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Managing daytime wetting: Q&A with the Voiding Improvement team

Pediatricians and clinical staff manage patients with urinary incontinence on a regular basis. In fact, an estimated 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6 to 7 years old experience some form of daytime or nighttime wetting.

Because of the highly personal and private nature of the condition, many children and families are reluctant to talk about wetting with their pediatricians.

Notes discussed the condition with Carlos Estrada, Jr., MD, urologist and director of the Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital, along with Nursing Program Director Pamela Kelly, MS, RN, CPNP, and they offer the following insight on the overall diagnosis and treatment of daytime wetting in children.

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