Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients

Marco Castagnetti, Evisa Zhapa, Alfredo Berrettini, Giulia Ghirardo, Luisa Murer, Giovanni Franco Zanon, Waifro Rigamonti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Castagnetti M, Zhapa E, Berrettini A, Ghirardo G, Murer L, Zanon GF, Rigamonti W. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:859-862. 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: We assessed LUTS at least 12 months after RTx in patients without evidence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (non-urologic) that had been anuric for at least six months before RTx. No bladder recycling was performed before RTx. LUTS were evaluated using a questionnaire. Clinical records were also reviewed. LUTS in anuric patients were compared with those in non-anuric patients. Fourteen anuric patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Median age at RTx was 11 (5-21) yr, median duration of anuria before RTx 24 (7-46) months, and median post-RTx follow-up 2.7 (1.9-10.2) yr. Daytime symptoms were exceptional. Nocturia was the most common symptom (10 patients). Only one patient reported symptoms to affect her quality of life. One patient experienced a febrile UTI and none graft failure. LUTS (nocturia) proved unrelated to duration of anuria, length of follow-up, and presence of (nocturnal) polyuria. LUTS were not statistically different in patients anuric and non-anuric before RTx. Non-urologic patients suffer from long-term storage symptoms, particularly nocturia. LUTS, however, do not seem to increase the risks of urinary infections or graft failure and appear to occur irrespective of the presence of anuria before RTx. Bladder recycling before RTx seems unnecessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Fingerprint

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Transplants
Kidney
Nocturia
Anuria
Urinary Bladder
Polyuria
Urinary Tract
Nuclear Family
Fever
Transplantation
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • anuria
  • bladder function
  • children
  • kidney
  • LUTS
  • nocturia
  • pediatrics
  • renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

Cite this

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. / Castagnetti, Marco; Zhapa, Evisa; Berrettini, Alfredo; Ghirardo, Giulia; Murer, Luisa; Zanon, Giovanni Franco; Rigamonti, Waifro.

In: Pediatric Transplantation, Vol. 14, No. 7, 11.2010, p. 859-862.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Castagnetti, Marco ; Zhapa, Evisa ; Berrettini, Alfredo ; Ghirardo, Giulia ; Murer, Luisa ; Zanon, Giovanni Franco ; Rigamonti, Waifro. / Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. In: Pediatric Transplantation. 2010 ; Vol. 14, No. 7. pp. 859-862.
@article{1da5edc4cc7e4e67b6a27e62a6e74490,
title = "Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients",
abstract = "Castagnetti M, Zhapa E, Berrettini A, Ghirardo G, Murer L, Zanon GF, Rigamonti W. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:859-862. 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: We assessed LUTS at least 12 months after RTx in patients without evidence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (non-urologic) that had been anuric for at least six months before RTx. No bladder recycling was performed before RTx. LUTS were evaluated using a questionnaire. Clinical records were also reviewed. LUTS in anuric patients were compared with those in non-anuric patients. Fourteen anuric patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Median age at RTx was 11 (5-21) yr, median duration of anuria before RTx 24 (7-46) months, and median post-RTx follow-up 2.7 (1.9-10.2) yr. Daytime symptoms were exceptional. Nocturia was the most common symptom (10 patients). Only one patient reported symptoms to affect her quality of life. One patient experienced a febrile UTI and none graft failure. LUTS (nocturia) proved unrelated to duration of anuria, length of follow-up, and presence of (nocturnal) polyuria. LUTS were not statistically different in patients anuric and non-anuric before RTx. Non-urologic patients suffer from long-term storage symptoms, particularly nocturia. LUTS, however, do not seem to increase the risks of urinary infections or graft failure and appear to occur irrespective of the presence of anuria before RTx. Bladder recycling before RTx seems unnecessary.",
keywords = "anuria, bladder function, children, kidney, LUTS, nocturia, pediatrics, renal transplantation",
author = "Marco Castagnetti and Evisa Zhapa and Alfredo Berrettini and Giulia Ghirardo and Luisa Murer and Zanon, {Giovanni Franco} and Waifro Rigamonti",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01390.x",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "859--862",
journal = "Pediatric Transplantation",
issn = "1397-3142",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients

AU - Castagnetti, Marco

AU - Zhapa, Evisa

AU - Berrettini, Alfredo

AU - Ghirardo, Giulia

AU - Murer, Luisa

AU - Zanon, Giovanni Franco

AU - Rigamonti, Waifro

PY - 2010/11

Y1 - 2010/11

N2 - Castagnetti M, Zhapa E, Berrettini A, Ghirardo G, Murer L, Zanon GF, Rigamonti W. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:859-862. 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: We assessed LUTS at least 12 months after RTx in patients without evidence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (non-urologic) that had been anuric for at least six months before RTx. No bladder recycling was performed before RTx. LUTS were evaluated using a questionnaire. Clinical records were also reviewed. LUTS in anuric patients were compared with those in non-anuric patients. Fourteen anuric patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Median age at RTx was 11 (5-21) yr, median duration of anuria before RTx 24 (7-46) months, and median post-RTx follow-up 2.7 (1.9-10.2) yr. Daytime symptoms were exceptional. Nocturia was the most common symptom (10 patients). Only one patient reported symptoms to affect her quality of life. One patient experienced a febrile UTI and none graft failure. LUTS (nocturia) proved unrelated to duration of anuria, length of follow-up, and presence of (nocturnal) polyuria. LUTS were not statistically different in patients anuric and non-anuric before RTx. Non-urologic patients suffer from long-term storage symptoms, particularly nocturia. LUTS, however, do not seem to increase the risks of urinary infections or graft failure and appear to occur irrespective of the presence of anuria before RTx. Bladder recycling before RTx seems unnecessary.

AB - Castagnetti M, Zhapa E, Berrettini A, Ghirardo G, Murer L, Zanon GF, Rigamonti W. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after renal transplant in non-urologic anuric patients. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:859-862. 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: We assessed LUTS at least 12 months after RTx in patients without evidence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (non-urologic) that had been anuric for at least six months before RTx. No bladder recycling was performed before RTx. LUTS were evaluated using a questionnaire. Clinical records were also reviewed. LUTS in anuric patients were compared with those in non-anuric patients. Fourteen anuric patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Median age at RTx was 11 (5-21) yr, median duration of anuria before RTx 24 (7-46) months, and median post-RTx follow-up 2.7 (1.9-10.2) yr. Daytime symptoms were exceptional. Nocturia was the most common symptom (10 patients). Only one patient reported symptoms to affect her quality of life. One patient experienced a febrile UTI and none graft failure. LUTS (nocturia) proved unrelated to duration of anuria, length of follow-up, and presence of (nocturnal) polyuria. LUTS were not statistically different in patients anuric and non-anuric before RTx. Non-urologic patients suffer from long-term storage symptoms, particularly nocturia. LUTS, however, do not seem to increase the risks of urinary infections or graft failure and appear to occur irrespective of the presence of anuria before RTx. Bladder recycling before RTx seems unnecessary.

KW - anuria

KW - bladder function

KW - children

KW - kidney

KW - LUTS

KW - nocturia

KW - pediatrics

KW - renal transplantation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78349266106&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78349266106&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01390.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01390.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 20825573

AN - SCOPUS:78349266106

VL - 14

SP - 859

EP - 862

JO - Pediatric Transplantation

JF - Pediatric Transplantation

SN - 1397-3142

IS - 7

ER -