One-year Prospective Observational Study of BMI Change Effect of 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitor in Korean BPH Patients
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||One-year Prospective Observational Study of BMI Change Effect of 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitor in Korean BPH Patients|
- body mass index [ Time Frame: after 1 year of treatment ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This study is a prospective, 1-year follow-up, observational study. We are planning to enroll 100 Korean patients with BPH. At each visit, patients' height, weight, abdominal circumference will be checked. Laboratory parameters including fasting glucose, HbA1c, serum testosterone, free testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, estradiol, maximum flow rate (measured by flowmetry) will be tested. Blood test will be performed twice (at baseline and at the end of study). 5mL of blood will be needed at each time from one subject. And total IPSS score will be evaluated after 1 year of treatment of 5 ARI. At every visit, use of above prohibited medicines and other medications will be investigated. In addition, any surgical procedures undertaken during study period will be asked and recorded.
Subjects of study will be allocated into 3 separate groups. Group 1 will be those taking 5 alpha reductase inhibitor (dutasteride) only for 1 year. Group2 will be those who switch from alpha blocker to dutasteride and take dutasteride for 1 year. Group 3 will be composed of those taking both alpha blocker and dutasteride for 1 year.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00472251
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul National University Bundang Hospital|
|Seongnam-si, Kyunggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707|
|Principal Investigator:||Sang Eun Lee, MD, PhD||Seoul National University Bundang Hospital|