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Surgical Study Comparing 2 Procedures for the Treatment of a Dropped Bladder

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2010 by Geisinger Clinic.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
Geisinger Clinic Identifier:
First received: December 29, 2005
Last updated: July 9, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether vaginal repair or abdominal repair is the procedure of choice for the surgical management of a prolapsed bladder.

Condition Intervention
Prolapse Procedure: anterior vaginal repair (colporrhaphy) Procedure: abdominal paravaginal defect repair

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial Comparing Anterior Colporrhaphy to Paravaginal Defect Repair for Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse

Further study details as provided by Geisinger Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in the stage of prolapse of the anterior vaginal wall before and one year after surgery [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The difference in intra-operative and post-operative complications. Patient satisfaction before and one year after surgery based on quality of life and sexual function questionnaires specifically designed for patients with pelvic organ prolapse. [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: December 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Anterior repair (colporrhaphy) for their cystocele
Procedure: anterior vaginal repair (colporrhaphy)
vaginal repair
Active Comparator: 2
Abdominal paravaginal defect repair for their cystocele
Procedure: abdominal paravaginal defect repair
abdominal repair

Detailed Description:
It is not known whether anterior vaginal repair (colporrhaphy) or abdominal paravaginal defect repair is the procedure of choice for the treatment anterior vaginal wall prolapse. This randomized prospective study will attempt to answer this question by assessing the change in the stage of prolapse before and after surgery, patient satisfaction through quality of life and sexual function questionnaires before and after surgery, and peri-operative complication rates. Patients enrolled into the study will be followed up for up to 2 years after surgery.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women over the age of 18 seen at the urogynecology clinic at Geisinger with primary or recurrent pelvic organ prolapse including an anterior vaginal wall relaxation with or without urinary incontinence who are scheduled to have pelvic reconstructive surgery will be eligible to participate in the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with at least 2 previous prolapse surgeries
  • Patients who are pregnant or planning to have a pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00271102

United States, Pennsylvania
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822
Sponsors and Collaborators
Geisinger Clinic
Principal Investigator: Vatche A Minassian, MD Geisinger Clinic
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Vatche Minassian, MD, Geisinger Health System Identifier: NCT00271102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-0193
Study First Received: December 29, 2005
Last Updated: July 9, 2010

Keywords provided by Geisinger Clinic:
Cystocele, prolapse, anterior repair, colporrhaphy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on August 17, 2017