Vaccine for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2015
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is determine whether a vaginal mucosal vaccine given to women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections can reduce the number of infections occurring in a six-month study period, as compared to placebo treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women Biological: Immunization with inactivated bacteria Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect approximately 10% of women in the United States. Since antibiotic prophylaxis is not always effective, alternate treatments need to be developed. One such treatment would be immunization with a vaccine containing bacteria known to cause these infections. The objective of the study is to immunize susceptible women with inactivated bacteria contained in a vaginal suppository and to monitor the rates of reinfection compared to a group of women treated with placebo suppositories. Each group of patients will receive a total of six suppositories in the first four-months of the six-month study during which all UTIs and side effects will be recorded. The infection rates between vaccine- and placebo-treated women will be statistically analyzed to determine vaccine efficacy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Vaginal Mucosal Immunization for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
Study Start Date : November 1996
Study Completion Date : December 2003

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of re-infection over the study

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Infection-free status at completion of study

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Three or more urinary tract infections in the previous year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary diversion
  • Kidney stones
  • Indwelling catheter

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00261248

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: David T Uehling, M.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00261248     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1996-295
First Posted: December 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
Last Verified: September 2003

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Phase 2
Urinary Tract Infection
Vaginal Mucosal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Urinary Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs