Commentary - (2023) Volume 10, Issue 1

The impact of primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis on children and their families

Gonca Ozyurt*
*Correspondence: Gonca Ozyurt, Department of Pediatrics, Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey, Email:

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Primary Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis (PMNE) is a common disorder among children that is characterized by involuntary urination during sleep in the absence of any other lower urinary tract symptoms. Despite being a benign condition, PMNE can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the child and the family. In addition to the physical and emotional consequences of PMNE, the condition can also lead to stigmatization and social isolation, especially when parents or caregivers do not provide adequate support and understanding.

In a study published in the Journal of Urology in 2009, researchers evaluated the parental attitudes and attachment in children with PMNE. The study aimed to investigate whether parental attitudes and attachment styles could influence the severity of PMNE and the child’s response to treatment.

The study included 75 children with PMNE, aged between 6 and 12 years, and their parents. The parents completed a series of questionnaires that assessed their attitudes towards the child’s bedwetting, their parenting style, and their attachment style. The children also completed a questionnaire that evaluated their attachment to their parents.

The results of the study showed that parental attitudes towards bedwetting were significantly associated with the severity of PMNE. Parents who had negative attitudes towards bedwetting and who were critical of their child’s behavior were more likely to have children with more severe bedwetting symptoms. On the other hand, parents who had positive attitudes and who were supportive of their child’s condition had children with less severe bedwetting symptoms.

The study also found that the attachment style of the parent and the child had an impact on the severity of PMNE. Children who had a secure attachment style, characterized by trust, openness, and emotional availability, had less severe bedwetting symptoms compared to children who had an insecure attachment style. Similarly, parents who had a secure attachment style were more likely to have children with less severe bedwetting symptoms.

Overall, the study highlights the importance of parental attitudes and attachment in the management of PMNE. The findings suggest that parents who are critical and negative towards their child’s condition may inadvertently worsen the symptoms, while parents who are supportive and positive can help alleviate the severity of PMNE.

The study also has important implications for the management of PMNE. It underscores the need for healthcare professionals to involve parents and caregivers in the treatment process and to provide them with education and support. Healthcare professionals can play a crucial role in helping parents understand the nature of PMNE and its impact on the child’s life, as well as providing them with strategies to manage the condition effectively.


The management of pediatric ureterolithiasis in the emergency room requires a comprehensive approach that considers the unique needs of the pediatric population. This study highlights the importance of developing a standardized management pathway that incorporates non-invasive diagnostic tools, appropriate pain management strategies, and tailored treatment plans based on stone size and location. By following a structured approach, emergency physicians can improve the efficiency and quality of care for children with ureterolithiasis, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, and minimize the need for surgical interventions. As such, the findings from this single institution review provide valuable insights for healthcare providers and institutions seeking to optimize the management of pediatric ureterolithiasis in the emergency setting.

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Gonca Ozyurt*
Department of Pediatrics, Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey

Received: 03-Feb-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23-97935; , Pre QC No. PUCR-23-97935 (PQ); Editor assigned: 06-Feb-2023, Pre QC No. PUCR-23-97935 (PQ); Reviewed: 20-Feb-2023, QC No. PUCR-23-97935; Revised: 27-Feb-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23-97935 (R); Published: 06-Mar-2023, DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.20222675607

Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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