Randomized Trial Comparing Alfuzosin GITS 10 mg Daily With Placebo for Trial Without Catheter in Acute Urinary Retention With Long Term Follow up

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2007
Last updated: June 15, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

The purpose of the study is to compare alfuzosin GITS once daily versus placebo in achieving a successful TWOC after AUR due to BPH, among Chinese males in Hong Kong, and in delaying or avoiding a TURP.

Condition Intervention
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Urinary Retention
Acute Disease
Drug: Alfuzosin GITS (Xatral XL)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial Comparing Alfuzosin GITS 10 mg Daily With Placebo on the Successful Rate of Trial Without Catheter in Patients With Acute Urinary Retention With Long Term Follow up

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Successful rate of Trial Without Catheter (TWOC) at phase 1 [ Time Frame: At discharge after TWOC (at the end phase one) ]
  • Late failure of TWOC of, which is defined as recurrent of AUR or the need of invasive therapy among those who are successful in TWOC in phase 1 [ Time Frame: From the end of phase one to eight months after successful TWOC (the end of phase 2) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects with hypotension or symptoms related to hypotension after administration of treatment drug for TWOC [ Time Frame: From the time of treatment drug administration to the end of phase 1 ]
  • Peak flow rate (Qmax), voided volume (Vcomp) and post-voided residue volume (PVR) [ Time Frame: At the end of phase I (discharge after TWOC) and at the end of phase 2 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 50 or above
  • Admitted for AUR due to BPH with PVR of 500 ml or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous history of TURP
  • Use of alpha blockers within recent 8 months
  • Renal impairment (serum creatinine >140 umol/l)
  • Poor premorbid state
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00563654

North District Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Chi Wai Cheng, Dr Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, North District Hospital
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00563654     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRE-2005.332, HARECCTR0500048
Study First Received: November 21, 2007
Last Updated: June 15, 2011
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Acute Retention of Urine (AUR)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Urinary Retention
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Urological Agents

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