The Eurasian Journal of Medicine

The Efficacy of Combined Alarm Therapy Versus Alarm Monotherapy in the Treatment of Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis: A Review of Current Literature


Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Health Sciences of University, Erzurum, Turkey


Department of Urology, Atatürk University Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2022; 54: Supplement S164-S167
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2022.22311
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Primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis is a common clinical condition in childhood and affects the psychosocial development of the child. The management of this clinical condition, which includes the preschool and adolescence period, is very important for child development. Diagnostic evaluation should be performed in terms of diabetes mellitus, diabetes inspidus, neurogenic bladder, spinal anomalies, and congenital urogenital system anomalies. Treatment modalities in primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis include enuretic alarm therapy, behavioral therapy, and pharmacological treatments such as desmopressin, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticholinergics. There are also experimental treatments such as percutaneous nerve stimulation, acupuncture, and manual therapy. In this study, we examined randomized controlled studies in the literature that included alarm monotherapy and combined therapy. We aimed to present the efficacy, advantages, and disadvantages of combined treatment with the results of the studies.

Cite this article as: Aksakallı T, Cinislioğlu AE, Aksoy Y. The efficacy of combined alarm therapy versus alarm monotherapy in the treatment of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: A review of current literature. Eurasian J Med., 2022;54(Suppl. 1):S164-S167.

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