Clinical Study to Assess the Influence of a Saw Palmetto Preparation in Patients With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Sexual Dysfunctions

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2009 by Bioforce AG.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 26, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2009
University of London
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Bioforce AG

Brief Summary:
Assessment in an open trial if a standardized saw palmetto preparation has a positive influence on sexual dysfunctions in patients with BPH and sexual dysfunctions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sexual Dysfunctions in Men With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Drug: Saw palmetto berry extract Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Pilot Trial on the Influence of a Saw Palmetto Berry Preparation on Sexual Functions in Patients With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Study Start Date : November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Saw palmetto berry extract
Saw palmetto berry extract, organic saw palmetto, ethanolic extract 96%
Drug: Saw palmetto berry extract
1x daily 1 capsule containing 320mg lipophilic extract
Other Name: Prostasan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of the brief Sexual Function Inventory [ Time Frame: day 0 and day 56 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in IPSS change in Urolife Quality of Life questionnaire [ Time Frame: day 0 and day 56 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with BPH and sexual dysfunctions (erectile dysfunction or decrease in libido)
  • IPSS > 4
  • BSFI, sexual drive questions < 5

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of libido which is due to a psychic disease or a depressive mood -Excessivly strong lack of libido in the judgement of the investigator within the last two months
  • Patients with severe vascular disorders (microangiopathies)
  • Patients with known neuropathies
  • Severe diabetes mellitus
  • Patients with hypertension who are for less than two months on a stable antihypertensive medication
  • Known bad compliance of the patient

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01021267

Contact: Andy Suter, M.Sc. 0041714546203

Dr. Eugen Riedi
Chur, Switzerland, 7000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bioforce AG
University of London
Principal Investigator: Eugen Riedi, MD independent

Responsible Party: Andy Suter, Head of Med. Dept., Bioforce AG Identifier: NCT01021267     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 920136
First Posted: November 26, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 26, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by Bioforce AG:
sexual dysfunctions
benign prostatic hyperplasia
saw palmetto

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Pathologic Processes
Prostatic Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Saw palmetto extract
Urological Agents