Intermittent self-dilatation for urethral stricture disease in men
Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group
Published Online: 12 DEC 2012
Assessed as up-to-date: 25 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 12 DEC 2012
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.