Local Anesthesia for Prostate Biopsy
Title: Local anesthesia for office biopsy of the prostate: effects on pain control, quality of life and surgical intervention.
Introduction: Local anesthetic should be administered prior to transrectal needle biopsy of the prostate to control pain in the office setting. Various centers have injected anesthetic in different regions in and around the prostate prior to biopsy. Patient experience with each technique has varied. We would like to determine which procedure provides the best pain control. In addition, we would like to know if the anesthetic placement has any effect on urinary patterns, bowel habits, and sexual function. Furthermore, for those patients found to have cancer and elect surgical treatment, we plan to evaluate if the anesthetic had an impact on surgical dissection of their prostate.
Methods: The investigators plan to identify those patients who require prostate biopsy for diagnosis. Each patient will be randomly assigned to a different anesthetic injection group. During the biopsy protocol, our nurse will monitor the patient?s pain level according to the visual analog score. The patient will complete a pre-biopsy questionnaire and two post-biopsy questionnaires administered at 1 and 4 weeks after biopsy. He will receive results of the prostate biopsy pathology report within 48 hours by calling his primary referral service.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Local Anesthesia for Prostate Biopsy: Effects on Pain Control, Quality of Life, and Surgical Intervention|
- Pain contol
- Changes to voiding function
- Changes to bowel function
- Changes to sexual function
- Impact on surgical treatment
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|