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Studies Report Nocturia Was Associated With Risk of Death and Represented a Significant Economic Burden to U.S. Society
Date:6/1/2010

lder), the investigators estimated that the medical cost of falls associated with nocturia (having 2 or more voids / urinations per night) in 2008 was $1.5 billion.(3)

The study was sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

About Nocturia  

Nocturia is a commonly-reported cause of sleep disturbance in men and women over the age of 50.(4)  It is also a common lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS).(5) Patients may not seek help because they see nocturia as part of the normal aging process.(6)  Physicians may not recognize nocturnal polyuria, the overproduction of urine at night, as a cause of nocturia.(7,8,9)  The likelihood of developing nocturia increases with age.(10)  Sleep disruptions associated with nocturia can often lead to daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and reduced work productivity, compared with controls.(9,11)

About Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a privately owned, research-driven Swiss biopharmaceutical company.  Ferring Pharmaceuticals specializes in the research, development and commercialization of peptide compounds in urology, gastroenterology, obstetrics/gynecology, and infertility.  Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. offers a line of urology, infertility, gynecology and orthopaedic products in the U.S. market.  

For more information, call 1-888-FERRING (1-888-337-7464) or visit www.FerringUSA.com.

REFERENCES

(1) Kupelian V et al. Nocturia
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