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Alarm for the Treatment of Enuresis : Review of Treatment Types and Treatment Efficacy

  title={Alarm for the Treatment of Enuresis : Review of Treatment Types and Treatment Efficacy},
  author={A. Teles and Patr{\'i}cia Lord{\^e}lo},
Nocturnal enuresis, or involuntary urination while asleep, can have a huge impact on the quality of life of children, teenagers and even young adults, also generating stress in households, and thus, has a negative impact on the lives of entire families. A number of treatment types are available; such as medication, bladder training, uro therapy, positive reinforcement, and the enuresis alarm, the latter presenting higher cure rates, lower rates of relapse in the long term, and therefore being… Expand

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