Experts call for greater understanding of ‘bedwetting’ as a medical condition
- Bedwetting, also known as enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine while asleep1
- Bedwetting is common in children, with approximately 5–10% of 7-year-olds regularly wetting their beds and the problem may persist into teenage and adulthood2
- In most cases, bedwetting is a complex medical condition caused by over-production of urine at night or reduced capacity of the bladder, which can impact a child’s overall self-esteem, emotional well-being and day time functioning1 , 3
SAINT-PREX, Switzerland, May 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recent survey findings highlighted there are misconceptions underlying bedwetting, a condition that is under-recognised and misunderstood by society and healthcare professionals.3,4 A frequent misconception of bedwetting is that the cause is psychological, rather than having a multifactorial pathophysiological basis.1 , 4 Furthermore, the survey revealed that not only parents but also health care providers share this misconception and treatment was not necessarily consistent with guidelines.4
“For physicians to effectively treat bedwetting, any existing behavioural issues must be managed as a separate condition,” said Dr. Michal Maternik, Department of Urology, Division of Paediatric Urology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. “The survey findings highlight the need for new educational initiatives to optimise the understanding of bedwetting and provision of care amongst the medical community, parents and the public.”
Bedwetting can lead to feelings of shame and low self-esteem, preventing many patients from seeking treatment.3 , 4 According to the new survey, patients and their respected caregivers reported bedwetting to be associated with behavioural difficulties including, ‘sustaining attention’ (28%), ‘maintaining attention at school’ (29%), and sleeping difficulties (21%) resulting in repercussions on school performance.4 These consequences are often prolonged as many parents seek lifestyle changes first and nearly half of them do not seek help in children five years or older.4
“For decades, bedwetting was considered as a simple condition that would resolve spontaneously,” said Professor Serdar Tekgül at the Department of Urology at Hacettepe University, Turkey. “Bedwetting is now regarded as a complex disorder involving several factors such as bladder dysfunction, and the over-production of urine at night”.
The survey was completed by physicians and patients in Alpe-Adria, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Slovakia on their understanding of the medical condition, its impact on the lives of patients and the prevalence of comorbidities.4
Bedwetting, also known as enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine while asleep in children from aged 5 years.1 In most cases it is caused by over-production of urine at night or reduced capacity of the bladder.2 An inability to wake up can be another cause.2 Bedwetting does not have a psychological cause.1 Bedwetting is a common childhood medical condition, with approximately 5–10% of 7 year-olds regularly wetting their beds and the problem may persist into teenage and adulthood.2
About World Bedwetting Day
World Bedwetting Day was initiated to raise awareness among the public and healthcare professionals that bedwetting is a common medical condition that can and should be treated. World Bedwetting Day 2019 will take place on 28th May 2019 and occurs on the last Tuesday of May each year. The theme is: ‘Time to Take Action’, in recognition that much more can be done to diagnose and treat those children who suffer from bedwetting.
For more information please visit www.worldbedwettingday.com.
About the World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee
The World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee brings together experts from across the globe to support this initiative and consists of the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS), the European Society of Paediatric Urology (ESPU), the Asia Pacific Association of Paediatric Urology (APAPU), the International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA), the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN), the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Urologia Paediatrica (SIUP), the North American Paediatric Urology Societies, ERIC (The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity) and Bladder & Bowel UK. The initiative is supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
1 Theunis M et al. Self-Image and Performance in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis. European Urology. 2002; 41:660-667
2 Nevéus T. Nocturnal enuresis—theoretic background and practical guidelines. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011; 26:1207–1214
3 Vande Walle J et al, Practical consensus guidelines for the management of enuresis. Eur J Pediatr 2012;171:971-983
4 Maternik. Understanding of and misconceptions around monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: findings from patient and physician surveys. Journal of Pediatric Urology 2018
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8147ae15-92f1-41ed-a13a-b1db5f6df6ec
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.
Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire
WillScot Announces Appointment of General Counsel17.6.2019 22:29:00 CEST | Pressemelding
BALTIMORE, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WillScot Corporation (“WillScot”) (Nasdaq: WSC) today announced the appointment of Mr. Hezron Timothy Lopez to serve as the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, effective June 17, 2019. Mr. Lopez joins WillScot after having served from 2012 to 2018 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Herman Miller, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed manufacturer of home and office furniture. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Lopez served as Associate General Counsel and Head of Merger & Acquisition, Commercial and International for A. O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of water heating equipment and water treatment products. About WillScot Corporation Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, WillScot (Nasdaq: WSC) is the public holding company for the Williams Scotsman family of companies and is the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North Americ
Cineworld Group and Cinionic Strike 1,000+ Unit Deal to Roll Out Acclaimed Barco Laser Projectors to Theaters Worldwide17.6.2019 18:05:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Cineworld embarks on global renewal with Cinionic, powered by award-winning projection portfolio and enhanced services KORTRIJK, Belgium, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture providing a new visual standard with enhanced services and technology solutions, announces a significant expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains, Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE), to continue delivering an elevated movie-going experience for audiences worldwide. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4. Over the next 18 months, Cineworld will upgrade and deploy over 1,000 projectors worldwide with Barco Laser solutions to deliver a new visual standard in cinema, supported by Barco Alchemy media servers and maintained for the next decade through Cinionic’s enhanced ser
Rock Tech Engages KBM Resources Group for LiDAR Survey at Georgia Lake17.6.2019 14:15:00 CEST | Pressemelding
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (the "Company" or “Rock Tech”) (TSX-V: RCK; Frankfurt: RJIB) is pleased to announce that it has engaged KBM Resources Group (“KBM”) to complete a LiDAR and high-resolution imagery survey at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium project in Ontario, Canada. The aerial acquisition of LiDAR and digital photography will cover the Nama Creek main zone and adjacent areas of the Georgia Lake lithium project. The LiDAR survey, with a relatively high resolution of 10 laser points per square metre and an absolute accuracy of 10 cm vertical and 20 cm horizontal, will produce LAS files with classified ground points including a bare earth model and georeferenced orthoimagery. “The ideal time to fly this survey is after the snow melt and before leaf-out,” commented Martin Stephan, Rock Tech’s Chief Executive Officer. “These conditions, combined with a favourable regional weather forecast, shall make for a successful L
Carpenter Technology and Israel Aerospace Industries Announce Collaboration to Produce Commercial Aircraft Additive Parts17.6.2019 14:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Le Bourget, FRANCE, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today announced their collaboration to produce additively manufactured components for a serial production commercial aircraft. This collaboration will result in IAI’s first metallic additively-produced parts, which are expected to provide significant manufacturing benefits and lay the groundwork for future design improvements and enhancements. IAI is working closely with Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority for approval of the parts, which when accomplished will represent the first time this technology has been approved for commercial use in Israel. Carpenter Technology, through its Carpenter Additive business unit, is producing the parts and providing supporting information to assist with their approval. “Together, Carpenter Additive and IAI are pioneering the use of this technology for new platforms and applications,” said Marshall Akins, Carpenter Tec
Major HAProxy Releases Increase Support for Cloud-Native and Containerized Application Architectures17.6.2019 14:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Key Community Releases Include HAProxy 2.0, HAProxy Data Plane API and HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller WALTHAM, Mass., June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HAProxy Technologies, provider of the world’s fastest and most widely-used software load balancer, today announced that the HAProxy community has released HAProxy 2.0 and several other key products that make it easier to extend, configure and manage HAProxy in cloud-native and containerized environments. The company also announced its inaugural community user conference, HAProxyConf 2019, which will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 12th and 13th, 2019. “The release of HAProxy 2.0 along with the new HAProxy Data Plane API and HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller mark the culmination of a significant re-architecture of HAProxy to add the flexibility and features needed to optimize support for modern application architectures,” said Willy Tarreau, HAProxy community lead and HAProxy Technologies CTO. “I am extremely
Brookfield Asset Management Announces Results of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders17.6.2019 12:55:00 CEST | Pressemelding
BROOKFIELD, NEWS, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX: BAM.A, NYSE: BAM, Euronext: BAMA) today announced that at the company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 14, 2019 in Toronto, over 85% of Class A Limited Voting Shares (“Class A Shares”) voted in favour of a new management share option plan. In addition, at the meeting all eight nominees proposed for election to the board of directors by holders of Class A Shares and all eight nominees proposed for election to the board of directors by the holder of Class B Limited Voting Shares (“Class B Shares”) were elected. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are set out below. Management received the following proxies from holders of Class A Shares in regard to the election of the eight directors nominated by this shareholder class: Director Nominee Votes For % Votes Withheld % M. Elyse Allan 731,503,129 99.60 2,926,448 0.40 Angela F. Braly 730,750,957 99.50 3,67