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Objective: Nocturnal Enuresis (NE) frequently occurs in children with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Many options to address SDB and NE are available to include pharmaceuticals and surgery. This retrospective study examines the relationship between NE and dentofacial anomalies modified or remodeled by intervention with a pre-formed Mono-block Oral Appliance (MOA).
Methods: In a retrospective study using secondary data from a third-party source, 107 questionnaire scores of children ages 5-12 were reviewed. The secondary data score sources included a sleep, breathing and habit questionnaire; kids intake form; pediatric sleep questionnaire; head and neck exam; child home observation sheet and patient profile. The primary endpoints for the study were the number of days between the start date of MOA therapy and the resolve date of bedwetting according to the age of the child. In a linear regression analysis, comparisons were made between the age and bedwetting resolved in days when using an MOA.
Results: A linear regression analysis was conducted to evaluate the prediction of resolving NE with an MOA. The scatterplot indicated an association between NE, therapy with an MOA and the age of the child.
Conclusion: The study shows a strong predictability of resolving NE at an early age with the use of an MOA.
Published Date: 2022-01-31; Received Date: 2022-01-05