Journal article

Does successful treatment of overactive bladder improve co-morbidities in patients with nocturia?

Kai Sin Chin, Georgie E Rose, Claire F Ervin, Tee Juan Ong, David M Whishaw, Wendy F Bower

Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), one comorbidity of nocturia, could reduce waking to void and improve other co-existing symptoms. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Participants received 12 weeks of standard treatment, including lifestyle interventions and pharmacotherapy. Outcome measures were nocturia episodes, severity of urinary urgency/incontinence, sleep quality, daytime somnolence, anxiety and depression scores, quality of life and change in blood pressure. RESULTS: Twenty participants completed the study. Nocturia frequency improved by one void per night. Overactive Bladder Symptom Score, sleep qualit..

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