The Prevalence of Nocturnal Enuresis among Patients with Vesicoureteral Reflux

Raed Nael Al-Taher, M.D., Hashem Al-Momani, M.D., Mohammad Abufaraj, M.D., Saddam Al-Demour, M.D., Ghada Odeh, M.D., Ibrahim Abdel Qader Ibrahim Khrais, M.D., Salem Shawareb, M.D., Mohamad Mahseeri, M.D., Amro H-Najjar, M.D., Aya H-Najjar, Laith Alzyadat, M.D., Mahmoud Alshaham, M.D., Nuha Qasem, M.D.


Background: To identify the prevalence and other associated factors of nocturnal enuresis in children with vesicoureteral reflux undergoing surgical interventions.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study were the medical records of 40 children with confirmed vesicoureteral reflux were reviewed. Additionally, parents were asked to fill out a questionnaire inquiring about presence, onset & course of nocturnal enuresis as has been defined according to ICD-10.

Results: Among the 40 children, 22 children (55%) had nocturnal enuresis before any surgical intervention. However; gender, family history of bedwetting, renal hydronephrosis on ultrasound, positive urine culture, and pre-op creatinine level were found to have statistically insignificant association with nocturnal enuresis. After surgical management only 13 (32.5%) children experienced nocturnal enuresis.

Conclusion: This study can conclude that there is a weak correlation between NE and VUR in patients undergoing surgical intervention. Also, the surgical management of VUR did not significantly affect the prevalence of NE. However, it is an essential problem for both families and children in Jordan for which specific guidelines should be developed.

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