nocturnal enuresis


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noc·tur·nal en·u·re·sis

urinary incontinence during sleep.
Synonym(s): bed-wetting

nocturnal enuresis

Etymology: L, nocturnus, by night; Gk, enourein
involuntary urination while asleep at night.

nocturnal enuresis

Medtalk Bed-wetting, see there.

noc·tur·nal en·u·re·sis

(nok-tŭr'năl en-yūr-ē'sis)
Urinary incontinence during sleep.
Synonym(s): bed-wetting.

nocturnal enuresis

Involuntary urination during night-time sleep. Bedwetting.

Nocturnal enuresis

Involuntary discharge of urine during the night.
Mentioned in: Bed-Wetting

Patient discussion about nocturnal enuresis

Q. Is the link between bedwetting and medicines possible? I am really worried about my 6 year old son. He is bedwetting these days every night. Initially I thought it was normal with children and then I noticed that after his diagnosis with ADHD last year the doctor has prescribed him some meds and bedwetting started thereafter. ..I think it is because of medicines. My elder son never had this problem at any point of time and he is not ADHD. Is the link between bedwetting and meds possible?

A. Well the link between ADHD and bedwetting is not clear and moreover it is common in children with or without ADHD…but ADHD children do have a higher chances of bedwetting, the reason understood are that they do not realize the importance of bed wetting and wetting doesn’t discomforts them, moreover children with ADHD are distractible and do not pay attention to the signals of the need to avoid and thus piss on bed. Your elder son did not have ADHD so he understood the controls and the need and was psychologically stronger.

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4) TABLE 2 Organic Causes of Nocturnal Enuresis Medically Treatable Surgically Treatable Urinary tract infection Ectopic ureter Diabetes mellitus Lower urinary tract infection Diabetes insipidus Neurogenic bladder Fecal impaction Bladder calculus or foreign body Constipation Obstructive sleep apnea due to adenoidal enlargement Adapted from Contemp Pediatr 1990; 7:72.
The epidemiology and factors associated with nocturnal enuresis among boarding and daytime school children in southeast of Turkey: a cross sectional study.
2010b) Nocturnal Enuresis The Management of Bedwetting in Children and Young People.
The cause of nocturnal enuresis is not known, although multiple factors are suspected.
Treatment of nocturnal enuresis has a positive effect on the self-esteem of children.
Nocturnal enuresis resource pack: charts, questionnaires and information to assist professionals (fifth edition).
Constipation and sleep apnea are physical problems that may contribute to nocturnal enuresis.
Other products include ACTHREL(R) (corticorelin ovine triflutate for injection) for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome and generic desmopressin acetate in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis.
Teva's Desmopressin Acetate Tablets are the AB-rated generic equivalent of Aventis' DDAVP(R) Tablets, a product indicated for management of central diabetes insipidus, temporary polyuria and polydipsia following head trauma or surgery in the pituitary region, and primary nocturnal enuresis.
By applying our ECLYPS(TM) technology to alter the metabolic pathway of imipramine to inhibit the formation of cardiotoxic hydroxylated metabolites, BPI-205 is being developed as monotherapy for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), a major unmet medical need," said Mr.
Moreover, there are currently five drugs in the development pipeline, including BPI-107 for Crohn's Disease and BPI-205 for nocturnal enuresis which, respectively, utilize the Company's proprietary, ground-breaking MADDS(TM) and ECLYPS(TM) prodrug technology platforms," said Mr.