropoulos, Niyukta Thakare, Panagiotis Venieris, Christos Liakouras, Charalampos Deliveliotis, Michael Chrisofos Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of COVID ‐19 pandemic on lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and predictors of urine retention in such patients
AbstractObjectivesWe assess the effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Moreover, we delineate risk factors for urine retention in such patients.MethodsAll COVID-19 infected males were expeditiously evaluated. All enrolled patients were assessed using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), uroflowmetry, and pelvi-abdominal ultrasonography for prostate volume and postvoiding residual urine (PVR) estimation.ResultsFifty patients, who were diagnosed with BPH, were enrolled. The mean age ( ±SD) was 62.64 &p...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 26, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hossam Nabeeh, Ali Ibrahim, Diaa ‐Eldin Taha, Mona Talaat, Tarek M Abdelbaky Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A case of pubic osteomyelitis after implantation of an artificial urinary sphincter: A case report
ConclusionsWe have reported a rare case of pubic osteomyelitis secondary to AUS implantation. Clinicians should suspect pubic osteomyelitis if infection persists. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 25, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Naohisa Kusakabe, Takeya Kitta, Hiroki Chiba, Madoka Higuchi, Nobuo Shinohara Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Comparison of Prolift, Perigee ‐Apogee, Prosima, and Elevate transvaginal mesh systems in pelvic organ prolapse surgery: Clinical outcomes of a long‐term observational study
ConclusionDifferent vaginal mesh designs have various advantages and features. Prolift provided the best long-term anatomic success but had a high mesh exposure rate. Elevate gave comparable short-term success but had a decreased long-term success rate. However, Elevate is superior with the lowest long-term mesh exposure rate. Prosima had the worst anatomic correction and highest mesh exposure rates. This study provides a comprehensive long-term comparative result for POP patients and surgeons. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 19, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kuan ‐Hui Huang, Wen‐Hsin Chen, Tsai‐Hwa Yang, Ling‐Ying Wu, Yu‐Wei Chang, Fei‐Chi Chuang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of mirabegron in treating ureteral stent ‐related symptoms: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
AbstractObjectivesThis meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of mirabegron in treating ureteral stent-related symptoms.MethodsMEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) of mirabegron in treating ureteral stent-related symptoms. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis based on the eligible RCT.ResultsFive RCT including 546 patients and comparing mirabegron with placebo or blank control were involved in the present research. Regarding efficacy, mirabegron was superior to controls in urinary symptom score (P = ....
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Zhouyue Li, Yuanshan Cui, Yumeng Chai, Yong Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effect of systemic atherosclerosis on overactive bladder symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
ConclusionsFactors associated with male OAB exhibit different pathophysiology in the severity of symptoms depending on the presence of BPH/LUTS. Treatment for atherosclerosis and associated systemic pathophysiological factors could lower OAB symptom severity in male patients without BPH/LUTS. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 29, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dongu Lee, Kyo Chul Koo, Jeong Woo Yoo, Kwang Suk Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: A truly size ‐independent method?
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the impact of prostate size on functional outcomes and perioperative morbidity, we analyzed patients undergoing holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). As LUTS secondary to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) are a chronic progressive disease, prevalence and prostate size increase with age. HoLEP is a size-independent method for surgical treatment of LUTS/BPO and can be offered in medication-refractory patients with durable long-term results and reduced perioperative morbidity.MethodsWe retrospectively collected data of 852 patients who underwe...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 28, 2021 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

Effectiveness of standard urotherapy (basic bladder advice) and combination therapies in managing bladder dysfunction in children with treated behavioral disorders: Results of a prospective cohort (DABBED) study
AbstractAimsWe evaluated the efficacy of standard urotherapy and combination therapies in treatment of bladder dysfunction in children with treated behavioral disorders.MethodsProspective study of children (6-16  years) with bladder dysfunction and behavioral disorders was conducted between March 2018-2020. Eligible children were initially offered standard urotherapy and those with no response at 3 months were offered combination therapies. Symptomatic response, changes in Akbal score and PinQ score were reported at 6 months and outcomes were correlated to behavioral diagnoses and medications.ResultsThirty...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 28, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dilharan D. Eliezer, Naeem Samnakay, Malcolm R. Starkey, Aniruddh V. Deshpande Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Relationships between stress urinary incontinence and trunk muscle mass or spinal alignment in older women
We examined age, body mass index, number of deliveries, age at first childbirth, and medical histories as participants' characteristics. SUI was evaluated using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questi onnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF). We also assessed spinal alignment and physical activity, grip strength, trunk and lower limb muscle mass, gait speed, and one-leg standing time as measures of participants' physical function.ResultsBody mass index was significantly higher in the SUI group compared with continents (P = 0.04), and trunk muscle mass in the SUI group was significantly lower (P 
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Saki Iguchi, Tomoe Inoue ‐Hirakawa, Ippei Nojima, Taiji Noguchi, Hideshi Sugiura Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Factors affecting urinary frequency after low ‐dose‐rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer
ConclusionsLower urinary tract symptoms worsened 3  months after seed implant of LDR-BT regardless of the season of implant. The urinary frequency 3 months after seed implant was slightly lower when seed implant was performed in the summer. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Toshitaka Uematsu, Kazumasa Torimoto, Nobumichi Tanaka, Isao Asakawa, Shunta Hori, Kaori Yamaki, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Satoshi Anai, Masatoshi Hasegawa, Kiyohide Fujimoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Predictive urodynamic factors for de novo stress urinary incontinence after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse
This study aimed to identify the preoperative predictive factors of de novo SUI after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy.MethodsA total of 858 patients underwent laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy between January 2013 and November 2017 at Kameda Medical Center. Urodynamic studies were performed pre- and postoperatively on 75 patients. This retrospective study included 43 of 75 patients who did not have SUI preoperatively. We assessed urethral function according to functional profile length and maximum urethral closure pressure. We evaluated voiding function in terms of maximum flow rate, detrusor pressure at maximum flow rate, and postv...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 15, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuko Yoshio, Tokumasa Hayashi, Shino Tokiwa, Yugo Sawada, Yoshiyuki Okada, Bobby Achila, Yasuhide Kitagawa, Jimmy Nomura Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Epidemiological investigation of urinary incontinence in peri ‐ and postpartum women from Nanjing, China
ConclusionsThe rate of UI in peri- and postpartum women from Nanjing is consistent across China. The most common type of UI was SUI, with many risk factors affecting its occurrence. Advanced age, greater postpartum BMI, multiparity, macrosomia, and vaginal delivery might be the main risk factors of UI in postpartum women. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Genmei Jia, Chang Jiang, Kai Wang, Lijuan Zhu, Kaixin Zhu, Shanshan Yang, Hua Jiang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 2, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: CORRIGENDA Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 2, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hidehiro Kakizaki Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Influence of the median lobe on the results at 4  years of the prostate vaporization by GreenLight laser
ConclusionThere is a clearer and longer-lasting improvement in urinary symptoms in patients with prostatic ML. The indication of PVP in those patients seems to be excellent, with good results persisting at 4  years. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Victor Vanalderwerelt, Benjamin Prad ère, Tristan Grevez, Benjamin Faivre D'Arcier, Franck Bruyère Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Chronic psychological stress and lower urinary tract symptoms
AbstractIt is well established that lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), particularly urinary urgency and incontinence, cause stress and anxiety for patients. However, there is mounting evidence that the relationship between these two factors is bidirectional and that chronic psychological stress itself can result in the development of symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence, and pelvic pain. This review considers the evidence that such a relationship exists and reviews the literature from clinical and animal studies to identify some of the mechanisms that might be involved. Inflammatory responses induced...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 17, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Russ Chess ‐Williams, Catherine McDermott, Donna J. Sellers, Eliza G. West, Kylie A. Mills Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transperineal pelvic floor ultrasound for analyzing the outcomes of pelvic floor surgery for the treatment of anterior compartment prolapse: A comparative study of transvaginal mesh and native ‐tissue repair
ConclusionPFUS is effective for evaluating postoperative outcomes. TVM facilitates a better anatomic cure than NTR for anterior compartment prolapse. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 8, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lin ‐Na Liu, Xiu‐Ni Liu, Chang Liu, Meng‐Yan Yao, Hui‐Xiong Xu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Is intravesical prostatic protrusion associated with more complications in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients?
This study was to determine the relationship between IPP and the presence of complications in BPH patients.MethodsThis was a cross-sectional study of BPH patients at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Patients were assessed for acute urinary retention (AUR), chronic urinary retention (CUR), epididymoorchitis, hematuria, hernia, urinary tract infection (UTI), serum creatinine, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA). They also had abdominal ultrasonography assessments for IPP, total prostate volume, bladder wall thickness (BWT), postvoid residual (PVR), hydronephrosis, bladder diverticulu...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Balantine Ugochukwu Eze, Chinenye Obiageli Ani, Timothy Uzoma Mbaeri Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Lower urinary tract symptoms among male medical students and its relationship with khat chewing habit: A cross ‐sectional study
ConclusionThe khat chewing habit is prevalent among male medical students, and it is strongly correlated with LUTS as measured by IPPS. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mohammed M. Babakri, Khaled Al ‐Sakkaf, Huda Basaleem Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The 1 ‐year continuation rate and discontinuation factors of vibegron and mirabegron: A retrospective comparative study in a rehabilitation hospital in Japan
AbstractObjectivesTo compare the 1-year continuation rate and discontinuation factors between vibegron and mirabegron in patients with neurogenic and nonneurogenic overactive bladder.MethodsContinuation or discontinuation of the target drugs and reasons for discontinuation as well as patients' grounds and adverse effects were evaluated retrospectively from the medical records between September 2018 and December 2020. After selecting patients according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 180 cases taking mirabegron and 132 taking vibegron were adjusted for intergroup variability by propensity score matching. We perform...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 26, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shigeto Mukai, Masashi Nomi, Shogo Yamada, Akihiro Yanagiuchi, Atsushi Sengoku Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Persistence with mirabegron or antimuscarinic treatment for overactive bladder syndrome: Findings from the PERSPECTIVE registry study
ConclusionsTreatment persistence was longer for mirabegron compared with antimuscarinic initiators after controlling for patient characteristics. End of treatment persistence by any cause was also longer with mirabegron. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 19, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kevin V. Carlson, Eric S. Rovner, Kavita V. Nair, Anna S. Deal, Rita M. Kristy, John C. Hairston Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Adding mirabegron after intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA injection improves therapeutic effects in patients with refractory overactive bladder
ConclusionsAdding mirabegron could increase the therapeutic effects, mainly on OAB symptoms and GRA scale, after intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA injection in refractory OAB patients. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chung ‐Cheng Wang, Cheng‐Ling Lee, Yi‐Ting Hwang, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A rare case of a necrotized urethral prolapse in a postmenopausal woman with acute urinary retention
ConclusionUP is an uncommon, sometimes misdiagnosed condition. The management is controversial and to date no consensus exists. This clinical picture is sufficient for diagnosis and surgical excision of the prolapsed urethral mucosa is reasonable if there are signs of strangulation. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 5, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Suleiman Abuhasanein, Emelie Holmin, Jesper Sw ärd, Rimgaudas Ruplys, Erik Sagen Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Does mirabegron deteriorate spermatogenesis? A lesson from spinal cord injury cases
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate whether the long ‐term usage of mirabegron, which was reported to have potential side effects on male reproductive organs in animal studies, was harmful to spermatogenesis in human testis.MethodsThirty consecutive patients with spinal cord injury (20 ‐48 years old) who performed clean intermittent catheterization were involved in this study. Ten patients were treated with mirabegron (50 mg/d) for more than 2 years and refrained from using an antimuscarinic agent due to the side effects of constipation and dry mouth. Twenty patients were treated with neither anticholine...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 4, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hiroshi Okada, Tadahiko Tokumoto, Akiyoshi Osaka, Takashi Tanaka, Toshiyuki Iwahata, Yoshitomo Kobori, Kazutaka Saito, Yoko Sato, Shinichi Ban, Kouhei Sugimoto Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Positive urine culture under indwelling urethral catheterization is a risk factor for febrile complications after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
ConclusionsFCs are relatively common among patients after HoLEP despite preoperative prophylactic antibiotic administration. Surgeons may need to consider performing screening of urine cultures prior to HoLEP, especially in patients with urethral catheterization, even if asymptomatic. If the culture is positive, prophylactic antibiotics should be tailored according to bacterial susceptibility. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 13, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yoko Kyono, Fumiyasu Endo, Masaki Shimbo, Kazuhiro Ohwaki, Kazunori Hattori Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

En bloc enucleation technique during holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: An analysis of its efficiency
AbstractObjectiveDespite the acknowledgment that holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a safe, efficacious procedure with benefits over traditional treatments, it is not widely adopted. Its steep learning curve is considered responsible, and the new en bloc technique (EBT) aims to improve this.MethodsA retrospective analysis of 268 consecutive patients (215 lobe technique [LT] and 53 EBT) who underwent HoLEP between May 2016 and April 2020 was performed. Data were collected on patient demographics, prostate volume, enucleation time, prostatic weight, and length of stay.ResultsThere was no difference in mean ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 6, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Danielle Whiting, Branimir Penev, Anam Ijaaz, Katherine Guest, Mark Cynk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 2, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A standardized telephone interview with validated questionnaires for very long ‐term evaluation of women lost to follow‐up after a stress urinary incontinence procedure
AbstractObjectivesTelephone interviews including questionnaires have been used to obtain very long ‐term (>10 ‐year) follow‐up after stress urinary incontinence (SUI) procedures in women otherwise lost to follow‐up (LTF). For questionnaires validated for office use, our goal was to evaluate recent telephone vs last clinic scores in a long‐term study.MethodsFor women with>10  years of follow‐up after anterior vaginal wall suspension (AVWS) for bothersome SUI associated with an anterior compartment prolapse, questionnaire scores from their last clinic encounter were compared with their scores from a ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 30, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amy Kuprasertkul, Alana L. Christie, Philippe Zimmern Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Efficacy and tolerability of metallic stent in patients with malignant prostatic obstruction secondary to prostatic cancer
ConclusionsThe stent was maintained for about 6  months with improved objective and subjective outcomes. The patients with PC, who had a poor comorbidity index and advanced PC status showed a tolerable maintenance period. Self‐expandable covered metallic stents can be used for PC patients with a short life expectancy and unsuitability for gen eral anesthesia. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 29, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Se Young Choi, Bumjin Lim, Byung Hoon Chi, Jung Hoon Kim, Wonchul Lee, Yoon Soo Kyung, Dalsan You, Ho ‐Young Song, Choung‐Soo Kim Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Short ‐term results of stress urinary incontinence in women undergoing laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with and without midurethral sling
ConclusionsThe combination of LSC with MUS procedure is likely to be beneficial in selected patients. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 15, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kuan ‐Hui Huang, Yu‐Wei Chang, Yeh Giin Ngo, Ling‐Ying Wu, Tsai‐Hwa Yang, Yi‐Ling Lee, Fei‐Chi Chuang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Uroflowmetry pattern in detrusor underactivity and bladder outlet obstruction in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms
ConclusionsThe sawtooth UFM pattern is more common in patients with DU than in those with BOO. New parameters on UFM curve patterns could be helpful to evaluate DU and BOO without invasive urodynamics. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Naoki Wada, Masaki Watanabe, Mayumi Ishikawa, Keigo Takeuchi, Kotona Miyauchi, Noriyuki Abe, Hiroko Banjo, Masafumi Kita, Hidehiro Kakizaki Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of enriched environment on micturition activity in freely moving C57BL/6J mice
ConclusionsThese results suggest that an EE may promote micturition activity during the active phase of C57BL/6J mice, and its effects persist even after withdrawal from the EE. Furthermore, an EE may mitigate dysfunctions in micturition activity, such as polyuria, during the resting phase in aged mice. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fumio Soeda, Akihisa Toda, Kazuya Masuzaki, Risa Miki, Takayuki Koga, Yukiko Fujii, Kazuo Takahama Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A 3 ‐year longitudinal survey of overactive bladder in community‐dwelling male residents aged 40 years and above
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the short ‐term evolution and risk factors of overactive bladder (OAB) in community‐dwelling male residents aged 40 years and above in central Taiwan.MethodsThis was a 3 ‐year longitudinal cohort study. From January 2012 to December 2012, community residents aged 40 years and above, living in central Taiwan, were invited to participate in this study. A yearly Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) questionnaire was used to assess the prevalence, incidence, rem ission, persistence, and relapse of OAB for three consecutive years. OAB was defined as total OABSS ≧4 and urge...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 17, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Evelyn Yang, Suh ‐Woan Hu, Sung‐Lang Chen, Gin‐Den Chen, Soo‐Cheen Ng Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Presurgical bladder wall thickness is a useful marker to predict the postsurgical improvement of symptoms in patients with pelvic organ prolapse ‐related overactive bladder
AbstractObjectivesPelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a cause of overactive bladder (OAB), and transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery can improve the symptoms. Bladder wall thickness (BWT) is a useful and safe marker to evaluate bladder function in urinary disorders. The main purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between BWT and changes in the OAB symptom score (OABSS) after TVM operation in patients with POP.MethodsBWT was measured by ultrasonography before and 6 months after surgery at three sites in the bladder: the anterior wall, trigone, and dome. Similarly, the OABSS was evaluated at the time of BWT measurement. C...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 13, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Asato Otsubo, Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Yuta Mukae, Kensuke Mitsunari, Kojiro Ohba, Hideki Sakai Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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 7, 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

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 - January 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fei ‐Chi Chuang, Tsai‐Hwa Yang, Hann‐Chorng Kuo Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Re: “Does tamsulosin or mirabegron improve ureteral stent‐related symptoms? A prospective placebo‐controlled study”
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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - January 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gopal Sharma Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR 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 - January 3, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brennan Timm, Jyotsna Jayarajan, Garson Chan, Damien Bolton Tags: CASE REPORT 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 - January 3, 2021 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