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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We are pleased to introduce our new Associate Editor, Professor Konstantinos Kamperis. He is a Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. His research interests are focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of nocturnal enuresis, the physiology of renal sodium and water handling, dysfunctional voiding in children, sleep and circadian rhythms of renal function as well as the genetic and clinical aspects of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. For more information please click here.
Sá CA, Gusmão Paiva AC, de Menezes MC, de Oliveira LF, Gomes CA, de Figueiredo AA, de Bessa J Jr, Netto JM.The Journal of Urology, Volume 195, Issue 4, Part 2, April 2016, Page 1227-31
Desmopressin (melt) therapy in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis and nocturnal polyuria results in improved neuropsychological functioning and sleep.
Van Herzeele C, Dhondt K, Roels SP, Raes A, Hoebeke P, Groen LA, Vande Walle J.Pediatric Nephrology 2016 April 11
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...
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...
About the Editor
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Florida Hospital Nicholson Center & Global Robotics InstituteWestin Verasa NapaNapa, United States
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Anthias Consultancy LtdThe Open UniversityMilton Keynes, United Kingdom