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Risk factors for postoperative urinary retention among women who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2019 Feb 3. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Department of Urology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for postoperative urinary retention (POUR) among female patients by evaluating its occurrence in women who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Gyeongsang National University Hospital.

Methods: The medical records of female patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallbladder stones between March 2014 and February 2018 were reviewed. Information was collected regarding patient age, body mass index (BMI), creatinine, absolute neutrophil count, duration of the operation and anesthesia, the amount of fluid infused, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, and medical comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, and lung, liver, heart, renal, and neurologic disease. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/luts.12255
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February 2019
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Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying: A definition with clinical implications.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2019 01;11(1):85

1st Urology Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12251DOI Listing
January 2019

Mirabegron induces relaxant effects via cAMP signaling-dependent and -independent pathways in detrusor smooth muscle.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Objective: We previously found that mirabegron exerts a relaxant effect in the presence of the β -adrenoceptor antagonist SR58894A during carbachol-induced contraction in human and pig detrusor. The aim of this study was to explore the possible mechanism underlying the relaxant effects of mirabegron using detrusor smooth muscle.

Methods: Human tissue was obtained from urinary bladders of patients undergoing radical cystectomy at Kyushu University and Harasanshin Hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12247DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effectiveness and persistence of mirabegron as a first-line treatment in patients with overactive bladder in real-life practice.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and persistence of mirabegron as a first-line treatment in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) in real-life practice.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed patients with OAB who received mirabegron (50 mg) as a first-line treatment. According to treatment course, patients were divided into three groups, (a) mirabegron only (monotherapy group), (b) mirabegron and anticholinergics (add-on group), and (c) mirabegron replaced with another treatment (switch group). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12253DOI Listing
January 2019

Postoperative cystogram findings predict recovery of urinary continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Urology, Nara Prefecture General Medical Center, Nara, Japan.

Objectives: To assess the association between postoperative cystogram findings and subsequent outcomes on urinary continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP).

Methods: A retrospective review of 250 consecutive patients who were observed for at least 12 months after RALP. The postoperative cystogram findings examined were: the location of the bladder neck, degree of bladder abnormalities, and presence of outflow of contrast medium into the urethra during the filling phase of cystography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12254DOI Listing
January 2019

Audiovisual stimulus during urodynamics to provoke detrusor overactivity: A randomized trial.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Division of Urogynecology, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Objective: This study estimated the effect of adding an audiovisual (AV) intervention during urodynamic evaluation (UDE) on increasing detrusor contractions (DO) versus routine UDE testing without AV cues.

Methods: A randomized trial was conducted of women with overactive bladder (OAB) undergoing UDE with and without AV intervention. The AV intervention was a 1-minute video on continuous loop showing common OAB triggers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12248DOI Listing
December 2018

Higher urge severity score predicts resumption of overactive bladder (OAB) medication following discontinuation of mirabegron treatment in patients with OAB.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objectives: This study investigated factors predicting the resumption of mirabegron following its discontinuation with successful treatment of overactive bladder (OAB).

Methods: In all, 374 OAB patients reporting an improvement in subjective symptoms after a minimum of 3 months treatment with mirabegron 25 mg, q.d. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12252DOI Listing
December 2018

Use of an occlusive penile clamp during filling cystometry in men with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.

Objective: In severe post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI), urodynamics may not identify crucial parameters because of inadequate bladder filling. This study evaluated cystometry and pressure flow studies (PFS) in men in whom severe SUI during attempted filling necessitated application of a penile clamp to allow filling to reach cystometric capacity. Men who had undergone prior radical prostatectomy were identified from a database of patients attending for video urodynamic testing between 2012 and 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12249DOI Listing
December 2018

Male patients with a higher frequency of nocturnal urinary episodes are more likely to benefit from alpha-blocker therapy for bothersome nocturia.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: This retrospective study investigated the therapeutic effects of alpha-blockers on men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) to identify baseline variables that may predict therapeutic response in terms of nocturia improvement.

Methods: The study included 348 men with LUTS, including bothersome nocturia, treated with tamsulosin 0.4 mg at bedtime (h. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12246DOI Listing
December 2018

Is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome related to nocturia?

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Urology, Istanbul Taksim Gaziosmanpasa Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Methods: This multicenter study was performed on 122 male patients with dyspnea and/or sleep disorder. Patient characteristics were recorded. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/luts.12250
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December 2018
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Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging parameters predict urinary incontinence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

Objective: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a major prostate cancer (PCa) treatment-related morbidity. It has been reported that post-prostatectomy UI is related to the width of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) and the length of the urethra. However, the details of these anatomical parameters are unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12245DOI Listing
December 2018

Bladder dysfunction does not affect long-term success rate of the retropubic suburethral sling procedure in women with stress urinary incontinence.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: This study investigated the long-term success rate of retropubic suburethral sling in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and different bladder function.

Methods: Surgical outcomes of women with SUI undergoing a retropubic suburethral sling procedure between October 1989 and November 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. Bladder function was evaluated in every patient preoperatively using videourodynamic studies. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/luts.12244
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12244DOI Listing
November 2018
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A 52-week multicenter randomized controlled study of the efficacy and safety of add-on dutasteride and imidafenacin to tamsulosin in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia with remaining overactive bladder symptoms (DIrecT study).

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Oct 24. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Medical Information Center, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the long-term efficacy of combination of tamsulosin 0.2 mg + dutasteride 0.5 mg + imidafenacin 0. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/luts.12243
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12243DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effect of tadalafil add-on therapy in patients with persistant storage symptoms refractory to α -adrenoceptor antagonist monotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: A randomized pilot trial comparing tadalafil and solifenacin.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Sep 24. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Urology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of tadalafil add-on therapy with α -adrenoceptor antagonists.

Methods: Patients with persistent storage symptoms refractory to α -adrenoceptor antagonists for benign prostatic hyperplasia were enrolled in the study. Patients were randomly assigned to either a 5 mg tadalafil or 5 mg solifenacin treatment group for 12 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12242DOI Listing
September 2018
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Changes in sensory proteins in the bladder urothelium of patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Sep 9. Epub 2018 Sep 9.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) frequently have lower urinary tract symptoms, such as frequency, urgency, or bladder pain. This study evaluated sensory protein expression in the bladder urothelium of patients with CKD or ESRD.

Methods: Twenty-seven patients with ESRD or CKD and urodynamically proven detrusor underactivity (DU; n = 8) or bladder oversensitivity (n = 19) were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12240DOI Listing
September 2018

Predictive variables of spontaneous micturition recovery after acute urinary retention in men with benign prostatic enlargement: An observational prospective study.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Surgical, Oncological and Stomatological Sciences, Section of Urology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Objective: Acute urinary retention (AUR) is the sudden and painful inability to urinate spontaneously. AUR is one of the most significant complications of benign prostatic enlargement. The management of AUR is based on transurethral catheterization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12241DOI Listing
September 2018
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Does inguinal hernia repair affect uroflowmetric parameters? A prospective controlled clinical trial.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Aug 31. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the changes in uroflowmetric values of male patients following elective inguinal hernia repair.

Methods: The study group comprised patients treated with open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Patients who underwent surgery due to various diseases such as cataract, multinodular goiter, choledocholithiasis, thyroid and breast cancer, hydrocele, or spermatocele were recruited to the control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12239DOI Listing
August 2018
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Three-year safety, efficacy and persistence data following the daily use of mirabegron for overactive bladder in the clinical setting: A Japanese post-marketing surveillance study.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Aug 5. Epub 2018 Aug 5.

Japan-Asia Data Science, Development, Astellas Pharma Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to report the final 3-year results from a surveillance study evaluating the safety, efficacy, and persistence of mirabegron for treating overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms.

Methods: Patients who had started mirabegron for the treatment of urinary urgency, daytime frequency, and urgency urinary incontinence symptoms associated with OAB were followed for 3 years. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), residual urine volume measurements, OAB symptoms, Overactive Bladder Symptom Scores (OABSS), and treatment discontinuations were evaluated prospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12237DOI Listing
August 2018
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Comparison of outpatient reimbursement for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Taiwan: A nationwide population-based study.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Aug 2. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Urology, Taichung Hospital, Taichung Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan.

Objective: This study compared Taiwanese public health insurance outpatient reimbursements for interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment.

Methods: This observational study used data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database between 2002 and 2013. Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for IC/BPS and RA were selected and matched in a ratio of 1 : 5 based on index year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12238DOI Listing
August 2018
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Lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with prostate cancer under and after intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Seirei Christopher University, Shizuoka, Japan.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to collect data on the characteristics, degree, and natural course of urinary complications, as well as self-care for such complications, in patients during and after prostate intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

Methods: Quality of life data were collected retrospectively for all eligible patients who underwent IMRT. In all eligible patients, urinary symptoms were evaluated using questionnaires and face-to-face interview. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12230DOI Listing
July 2018
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Value of computed tomography in calculating prostate volume when transrectal ultrasonography is not applicable.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of computed tomography (CT) in determining total prostate volume (TPV), as an alternative to transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) when TRUS is not available.

Methods: The patient cohort included patients who underwent both CT and TRUS within a 3-month interval from January 2012 to December 2013 at a single institution. In all, 67 non-contrast and 217 contrast-enhanced CT images were reviewed twice by 3 independent observers 2 months after the initial evaluation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12236DOI Listing
July 2018
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Clinical characteristics of self-reported nocturia in patients with interstitial cystitis, and effects of bladder hydrodistention (with fulguration of Hunner lesions) on nocturia.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Urology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of nocturia in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC), and the effects of bladder hydrodistention (with fulguration of Hunner lesions) on nocturia.

Methods: The records of 81 patients who were diagnosed with IC were reviewed. Clinical characteristics were evaluated using the Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index (ICSI), a visual analogue scale (VAS), and bladder diary data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12235DOI Listing
July 2018
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A Danish population-based cohort study of desmopressin use in adults with nocturia or nocturnal enuresis.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective: This study investigated how desmopressin is prescribed to adults in Denmark.

Methods: All adult users of desmopressin over an 8-year period were identified from the Danish National Prescription Registry. Adult patients with nocturia or nocturnal enuresis (NE) were identified by indication codes for "frequent nocturnal voiding" or "involuntary nocturnal voiding", respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12229DOI Listing
July 2018
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Central obesity indicating a higher prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms: A case-control matching analysis from a Chinese cross-sectional study in males.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jul 3. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

Objective The aim of this study was to explore the association between central obesity and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men in southern China, and test the hypothesis that central obesity measured by the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a predictor of the severity of LUTS. Methods In all, 4303 men from the Fangchenggang Area Male Healthy and Examination Survey (FAMHES) were included in this study. LUTS were assessed by the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), whereas central obesity was evaluated by the WHR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12231DOI Listing
July 2018
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Long-term results of transurethral endoscopic excision using the holmium laser for urethral perforation of synthetic slings.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jun 28. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Objective: This study reports on the long-term results of transurethral endoscopic excision using the Holmium laser (TEEH) for large urethral perforation (UP; defined as involving one-quarter or more of the urethral circumference) from synthetic slings.

Methods: Charts of women treated with TEEH for large UP were reviewed. TEEH was performed using a 365-μm laser fiber passed inside an open-ended ureteral catheter positioned in a holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) sheath to stabilize the laser fiber. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12226DOI Listing
June 2018
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Urethral mobility and Point Aa of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system before and after midurethral sling operation.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jun 25. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea.

Objective:  The aim of the present study was to verify the usefulness of Point Aa as a substitute marker of the Q-tip angle and urethral mobility before and after midurethral sling operation for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women.

Methods:  In this study, 118 women presenting with SUI who underwent the tension-free vaginal tape obturator (TVTO) procedure were prospectively examined and followed-up for ≥6 months after operation. Spearman's correlation coefficient was used to assess the degree of correlation between Point Aa of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system and Q-tip angles before and after midurethral sling surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12228DOI Listing
June 2018
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Short-term evaluation of the adjustable bulbourethral male sling for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Objective: The Argus perineal sling is a minimally invasive surgical option to treat post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (PPSUI). This study retrospectively evaluated the short-term clinical outcomes with the Argus sling for PPSUI management and determined the effects of potential preoperative parameters on intraoperative retrograde leak point pressure (RLPP).

Methods: In this retrospective review of 16 men with various degrees of stress incontinence after prostatic surgery who underwent Argus sling, PPSUI was evaluated by pad usage, urodynamics, 24-hour pad weight, and validated questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12227DOI Listing
June 2018
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Relationship between nocturnal polyuria and non-dipping blood pressure in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Urology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to examine factors of nocturnal polyuria and blood pressure variability in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) who were treated.

Methods: Two hundred and forty-two male patients with LUTS who were treated recorded frequency volume charts. We investigated their urinary condition and characteristics, medical history, and medications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12225DOI Listing
May 2018
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Repeat retropubic suburethral sling procedure is effective for recurrent female stress urinary incontinence.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Apr 27. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of repeat retropubic suburethral sling for recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed of 35 women with SUI who underwent repeat retropubic suburethral sling procedures between May 1994 and November 2014. Treatment outcome was assessed directly or by telephone interview. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12223DOI Listing
April 2018
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Efficacy and safety of mirabegron, a β -adrenoceptor agonist, in patients with detrusor hyperactivity and impaired contractility.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Apr 26. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: We examined the efficacy and safety of mirabegron in elderly patients with urodynamic detrusor hyperactivity with impaired contractility (DHIC).

Methods: Patients diagnosed with DHIC received daily dose of mirabegron (25mg). Subjective symptom scores, uroflowmetry data, and adverse events (AEs) were recorded for all patients at baseline and after 1, 3, and 6 months treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12224DOI Listing
April 2018
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Evaluation of Usefulness of Propiverine Hydrochloride in Poor Responders to Previous Anticholinergics.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 May 5;10(2):116-121. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Pharmacovigilance Department, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: In recent years, some patients have been unresponsive to anticholinergics used in the treatment of pollakisuria/urinary incontinence. It has been suggested that propiverine hydrochloride, which has not only anticholinergic activity, but also calcium antagonistic activity, may be useful in poor responders to other 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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12145DOI Listing
May 2018
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Testing of a New Portable Device for Dynamic Bladder Pressure Monitoring.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 May 5;10(2):193-197. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Physics Teaching and Research Section, School of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

Objective: To develop a portable dynamic bladder pressure monitoring device for facilitating the monitoring of bladder detrusor pressure in patients with neurogenic bladder (NB) caused by spinal cord injury and further compared the effect with traditional urodynamics devices.

Methods: Portable dynamic bladder pressure monitoring device was implemented by software and hardware. The hardware was mainly composed of seven parts, such as micro liquid pressure sensor, electric bridge amplifying circuit, clock module, SD card storage circuit, liquid crystal display circuit, touch circuit, controller circuit and so on. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12146DOI Listing
May 2018
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Serum Testosterone Levels Are Negatively Correlated with International Prostate Symptom Score and Transitional Prostate Volume.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 May 5;10(2):143-147. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Department of Urology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.

Objectives: To investigate the correlation of serum total testosterone levels with International Prostate Symptom Score and prostate volume in aging men.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 50 men who had participated in a medical examination. Prostate specific antigen levels, International Prostate Symptom Score, total/transitional prostate volume, body mass index, maximal flow rate, and serum total testosterone levels were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12150DOI Listing
May 2018
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A classic twin study of lower urinary tract obstruction: Report of 3 cases and literature review.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Apr 17. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Children's Hospital, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate genetic effects in the formation of congenital lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) comprising posterior urethral valves (PUV), urethral atresia, and urethras with variable degrees of stenosis.

Methods: A classic twin study was performed by assessing LUTO twin pairs from the literature. Furthermore, data regarding 3 previously unreported twin pairs with PUV from University of Bonn, Essen and Wrocławs own in-house databases were added. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12222DOI Listing
April 2018
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Vascular fibrinoid necrosis in the urinary bladder of ketamine abusers: A new finding that may provide a clue to the pathogenesis of ketamine-induced vesicopathy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Mar 11. Epub 2018 Mar 11.

Department of Urology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital and Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Two 31-year-old women who had abused ketamine, 1 for 8 years and 1 for 5 years, presented with ketamine-induced vesicopathy with urinary frequency, decreased bladder capacity, and detrusor overactivity. An enterocystoplasty was performed in both cases. The pathology of the urinary bladders in both women showed ulcerative cystitis and fibrinoid necrosis of vessels; the latter was confirmed by Masson trichrome staining. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12221DOI Listing
March 2018
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Effect of lower urinary tract symptoms on the quality of life and sexual function of males in China, Taiwan, and South Korea: Subgroup analysis of a cross-sectional, population-based study.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Mar 11. Epub 2018 Mar 11.

Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China.

Objective: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in males can reduce patients' quality of life (QoL) and affect sexual function and satisfaction. Although this has been documented in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, and Sweden, data are limited on the effects of LUTS on QoL and sexual function in Asian men. The present subgroup analysis of an Internet-based survey correlated the incidence of male LUTS by severity and category with self-assessed QoL and sexual function and satisfaction measures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12220DOI Listing
March 2018
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Short-term results of changes in existing and de novo lower urinary tract symptoms after robot-assisted laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrocolpopexy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Mar 6. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Objective: This study presents short-term outcomes related to changes in existing and de novo lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), pelvic pain, and bowel function following robot-assisted laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension (RALUSLS) and sacrocolpopexy (RALSC).

Methods: Observational data for RALUSLS (n = 23) and RALSC (n = 25) collected between August 2014 and March 2016 from a single institute (The University of Texas Medical Branch) were evaluated retrospectively. Patient characteristics, concomitant procedures, and the occurrence of lower urinary tract, pelvic pain, and bowel symptoms were compared between patients undergoing RALUSLS and RALSC. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/luts.12219
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12219DOI Listing
March 2018
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Feeling of incomplete emptying with little post-void residual in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms: Clinical implications and treatment outcomes.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Feb 22. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Department of Urology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to examine the clinical features and implications of a feeling of incomplete emptying despite little post-void residual (PVR), because it remains unclear why patients are bothered by such an undefined feeling.

Methods: Data were collected prospectively from 173 consecutive patients (135 men, 38 women) with a complaint of a feeling of incomplete emptying with PVR <50 mL at an initial visit. The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL) score, overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS), prostate volume, and PVR were determined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12217DOI Listing
February 2018
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Efficacy of mirabegron for overactive bladder with human T cell lymphotropic virus-1 associated myelopathy.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Feb 22. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Department of Urology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan.

Objective: Mirabegron is widely considered as an effective and safe drug for patients with overactive bladder (OAB). However, there is no evidence regarding the efficacy of mirabegron in human T cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) patients with OAB symptoms. The aim of the present study was to clarify the efficacy of mirabegron in HAM/TSP patients with OAB symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12218DOI Listing
February 2018
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Severe prostate enlargement with severe lower urinary tract symptoms in poorly controlled acromegaly successfully treated with 5α-reductase inhibitors: A 15-year longitudinal case report.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Feb 5. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Acromegaly is a rare disease associated with an increased risk of prostate enlargement. Severe prostate enlargement with severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in an acromegalic patient is even more uncommon. Herein we report on a 55-year-old man who was diagnosed with acromegaly and prostate enlargement at 40 years of age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12216DOI Listing
February 2018
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Therapeutic efficacy of low-dose (25 mg) mirabegron therapy for patients with mild to moderate overactive bladder symptoms due to central nervous system diseases.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jan 30. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: The incidence of overactive bladder (OAB) increases with age, especially in patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Mirabegron is a novel medication for the treatment of OAB. The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of mirabegron on OAB patients with CNS diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12215DOI Listing
January 2018
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Tadalafil 5 mg Once Daily Improves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jan 5;10(1):84-92. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Department of Urology, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Qingdao University, Yantai, China.

Objectives: We 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).

Methods: A 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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12144DOI Listing
January 2018
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Advances in intravesical therapy for bladder pain syndrome (BPS)/interstitial cystitis (IC).

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jan;10(1):3-11

Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Bladder pain syndrome (BPS)/interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic symptom complex that may cause bothersome storage symptoms and pain or discomfort of the bladder, adversely affecting a patient's quality of life. The etiology of IC/BPS remains unclear, and its cause may be multifactorial. Diagnosis of IC/BPS is based on clinical features, and the possibility of other conditions must be ruled out first. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12214DOI Listing
January 2018
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Tadalafil Improves Symptoms, Erectile Function and Quality of Life in Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Suggestive of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (KYU-PRO Study).

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jan 5;10(1):76-83. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Objectives: Effect of tadalafil on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), erectile function and quality of life (QoL) were prospectively evaluated in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at multicenter.

Methods: Eligible men were ≥40 years who had no treatment with alpha-blocker for BPH, with total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥8, IPSS-QOL ≥2 and prostate volume ≥20 mL. Data were collected on age, body mass index (BMI), and prostate specific antigen (PSA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12143DOI Listing
January 2018
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Lower urinary tract dysfunction in pediatric patients after ureteroneocystostomy due to vesicoureteral reflux: Long-term follow-up.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Urology Department, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate long-term lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in pediatric patients who underwent ureteroneocystostomy due to vesicoureteral reflux.

Methods: The present retrospective study was performed on 61 patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups: Group 1 (n = 26), did not have LUTD; Group 2 (n = 23), had LUTD; and Group 3 (n = 12), was not toilet trained preoperatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12213DOI Listing
January 2018
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Effects of varying degrees of partial bladder outlet obstruction on urinary bladder function of rats: A novel link to inflammation, oxidative stress and hypoxia.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2017 Dec 28. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biochemistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of different degrees of obstruction, and the roles of inflammation, oxidative stress, and hypoxia parameters on bladder function.

Methods: Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups (n = 10 in each group): (i) sham-operated control; (ii) severe partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO); and (iii) moderate PBOO. Severe and moderate PBOO were induced by urethral ligation using 3-Fr and 4-Fr catheters, respectively, for 6 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12211DOI Listing
December 2017
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Urethral function and histopathology in aged female rats as a stress urinary incontinence model.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2017 Dec 20. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Drug Discovery Research, Astellas Pharma Inc., Ibaraki, Japan.

Objective: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common disease condition in elderly women, suggesting that its etiology may be linked to aging. To investigate the hypothesis that urethral dysfunction and histopathological changes are possible contributors to SUI in elderly women, several parameters of urethral function, as well as histological parameters, were compared between young and aged rats.

Methods: Virgin female rats were examined at 3 different ages, namely 3, 12, and 24 months, corresponding to young, middle-aged, and aged rats, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12209DOI Listing
December 2017
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Repeated intravesical injections of platelet-rich plasma are effective in the treatment of interstitial cystitis: a case control pilot study.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2017 Dec 19. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Objective: Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a debilitating chronic disease. There are few treatment options for IC/BPS refractory to current medical therapy. This study investigated the clinical efficacy of intravesical injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in IC/BPS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12212DOI Listing
December 2017
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Prevalence of post-micturition dribble in Japanese men and its relationship with benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2017 Dec 19. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Urology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Objective: Post-micturition dribble (PMD) is one of the post-micturition lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Although there have been many studies of LUTS in Japanese men, PMD is not completely understood in the Japanese population. In the present study, we investigated the prevalence and bother of PMD in Japanese men. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12210DOI Listing
December 2017
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Morphological and clinical evaluation of prostatic urethra using modified sonourethrography with retrograde jelly injection.

Low Urin Tract Symptoms 2017 Nov 29. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Department of Urology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Objective: Using modified sonourethrography (mSUG) with retrograde jelly injection to precisely measure the morphological characteristics of the prostatic urethra, we assessed prostatic urethral morphology associated with clinical parameters of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Methods: BPH patients (n = 43) and control patients with localized prostate cancer (PC; n = 57) were imaged by mSUG before surgery. Using the seminal colliculus as a landmark, prostatic urethral angulation (PUA), sagittal urethral diameter, and anterior or posterior prostatic urethral length were measured. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/luts.12203DOI Listing
November 2017
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