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Nocturnal Enuresis and Desmopressin

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Pharmacotherapy with desmopressin is a standard treatment option for nocturnal enuresis. Desmopressin is a synthetic form of the human antidiuretic hormone, arginine vasopressin which regulates water retention in the body. Due to its high antidiuretic activity, desmopressin is used for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis and nocturia (night-time urination). It increases water permeability in renal tubular cells, thus reducing urine volume.


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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.