Measurement of Vaginal Squeeze Pressure in Incontinent Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2006 by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00490438
First received: June 20, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2006
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Measurement of Vaginal Squeeze Pressure in Incontinent Patients
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The patients will be submited to a vaginal squeeze pressure measurements before and after surgeries for urinary incontinence.

Several techniques had been proposed for pelvic floor muscles assessment, however none of them were able to measure the two main functions of these muscles: rising and force of compression. Vaginal palpation is frequently used in clinical evaluation routine and especially the modified Oxford score, but some articles question the Oxford scale sensitivity and its correlation with objective force contraction measurements.

Methods: 45 patients with urinary incontinence treated at the Uroginecology Ambulatory Service of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre were included. The patients had been submitted to vaginal palpation using the Oxford score, assessed by a skilled physical therapist, and to the compression force measurement by means of an air filled ballonet connected to a pressure transducer. The two evaluations had been carried in the same day.

Observational
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
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Urinary Incontinence
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
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July 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stress, urge or mixed stress and urge urinary incontinence.
  • Understanding and signing a letter of informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Genitourinary surgery during the previous six months.
  • Pregnancy or in puerperal period.
  • BMI > 40
Female
30 Years to 70 Years
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Brazil
 
NCT00490438
06-123
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Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
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Principal Investigator: José G Lopes ramos, Dr Hospital de Clnicas de Porto Alegre
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
September 2006

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