Intervention Protocol

Intermittent self-dilatation for urethral stricture disease in men

  1. Matthew J Jackson1,*,
  2. Rajan Veeratterapillay2,
  3. Chris Harding3,
  4. Trevor Dorkin4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 12 DEC 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 25 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010258

How to Cite

Jackson MJ, Veeratterapillay R, Harding C, Dorkin T. Intermittent self-dilatation for urethral stricture disease in men (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010258. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010258.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Urology, Newcastle, UK

  2. 2

    Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Urology, Newcastle Upon tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

  3. 3

    Freeman Hospital, Urology, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

  4. 4

    Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation, Department of Urology, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

*Matthew J Jackson, Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, NE7 7DN, UK. matthewjackson@me.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 DEC 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of intermittent self-dilatation versus no intervention after urethral stricture surgery in the management of urethral stricture disease in men.

The primary comparison is:

1. intermittent self-dilatation versus no intervention.

If intermittent self-dilatation is found to be effective for improving symptoms and health-related quality of life or reducing the risk of recurrent stricture, then secondary comparisons will be:

2. one regimen of intermittent self-dilatation (e.g. catheterisation frequency or duration of programme) versus another;

3. one device to perform intermittent self-dilatation versus another.