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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Welcoming our new Associate Editor

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.

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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...


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Diagnosis and Treatment of Nocturnal Enuresis developed by the Working Group of Nocturnal Enuresis Belgium.

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About the Editor

  • Guy Bogaert, MD, PHD


    Guy Bogaert is University Professor - Urology and Chief of Paediatric Urology, University Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium; he is Medical...

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Consensus Guidelines

Practical consensus guidelines for the management of enuresis. 
Evaluation and management of enuresis, a common condition, is not a priority in training programs for medical doctors (MDs), despite being a common condition.