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Birmingham, Alabama 35294


Purpose:

The primary purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness, impact on quality of life, and durability of non-surgical therapies for incontinence persisting at least one year after surgery. The study is a a prospective, controlled, randomized trial comparing an 8-week, multi-component behavioral training program (pelvic floor muscle exercises, self-monitoring with bladder diaries, regular office visits, bladder control techniques, and fluid management) to the same program with the addition of biofeedback and pelvic muscle electrical stimulation.


Study summary:

The primary purpose of this project is to test the effectiveness, impact on quality of life, and durability of conservative therapies for persistent post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence in a prospective, controlled, randomized trial comparing an 8-week, multi-component behavioral training program (pelvic floor muscle exercises, self-monitoring with bladder diaries, regular office visits, bladder control techniques, and fluid management) to the same program with the addition of biofeedback and pelvic muscle electrical stimulation. The second purpose of the study is to examine and compare the cost-effectiveness of the 8-week, multi-component behavioral training program to the same program with the addition of biofeedback and pelvic floor electrical stimulation. Prostate cancer is the most common internal cancer in men in the United States. The most common treatment for early disease is radical prostatectomy, the removal of the prostate gland. The two most common sequelae of prostatectomy are incontinence and erectile dysfunction. The incontinence improves and often resolves in the first year after prostatectomy, but surveys of patients show that 40% of men have incontinence severe enough to require pads 1 and 2 years after their surgery. There are currently no randomized, controlled studies of non-surgical treatments for persistent post-prostatectomy incontinence.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Involuntary loss of urine that started immediately after radical prostatectomy and has persisted for at least one year. 2. One-week bladder diary with interpretable data and at least two incontinence episodes Exclusion Criteria: 1. Any unstable medical condition, particularly decompensated congestive heart failure, history of malignant arrhythmias, or unstable angina 2. Cardiac pacemaker or implanted cardiac defibrillator 3. Current use of anticholinergic agents for detrusor instability 4. Folstein's Mini-Mental State Exam score below 24 (impaired mental status) 5. One-week bladder diary with continual leakage - defined as always being damp or wet or unable to quantitate individual accidents. 6. Poorly controlled diabetes, defined as (glycosylated hemoglobin > 9 within last 3 months). 7. Hematuria on microscopic examination. Enrollment will be permitted after urologic evaluation. 8. Urodynamic evaluation: Post-void residual volume greater than 200 mL


NCT ID:

NCT00212264


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Patricia S Goode, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Birmingham, Alabama 35294
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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