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A Smart Framework for Predicting the Onset of Nocturnal Enuresis (PrONE) in Children and Young People

Fergus, P and Hussain, A and Al-Jumeily, D (2014) A Smart Framework for Predicting the Onset of Nocturnal Enuresis (PrONE) in Children and Young People. International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research, 2 (11). pp. 372-379. ISSN 2321-0869

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Abstract

Bed wetting during normal sleep in children and young people has a significant impact on the child and their parents. The condition is known as nocturnal enuresis and its underlying cause has been subject to different explanatory factors that include, neurological, urological, sleep, genetic and psychosocial influences. Several clinical and technological interventions for managing nocturnal enuresis exist that include the clinician’s opinions, pharmacology interventions, and alarm systems. However, most have failed to produce any convincing results; clinical information is often subjective and often inaccurate, the use of desmopression and tricyclic antidepressants only report between 20% and 40% success, and alarms only a 50% success fate. This paper posits an alternative research idea concerned with the early detection of impending involuntary bladder release. The proposed framework is a measurement and prediction system that processes moisture and bladder volume data from sensors fitted into undergarments that are used by patients suffering with nocturnal enuresis. The proposed framework represents a level of sophistication and accuracy in nocturnal enuresis treatment not previously considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: Engineering Research Publication
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 08:19
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 08:19
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2384

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