Overactive bladder

Urinary nerve growth factor levels could be a biomarker for overactive bladder symptom: a meta-analysis

H. C. Qu, Yan, S., Zhang, X. L., Zhu, X. W., Liu, Y. L., and Wang, P., Urinary nerve growth factor levels could be a biomarker for overactive bladder symptom: a meta-analysis, vol. 13, pp. 8609-8619, 2014.

To examine whether urinary tract nerve growth factor (uNGF) could be a biomarker for overactive bladder (OAB) symptom, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of 8 case-control studies. In all the studies considered, patients with OAB symptom had a higher uNGF level compared to healthy people. In addition, patients had a significantly lower uNGF level after successful treatment. In the subgroup analysis, we found that patients with OAB-wet symptom had a higher uNGF level than patients with OAB-dry symptom.

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