Increased excretion of glycosaminoglycans in children with urinary incontinence compared to those with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis

Pietro Ferrara, Giuseppina Marrone, Antonio Mastrangelo, Alessandro Nicoletti, Valentina Emmanuele, Alfonso Fasano

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Abstract

Objective. To analyse the urinary excretion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in patients with either urinary incontinence or nocturnal enuresis. Material and methods. The study population comprised 65 patients with either nocturnal enuresis (n=34) or urinary incontinence (n=31) and 67 controls. Excretion of urinary GAGs was assessed using the sodium tetraborate-carbazole method. Results. GAG excretion in patients with urinary incontinence was significantly higher than that in controls (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Enuresis
  • Glycosaminoglycans
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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