A monthly period of symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia

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The number of times that a man with benign prostatic hyperplasia awoke each night with the urge to urinate (nocturia) was analyzed for randomness by Bartlett's Kolmogorov-Smirnov white noise test and for a periodic component by Fourier analysis. The data series (n = 1549) was not white noise; it had a peak periodic component of 25 days, with a range of 21 to 37 days. The possibility that the monthly period of nocturia is a general phenomenon and is coupled to a monthly menstrual period, and the implications for more accurate diagnosis and new modes of therapy, are discussed. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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