Marie Préel, Konstantinos Kamperis & Søren Rittig:
Nocturnal enuresis in children
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V01180027
Nocturnal enuresis is the most common type of urinary incontinence in children. The pathophysiology of the condition is complex with excess nocturnal urine production, bladder reservoir dysfunction and failure to wake up to the sensation of a full bladder, being important elements. The condition can be successfully treated in most children, desmopressin and the enuresis alarm are both effective first-line treatments. Tailoring the treatment based on the clinical characterisation of the patients can improve the outcome.