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Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Incontinence and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Patients (PRECAUTION)

This study has been terminated.
(Unfeasible because of low accrual)
American Urogynecologic Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Cleveland Clinic Identifier:
First received: April 21, 2010
Last updated: August 22, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The study will assess the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infection in women undergoing incontinence or reconstructive pelvic surgery. Women will be given an antibiotic or placebo at the time of catheter removal. The investigators hypothesize that prophylactic antibiotics will reduce the rate of infection.

Condition Intervention
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Drug: Bactrim Other: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Patients Undergoing Incontinence and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Urinary Tract Infection [ Time Frame: 7 days following catheter removal ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Urinary tract infection [ Time Frame: 6 weeks postoperatively ]

Enrollment: 79
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Drug Drug: Bactrim
Bactrim DS BID for 3 days
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
Corn starch capsules


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Requires catheterization >24h hours following incontinence or pelvic reconstructive surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Receipt of antibiotics for either prophylaxis or treatment of a known infection during the postoperative hospitalization
  • Allergy to sulfonamides or trimethoprim
  • Non-English speaking
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • Severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance <30)
  • Patients taking dofetilide, methenamine, procaine, warfarin, procainamide, methotrexate.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01108757

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
American Urogynecologic Society
Principal Investigator: Matthew D Barber, MD MHS The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT01108757     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-125
Study First Received: April 21, 2010
Last Updated: August 22, 2013

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
urinary tract infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Urinary Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents processed this record on September 19, 2017