Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, a frequent medical condition affecting children, adolescents, and adults, can cause significant secondary psychosocial and emotional impacts on the patient and his/her family.....
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World Bedwetting Day 2016
Bedwetting in childhood: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment
Enuresis, as defined by the International Children's Continence Society, is the occurrence of urinary incontinence during sleep. Bedwetting (i.e. occurs at least twice a week) is a common childhood condition affecting approximately 5–10% of children aged between 5 and 7 years. The prevalence of bedwetting decreases with age, but approximately 1% of bedwetters continue to do so in adulthood. Bedwetting is twice as common in boys as in girls; for example in the UK, the prevalence of bedwetting at least 3 times a week ranges from 5–10% in 9-year-old girls to 15–22% in 7-year-old boys.
The pathophysiology of enuresis is complex and involves the central nervous system (several neurotransmitters and receptors), circadian rhythm (sleep and diuresis), and bladder dysfunction. Most often, enuresis results from a high arousal threshold (i.e. the child does not awaken to void when the bladder is full) combined with either nocturnal polyuria (i.e. over-production of urine at night) or nocturnal detrusor overactivity (and, therefore, reduced bladder capacity), or both...
World Bedwetting Webex
with Professor Serdar Tekgul, Professor Søren Rittig, Dr. Charlotte Van Herzeele, and Professor Johan Vande Walle
Sponsored by Ferring.
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ESPU congress, October 2015, Prague Czech Republic
Evaluation und management of enuresis: An update [Evaluierung und Management der Enuresis : Ein Update]
By M. RiccabonaUrologe - Ausgabe A, July 2010, Volume 49, Issue 7, Pages 861-870 ABSTRACT Enuresis is defined as nocturnal bed wetting...
By V.D. Nunes, N. O'Flynn, J. Evans and L. SawyerBMJ (Online), Volume 341, Issue 7779, Pages 936-937, October 2010, Article number c5399 All NICE Guidelines are designed and funded...
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