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Effect of laser acupuncture on monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis in adolescent females: A randomized controlled trial

Physiother Res Int. 2023 Sep 4:e2048. doi: 10.1002/pri.2048. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND AND AIM: Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is prevalent in children and adolescents and affects their social life later. Therefore, the objective of this study was to ascertain laser acupuncture (LA) therapy’s effect on NE in adolescent females.

METHODS: Sixty adolescent females diagnosed with chronic monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) were randomly divided into two equal groups: The intervention group (received LA and desmopressin) and the control group (received desmopressin only) (n = 30 each). Treatment was delivered and LA was used three times a week for 12 successive weeks. Abdominal ultrasonography and voiding calendar were used to assess bladder capacity and maximum voiding volume (MVV), respectively. The frequency of bed wetness was assessed throughout the trial period in a diary.

RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were reported in the intervention group. Bladder capacity significantly increased in the intervention group (LA and desmopressin) than in the control group.

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest the beneficial influences of LA on MNE, despite the very poor quality of the literature’s available evidence.

PMID:37664896 | DOI:10.1002/pri.2048

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