Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people
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Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people

Davina Richardson Children’s nurse specialist, Bladder and Bowel UK, Manchester, England

Nocturnal enuresis – or bed-wetting – is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It has a significant effect on the quality of life of affected children and their families and is associated with several comorbidities, some of which resolve on successful treatment. The causes of this troublesome condition are explored and the principles of assessment and treatment are discussed with reference to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance as well as research. Response to treatment resistance is considered and appropriate onward referral discussed.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1073

Citation

Richardson D (2018) Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1073

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

davina.richardson@disabledliving.co.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 04 September 2018

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