Comorbid Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis and Snoring Exhibit an Additive Effect on Impairments in Heath-Related Quality of Life

Health related quality of life (HRQOL) is a relatively new concept in pediatrics, but it has shown to be extremely important in terms of clinical care, treatment planning, and compliance with medical and behavioral recommendations. Two groups of children who are at risk for impairments in HRQOL are those who have bedwetting and those who snore or have sleep apnea. However, the current study sought to determine whether the combination of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) results in diminished HRQOL in a pediatric sample.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 7.1 Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: State of the Art Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research
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