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Managing nocturia

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1438

Authors' reply

  1. Lisa M Gillen, medical writer (,
  2. Serge P Marinkovic, urogynaecologist,
  3. Stuart L Stanton, emeritus professor of urogynaecology
  1. St Mary's Hospital, Department of Urology, Decatur, IL 62521, USA
  2. Division of Urology, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Suite 2500, 1800 East Lakeshore Road, Decatur, IL 62521, USA
  3. St George's Hospital Medical School 43 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AE

    EDITOR—The goal of our article was to highlight briefly and thoroughly the underlying causes and treatment options for nocturia and present a useful algorithm for patients with the disorder. Matheson's comment about the term “nocturia” as a symptom rather than a condition highlights the difficulty in defining and categorising this often misunderstood and underdiagnosed disorder. …

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