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  • Frances Bunn
  • Michael Kirby
  • Emma Pinkney
  • L. Cardozo
  • C. Chapple
  • Kayleigh Chester
  • F. Cruz
  • F. Haab
  • C. Kelleher
  • I. Milsom
  • K.D. Sievart
  • A. Tubaro
  • A. Wagg
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-217
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Early online date11 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2015


To conduct a systematic review to determine whether there is an association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or overactive bladder (OAB) in women.
We systematically reviewed English language observational studies on the effect of MetS (or component factors) on the presence of OAB or LUTS in women. We searched PubMed, Web of Science and The Cochrane Library with no date restrictions, checked reference lists and undertook citation searches in PubMed and Google Scholar. Studies were assessed for risk of bias. Because of heterogeneity, results were not pooled, but are reported narratively


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