The Urology team at ESHT, led by Mr James Moore – Consultant Urological Surgeon and MASTER Study Principal Investigator, Penny Whitling – Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Research teams at Eastbourne, have been praised for their outstanding contribution to a research study by exceeding their participant recruitment target.

The Outcomes of a Noninferiority Randomised Controlled Trial of Surgery for Men with Urodynamic Stress Incontinence After Prostate Surgery (MASTER) study’s objective was to compare the outcomes of surgery in men with bothersome urodynamic Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after prostate surgery.

Mr Moore commented “It is quite an achievement, and most experts thought this kind of surgical trial was not possible to recruit to. Urinary incontinence after prostatectomy has a considerable effect on men’s quality of life.

“The MASTER study shows that if surgery is needed, both surgical options result in fewer symptoms and high satisfaction, despite most men not being completely dry. However, most other results indicate that men having an artificial urinary sphincter have better outcomes than those who have a sling.”

Pictured: Penny Boxall – Clinical Research Co-ordinator, Jo-Anne Taylor – Senior Research Nurse, Mr James A Moore – Consultant Urological Surgeon, Penny Whitling – Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist