We surveyed Canadian urologists about their experiences and opinions regarding optimal management of PFUI.
Herein, we assessed the experiences and opinions of Canadian urologists on the management of PFUI via a web-based survey.
The number of PFUI cases managed per year by participants was quite low--approximately 71.
With regards to the initial management of a stable patient who presents with a PFUI, most participants (82.
The optimal method and timing of surgical repair of a patient presenting with a PFUI involves a multidisciplinary approach, but remains controversial.
4) In cases of PFUI, the initial reconstruction offers the best chance of a successful outcome, as further repairs become more technically challenging due to the inevitable presence of scar formation.
4,5) A retrospective series of 23 patients with PFUI by Mayher et al showed that orthopedic surgeons altered their surgical management in 35% of cases due to concern over SP catheters, and patient morbidity was increased as a direct result.
However, contemporary thinking is that the severity of PFUI and concurrent injuries are actually responsible for the associated complications rather than the timing or type of surgical intervention.
Although translated into seven other languages, including German where he became Hong Kong Pfui
, and French where he was Kong Kong Foufou, the series was cancelled after a relatively short run, although NBC network in America purchased the rights to re-air the original 16 episodes from 1977-1979.