CPD Review 

Keywords: nocturia,nocturnal polyuria,consensus,multifactorial
Authors: Jeffrey P. Weiss, Jerry G. Blaivas, Donald L. Bliwise, Roger R. Dmochowski, Catherine E. DuBeau, Franklin C. Lowe, Steven P. Petrou, Philip E.V. Van Kerrebroeck, Raymond C. Rosen, Alan J. Wein
Corresponding Author: Jeffrey P. Weiss


Learning Objectives

1. To learn the multifactorial etiologies and risk factors of nocturia utilizing the frequency-volume chart as the mainstay of diagnostic evaluation
2. To understand the effects of nocturia on sleep, overall health and costs to society
3. To determine the outcomes of nocturia treatment using antidiuretics, antimuscarinics, nutraceuticals, lifestyle changes and prostate medical/surgical therapies
4. To consider future needs for avenues of research designed to better treat nocturia

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You can read the Paper here.

Listen to the Podcast

BJUI Website Editor, Dr Marcus Drake interviews Prof. Jeffrey P. Weiss on the evaluation and treatment of nocturia. 


CPD Questions

  1. The cause of nocturia is most likely to be:
  2. Herbal supplements which have consistently demonstrated effectiveness in treating nocturia compared with placebo include:
  3. Clinically significant overall benefit for nocturia has been clearly demonstrated by which of the following agents?
  4. Desmopressin has been found to be safe and effective for which of the following patients with nocturia?
  5. The annual cost of nocturia in working Americans is estimated to be:
    • $1.5 trillion
    • $61 million
    • $1.5 million

CPD REVIEWS: The evaluation and treatment of nocturia: a consensus statement

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Dr. Jeffrey P. Weiss is Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Dr. Weiss received his BA in Biochemistry from Cornell University and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). After three years in General Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his Urology residency at the same institution. Thereafter, he did a fellowship in Neurourology and Urodynamics under the tutelage of Dr. Jerry Blaivas.
Dr. Weiss is the primary author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, 150 abstracts and presentations, 20 textbook chapters and has co-authored 4 urological textbooks. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Urological Association (New York Section), the International Continence Society and is a Fellow and Governor-elect of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Weiss is currently engaged in research regarding the cause and treatment of Nocturia, as well as investigation of overactive bladder in men. Dr. Weiss has written numerous editorials for the Journal of Urology, Urology, British Journal of Urology International, and European Urology. The Journal of Urology has conferred upon Dr. Weiss the honor of “Best Reviewer” for Urodynamics/Incontinence/Female Urology/Voiding Function/Reconstruction for two of the past 3 years. He is the director for the course on Nocturia at the annual meeting of the AUA and serves SUNY Downstate Urology as ACGME Residency Program Director.

Read a review and answer another set of CPD questions on  Nocturia as a manifestation of systemic disease on BJUI.org. 

Date added to bjui.org: 03/09/2011 (publication information)

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