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Long-Term Followup of Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: Increased Frequency

By A.-S. Goessaert, B. Schoenaers, O. Opdenakker, P. Hoebeke, K. Everaert, and J. Vande Walle.

Journal of Urology, Volume 191, Issue 6, June 2014, Pages 1866-1870

Editor’s comments:

The answer to the question if nocturnal enuresis in childhood is a definite self-limiting disease is unknown.
This is one of three articles in 2014 addressing the prevalence of nocturia in (young) adults (23). The methodology in this study was to have a questionnaire filled out by patients who had visited the nocturnal enuresis clinic at least 5 years ago. The prevalence of nocturia was considerably greater in women (44.0%) than in men (30.5%). For 2 or more voids, which is considered more bothersome to patients,1 the prevalence was 9.2% and 2.4%, respectively. The results of this study however are unable to explain the high incidence of nocturia compared to other studies nor the fourfold incidence of multiple night-time voiding moments in women compared to man.


2. C.M. Yazici, R. Abali, N. Tasdemir, C. Dogan, and T. Yildiz.Is nocturia of young adulthood a remnant of childhood nocturnal enuresis? International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 273-278.

3. S. Akashi, and K. Tomita.The impact of a history of childhood nocturnal enuresis on adult nocturia and urgency. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Volume 103, Issue 9, September 2014, Pages e410-e415


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