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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 45

of 'Nocturnal enuresis in children: Etiology and evaluation'

Enuresis nocturna can be provoked in normal healthy children by increasing the nocturnal urine output.
Rasmussen PV, Kirk J, Borup K, Nørgaard JP, Djurhuus JC
Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1996;30(1):57.
In a large proportion of enuretics, the enuresis episodes are accompanied by high urine output at night. At this study we provoked a high urine output in normal non-enuretic children in order to investigate whether volume provocation per se could cause enuresis. In six of ten children it was possible to provoke nine enuresis-like episodes. The enuresis volumes were small with no relation to functional bladder capacity. It is concluded, that increased urine output at night may produce enuresis-like episodes even in normal children.
Institute of Experimental Clinical Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark.