Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1972; 14(6):715-726
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I. Kolvin, J. Taunch, J. Currah, R.F. Garside, J. Nolan and W.B. Shaw, "Enuresis: a descriptive analysis and a controlled trial", Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. Volume 14, No. 6, pp. 715-726 (Wiley- Blackwell, 1972).
Nocturnal enuresis is a common disability which has been of interest to the medical profession for several centuries. It is a condition which is ill-understood because of a tendency to ascribe it to one cause rather than to a number of causes, and because various physicians have approached the problem from their own specialist view-points. While treatment has ranged from magic in earlier times to the more recent mechanical devices, there has been little research into the efficacy of different treatments.
The aims of this present study were: (a) to undertake a descriptive analysis of an unselected sample of bed-wetters; and (b) to compare the results obtained from treatment with imipramine (‘Tofranil’), a buzzer and pad, and a placebo.