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Here is a quick mnemonic “PATIENT to remember about Sleep Enuresis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Sleep Enuresis: How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Parasomnia: Bedwetting, like sleepwalking and night terrors, is another parasomnia that occurs during sleep in the young.
  • A – Adolescents: Nocturnal enuresis persists in 1-3% of adolescents.
  • T – Treatment: Treatment consists of bladder training exercises and behavioral therapy.
  • I – Important causes: Important causes of nocturnal enuresis in patients who were previously continent for 6-12 months include urinary tract infections or malformations, cauda equina lesions, emotional disturbances, epilepsy, sleep apnea, and certain medications.
  • E – Enuresis: Nocturnal enuresis should be considered a normal feature of development before age 5 or 6 years.
  • N – Normal development: Nocturnal enuresis is considered a normal feature of development before age 5 or 6 years.
  • T – Therapy: Symptomatic pharmacotherapy is usually accomplished in adults with desmopressin (0.2 mg qhs), oxybutynin chloride (5 mg qhs), or imipramine (10-25 mg qhs).

Mnemonic : PATIENT

Dr. Arin Nandi

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