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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 62

of 'Nocturnal enuresis in children: Etiology and evaluation'

Sleep cystometries in children with nocturnal enuresis.
Nørgaard JP, Hansen JH, Wildschiøtz G, Sørensen S, Rittig S, Djurhuus JC
J Urol. 1989;141(5):1156.
A combined analysis was done of sleep and bladder filling during sleep. Cystometry did not specifically affect sleep, since most of the cystometry studies in cases of enuresis did not lead to sleep stage changes on electroencephalography. Bladder instability was not accompanied by lighter sleep. Increasing patient age did not appear to have any influence on sleep or bladder behavior. We conclude that it is possible to provoke enuresis at any sleep stage and that sleep is unaffected by bladder filling in enuretic patients.
Urological Department K, Aarhus Municipal Hospital, Denmark.