Navigation Links
Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids
Date:5/20/2012

SUNDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who smoke may put their children at greater risk for bladder irritation, according to a small new study.

Young children between the ages of 4 and 10 were at particular risk from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Bladder irritation involves the urge to urinate, urinating more frequently and incontinence. The study revealed that exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to more severe symptoms of bladder irritation: The more exposure the children had, the worse their symptoms became.

Led by Dr. Kelly Johnson, researchers from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers University analyzed survey information on 45 children ranging in age from 4 to 17. All had symptoms of bladder irritation. The researchers divided the children into four groups based on the severity of their symptoms: very mild, mild, moderate or severe.

Twenty-four of the children studied had moderate to severe symptoms of bladder irritation, while 21 had mild or very mild symptoms.

The children with moderate or severe symptoms were more likely to have consistent exposure to secondhand smoke, the researchers noted. Of these kids, 23 percent had a mother who smoked and 50 percent of them were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke while riding in a car.

On the other hand, the children whose mother didn't smoke and were not exposed to secondhand smoke in the car had only very mild or mild symptoms of bladder irritation.

The study was expected to be presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Atlanta. The data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"Secondhand smoke is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States," Dr. Anthony Atala, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a spokesman for the AUA, said in an association news release. "Beyond conditions such as lung cancer, heart disease and asthma, we now know that smoking has a negative impact on urinary symptoms, particularly in young children. Data presented today should be added to the indisputable evidence that parents shouldn't smoke around their children."

While the study uncovered a link between secondhand smoke and bladder problems, it did not prove a cause-and-effect.

More information

The U.S. Surgeon General has more about how tobacco smoke causes disease.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Urological Association, news release, May 17, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. UW study: Sleep apnea associated with higher mortality from cancer
2. First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease
3. Study examines treatments for relieving breathing difficulties among patients with lung effusions
4. Study evaluates use of inhaled saline for young children with cystic fibrosis
5. Study says children exposed to tobacco smoke face long-term respiratory problems
6. One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study
7. Military Marriages Stay Strong in Face of Challenges: Study
8. Its Not Just What You Eat, Its When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds
9. Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Childs Epilepsy, Study Finds
10. OSHAs Safety Tests Protect Workers at Little Cost: Study
11. Scientists study serious immune malfunction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids
(Date:3/22/2017)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... signed British boxing champ Ashley Theophane as a new Brand Ambassador. Theophane, who trained ... British light welterweight title in 2011. He has racked up an impressive number of ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... announced that its digital marketing solutions have enabled Children’s Hospital of The King’s ... months. , Recognizing the value of a digital marketing approach, the 206-bed ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... The ... research collaboration to translate advances in basic neuroscience at the BMRI labs into ... collaboration seeks to improve movement, vision, and cognition impaired by stroke, traumatic brain ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Vanderbeck Agency, a Long Island firm providing insurance, financial ... on a combined charity effort with the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition to provide ... Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition has worked to support breast cancer patients in the ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... ... Chris Humphrey Insurance Agency, a North Carolina firm offering asset protection services and ... initiating a charity event to raise support for five year old Dillyn, a young ... Friday evening in September 2014. At the time, Dillyn was only four years old, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 Under the ... pharmaceutical packaging market size increased year by year ... 2017 to 2021, the market size will maintain ... expected to outnumber RMB140 billion in 2021, thanks ... rapid development of biological agents and supporting policies. ...
(Date:3/22/2017)...  ImaginAb Inc. today announced the appointment of Martyn Coombs ... , chairman of ImaginAb, said "At ImaginAb we have exciting science ... relevant to our business, particularly in commercializing and making step changes ... we can realize our potential." ... Mr. Coombs is a recognized industry leader in nuclear ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017  CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMD ) ... CEO, will be presenting at the 16 th Annual ... Hotel in New York . The formal ... p.m. ET. In addition, management will be available for separate ... audio webcast will be available via the investor relations page ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: