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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 16

of 'Management of bladder dysfunction in children'

Urinary incontinence.
Herndon CD, Joseph DB
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006;53(3):363.
Urinary incontinence is a common primary care problem. With the proper understanding of normal and abnormal bladder function, pediatricians can create a protocol that will benefit most children seen with this condition. Emphasis should be placed on primary therapy: establishing healthy dietary habits, treating constipation, maintaining appropriate hygiene, and developing a regular voiding pattern. When the initial evaluation identifies an anatomic abnormality or when primary therapy fails, referral to a pediatric urologist is warranted.
Section of Pediatric Urology, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children's Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35233-1711, USA. anthony.herdon@ccc.uab.edu