My natural interest, as a urologist, in the life of the prostatectomized patient after complete operative convalescence, particularly as it involved the several important functions subjected to surgical assault, prompted me, in 1917, to write to a considerable number of general practitioners for information of those of their patients on whom a prostatectomy had been done. I enclosed a printed questionnaire covering the following points:
When was operation performed?
Age of patient at operation.
Suprapubic or perineal?
Did wound heal promptly?
If urinary fistula resulted, how long was it in healing?
Present frequency of urination: (1) day; (2) night.
Has patient full control of bladder?
Has patient incontinence? Complete or partial?
Pain: Connected with Urination? Independent of Urination? Location.
Amount of residual urine.
What force to stream?
Effect of operation on sexual power.
Increased, lessened or unchanged?
Was there stricture of urethra following operation?
Is urine clear?
MARTIN C. END-RESULTS IN THE PROSTATECTOMIZED PATIENT: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSISBASED ON ONE HUNDRED AND TEN CASES (FIFTY-FIVE SUPRAPUBIC, FIFTY-FIVE PERINEAL). JAMA. 1918;70(18):1287–1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600180015005