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The Bedwetting Knowledge Centre has been independently reviewed for clinical accuracy by Søren Rittig, MD, DMSc. It aims to equip healthcare professionals with the tools and information required to correctly diagnose, treat and manage patients with nocturnal enuresis.

EPGonline.org users have FREE access to mobile-optimised sections containing disease awareness information, resources, international best practice guidelines and a new publications digest.

Also contained within the Knowledge Centre is a CME activity titled Case Studies in Urology: Best Practice Management of Bedwetting. This activity covers best practice management of nocturnal enuresis through three case study-led modules, including a complex patient scenario. The faculty experts providing input and medical commentary for this activity were Dr Michal Maternik and Dr Mark MacKenzie.

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,Obesity series

This European Obesity Initiative CME series contains three online modules, which are ideal for healthcare professionals looking to widen their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness. Each module is EACCME-accredited and free to complete. Successful completion of the series will earn participants a combined total of 5 European CME credits (ECMECs).​

Clinical Case Studies

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Sleep apnoea/hypopnoea & respiratory failure

Nicholas Hopkinson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 34-year-old male civil servant presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of malaise and tingling in his hands and feet. He described weakness such that he was unable to get out of the bath unaided.

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Sleep apnoea/hypopnoea & respiratory failure

Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Boris Lams, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 42-year-old man presents to your clinic because of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea. For the last two years he wakes from sleep gasping for air.

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A Discussion of Sleepwalking in Children
A Discussion of Sleepwalking in Children
An Insight into the Link Between ADHD and Sleep Disorders
An Insight into the Link Between ADHD and Sleep Disorders

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Sleep Medicine

Suvorexant in Patients With Insomnia: Results From Two 3-Month Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials.

Fri 15 Jan 2016 -  Suvorexant in Patients With Insomnia: Results From Two 3-Month Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials.

Background: Suvorexant is an orexin receptor antagonist for treatment of insomnia. We report results from two pivotal phase 3 trials. Methods: Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ...

Insomnia and Telomere Length in Older Adults.

Tue 22 Dec 2015 -  Insomnia and Telomere Length in Older Adults.

Study Objectives: Insomnia, particularly in later life, may raise the risk for chronic diseases of aging and mortality through its effect on cellular aging. The current study examines the effects of ...

Clinical Guidelines

Management of narcolepsy in adults

Jun 2011

The treatments used for narcolepsy, either pharmacological or behavioural, are diverse. However, the..

... quality of the published pieces of clinical evidence supporting them varies widely, and studies comparing the efficacy of different substances are lacking.

Non-continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea

Dec 2010

In view of the high prevalence and the relevant impairment of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea..

... syndrome (OSAS) lots of methods are offered which promise definitive cures for or relevant improvement of OSAS. This report summarises the efficacy of alternative treatment options in OSAS. An interdisciplinary European Respiratory Society task force evaluated the scientific literature according to the standards of evidence-based medicine.

Clinical Trials

Efficacy and Safety of Pitolisant in Pediatric Narcoleptic Patients With or Without Cataplexy, Double-blind Study Followed by a Prolonged Open-label Period.

10 days ago

The purpose of this multicenter double blind study is to assess efficacy and safety of Pitolisant versus placebo in paediatric Narcoleptic patients with or without ...

Impact of the Decrease of Exposure to Hypnosedative Drugs in the Elderly Through the Discontinuation of Hospital-initiated Prescription (HYPAGE)

Thu 13 Nov 2014

Brief Summary Context. Sleep disorders complaints are common in elderly and hypnosedative drugs are widely prescribed in community-dwelling elderly. Furthermore, acute hospitalisation may induce ...

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