Basic concepts in nocturia, based on international continence society standards in nocturnal lower urinary tract function

Hashim Hashim*, Marcus J. Drake

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Aims: To review the recommendations on nocturia in the International Continence Society (ICS) Standardization documents, setting out key definitions and parameters for use in clinical practice. Methods: Definitions and evaluations described in the ICS Standards on Nocturia and Terminology for Lower Urinary Tract Function were identified and summarized. Results: The terms have been divided into signs and symptoms. Nocturia as a symptom is waking at night to pass urine and as a sign is the number of times an individual passes urine during their main sleep period. Nocturnal polyuria as a symptom is passing large volumes of urine at night and as a sign is the excessive production of urine during the individual's main sleep period. These should be quantified using a 3-day bladder diary, thereby facilitating identification of 24-h polyuria, nocturnal polyuria, lower urinary tract dysfunction, or sleep disorder. Conclusions: The summary reflects the multifactorial influences in nocturia and provides a pragmatic insight into bladder diary analysis for deriving key parameters relevant to clinical therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S20-S24
Number of pages5
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Volume37
Issue numberS6
Early online date2 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018

Bibliographical note

Supplement: Fundamental Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

Keywords

  • enuresis
  • International Continence Society
  • nocturia
  • nocturnal polyuria
  • terminology

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