Prospective Cohort of Transitional Urology Patients

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2025
  • participants needed
    200
  • sponsor
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Updated on 24 September 2021
cerebral palsy
myelomeningocele

Summary

A transitional Urology database was created in parallel with National Spina Bifida registry to follow patients with complex congenital urogenital anomalies and be able to prospectively evaluate them. The investigators obtained the standardized questionnaires to collect long-term data regarding patients' genitourinary status including urine and fecal continence, sexuality, fertility, and pelvic health.

Description

The care and management of pediatric patients with congenital genitourinary anomalies transitioning to adolescents and later adults is undergoing a period of profound transformation. Due to improvements in surgical and nonsurgical interventions, children with diverse congenital disease affecting the genitourinary tract are surviving into adulthood at far higher rates than in the past. As an example, up to 70-75% of children born with a myelomeningocele and consequent neurogenic bladder are living past the age of twenty. These new expectations, especially in the areas of sexual function, fertility and reproductive health, are creating previously unseen challenges for health care providers attempting to transition adolescents from pediatric to adult care. As this patient population continues to grow, the transitional process for urological care of congenital anomalies is progressively becoming a topic of vital importance.

We plan to advance adolescence clinical and research care and pioneering a unique and novel opportunity in transitional care.

This database will help us: 1. To develop and revise (as necessary) standards of care and treatment best practices for patients transitioning to adolescents with congenital genitourinary malformation. 2. To share evidence-based information between physicians across the country, advancing best practices for the secondary conditions of spina bifida, exstrophy, neurogenic bladder and bowel, and hydrocephalus. 3. To implement benchmarks to improve care in transitional urology clinics. 4. Evaluate the clinical cost-effectiveness of care offered.

Details
Condition Meningocele, Bladder Disorders, Hernia, Bladder Exstrophy, bladder disorder, Spina Bifida, Genitourinary congenital anomalies, Meningomyelocele, myelomeningocele, Cloacal Exstrophy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03061084
SponsorThe Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Last Modified on24 September 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Primary diagnosis of congenital genitourinary abnormality leading to neurogenic bladder such as myelomeningocele, exstrophy, cerebral palsy, posterior urethral valve, congenital cardiac anomalies, chromosomal abnormalities, etc

Exclusion Criteria

Non congenital neurogenic bladder
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