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Uro Flash Vol-6 No-2, 2020

Uro Flash Vol-6 No-2, 2020

Recurrent UTIs: A prologue Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections observed in the primary care.1 The infection is seen more often in women than in men (8:1), with approximately 50-60% of women reporting at least one incidence in their lifetime; majority in the third and ninth decades.2,3 Recurrence after UTIs is common in adult women.4 Recurrent UTIs, including relapses and reinfection, are defined as ≥2 uncomplicated UTIs in the past 6 months, or ≥3 infections within the preceding year (Figure 1).5 In a primary care setting, 53% of women above the age of 55 years…
Nocturia: A multifaceted disorder Nocturia, defined as waking at night to empty the bladder irrespective of the number of times,1 is a highly prevalent and bothersome medical condition. Specifically, as per the International Continence Society (ICS) 2018 definition, it is characterized by the need to wake up to pass urine during the main sleep period, with each urination followed by sleep or the intention to sleep.2 The disorder constitutes one of the most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS), with a majority of the affected people reporting moderate bother associated with two nocturnal voiding episodes or major bother with three…