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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 10, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Metabolic Syndrome Induced Bladder Cannabinoid Receptor Changes in the Fructose ‐Fed Rats
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 198-203, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 6, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: I ‐Hung CHEN , Juei‐Tang CHENG , Yat‐Ching TONG Source Type: research

Metabolic Syndrome Induced Bladder Cannabinoid Receptor Changes in the Fructose ‐Fed Rats
ConclusionCB1/CB2 receptors mediate rat bladder relaxation through the PKA and KATP pathway. The CB1 receptor may play a more prominent role. The response is decreased in the FR bladder due to reduced expressions of the cannabinoid receptors. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 6, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: I ‐Hung CHEN, Juei‐Tang CHENG, Yat‐Ching TONG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

UWIN (Urgency, Weak stream, Incomplete Void, Nocturia) Score for Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Could it Replace the American Urology Association Symptom Index Score? An Open Label Randomized Cross over Trial
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 131-134, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 3, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ashwin MALLYA , Ramaiah KESHAVAMURTHY , Vilvapathy S. KARTHIKEYAN , Sumit KUMAR , Mahadevappa NAGABHUSHANA , Ananth J. KAMATH Source Type: research

Urethral Sphincter Injection of Botulinum Toxin A: A Review of Its Application and Outcomes
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 109-115, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 22, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jai SETH , Sophie RINTOUL ‐HOAD , Arun SAHAI Source Type: research

Transobturator Tape Operation for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women Aged Over 65  Years
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 153-157, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 6, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cenk YASA , Funda GUNGOR UGURLUCAN , Ozlem DURAL , Harika YUMRU , Cansu GUNAYDIN , Onay YALCIN Source Type: research

Clinical Effects of Formulated Food of Peucedanum japonicum Extract and Saw Palmetto Extract in Male Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 167-174, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 4, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shinji KAGEYAMA , Masanori BEPPU , Hiromu OHNOGI , Sayaka MIYAZAKI , Akihiro HARUNO , Yoshihiko ITO , Shizuo YAMADA Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Gabapentin in Comparison to Solifenacin Succinate in Adult Overactive Bladder Treatment
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 135-142, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 2, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael E. CHUA , Manuel C. SEE IV , Ednalyn B. ESME ŇA , Jaime C. BALINGIT , Marcelino L. MORALES Jr. Source Type: research

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(Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - January 23, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Issue information Source Type: research

UWIN (Urgency, Weak stream, Incomplete Void, Nocturia) Score for Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Could it Replace the American Urology Association Symptom Index Score? An Open Label Randomized Cross over Trial
ObjectiveThe American Urology Association symptom index (AUASI) is the most accepted tool to assess lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). UWIN (urgency, weak stream, incomplete void, nocturia) score is a simplified questionnaire with fewer and more distinctive options omitting three questions from AUASI. We sought to identify if UWIN is equally efficient in capturing LUTS and could replace the gold‐standard AUASI. MethodsConsecutive consenting male patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)‐LUTS were randomized to receive either UWIN/AUASI questionnaire first followed by the other. Education levels, time taken to ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ashwin MALLYA, Ramaiah KESHAVAMURTHY, Vilvapathy S. KARTHIKEYAN, Sumit KUMAR, Mahadevappa NAGABHUSHANA, Ananth J. KAMATH Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Urethral Sphincter Injection of Botulinum Toxin A: A Review of Its Application and Outcomes
The first reported application of Botulinum toxin‐A (BTX‐A) into the urethral sphincter predates the first documented use in the bladder. The aim of this review is to describe the clinical indications of BTX‐A injection into the urethral sphincter and its clinical efficacy. This review of the literature includes the larger more significant published studies that have reported on this use of BTX‐A. Case reports and articles not published in English were excluded. There have been many published clinical studies describing the use of BTX‐A in the urethral sphincter, four of which are randomized placebo controlled tr...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jai SETH, Sophie RINTOUL ‐HOAD, Arun SAHAI Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transobturator Tape Operation for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women Aged Over 65  Years
ConclusionsTransobturator tape surgery in the management of SUI is safe and efficient in improving QOL, has high success and patient satisfaction, and low postoperative morbidity rates even in women aged ≥65 years. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cenk YASA, Funda GUNGOR UGURLUCAN, Ozlem DURAL, Harika YUMRU, Cansu GUNAYDIN, Onay YALCIN Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical Effects of Formulated Food of Peucedanum japonicum Extract and Saw Palmetto Extract in Male Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
ConclusionsFood formulated with P. japonicum extract and SPE may be useful to decrease frequency of nighttime urination and residual urine volume in male patients with LUTS. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shinji KAGEYAMA, Masanori BEPPU, Hiromu OHNOGI, Sayaka MIYAZAKI, Akihiro HARUNO, Yoshihiko ITO, Shizuo YAMADA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Gabapentin in Comparison to Solifenacin Succinate in Adult Overactive Bladder Treatment
ObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of gabapentin in comparison to solifenacin succinate and placebo for the treatment of adult patients with overactive bladder (OAB). MethodA 12‐week, randomized, double‐blind, double dummy placebo‐controlled, clinical trial was conducted between October 2010 and August 2014 at a tertiary medical center. Eligible and consenting patients included were randomized into three treatment groups (placebo, gabapentin and solifenacin). After a 12‐week treatment period, an intention to treat analysis was applied to assess between group differences on the micturitions and urgency epi...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael E. CHUA, Manuel C. SEE, Ednalyn B. ESME ŇA, Jaime C. BALINGIT, Marcelino L. MORALES Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparative Efficacy and Tolerability of Antimuscarinic Agents and the Selective β3‐Adrenoceptor Agonist, Mirabegron, for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder: Which is More Preferable as an Initial Treatment?
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 158-166, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Minoru KOBAYASHI , Akinori NUKUI , Takao KAMAI Source Type: research

Risk for Hip Fracture due to Alpha Blocker Treatment in Korean Women: National Health Insurance Database Study
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 175-180, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 19, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gi H. SEO , Sung R. SHIM , Hwan W. LEE , Jin H. KIM , Dong ‐Il CHUN , Hyun J. KIM , Hyun Y. LEE , Jae H. KIM Source Type: research

Radiation Exposure During Videourodynamics: Establishing Risk Factors
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 181-185, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 19, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Benjamin M. BRUCKER , Lysanne CAMPEAU , Eva FONG , Sidhartha KALRA , Nirit ROSENBLUM , Victor W. NITTI Source Type: research

Risk for Hip Fracture due to Alpha Blocker Treatment in Korean Women: National Health Insurance Database Study
ConclusionsAlpha blockers to treat voiding dysfunction may have association with the risk for hip fracture in elderly women. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 18, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gi H. SEO, Sung R. SHIM, Hwan W. LEE, Jin H. KIM, Dong ‐Il CHUN, Hyun J. KIM, Hyun Y. LEE, Jae H. KIM Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Long ‐term Persistence with Mirabegron versus Solifenacin in Women with Overactive Bladder: Prospective, Randomized Trial
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 148-152, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 2, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Manami KINJO , Yuki SEKIGUCHI , Yasukuni YOSHIMURA , Kikuo NUTAHARA Source Type: research

Safety and Effectiveness of Mirabegron in Patients with Overactive Bladder in a Real ‐World Clinical Setting: A Japanese Post‐Marketing Study
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 122-130, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 17, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yumiko NOZAWA , Daisuke KATO , Hiromi TABUCHI , Kentarou KUROISHI Source Type: research

Serum Testosterone Levels Are Negatively Correlated with International Prostate Symptom Score and Transitional Prostate Volume
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 143-147, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 5, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ji S. SHIM , Jae H. KIM , Yong S. YOON , Hoon CHOI , Jae Y. PARK , Jae H. BAE Source Type: research

Testing of a New Portable Device for Dynamic Bladder Pressure Monitoring
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 193-197, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 5, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lingfeng LIU , Kang ZHAO , Fan CHEN , Jian WU , Zhaofeng YANG , Ming CHEN , Linbo MAO , Jiurong HAN Source Type: research

Evaluation of Usefulness of Propiverine Hydrochloride in Poor Responders to Previous Anticholinergics
LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 116-121, May 2018. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 5, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Naoya MASUMORI , Yuya FUNATO , Yasunobu YAMAGUCHI , Kunio ITOH Source Type: research

Tadalafil Improves Symptoms, Erectile Function and Quality of Life in Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Suggestive of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (KYU ‐PRO Study)
ConclusionsThese results indicate that tadalafil 5 mg once daily would be effective and well tolerated treatment in Japanese men with BPH‐LUTS. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 4, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ryosuke TAKAHASHI, Minoru MIYAZATO, Hisae NISHII, Yasuhiro SUMINO, Kazuo TAKAYAMA, Masako ONZUKA, Takuma OSHIRO, Seiichi SAITO, Naohiro FUJIMOTO, Hiromitsu MIMATA, Masatoshi ETO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tadalafil 5 mg Once Daily Improves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta ‐analysis
ObjectivesWe carried out a systematic review and meta‐analysis to assess tadalafil 5 mg once‐daily for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED). MethodsA literature review was performed to identify all published randomized double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trials of tadalafil 5 mg once‐daily for the treatment of LUTS and ED. The search included the following databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. The reference lists of the retrieved studies were also investigated. ResultsThirteen publications involving a total of 3973 patients were used in...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 4, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yilin WANG, Yiping BAO, Jie LIU, Lijun DUAN, Yuanshan CUI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of Usefulness of Propiverine Hydrochloride in Poor Responders to Previous Anticholinergics
In this study, a specific drug use–results survey was conducted in poor responders to other anticholinergics to evaluate the usefulness of propiverine hydrochloride. MethodsIn this survey, propiverine hydrochloride was administered for 12 weeks to poor responders to previous anticholinergics, and its usefulness was evaluated by the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS). ResultsA total of 3851 subjects at 680 institutions were enrolled in the survey. Of the 3624 subjects included in the safety evaluation (male 1899, female 1725, mean age 73.4 years), 2932 were included in the efficacy evaluation (male...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 4, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Naoya MASUMORI, Yuya FUNATO, Yasunobu YAMAGUCHI, Kunio ITOH Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 12, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Issue information Source Type: research

Comparative Efficacy and Tolerability of Antimuscarinic Agents and the Selective β3‐Adrenoceptor Agonist, Mirabegron, for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder: Which is More Preferable as an Initial Treatment?
ConclusionThe present study suggests that mirabegron seems to have priority as an initial therapy with a distinct efficacy/tolerability balance. Mirabegron also represents a reasonable alternative to antimuscarinics for patients who had insufficient efficacy and poor tolerability. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Minoru KOBAYASHI, Akinori NUKUI, Takao KAMAI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Radiation Exposure During Videourodynamics: Establishing Risk Factors
ConclusionsWe have shown that increased radiation exposure as measure with Dose Area Product during VUDS was significantly associated with larger BMI, female gender, larger bladder capacity, presence of VUR, junior operator, and higher number of fill cycles. Further studies are now underway to attempt to reduce exposure based on these findings. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Benjamin M. BRUCKER, Lysanne CAMPEAU, Eva FONG, Sidhartha KALRA, Nirit ROSENBLUM, Victor W. NITTI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Volume Reduction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Patients with Prostate Cancer
ConclusionsIn this study, we observed that ADT significantly reduced TPV and improved LUTS in patients with PCa and moderate to severe LUTS, but increased nocturia in patients with mild LUTS. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Satoshi WASHINO, Masaru HIRAI, Kimitoshi SAITO, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Yoshiaki ARAI, Tomoaki MIYAGAWA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Long ‐term Persistence with Mirabegron versus Solifenacin in Women with Overactive Bladder: Prospective, Randomized Trial
ObjectivesTo compare persistence with medication and the reasons for discontinuation of mirabegron or solifenacin therapy up to12 months in women with overactive bladder (OAB). MethodsFemale OAB patients who presented to women's urology clinics were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, two‐arm study. Patients were randomized to receive mirabegron at 25–50 mg (n = 76) or solifenacin at 2.5–5 mg (n = 72). The persistence rate and the reasons for discontinuation were investigated up to 12 months. ResultsThe 12‐month persistence rate was 12.2% in the mir...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Manami KINJO, Yuki SEKIGUCHI, Yasukuni YOSHIMURA, Kikuo NUTAHARA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comment on: “Effect on Sexual Function of Patients and Patients' Spouses After Midurethal Sling Procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Prospective Single Center Study”
(Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Antonio Simone LAGAN À, Valentina Lucia LA ROSA, Agnese Maria Chiara RAPISARDA, Salvatore Giovanni VITALE Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Safety and Effectiveness of Mirabegron in Patients with Overactive Bladder in a Real ‐World Clinical Setting: A Japanese Post‐Marketing Study
This study examined prescribing patterns, adverse drug reaction (ADR) incidence, and treatment effectiveness. MethodsFull medical histories, including prior/concomitant drug use, were collected before initiating mirabegron treatment. After 12 weeks mirabegron, physicians assessed ADR incidence and treatment effectiveness. Residual urine volume was assessed and patients completed the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and International Prostate Symptom Score‐Quality of Life (I‐PSS QoL) surveys at Baseline and 12 weeks. Data were collected between April 2012 and July 2014. ResultsOf 9795 OAB patients ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yumiko NOZAWA, Daisuke KATO, Hiromi TABUCHI, Kentarou KUROISHI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Serum Testosterone Levels Are Negatively Correlated with International Prostate Symptom Score and Transitional Prostate Volume
ConclusionsAs total testosterone levels decrease, both International Prostate Symptom Score and transitional prostate volume increase significantly. These findings provide evidence of the presence of more severe lower urinary tract symptoms and larger transitional prostate volume in aging men. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ji S. SHIM, Jae H. KIM, Yong S. YOON, Hoon CHOI, Jae Y. PARK, Jae H. BAE Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Testing of a New Portable Device for Dynamic Bladder Pressure Monitoring
ConclusionThe portable dynamic bladder pressure monitoring device is conducive to the dynamic monitoring of bladder pressure in patients with neurogenic bladder caused by spinal cord injury. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lingfeng LIU, Kang ZHAO, Fan CHEN, Jian WU, Zhaofeng YANG, Ming CHEN, Linbo MAO, Jiurong HAN Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Potential Primary Endpoint for Exploratory Clinical Trial in Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Systematic Literature Review
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that volume voided per micturition is a useful symptom for evaluating OAB candidate compounds in a small sample size and represents an effective primary endpoint, especially in exploratory clinical trials. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 31, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shingo IINO, Masayuki KANEKO, Mamoru NARUKAWA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association Between Ambient Temperature and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Hospital ‐Based Cross‐Sectional Analysis
ObjectivesTo date, there is no overall agreement as to risk of ambient temperature for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thus, we focused on ambient temperature as an environmental factor affecting LUTS and attempted to explain the temperature differences in LUTS severity in cases in real clinical practice. MethodsThis was a multicenter, cross‐sectional survey. The study involved 1612 men aged 40 years and older who visited 23 university hospitals in 10 major areas in South Korea between September 2010 and December 2011. The participants who had good overall mental and physic...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 19, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sung Ryul SHIM, Jae Heon KIM, Seung Whan DOO, Won Jae YANG, Eun Seop SONG, Yun Seob SONG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association Between Ambient Temperature and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Hospital‐Based Cross‐Sectional Analysis
ObjectivesTo date, there is no overall agreement as to risk of ambient temperature for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thus, we focused on ambient temperature as an environmental factor affecting LUTS and attempted to explain the temperature differences in LUTS severity in cases in real clinical practice. MethodsThis was a multicenter, cross‐sectional survey. The study involved 1612 men aged 40 years and older who visited 23 university hospitals in 10 major areas in South Korea between September 2010 and December 2011. The participants who had good overall mental and physic...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 19, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sung Ryul SHIM, Jae Heon KIM, Seung Whan DOO, Won Jae YANG, Eun Seop SONG, Yun Seob SONG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Role of Bladder Dysfunction in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Refractory to Alpha ‐blocker Therapy: A Video‐urodynamic Analysis
ConclusionApproximately one‐third of male LUTS was due to bladder dysfunction. A man older than 70 years with LUTS and TPV less than 30 mL usually indicates the presence of bladder dysfunction rather than BOO. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuan ‐Hong JIANG, Chun‐Hou LIAO, Hann‐Chorng KUO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Side ‐Effects after Antimuscarinic Treatment for Overactive Bladder
This study was designed to investigate the patients' satisfaction by quality weight of health status as affected by the side‐effects of OAB medications. Patients who had OAB symptoms lasting longer than 3 months and have experienced side‐effects after any antimuscarinic treatments filled in the EQ‐5D questionnaire. The enrolled patients had two EQ‐5D questionnaires for two different health statuses, i.e., presence or absence of side‐effects. Quality weight was calculated using the ED‐5D health status score with Korean tariff. ResultsOne hundred patients were enrolled and completed the HR‐QoL questionnaire. Th...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aram KIM, Kyu ‐Sung LEE, Rangrhee JUNG, Selee NA, Joon‐chul KIM, Hyeong Gon KIM, Myung‐Soo CHOO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of Voiding Parameters in Healthy Women Using Sound Analysis
ObjectivesSonouroflowmetry represents a novel method for estimating urinary flow parameters. The aim of this study was to compare the urinary flow parameters acquired using sonouroflowmetry with those of standard uroflowmetry in healthy female volunteers. MethodsThirty‐six healthy female volunteers (aged 25–54 years) were subjected to standard uroflowmetry. Simultaneously, subjects dialed a dedicated number on a mobile phone and kept recording until urination was finished. Sound data were analyzed and compared to the uroflowmetry data. Of 218 recordings, 183 were included in the final analysis. Thirty‐four...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marcel GÄRTNER, Jan KRHUT, Petr HURTIK, Michal BURDA, Katarina ZVAROVA, Peter ZVARA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Side‐Effects after Antimuscarinic Treatment for Overactive Bladder
This study was designed to investigate the patients' satisfaction by quality weight of health status as affected by the side‐effects of OAB medications. Patients who had OAB symptoms lasting longer than 3 months and have experienced side‐effects after any antimuscarinic treatments filled in the EQ‐5D questionnaire. The enrolled patients had two EQ‐5D questionnaires for two different health statuses, i.e., presence or absence of side‐effects. Quality weight was calculated using the ED‐5D health status score with Korean tariff. ResultsOne hundred patients were enrolled and completed the HR‐QoL questionnaire. Th...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aram KIM, Kyu‐Sung LEE, Rangrhee JUNG, Selee NA, Joon‐chul KIM, Hyeong Gon KIM, Myung‐Soo CHOO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Physiological Roles of Bradykinin and Involvement of Bradykinin B2 Receptor in Urethral Function in Humans and Animals
ConclusionsThe present study provides evidence that bradykinin elicits urethral smooth muscle contraction via the bradykinin B2 receptor, suggesting the potential utility of this receptor as a novel target for the treatment of voiding dysfunction. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 10, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kenichiro FUJIMOTO, Taiji YOSHINO, Satoko NAKAJIMA, Hironori YUYAMA, Noriyuki MASUDA, Masahiro TAKEDA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Intratesticular Bradykinin Involvement in Rat Testicular Pain Models
ConclusionsHere, we found that intratesticular bradykinin evokes pain behavior via stimulation of bradykinin B2 receptors and that intratesticular acetic acid injection induces intratesticular bradykinin synthesis, consequently leading to pain behavior. These findings suggest that the potential utility of bradykinin B2 receptor antagonists as a novel target for treating urogenital pain. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 10, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kenichiro FUJIMOTO, Taiji YOSHINO, Katsuro YOSHIOKA, Hironori YUYAMA, Noriyuki MASUDA, Masahiro TAKEDA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Treatment Outcome of Overactive Bladder Patients Receiving Antimuscarinic Therapy for More than One Year
ConclusionSustained therapeutic effects were observed in patients who received 12 months or more of antimuscarinic therapy, even in elderly patients. In addition, side‐effects in patients receiving long‐term therapy were also common but tolerable. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sheng ‐Mou HSIAO, Ho‐Hsiung LIN, Hann‐Chorng KUO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

International Prostate Symptom Score Should Be Considered a Complement Rather Than a Substitute to Generic Preference ‐Based Measures for Measuring Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Within Economic Evaluation
ConclusionOur findings suggest that the IPSS has comparable discriminant validity to the GQoL instruments and therefore useful for assessing subgroup differences related to urinary symptoms. The weak convergence between the IPSS and the GQoL instruments however suggests that, within economic evaluation, the IPSS should be viewed as a complement rather than a substitute to the GQoL instruments because it captures different quality of life constructs. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christine MPUNDU ‐KAAMBWA, Billingsley KAAMBWA, Sarah APPLETON, Sean MARTIN, Gary WITTERT, Robert ADAMS Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of Living at the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition Base on Urinary Status
ConclusionThis is the first survey of the urinary status of people living in a polar environment. The findings obtained by questionnaires and voiding dairies indicated that urination and sleep status did not worsen during the stay in Antarctica. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Atsushi IKEDA, Koji KAWAI, Masakazu TSUTSUMI, Koji YOSHIMURA, Giichiro OHNO, Tatsuhisa HASEGAWA, Hirofumi OOE, Kentaro WATANABE, Jun MIYAZAKI, Hiroyuki NISHIYAMA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Role of Bladder Dysfunction in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Refractory to Alpha‐blocker Therapy: A Video‐urodynamic Analysis
ConclusionApproximately one‐third of male LUTS was due to bladder dysfunction. A man older than 70 years with LUTS and TPV less than 30 mL usually indicates the presence of bladder dysfunction rather than BOO. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuan‐Hong JIANG, Chun‐Hou LIAO, Hann‐Chorng KUO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Associations of Psychometric Affective Parameters with Urodynamic Investigation for Urinary Frequency
ConclusionThis pilot study revealed an association between psychometric parameters and urodynamic results indicating a common pathway of bladder function and affective complaints. Further research is needed to elucidate which parts of the bladder‐brain axis are involved and how these parts correspond by means of urodynamics. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Desiree M. J. VRIJENS, Jamie M. A. F. L. DROSSAERTS, Kevin RADEMAKERS, Martijn SMITS, Stefan G. DE WACHTER, Carsten LEUE, Gommert A. VAN KOEVERINGE Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prospective Randomized Comparison of Monopolar TURP, Bipolar TURP and Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate in Patients with Benign Prostatic Obstruction: 36 Months Outcome
ConclusionMonopolar TURP, Bipolar TURP and PVP provides durable and comparable efficacy at 36 months follow up in patients with prostate size
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Niraj KUMAR, Pawan VASUDEVA, Anup KUMAR, Harbinder SINGH Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research