A comprehensive review of adult enuresis

  • Hamed Akhavizadegan
  • Jennifer A. Locke University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
  • Lynn Stothers University of British Columbia
  • Alex Kavanagh University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Keywords: adult enuresis

Abstract

Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is a combined symptom of nocturia and urinary incontinence. In this review, we aim to summarize the current literature on NE in terms of its definition, diagnosis, and management. Recommended diagnostic evaluation of NE includes a focused history and physical examination, urinalysis, and when indicated, ultrasound examination, flow rate, urine volume chart, urodynamics, and cystoscopy. Therapeutic options include lifestyle modification and medications (i.e., desmopressin and anticholinergics).

Author Biographies

Jennifer A. Locke, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Resident of Urology, Dept. of Urologic Sciences,
Lynn Stothers, University of British Columbia

Prof. of Urology, Principal Investigator International Collaboration  On Repair Discovery (ICORD), Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Scholar, Department of  Urological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.

Alex Kavanagh, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Clinical Assistant Prof. Dept. of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.

 

Published
2018-12-03
How to Cite
Akhavizadegan, H., Locke, J. A., Stothers, L., & Kavanagh, A. (2018). A comprehensive review of adult enuresis. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5485