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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Nocturnal enuresis - the management of bedwetting in children and young people. www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=download&o=51367 (Accessed on February 28, 2011).
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Pediatr Rev. 1997;18(6):183.
The answer to nocturnal enuresis is nocturnal self-awakening. Enuresis alarms teach this skill and, therefore, have the highest cure rate and the lowest relapse rate of any intervention. An alarm costs the same as a 2-week supply of desmopressin. Alarms can be used anytime from age 5 onward if the child elects to use one. If an alarm alone is not successful, combining it with medication increases the cure rate. The ability to teach a family how to use an enuresis alarm is an important part of pediatric office practice.
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA.