Enuresis (urinary incontinence)
Research & Innovation
We’re known for our science-driven approach. In fact, we’re home to the world's most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprise; and we partner with elite health care and biotech organizations around the globe. But as specialists in innovative, family-centered care, our physicians never forget that your child is precious, and not just a patient.
Even after treatment from the doctors and nurses at the Developmental Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, some children still have trouble staying dry during the daytime and/or nighttime. That’s why Children’s created the Voiding Improvement Program (VIP).
The VIP is home to a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses, all of whom have experience dealing with enuresis — and empathy for kids (and parents) suffering from this condition.
In this program:
- Children and teens get the help they need to deal with the embarrassment and frustration often caused by enuresis.
- Parents receive education about this condition, options for treatment and tips for what they can do to help their child.
How does it work?
The physicians and caregivers at the Voiding Improvement Program will do a careful and thorough evaluation of your child, which includes a questionnaire, physical examination, a urinalysis and ultrasound. This evaluation helps them determine the psychological and physiological issues behind your child’s enuresis. Then, working with you, we’ll develop a customized plan of care that will help you and your child get through this frustrating time — together as a family.
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