© 2012


Causes, Consequences and Clinical Approaches

  • Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, FACS
  • Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
  • Philip E. V. Van Kerrebroeck, MD, PhD, MMSc
  • Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jeffrey P. Weiss
    Pages 1-10
  3. Emin Aydur, Roger Dmochowski
    Pages 11-36
  4. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Donald L. Bliwise, Jens Peter Nørgaard
    Pages 37-57
  5. Kari A. O. Tikkinen, Theodore M. Johnson II, Rufus Cartwright
    Pages 77-107
  6. Jerry G. Blaivas, Johnson F. Tsui
    Pages 109-114
  7. David D. Thiel, Steven P. Petrou
    Pages 115-126
  8. Roger Dmochowski, Alan J. Wein
    Pages 127-134
  9. Philip E. V. Van Kerrebroeck
    Pages 135-146
  10. Catherine E. DuBeau, Johnson F. Tsui
    Pages 147-155
  11. Duong D. Tu, Franklin C. Lowe
    Pages 157-164
  12. Jeffrey P. Weiss
    Pages 165-167
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


Nocturia: Causes, Consequences and Clinical Approaches is the first volume exclusively on the topic of nocturia and is designed to be a comprehensive treatise on the subject. The volume is organized into 11 chapters first introducing and defining nocturia and its impact to patients and society, followed by chapters dealing with predictors and risk factors; relationship to sleep disorders; overactive bladder; and water homeostasis. Therapeutic areas addressing nocturia are covered in specific chapters and include pharmacotherapy affecting the bladder, prostate and kidneys as well as behavioral therapy and surgical intervention. Separate chapters are devoted to alternative therapies as well as the impact of nocturia in the elderly. The volume closes with a chapter presenting avenues for future investigation into the etiology and management of nocturia. Clinical case scenarios inclusive of figures and tables illuminate the evaluation and management of patients with nocturia.

            Nocturia: Causes, Consequences and Clinical Approaches will give physicians and related healthcare providers the background to understand the conditions causing nocturia, how nocturia affects society and the basis for its rational treatment. It will be used as a state of the art reference by urologists, urogynecologists, internists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists and sleep medicine specialists.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, FACS
    • 1
  • Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
    • 2
  • Philip E. V. Van Kerrebroeck, MD, PhD, MMSc
    • 3
  • Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon)
    • 4
  1. 1.SUNY Downstate College of MedicineBrooklynUSA
  2. 2., Department of UrologySUNY Downstate College of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3., Department of UrologyMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtNetherlands
  4. 4.Perelman School of Medicine, Department of UrologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPHILADELPHIAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nocturia
  • Book Subtitle Causes, Consequences and Clinical Approaches
  • Editors Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, FACS
    Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
    Philip E. V. Van Kerrebroeck, MD, PhD, MMSc
    Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-1155-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-0168-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-1156-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nephrology
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This is a comprehensive overview of nocturia, a diagnosis that often frustrates and intimidates urologists. … The editors have compiled chapters that characterize nocturia, review its clinical workup, and outline its consequences. … The book is most suitable for urologists who encounter a significant number of patients with nocturia in their daily practice. … the index provides a quick reference to help answer targeted questions. … Overall, this is a great resource for practitioners struggling with this challenging diagnosis on a regular basis.” (Alana M. Murphy, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2012)

“This is the first textbook dedicated to a … significant subject frequently encountered in urological practise. … Alternative therapies such as lifestyle changes and plant extracts were briefly described and the authors concluded the textbook with some proposals for potential future investigations in patients suffering from nocturia. This new and original textbook represents an excellent overview and can be very useful to urologists and geriatricians. Many tables and figures complement the comprehensive scope of the text.” (Paul Meria, European Urology Today, June/July, 2012)

“This is the first time that a book has been written exclusively on the topic of nocturia. … all aspects have now been combined in one state-of-the-art volume, authored by top experts, providing a comprehensive overview and a fascinating and useful read. … This will be a valuable (and very readable) reference work for urologists, urogynaecologists, internists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists and sleep medicine specialists, also for allied professions working with patients suffering from nocturia.” (Jane Meijlink, ICS News, Vol. 8 (2), July, 2012)