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A review of current practice for boys undergoing hypospadias repair: from pre-operative work up to removal of dressing post-surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12036178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this article was to examine an area from dinical practice, in this instance, paediatric urology and to look at the information needs of families prior to their young sons' having surgery to correct a hypospadias. Involving families and promoting informed decision-making with families prior to hypospadias repair for their child is important. To be able to facilitate real involvement the information has to be shared and parents and families given adequate support and opportunity to seek answers to questions. Providing an environment to undertake this, to then learn from the families for the future and to support the development of a National Support group, have been outcomes from setting up a pre-admission clinic. Literature in respect of after-care is very sparse. It became evident from clinical practice that the rationale for applying a dressing postoperatively needed to be explored. Furthermore limited evidence about dressing removal, coupled with the anxiety and upset this caused parents, identified the need to consider two issues (i) a better method of removal of dressings and (ii) the effects on pain scores. A blinded randomized controlled feasibility study was developed and implemented, with completion due at the end of 2001.
Caroline Sanders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1367-4935     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Health Care     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-30     Completed Date:  2002-07-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806360     Medline TA:  J Child Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hypospadias / nursing,  surgery*
Preoperative Care

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