Table 12-17Enuresis alarm compared to enuresis alarm and desmopressin for children with bedwetting- Clinical summary of findings

OutcomeAlarmAlarm and desmopressinRelative risk (95% CI)Absolute effectQuality
Number of children who achieved 14 consecutive dry nights8/35 (22.9%)20/32 (62.5%)RR 0.37 (0.19 to 0.71)394 fewer per 1000 (from 181 fewer to 506 fewer)MODERATE
Mean number of wet nights per week at the end of treatment2829-MD 1.5 (0.43 to 2.57)LOW
Number of children who relapsed at 3 months0/8 (0%)7/20 (35%)RR 0.16 (0.01 to 2.44)294 fewer per 1000 (from 346 fewer to 504 more)LOW
Number of children who dropped out by the end of the trial7/35 (20%)3/32 (9.4%)RR 2.13 (0.6 to 7.56)106 more per 1000 (from 38 fewer to 617 more)LOW

From: 12, Enuresis Alarms in the management of bedwetting

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