Table 12-21Enuresis alarm compared to enuresis alarm with desmopressin for children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis - Clinical summary of findings

OutcomeAlarmAlarm and desmopressinRelative risk (95% CI)Absolute effectQuality
Number of children who achieved at least 75% reduction in the number of wet nights7/22 (31.8%)6/30 (20%)RR 1.59 (0.62 to 4.08)118 more per 1000 (from 76 fewer to 616 more)VERY LOW
Mean number of wet nights per week at the end of treatment2230-MD 0.5 (0.19 to 0.81)VERY LOW
Number of children who dropped out by the end of the trial5/22 (22.7%)3/30 (10%)RR 2.27 (0.61 to 8.52)127 more per 1000 (from 39 fewer to 752 more)VERY LOW

From: 12, Enuresis Alarms in the management of bedwetting

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