London, United Kingdom, January 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Launching today on epgonline.org - the website for healthcare professionals (HCPs), is a new online Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity on the topic of Bedwetting. Intended for an audience of Urologists, Paediatricians, Primary Care Providers and General Practitioners based in Europe, the free CME activity has been developed to raise HCPs’ awareness and understanding of the medical condition also known as nocturnal enuresis. It can be accessed at http://www.epgonline.org/bedwetting/CME.
Nocturnal enuresis is a common condition that can have a profound impact on the affected children and their families.1-4 It is often misconceived as being a benign condition that happens because affected children drink too much in the evening and sleep very deeply. In the past it was generally accepted that psychological problems were at its root and that children would eventually outgrow the condition.5 The Bedwetting CME and accompanying educational pages within the Bedwetting Knowledge Centre intend to address this misconception by educating healthcare professionals on how to correctly diagnose, treat and manage the condition.
The Bedwetting CME activity is free to access for registered users of epgonline.org. Qualified HCPs globally can register on the website for free to receive unrestricted access to a wealth of medical content, organised by medical specialty. The CME is located within the Bedwetting Knowledge Centre (http://www.epgonline.org/bedwetting), providing a valuable resource for medical professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of this frequently misunderstood medical condition.
The activity consists of three case study-based modules. Modules one and two assess the symptoms and focus on the best practice management of nocturnal enuresis. The third module provides a detailed scenario for more severe and complex cases that do not respond to standard treatment and management of the condition. Modules can be taken in any order and at the participant’s own pace. All case study material can be downloaded as PDFs, with certificates available after the successful completion of each module.
The Bedwetting CME has been made possible by an educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Chris Cooper, Managing Director of EPG Health Media, the UK based company that publishes epgonline.org, says: “We believe that the new CME adds great value to the Bedwetting Knowledge Centre on epgonline.org. Thanks to welcome funding from one of our partners in healthcare, we can make the activity freely available to over half a million doctors and other medical professionals who regularly use the website, and in particular those interested in broadening their understanding of this often underestimated medical condition.”
For further information please contact:
Kristie Marchant (Community Manager, EPG Health Media)
Royal Victoria House
51-55 The Pantiles
Kent TN2 5TE
Tel: 01892 526776
Notes to Editors:
1. EPG Health Media (Europe) Ltd publishes www.epgonline.org, an independent website dedicated to providing healthcare professionals worldwide with free access to a comprehensive range of diseases and medicines information. Categorised by medical specialty, content within epgonline.org includes a multi-language database of approved medications, treatment guidelines, clinical trial reports, journal abstracts, latest medical industry news, apps, image libraries and a wide range of educational portals.
2. Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a multinational biopharmaceutical company developing innovative treatments with specialist interests in Reproductive Health, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Urology, Continence, Endocrine Oncology and Paediatric Endocrinology. Ferring has developed from its Scandinavian origins into a multinational business with a local marketing presence in more than 40 countries, over 5,000 employees and operating companies in pharmaceutical markets throughout the world.
3. The faculty experts who prepared the CME modules were:
Dr Michal Maternik, Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Gdansk. He currently runs the Enuresis Clinic at the university.
Dr Mark MacKenzie, Regional Representative of the International Children’s Continence Society in Central Europe since 2010 and member of the experts group of the Polish Ministry of Health which published the National Guidelines in Diagnosis and Treatment for Nocturnal Enuresis in 2012.
4. Spee-van der Wekke J, Hirasing RA, Meulmeester JF et al. Childhood nocturnal enuresis in The Netherlands. J Urology 1998;51:1022-1026.
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6. Butler RJ, Heron J. The prevalence of infrequent bedwetting and nocturnal enuresis in childhood. A large British cohort. Scand J Urol Nephrol 2008;42:257-264.
7. Butler RJ, Golding J, Heron J; ALSPAC Study Team. Nocturnal enuresis: a survey of parental coping strategies at 7 1/2 years. Child Care Health Dev 2005;31:659-667.
8. Nevéus T. Nocturnal enuresis- Theoretic background and practical guidelines. Educational review. Pediatr Nephrol 2011:26:1207-1214