Titre du document / Document title
Primary nocturnal enuresis : a comparison among observation, imipramine, desmopressin acetate and bed-wetting alarm systems
Auteur(s) / Author(s)MONDA J. M.
HUSMANN D. A.
Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)
Mayo clin., Rochester MO 55905, ETATS-UNIS
Résumé / Abstract
Patients with primary nocturnal enuresis were entered into 4 treatment groups : observation, imipramine, desmopressin acetate or alarm therapy. Patients were weaned from therapy 6 months after inclusion in the study and were evaluated for continence at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months after beginning the study protocol. Of the 50 patients under observation 6% were continent at 6 months and 16% were continent within 12 months. Of 44 patients treated with imipramine 36% were continent at 6 months on medication ; however, only 16% were continent at 12 months, off medication. Similarly, of the 88 patients treated with desmopressin acetate 68% were continent at 6 months but only 10% were continent at 12 months. Of the 79 patients treated with alarm therapy 63% were continent at 6 months and 56% were dry at 12 months. Although each form of therapy improved continence over observation alone (p <0.01), only the bed-wetting alarm system demonstrated persistent effectiveness (p <0.001).
Revue / Journal TitleThe Journal of urology
Source / Source
American Academy of Pediatrics ; Section on Urology. Annual meeting, Dallas TX
1995, vol. 154 (2), no
2 (265 p.) (26 ref.), pp. 745-748
Langue / Language
Editeur / Publisher
Elsevier, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS
Localisation / Location
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2081, 35400005194361.0200
Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 3607435