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1 TRY for DRY Healthcare Training Instructor Max Maizels, MD Division of Urology Children’s Memorial Hospital – Chicago Professor of Urology Northwestern Medical School Managing Enuresis

2 Is our wide policy of laissez-faire because: PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY - we believe it is unnecessary to treat proactively ? treatments of bedwetting are no good, so why bother with fuss and expense ? we haven't been trained to, so, we don't know how ?

3 AGEENURESIS (%) PREVALENCE OF BEDWETTING AMONG AMERICAN CHILDREN B. Schmidt Your Child's Health PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY

4 Mostly pediatricians & family practitioners Plus A few urologists A few social workers and A few physical therapists PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Personal survey of 80 professionals:

5 PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Most of these healthcare providers have never even had informal instruction in addressing this problem.

6 Personal survey of 80 professionals: PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Major treatments used: Tofranil Alarm DDAVP

7 Popular Treatment Approach patience --- “..it isn't important, you'll outgrow it.” PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Personal survey of 80 professionals:

8 Most had never personally held an enuresis alarm!! PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Personal survey of 80 professionals:

9 MANAGEMENT PATTERNS 1 o CARE PHYSICIANS NIGHT ALARM PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY REFERS TO PSYCHOLOGIST EVALUATE ONLY AFTER FAMILY MENTIONS 50% SUCCESS RATE WITH DDAVP, BUT FEARFUL TO STOP MED RESTRICT NIGHT LIQUIDS

10 MANAGEMENT PATTERNS 1 o CARE PHYSICIANS IF TREATMENT DOESN’T INVOLVE SURGERY, PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY BUT IT IS THE JOB OF THE URLOGIST TO ENGAGE PEDIATRICIANS. PATIENT SHOULD NOT NEED TO SEE A UROLOGIST….

11 No Accepted Method to Evaluate and Manage Routine Bedwetting So Most Parents Just Ask Each Other. PEDIATRIC ENUROLOGY Before TRY for DRY

12 DRYNESS IS JUST NOT AS EASY AS... TAKING A TABLET

13 DRYNESS IS JUST NOT AS EASY AS... TAKING A PUFF

14 Rubber pants… until you learn, kid. until you learn

15 TRY for DRY Help for Physicians and Parents

16 Close Screen and Return to Lesson


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