Agenda 22mar2019 PhD defense Elsemieke Dokter

Elsemieke Dokter Hypospadias - From development to prediction of clinical and patient-related outcomes after surgical repair

This thesis describes epidemiological studies on the development of hypospadias and the prediction of outcomes after surgical repair.

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Elsemieke Dokter Hypospadias - From development to prediction of clinical and patient-related outcomes after surgical repair

This thesis describes epidemiological studies on the development of hypospadias and the prediction of outcomes after surgical repair. Hypospadias is a congenital malformation of the penis in boys consisting of a displaced opening of the urethra, sometimes combined with penile curvature and/or a deformed prepuce. Surgical repair usually takes place in the first or second year of life, but may lead to a variety of complications. Our results showed that complication registrations could be improved and should also include complications and satisfaction reported by patients or parents. Mild preoperative illnesses did not have negative influences on postoperative complication risk, so the number of postponed hypospadias operations can be reduced. Type of hypospadias, curvature, surgical technique, and surgeon’s experience seem to have important effects on postoperative outcome in the predictive model developed. Because many complications occur years after surgery, long-term follow-up is advised for both clinical and research purposes.

 

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 22 March 2019
  • Time: 12.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

About the PhD Candidate

Elsemieke Dokter (1986) studied Medicine at the University of Groningen where she obtained her medical degree in 2012 and already started with research on hypospadias.

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About the PhD Candidate

Elsemieke Dokter (1986) studied Medicine at the University of Groningen where she obtained her medical degree in 2012 and already started with research on hypospadias. Most studies in this thesis were performed at the department for Health Evidence, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences of the Radboudumc. Currently, she is working as surgical resident at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): Prof. dr. W.F.J. Feitz
  • Co-promotor(s): Dr. ir. N. Roeleveld, Dr. I. A. L. M. van Rooij

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