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Therapeutic Merit of Solifenacin in the Mitigation of Ureteral Stent-induced Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01381120
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2012
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Collaborator:
Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Joseph Zadra, Barrie Urology Associates
  Purpose

Most ureteral stent insertions follow ureteroscopy procedures for stone management. Stents are essentially designed to prevent the blockage of the ureter. Such blockage is often a result of inflammation caused by ureteroscopy procedures. The stent provides a secure passageway for urine as it travels from the kidneys to the bladder, circumventing potential urinary retention. In our community, only one kind of stent is used, and it is manufactured by Bard. Standard protocol involves the removal of the stent 5 to 8 days following insertion. If stenting is required for greater than 8 days, special accommodations will be made for you in this study.

Unfortunately, pain and lower urinary tract symptoms are often associated with the insertion and removal of stents. It is our goal to determine whether VESIcare is capable of relieving such symptoms.

As a prospective member of this study, you will be asked to complete three surveys. The first survey will ask you about your experiences of urinary urgency and pain before your surgery. If you are an emergency patient, you will be asked to remember your condition before the surgery, completing this questionnaire at your first post-op visit. If you are not an emergency patient, this survey will be completed before your surgery. If your stent is removed within 5 to 8 days of surgery, you will be asked to complete the second survey at the time of removal. You will then complete the final survey at a scheduled post-operative check-up 4 to 5 weeks later. If your stent remains inserted for greater than 8 days after surgery, you will be asked to complete the second survey 3 to 4 days after your stent was inserted. You will then complete the final survey, 7 to 8 weeks post-op.

Throughout this study, both VESIcare and non-VESIcare patients will be important in determining whether VESIcare truly is capable of relieving stent pain. As such, you will be randomly assigned to one of the two groups, those receiving VESIcare, and those who are not.


Condition Intervention Phase
Flank Pain Urinary Bladder, Overactive Drug: Solifenacin succinate treatment Drug: Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination treatment Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Merit of Solifenacin in the Mitigation of Ureteral Stent-induced Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Post Ureteroscopy for Stone Management

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Further study details as provided by Dr. Joseph Zadra, Barrie Urology Associates:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Post-ureteroscopy Stent-induced Pain [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months. ]
    Measured through the use of the ureteral stent symptom questionnaire. Patients reported pain on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being the absence of pain and 10 being the most excruciating pain of their life). The questionnaire was administered a couple days post-op and once again several weeks later. The mean difference (baseline minus 3 months) on this continuous scale was used for this outcome measure.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Post-ureteroscopy Stent-induced Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months. ]
    Measured through the use of the ureteral stent symptom questionnaire. Patients reported symptoms on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the absence of symptoms and 5 being very debilitating symptoms). The questionnaire was administered a couple days post-op and once again several weeks later. The mean difference (baseline minus 3 months) on this continuous scale was used for this outcome measure.


Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: VESIcare + Narcotic Painkiller
VESIcare: Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 5 mg Frequency: daily Duration: three months Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination treatment: Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 10 mg Frequency: every 6 hours Duration: 5 - 8 days (stent inserted)
Drug: Solifenacin succinate treatment
Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 5 mg Frequency: daily Duration: three months
Other Name: VESIcare
Drug: Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination treatment
Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 10 mg Frequency: every 6 hours Duration: 5 - 8 days (stent inserted)
Active Comparator: Narcotic Painkiller
Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination treatment: Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 10 mg Frequency: every 6 hours Duration: 5 - 8 days (stent inserted)
Drug: Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination treatment
Dosage form: tablet, film coated Dosage: 10 mg Frequency: every 6 hours Duration: 5 - 8 days (stent inserted)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Subject inclusion criteria.

  1. Post-ureteroscopy for stone management.
  2. Stent inserted for more than 5 days.
  3. No significant flank pain or LUTS prior to kidney stones/stent insertion.
  4. Complete agreement with and signing of Informed Consent form.

Subject exclusion criteria.

  1. Significant flank pain or LUTS prior to kidney stones/stent insertion.
  2. Currently taking antimuscarinics or α1 blockers.
  3. Patients with urinary retention, dependent on dialysis, gastroparesis or narrow angle glaucoma.
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01381120


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Barrie Urology Associates - The Male/Female Health and Research Centre
Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 7G1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barrie Urology Associates
Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph A Zadra, MD CM FRCSC Barrie Urology Associates - The Male/Female Health and Research Centre
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. Joseph Zadra, Chief of Urology, RVH, Barrie Urology Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01381120     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARC-2010-03
First Submitted: September 2, 2010
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Results First Submitted: February 9, 2012
Results First Posted: August 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Dr. Joseph Zadra, Barrie Urology Associates:
Flank Pain
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
LUTS
Urgency
Nocturia
Frequency
Ureteroscopy
Kidney Stones
Stent
Incontinence
VESIcare
Ureter
Urinary Bladder, Overactive
OAB
Overactive Bladder Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urinary Bladder, Overactive
Flank Pain
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Acetaminophen
Oxycodone
Narcotics
Solifenacin Succinate
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipyretics
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents


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