nocturnal enuresis


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nocturnal enuresis

[näk′tərn·əl ‚en·yu̇′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Involuntary nocturnal urination during sleep.
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This paper presents a broad overview of enuresis, and provides a practical approach and specific recommendations for the treatment of the most common form of enuresis, primary nocturnal enuresis.
There is a theory that nocturnal enuresis is caused by insufficient secretion of this hormone.
2008) The prevalence of infrequent bedwetting and nocturnal enuresis in childhood: a large British cohort.
Historically, imipramine has been used as an adjunctive therapy in combination with other incontinence drugs to treat nocturnal enuresis in children.
under its registered trademark DDAVP(R) and is indicated for the management of primary nocturnal enuresis, as antidiuretic replacement therapy in the management of central cranial diabetes insipidus and for management of the temporary polyuria and polydipsia following head trauma or surgery in the pituitary region.
The National Association For Continence is a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options, and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma, or deterioration due to the aging process itself.
The product is currently marketed by Aventis for the indications of primary nocturnal enuresis and central cranial diabetes insipidus.
Other products include ACTHREL(R) (corticorelin ovine triflutate for injection) for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome and DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis.
Along with health visitors, community nursery nurses, other community nurses and GPs, school nurses identify and provide advice and information to children, young people and their families on nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), constipation, soiling and toilet training problems, and initiate first-line treatments.
Dr Chinnaiah Yemula, a consultant paediatrician and leading authority on bedwetting - or nocturnal enuresis - says children up to five haven't usually developed a fully matured bladder, so it's not considered abnormal.
Nocturnal enuresis (the clinical term for bedwetting) affects millions of people all over the world in all age groups.