Navigation Links
Study reveals high death toll after severe urinary complications in men over 45
Date:11/9/2007

As many as one in four men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention will die within a year, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

The risk of death in men after acute urinary retention is close to that seen in patients who had a broken hip. The problem is set to get worse as the population ages, warn the researchers.

Acute urinary retention (AUR) is the sudden inability to pass urine and is often a progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (an increase in size of the prostate in middle-aged and elderly men which can interfere with the normal flow of urine). It is a medical emergency and is thought to be linked to the presence of other disorders such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

So to investigate the risk of death associated with AUR, researchers analysed data on all men aged over 45 years who were admitted to NHS hospitals in England with a first episode of AUR between 1998 and 2005. Mortality in the first year after AUR was compared to mortality among the general male population of similar age.

During the study period, 176,046 men over 45 were admitted to hospital with primary AUR.

Mortality among these men was very high. One in seven men with spontaneous AUR (no evidence of precipitating factors other than benign prostatic hyperplasia) and one in four with precipitated AUR died in the first year.

The risk of dying increased with age and the presence of other disorders (comorbidity). Consequently, about half the men aged over 85 years with comorbid conditions died within the first year after AUR.

Overall mortality at one year in men admitted to hospital for AUR was two to three times higher than for the general male population. However, in men aged between 45 and 54 years with precipitated AUR, there was an almost 24-fold increase in mortality compared to the general population.

The authors conclude that mortality of hospitalised men with AUR is high and increases strongly with age and the presence of other conditions. As a result, patients with AUR may benefit from urgent multi-disciplinary care to identify and treat comorbidity early.

An accompanying editorial discusses the importance of this study and supports the call for multidisciplinary care in these men.


'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... partnership with an innovator in the wheelchair accessibility industry, BraunAbility . Incentive ... salespeople to sell wheelchair accessible vehicles. With this new incentive plan, BraunAbility plans ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... Date aired: January 9, 2017 , ... Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and advocate welcomed health activist, author, science ... Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... In 1985, the International ... training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers and helping ... to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp launched MemberSHARE, an online ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... San ... of iTero Element, the latest in 3-D scanning device which is capable of taking ... the latest advances in dentistry, such as CAD CAM restorations , in terms ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... NexTec Group has been selected ... 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. , ... and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts: 2017 - 2021" ... ... the 11 major NIPT test by the year end of 2021. ... the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... global peripherally inserted central catheters market for the ... is to offer updates and information related to ... catheters market. This comprehensive market study demonstrates the ... current environment and future status of the global ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory ... TM Single-Use video laryngoscopes. The new Spectrum blades ... TM technology, which actively optimizes image quality. ... ... Introducing another bright idea from GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscopes: SPECTRUM. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: