Chronic Pelvic Ischemia: Contribution to the Pathogenesis of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS): A New Target for Pharmacological Treatment?
The incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms, including overactive bladder (OAB), is continuing to rise, and is associated with a negative impact on quality of life and a heavy economic burden. A major risk factor for OAB is advancing age. The etiology of OAB is multifactorial and appears to involve myogenic, neurogenic, and urotheliogenic factors. In this article, we review the strengthening preclinical evidence supporting the contribution of chronic pelvic ischemia to the pathogenesis of OAB. In animal models, chronic ischemia induced by arterial injury and a high‐fat diet upregulates markers of oxidative stress and p...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Karl‐Erik ANDERSSON, Masanori NOMIYA, Osamu YAMAGUCHI Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Survey and Risk Factors for Lower Urinary Tract Storage Symptoms in Middle‐Aged and Older Stroke Patients in Urban China
ObjectivesTo evaluate the prevalence and associated risk factors of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in people with stroke. This was the first study that systematically surveyed the risk factors for LUTS in people with various lengths of stroke history in urban Chinese communities. MethodsA community‐based, cross‐sectional study was performed on 1404 residents aged over 40 years, randomly selected in the urban area of Zhengzhou, China. A questionnaire including the subjects' general health information, sociodemographic background, medical history, and the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS) was filled by...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yudong TIAN, Yanbin GUAN, Jianguo WEN, Xiaoping SHANG, Jinsheng LI, Yan WANG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effect of Selective Prostaglandin E2 EP2 Receptor Agonist CP‐533,536 on Voiding Efficiency in Rats with Midodrine‐Induced Functional Urethral Obstruction
ConclusionsThese results suggest that a selective EP2 receptor agonist could ameliorate the elevation of RV and improve the reduction of VE in rats with functional urethral obstruction caused by stimulation of α1‐adrenoceptors. The mechanism of action might be not potentiation of bladder contraction but rather preferential relief of urethral constriction. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ryoko KURIHARA, Katsunori IMAZUMI, Hajime TAKAMATSU, Kenichiro ISHIZU, Taiji YOSHINO, Noriyuki MASUDA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Study on Physiological Roles of Stimulation of Prostaglandin E2 Receptor Subtype EP2 in Urethral Function in Rats
ConclusionsTaken together, these results suggest that stimulation of EP2 receptors induces relaxation likely via activation of cAMP‐dependent mechanisms in rat urethral tissue, leading to a reduction of UPP. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ryoko KURIHARA, Kenichiro ISHIZU, Hajime TAKAMATSU, Taiji YOSHINO, Noriyuki MASUDA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Efficacy of Transurethral Vesical Deafferentation with Mid‐Urethral Sling Operation for Female Mixed Urinary Incontinence: Preliminary Results
ConclusionsThe transurethral vesical deafferentation procedure combined with MUS is effective for the treatment of MUI. The procedure is simple, safe and efficacious in treating urgency and UUI without affecting voiding function. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sang Jin KIM, Jung Soo PARK, Kyoung Taek LIM, Hong Sang MOON, Yong Tae KIM Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Detrusor Underactivity: The Current Concept of the Pathophysiology
Based on evidence from available literature, we review the pathophysiology of detrusor underactivity (DU). DU is likely to be multifactorial. Aging reduces detrusor activity, but other concomitant causes may aggravate this condition, resulting in decrease of detrusor contractility. Impaired detrusor contractility has been regarded as a major etiologic factor of DU. However, a more complex pathology has been proposed. As contributing factors to DU, we discuss disturbances of the sensory afferent side of the micturition reflex, the central nervous system (CNS) and the efferent side of the reflex, including nerves and the det...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 14, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Masaki YOSHIDA, Osamu YAMAGUCHI Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Dramatic Enlargement of the Prostate due to Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation
ConclusionThis case highlights the ability of this clinical and pathologic entity to cause significant prostatic enlargement, how it is diagnosed, and the possible role of surgical therapy in its treatment. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - August 14, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel A. WOLLIN, Benjamin M. BRUCKER Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Cognitive Safety and Overall Tolerability of Imidafenacin in Clinical Use: A Long‐Term, Open‐Label, Post‐Marketing Surveillance Study
ConclusionsThe present findings suggest that imidafenacin can be used safely for cognitively vulnerable patients with OAB. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ryuji SAKAKIBARA, Hitoshi HAMANO, Hiromitsu YAGI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Urethral Metastasis from Rectal Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
ConclusionUrethral metastasis from primary colon cancer is extremely rare. This disease, with its various atypical presentations, presents a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. In patients with recurrent or persistent lower urinary tract symptoms, further urologic workup including thorough history taking, physical examination, and imaging surveys is warranted. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chun‐Feng CHANG, Shun‐Neng HSU, Shang‐Tao CHIEN, Chian‐Ting WANG, Ying‐Jui NI, Ching‐Wen HSU, Jian‐Tai MEI Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Role of Bladder Neck and Urethral Sphincter Dysfunction in Men with Persistent Bothersome Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms after α‐1 Blocker Treatment
ConclusionBladder neck dysfunction and PRES play important roles in male LUTS. In men younger than 70 years with small TPV and persistent LUTS after α‐1 blocker therapy, video‐urodynamic studies should be performed to make an accurate diagnosis before invasive surgery is planned. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Qian‐Sheng KE, Yuan‐Hong JIANG, Hann‐Chorng KUO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pilot Study Exploring Chronic Pudendal Neuromodulation as a Treatment Option for Pain Associated with Pudendal Neuralgia
ConclusionsChronic pudendal neuromodulation can improve pain in patients with pudendal neuralgia. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 8, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kenneth M. PETERS, Kim A. KILLINGER, Christopher JAEGER, Charity CHEN Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Noradrenergic Mechanisms Controlling Urethral Smooth and Striated Muscle Function in Urethral Continence Reflex in Rats
ConclusionThese results suggest that: the baseline activity and reflex contraction of urethral smooth muscle are decreased by α1‐AR inhibition or α2‐AR stimulation; the reflex contraction of urethral striated muscle is decreased by α2‐AR stimulation, but not by α1‐AR inhibition; and nisoxetine increases baseline and reflex activity of smooth muscle in addition to striated muscle reflex activity by α1‐AR stimulation. These findings will be useful to understand nerve‐mediated urethral closure mechanisms. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 7, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Akira FURUTA, Yasuyuki SUZUKI, Shouji KIMURA, Kouji ASANO, Shin EGAWA, Naoki YOSHIMURA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Are Middle‐Aged Men with Chronic Kidney Disease at Higher Risk of Having Nocturia than Age‐Matched Controls
ObjectiveWe compared the lower urinary tract symptoms between middle‐aged men with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD) under 50 years of age. MethodsBetween October 2010 and July 2013, patients with CKD aged below 50 who received regular follow‐ups at the nephrology outpatient clinics were enrolled. We also enrolled men aged below 50 years with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) higher than 60 mL/min per 1.73 m2 and without history of kidney diseases from the health examination department as the control group. Clinical parameters and laboratory parameters were collected for an...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - July 7, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chun‐Kai HSU, Mei‐Yi WU, I‐Ni CHIANG, Stephen S.‐D. YANG, Shang‐Jen CHANG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Short‐Term Flavoxate Treatment Alters Detrusor Contractility Characteristics: Renewed Interest in Clinical Use?
ConclusionsThese findings provided new information of how short‐term flavoxate treatment altered contractility characteristics at the bladder level, which may instill new interest in investigating the use of this drug in bladder disorders not responding well to conventional treatments. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - June 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hong C. TANG, Wai P. LAM, Xin ZHANG, Ping C. LEUNG, David T. YEW, Willmann LIANG Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Successful Case of Conservative Treatment of Vesicovaginal Fistula by Hodge Pessary Insertion
ConclusionThe conservative approach could be an option of treatments of vesicovaginal fistula caused by neglected vaginal pessary. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 12, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Soo‐Hwan PARK, Won Hee PARK, Hyeong Gon KIM Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Alteration of Urothelial Inflammation, Apoptosis, and Junction Protein in Patients with Various Bladder Conditions and Storage Bladder Symptoms Suggest Common Pathway Involved in Underlying Pathophysiology
This study investigated urothelial dysfunction and chronic inflammation in the urothelium in different types of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD), which causes bladder storage symptoms. MethodsBladder tissues were obtained from patients with LUTD including 17 with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), 15 with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), 12 with spinal cord injury (SCI), 12 with recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), 13 with ketamine related cystitis (KC) and 10 controls. The bladder specimens were investigated using immunofluorescence (IF) staining of the urothelial junction protein E‐cadheri...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - May 12, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hsin‐Tzu LIU, Yuan‐Hong JIANG, Hann‐Chorng KUO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

IgG4‐Related Prostatitis Impairs Objective Urinary Function as with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: A Case Report Successfully Treated with Transurethral Resection
ConclusionRecognition of the impact of IgG4‐related prostatitis on objective urinary function will help in appropriately treating patients with this condition. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 29, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Makoto KAGAWA, Hideki TAKESHITA, Shingo MORIYAMA, Akiko ADACHI, Koji CHIBA, Akira NORO Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Reliability and Validation of the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire in Over Active Bladder to Persian Language
ConclusionsPersian version of ICIQ‐OAB questionnaire is a simple and strong tool for research, treatment and screening purposes. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Reza SARI MOTLAGH, Sakineh HAJEBRAHIMI, Homayoun SADEGHI‐BAZARGANI, Javad JOODI TUTUNSAZ Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of Rho‐Kinase Inhibitor Hydroxyfasudil in Protamine Sulphate Induced Cystitis Rat Bladder
ConclusionsSignificant reduction of inflammation by affecting the anti‐oxidant defense systems was provided by hydroxyfasudil. Decreased in vitro responses to contractions of bladder smooth muscle strips were obtained. Hydroxyfasudil may be a potential new therapeutic option for inflammation and BO, in rat bladder. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - April 16, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yigit AKIN, Aliseydi BOZKURT, Huseyin S. EROL, Mesut HALICI, Fikret CELEBI, Kubra A. T. KAPAKIN, Hakan GULMEZ, Mutlu ATES, Abdulkadir COBAN, Baris NUHOGLU Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bladder Neck Rupture and Vesicovaginal Fistula Associated with Pelvic Fracture in Female
ConclusionAppropriate management should be selected according to the condition in each patient. But it should be taken into consideration that a patient with pelvic fracture is critically ill, and an experienced urologist of this field is not always available at that time. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Koji ICHIHARA, Naoya MASUMORI, Satoshi TAKAHASHI, Noriomi MIYAO, Ryuichi KATO Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Effect of Duloxetine on Urethral Resting Pressure and on Sphincter Contractility in Response to Coughing and Magnetic Stimulation in Healthy Women
ConclusionThe proposed method for measuring the urethral resistance in healthy women can be used in POM studies of new drugs developed to treat SUI.Clinical trial registration number: UMIN000009096 (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 20, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Makoto Yono, Masayuki OTANI, Kazuya ITO, Yumi INOUE, Kohichiro FURUKAWA, Masaharu HORI, Shigeki TSUJI, Takanori TANAKA, Yukikuni SAKATA, Shin IRIE Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effect of Sacral Neuromodulation on Outcome Measures and Urine Chemokines in Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Patients
ConclusionsConcomitant decrease in urine levels of chemokines especially MCP‐1 was associated with treatment response of SNM. These results support the role of chemokines as downstream effectors of neuromodulation response and could serve as potential non‐invasive measures of treatment response.Clinical Trial Registration Number: NCT01739946. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 17, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kenneth M. Peters, Nirmal Jayabalan, Don Bui, Kim Killinger, Michael Chancellor, Pradeep Tyagi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of the Selective β3‐Adrenoceptor Agonist Mirabegron in Japanese Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Randomized, Double‐Blind, Placebo‐Controlled, Dose‐Finding Study
ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of the β3‐adrenoceptor agonist, mirabegron, compared with placebo in Japanese patients with overactive bladder (OAB). MethodsPatients with OAB symptoms for ≥24 weeks, ≥8 micturitions/24 h on average, and ≥1 episode of urgency and/or urgency incontinence/24 h were randomized to mirabegron (25, 50 or 100 mg) or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint was change from baseline to end of study in the mean number of micturitions/24 h. Secondary endpoints included micturition variables related to urgency, incon...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 11, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Osamu YAMAGUCHI, Eiji MARUI, Yasuhiko IGAWA, Masayuki TAKEDA, Osamu NISHIZAWA, Yasushi IKEDA, Sumito OHKAWA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Translation, Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Qualiveen‐30 Questionnaire in Persian for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis
This study aimed to cross‐culturally translate the Qualiveen‐30 into Persian and validate it in Iranian patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). MethodsThis was a cross‐sectional prospective validation study. The translation and cross‐cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire was performed in accordance with published guidelines. A total of 154 patients with SCI or MS who suffered from lower urinary symptoms for at least 6 months were asked to complete the questionnaire in the first visit to the clinic and after 3 weeks. To assess reliability, the internal consistenc...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 11, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Abolghasem Nikfallah, Saeed Rezaali, Nooredin Mohammadi, Mahboobeh Abrishamkar, Ehsan Rezaei, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Amir H. Pakpour, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of Outside‐In and Inside‐Out Transobturator Tape Procedures for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: 7‐Year Outcomes
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to compare the long‐term surgical outcomes of the “inside‐out” (TVT‐O) and “outside‐in” (TOT) transobturator tape procedures for treating female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MethodsThis was a retrospective analysis of women who underwent a transobturator tape procedure and were followed for at least 7 years. Patients' baseline characteristics and urodynamic parameters were compared between the two groups and analyzed to identify factors related to failure of therapy. ResultsA total of 215 patients were followed for > 7 ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ji‐Youn CHUN, Miho SONG, Dae Seon YOO, Ji‐Yeon HAN, Bumsik HONG, Myung‐Soo CHOO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pathways Involving Beta‐3 Adrenergic Receptors Modulate Cold Stress‐Induced Detrusor Overactivity in Conscious Rats
ConclusionA high dose of the beta‐3 agonist CL316243 could modulate cold stress‐induced detrusor overactivity. Therefore, one of the mechanisms in cold stress‐induced detrusor overactivity includes a pathway involving beta‐3 ARs. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - March 2, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tetsuya IMAMURA, Osamu ISHIZUKA, Teruyuki OGAWA, Takahiro YAMAGISHI, Hitoshi YOKOYAMA, Tomonori MINAGAWA, Masaki NAKAZAWA, Osamu NISHIZAWA Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bladder Hyperactivity Induced by Chronic Variable Stress in Rats
ObjectivesTo investigate the effect of chronic stress on bladder function. We used awake cystometry and investigated the expressions of contractile‐associated proteins. MethodsSixteen adult female Sprague–Dawley rats, weighing approximately 220 g, were randomly assigned and divided into control (CON, n = 8) and chronic variable stress (CVS, n = 7) groups. The rats of the CVS group spent 6 weeks under the CVS protocol. After 6 weeks, continuous filling cystometry was performed on conscious animals. The basal pressure, maximal pressure, micturition duration, threshold ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dong Youp HAN, Hee Jong JEONG, Moon Young LEE Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Improvement of Overactive Bladder Symptoms and Bladder Ischemia with Dutasteride in Patients with Benign Prostatic Enlargement
ObjectivesTo evaluate the correlation of clinical and urodynamic parameters with bladder vascular resistance before and after dutasteride treatment in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic enlargement. MethodsA prospective study was conducted in 30 consecutive patients with benign prostatic enlargement who had not been satisfied with alpha‐adrenergic antagonist monotherapy. Before and 24 weeks after dutasteride add‐on treatment, we assessed International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), prostate volume (PV), urodynamic study and contrast‐enhanced color Doppler ultrasonograph...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Naoki WADA, Seiji MATSUMOTO, Masafumi KITA, Kazumi HASHIZUME, Hidehiro KAKIZAKI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Men with Hypertension are More Likely to Have Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Large Prostate Volume
ConclusionsMen with hypertension are more likely to have a higher IPSS and large prostate volume than men without hypertension. This finding implicates a pathophysiological association between hypertension and LUTS, and the need to manage comorbid symptoms simultaneously. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - December 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eu Chang HWANG, Sun‐Ouck KIM, Deok‐Hyun NAM, Ho Song YU, Insang HWANG, Seung Il JUNG, Taek Won KANG, Dong Deuk KWON, Geun Soo KIM Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A 12‐Week, Open Label, Multi‐Center Study to Evaluate the Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Silodosin on Voiding Dysfunction in Patients with Neurogenic Bladder
ObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical effect and safety of α1A‐adrenoceptor blocker, silodosin, in patients with voiding dysfunction caused by neurogenic bladder. MethodsFrom April 2011 to January 2012, patients who were diagnosed as potential voiding dysfunction associated with neurogenic bladder, aged ≥ 20 years were enrolled. Silodosin (8 mg/day) was administered once daily in the morning with food. The efficacy was assessed at the baseline and after 12 weeks of the treatment having following parameters of international prostate symptom score and other ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 19, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kyung Hyun MOON, Choal‐Hee PARK, Hee‐Chang JUNG, Tae‐Hee OH, Jae‐Soo KIM, Duk‐Yoon KIM Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Assessment of the Impact of Male Urinary Incontinence on Health‐Related Quality of Life: A Population Based Study
ConclusionsUrinary incontinence affects men's QoL negatively. In particular, mixed urinary incontinence has the greatest impact on QoL. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - November 12, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hyoung Keun PARK, Sounghoon CHANG, Mary H. PALMER, Inja KIM, Heejung CHOI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prospective Randomized Study of MiniArc and Ajust Single Incision Sling Procedures
ConclusionsThe cure rates of the Ajust and MiniArc procedures are very good with the follow‐up of 24 months. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 27, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alois MARTAN, Jan KRHUT, Jaromír MAŠATA, Kamil ŠVABÍK, Michael HALAŠKA, Lukáš HORČIČKA, Roman ZACHOVAL Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Urinary Incontinence in Premenopausal Women: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Impact on Quality of Life
ConclusionBeing older than 35, having a low educational level and a gravida greater than two are the independent risk factors in terms of the occurrence of UI in premenopausal women. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 27, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mehmet ÜNLÜ, Işık ÜSTÜNER, Emine Seda G. GÜVEN, Şenol ŞENTÜRK, Figen K. ŞAHIN Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association between Chronic Periodontal Disease and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Both Sexes
ConclusionsThe present study demonstrated for the first time that some storage and voiding symptoms were significantly associated with CPD in both sexes. Thus, although CPD and LUTS seem to have common pathophysiological factors, the interrelationship between CPD and LUTS is slightly different between men and women. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 27, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Seiji MATSUMOTO, Mitsuyoshi MATSUDA, Masanori TAKEKAWA, Masuhiko OKADA, Kazumi HASHIZUME, Naoki WADA, Jun‐ichi HORI, Masafumi KITA, Tatsuya IWATA, Hidehiro KAKIZAKI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tension‐Free Vaginal Tape‐SECUR Procedure for the Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: 3‐Year Follow‐Up Results
ConclusionsBoth U‐ and H‐type approaches of TVT‐Secur for the treatment of female SUI remains efficacious, safe, and satisfactory for up to 3 years after surgery. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 27, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ha Na LEE, Sin‐Woo LEE, Young‐Suk LEE, Seo Yeon LEE, Kyu‐Sung LEE Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prospective Trial of Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Overactive Bladder Syndrome in Korean Patients
ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation for treating patients with refractory overactive bladder based on urodynamic data. MethodsPatients older than 18 years of age, with overactive bladder symptoms refractory to conventional therapies were eligible. Patients with more than a 50% reduction in frequency, urgency, or urge incontinence symptoms during a 2‐week test stimulation period retained the sacral neuromodulation. Voiding diaries, overactive bladder questionnaires, and urodynamic studies were performed before and 1 year after sacral neuromodulation. ResultsForty patients ...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 24, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kyung Hyun MOON, Ji‐Yeon HAN, Jang Hwan KIM, Ha Na LEE, Kyu‐Sung LEE, Jeong Gu LEE, Seung‐June OH, Ha Na YOON, Myung‐Soo CHOO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Botulinum Toxin A Intradetrusor Injection for Treating Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity, A Single Centre Experience
ConclusionsIntradetrusor BoNTA injections provide a good clinical response. The urodynamic parameters significantly improved in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 24, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hisham A. MOSLI, Mohannad A. AWAD, Mamdouh M. REZK, Abdulrahman E. ALSABBAN, Abdulmalik M. S. TAYIB, Mohammed H. ABDULWAHAB, Moayad A. ASSIRI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Postvoiding Urine Accumulation in the Vestibule in a Girl Complaining of Postvoiding Urine Incontinence
Postvoiding urine accumulation in the vestibule is clearly demonstrated in a 5‐year‐old girl who suffered from urgent urinary incontinence and postvoiding urine leakage. Before catheterization for urodynamic study, the two labia majorae fused temporarily by sticky mucoid substance and easily separated by the examiner's fingers. Temporary adhesion of labia majora might be the cause of urinary incontinence, which was quickly reversed by correcting to normal voiding posture. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 11, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chia‐Cheng SU, Shang‐Jen CHANG, Stephen Shei‐Dei YANG Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Correlation of the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score, and the Voiding Diary and Urodynamic Parameters in Patients with Overactive Bladder Syndrome
ObjectivesTo investigate correlations between the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS), the voiding diary, and urodynamic parameters in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). MethodsA data analysis was performed on 164 women who presented with OAB between January 2006 and December 2011. All patients completed a 3‐day voiding diary, OABSS (frequency [Q‐F], nocturia [Q‐N], urgency [Q‐U], urgency incontinence [Q‐UI]), and a urodynamic study. The relationships of the OABSS, voiding diary variables, and urodynamic parameters, such as detrusor overactivity (DO) and maximal cystometric capacity (MCC), were an...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Miho SONG, Ji‐Youn CHUN, Dae Sun YOO, Ji‐Yeon HAN, Myung‐Soo CHOO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Nocturia in an Outpatient Clinic
ConclusionClinically significant nocturia is common among patients seen at a general medical clinic. Age and gender are the most definitive risk factors for nocturia. Hypertension may also be related to nocturia. Thus, it is important to evaluate not only urological problems but other medical problems in patients with nocturia. (Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - October 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Minoru MIYAZATO, Takeshi TANA, Akira HIGA, Takuma OSHIRO, Ryo NAMITOME, Uru NEZU, Shinichiro UEDA, Seiichi SAITO Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms are Associated with Erectile Function and Psychological Symptoms in Men with Late‐Onset Hypogonadism Syndrome
ObjectiveWe assessed the factors significantly associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with late‐onset hypogonadism (LOH) syndrome. MethodsThe study population consisted of 258 patients aged 40 years or older diagnosed with LOH syndrome. Each patient completed a questionnaire study, such as the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 5, Aging Male Score (AMS), and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). Body mass index (BMI), waist size, and muscle volume were measured in all patients, and blood biochemical data, including total cholesterol, triglyceride, hemoglobin A1c, and free te...
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - September 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kazuyoshi SHIGEHARA, Kazuhiro SUGIMOTO, Hiroyuki KONAKA, Yuji MAEDA, Yasuhide KITAGAWA, Atsushi MIZOKAMI, Eitetsu KOH, Mikio NAMIKI Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research