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Efficacy of Two Prophylactic Schedules (Prulifloxacin Versus Phosphomycin)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2009 by University Of Perugia.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
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University Of Perugia Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2010
Last updated: October 29, 2010
Last verified: October 2009

Epidemiological studies showed that 20-30% of patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections risked recurrent infection. Urinary tract infection causes marked discomfort for the patient, has a negative impact upon quality of life, and is associated with high social and health costs in terms of specialist appointments, laboratory and instrumental tests and prescriptions . Although diverse cycles of antibiotic therapy and prophylaxis have been proposed, doubts persist about the most efficacious pharmacological agents, duration of prophylaxis , the incidence of adverse effects and relapse when antibiotic therapy is suspended.

Aims of the study:

  1. To compare the efficacy of two prophylactic schedules (Prulifloxacin vs Phosphomycin):

    • in reducing the number of urinary tract infection episodes during prophylaxis
    • in reducing the number of urinary tract infection episodes after prophylaxis
    • in improving the patient's quality of life .
  2. To assess :

    • Tolerability of antibiotic prophylaxis
    • The incidence of resistance to antibiotic therapy

Condition Intervention Phase
Urinary Tract Infection Drug: prulifloxacin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Prulifloxacin vs Phosphomycin in the Prophylasy of Urinary Tract Infection

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Further study details as provided by University Of Perugia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of urinary tract infection episodes during prophylaxis [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • improving the patient's quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Prulifloxacin Drug: prulifloxacin
Prulifloxacin 1 tablet/week for 12 weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients
  • Age over 18 years old
  • No allergies to the drugs to be prescribed
  • No counter-indications to this drug therapy
  • Urine culture shows responsiveness to drugs at recruitment of patient
  • History of urinary tract infections with at least three episodes in the previous year or two in the past six months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of tolerability of prescribed drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01231737

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Of Perugia
Study Chair: Elisabetta Costantini University Of Perugia
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Responsible Party: University of Perugia Identifier: NCT01231737     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 002
Study First Received: January 14, 2010
Last Updated: October 29, 2010

Keywords provided by University Of Perugia:
recurrent urinary tract infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors processed this record on September 20, 2017