Enuresis: practical guidelines for primary care

Nocturnal enuresis in childhood is a condition that can and should be treated: “Time to Take Action” on World Bedwetting Day 2017

by Johan Vande Walle, Soren Rittig, Serdar Tekgül et al.
British Journal of General Practice, Online First 2017

2 pp. 54 kB

Worldwide, around 10% of 6–7-year-olds suffer from enuresis. Enuresis is therefore highly prevalent, but its impact is often underestimated. Training for family doctors rarely includes specific guidance on enuresis, and the default approach is often to wait for spontaneous resolution. Despite comprehensive enuresis guidelines in specialist journals for secondary and tertiary care, versions for use in primary care are scarce and often confusing because of outdated terminology.

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