Assess Efficacy in Subjects With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (LEMDE)

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 24, 2008
Last updated: December 26, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

Assess efficacy of Vardenafil in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury

Condition Intervention Phase
Erectile Dysfunction
Spinal Cord Injuries
Drug: Levitra (Vardenafil, BAY38-9456)
Drug: Placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Cross-over, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study to Characterize the Profile of Those Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Diagnosed by Electrophysiological, Urodynamic and Clinical (ASIA Group) Assessment Who May Respond to Vardenafil

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characteristics of responders and non responder with respect to the electrophysiological (skin sympathetic response, bulbocavernosus reflex and somatosensory and pudendal evoked potential), urodynamical and clinical (ASIA group) tests [ Time Frame: 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of erection [ Time Frame: 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1 Drug: Levitra (Vardenafil, BAY38-9456)
10 mg Vardenafil taken orally 1 hour prior to sexual intercourse in cross-over design with placebo
Placebo Comparator: Group 2 Drug: Placebo
Placebo in cross-over design


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men between 18 and 64 years old with stable cord injury (more than 6 months) who had erectile dysfunction according to the National Institutes if Health (NIH) after their traumatic spinal cord injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary hypoactive sexual desire
  • History of myocardial infarction, stroke or life-threatening arrhythmia within prior 6 month
  • Nitrate therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00667966

Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, 08916
Toledo, Spain, 45071
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00667966     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11861, 2004-005282-37
Study First Received: April 24, 2008
Last Updated: December 26, 2014
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Spinal cord injury
Erectile dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Erectile Dysfunction
Central Nervous System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Sexual and Gender Disorders
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Cardiovascular Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Therapeutic Uses
Urological Agents
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