Welcome

This website is intended for international healthcare professionals with an interest in the treatment of Nocturia. By clicking the link below you are declaring and confirming that you are a healthcare professional. Please answer a few short questions about this resource centre.

You are here

EAU 2015 – Prof. Antonella Giannantoni on epidemiology, diagnosis and comorbidities of nocturia in “oldest-old” patients (part 1)

Prof. Giannantoni on epidemiology, diagnosis and comorbidities of nocturia

“Oldest-old” patients, i.e. patients over 80 years, represent the fastest growing group of patients, especially in industrialised societies, but epidemiological studies are usually performed in patients under 75 years. Prof. Giannantoni reviews epidemiological data, specific aspects to be taken into account when diagnosing very old patients and common comorbidities. The prevalence of comorbidities, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure and diabetes, is high in this patient population. This has to be taken into account as certain conditions and certain pharmacological agents can have a negative impact on the bladder function.

The content of the videos, articles and all statements expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the Editors, Authors or Reviewers of European Urology.