A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions for managing childhood nocturnal enuresis
NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Record ID 31999008340
This review aims to assess and compare the effectiveness of interventions for treating bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis).
Authors' recomendations: The use of enuresis alarms is over 13 times more likely to help children achieve at least 14 consecutive dry nights compared to no treatment. This behavioural treatment can take several months to work fully. The drugs imipramine and desmopressin can reduce the number of wet nights per week quite quickly. However, the effect is not as sustained as enuresis alarms and both have potentially serious side effects. Desmopressin is much more expensive but no more effective than imipramine. Other commonly used forms of management such as star charts and rewards, fluid deprivation and lifting have not been reliably evaluated.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/CRD_Reports/crdreport11.pdf
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Child, Preschool
- Costs and Cost Analysis
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
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Copyright: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
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