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Int Neurourol J. 2014 Sep;18(3):150-4. doi: 10.5213/inj.2014.18.3.150. Epub 2014 Sep 24.

Association of urinary urgency and delay time of micturition in women with overactive bladder.

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Department of Urology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Accurately measuring urinary urgency is important for diagnosing overactive bladder (OAB) and quantifying improvements in treatment outcome. Various methods have been recommended for evaluating urinary urgency, but these methods assess individual perceptions and preferences. To overcome the subjectivity in measuring urinary urgency, we evaluated the relationship between uroflowmetric parameters and urinary urgency in women with OAB.

METHODS:

Consecutive female patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (n=110) were prospectively enrolled in this study between April 2011 and September 2012. Individuals with a history of using medications that are known to affect bladder function were excluded. All enrolled patients completed uroflowmetry with a delayed time to voiding (T2V). After urination was completed, patients were asked whether they experienced any urinary hesitancy or urgency at that time.

RESULTS:

The mean patient age was 56.1 years; 70 out of 110 patients reported some degree of urinary urgency. T2V decreased with increased urgency. Several uroflowmetric parameters were observed to have a significant correlation with urinary urgency. T2V had a meaningful correlation coefficient for individuals with urgency, regardless of the voided volume. There was no significant correlation between the presence of urinary hesitancy and T2V.

CONCLUSIONS:

We believe that T2V would be a complementary tool for diagnosing and determining the degree of urinary urgency in women with OAB.

KEYWORDS:

Analysis; Overactive urinary bladder; Questionnaire; Urodynamics; Women

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