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The New England Research Institutes, Inc. (NERI) Nocturia Advisory Conference 2012: focus on outcomes of therapy

By J.P. Weiss, J.G. Blaivas, M.H. Blanker, D.L. Bliwise, R.R. Dmochowski, M. Drake, C.E. DuBeau, A. Hijaz, R.C. Rosen, P.E. Van Kerrebroeck and A.J. Wein

BJU International, May 2013, Volume 111, Issue 5, Pages 700-716

Editor's comments:
These Guidelines, more recently produced, can be considered to date the most comprehensive Guidelines on the field of Nocturia. They have been produced by the New England Research Institutes, Inc. (NERI) Nocturia Advisory Conference 2012, which focused on all aspects of Nocturia. The goal of the Nocturia Advisory Conference was to summarize outcome data on the assessment and treatment of Nocturia and to publish the results to help primary care providers, urologists, and other health professionals who may treat patients with Nocturia. Specifically, the conference focused mainly in details on the management of Nocturia. In addition, outcomes of epidemiology, evaluation and management of Nocturia; outcomes of the relationships between Nocturia and OAB, obstructive sleep apnea, and particularly outcomes related to QoL in response to treatment were well elucidated. Overall, panelists noted that the field of Nocturia remains relatively under-researched and tried to identify  Nocturia-related issues requiring further investigation. Some of them are represented by:

validation of definitions of both Nocturia and nocturnal polyuria and of methods to distinguish volume-related, bladder-related, and convenience voids;

  • the relationship between Nocturia and obesity, fluid and sodium intake, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease;
  • investigation  of outcomes of multi-modal therapy of Nocturia;
  • improved strategies for diagnosis and treatment of low bladder capacity as a cause of Nocturia;
  • better definition and criteria for measurement of nocturnal urgency;
  • role of  antidiuretic therapy for nocturnal polyuria;
  • need for clinical trials of Nocturia treatments on objective measures of sleep;
  • Nocturia symptoms and  patient’s perspective.
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ICS 2015: Nocturia Plenary Satellite Symposium, Montreal, Canada

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