Does Structured Withdrawal of Desmopressin Improve Relapse Rates in Patients with Monosymptomatic Enuresis?

GÖKCE M. İ., Hajiyev P., SÜER E., Kibar Y., Silay M. S., Gurocak S., ...More

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.192, no.2, pp.530-534, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.01.094
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-534
  • Keywords: deamino arginine vasopressin, enuresis, recurrence, NOCTURNAL ENURESIS, CHILDREN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Relapse after cessation of desmopressin is an important problem in treating patients with enuresis. Structured withdrawal of desmopressin tablets has been shown to decrease relapse rates. However, scientific data are lacking on the structured withdrawal of the fast melting oral formulation of desmopressin. We compared relapse rates of structured withdrawal using placebo and direct cessation in a population of patients with enuresis who were desmopressin responders.