Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Urethral Reconstruction

  • Nima Baradaran
  • Lindsay A. Hampson
  • Todd C. Edwards
  • Bryan B. Voelzke
  • Benjamin N. Breyer
Surgery (J Simhan, Section Editor)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Treatment of anterior urethral stricture disease (USD) has shifted from endoscopic approaches to urethroplasty with significantly higher success rates among reconstructive urologists. This academic stance has led to a critical evaluation of “success” and developing disease-specific instruments to assess surgical outcomes focusing on patients’ satisfaction rather than the historical goal of avoiding secondary procedures.

Recent Findings

Many disease non-specific and/or non-validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have been utilized to evaluate the voiding symptoms and sexual of function of patients after urethroplasty in the literature. Urethral Stricture Surgery PROM (USS PROM) is the first validated, disease-specific PROM for anterior USD which has been designed in 2001. Urethral Stricture Symptoms and Impact Measure (USSIM) is a comprehensive PROM and is currently being validated at multiple institutions.

Summary

This article reviews the tools used to assess success after urethroplasty and elaborates the need to develop a comprehensive USD-specific PROM.

Keywords

Urethral stricture Patient-reported outcome measures Treatment outcome Sexual dysfunction Urination disorders 

Notes

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Conflict of Interest

Nima Baradaran, Lindsay A. Hampson, Todd C. Edwards, Bryan B. Voelzke, and Benjamin N. Breyer each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nima Baradaran
    • 1
  • Lindsay A. Hampson
    • 1
  • Todd C. Edwards
    • 2
  • Bryan B. Voelzke
    • 3
  • Benjamin N. Breyer
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of California - San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Services, Seattle Quality of Life GroupUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyUniversity of Washington - Harborview Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma CenterUniversity of California – San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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