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Voiding Function After Mid-Urethral Slings With and Without Local Anesthetic: Randomized Controlled Trial (URINE&ME)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Massachusetts, Worcester Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2012
Last updated: June 8, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in post-operative voiding function between subjects receiving local anesthetic and those receiving placebo at the time of mid-urethral sling placement. The secondary objective is to evaluate pain after the procedure in the two groups.

Condition Intervention
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Drug: Bupivicaine + epinephrine
Drug: Sodium chloride + epinephrine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Voiding Function After Mid-Urethral Slings With and Without Local Anesthetic: Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Voided volume and post-void residual [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    We will assess if the use of local anesthetic has any affect on the percentage of patients who pass their post-operative bladder challenge. This is determined by their voided volume and post-void residual.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Post-operative pain [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
    Visual analog score at 2 hours post op will be compared in the two groups.

  • Post-operative pain [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]
    Visual analog scale at 6 hours post-op will be compared in the two groups

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2016
Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Marcaine + epinephrine Drug: Bupivicaine + epinephrine
10ml 0.5% bupivicaine plus 1:200,000 epinephrine
Placebo Comparator: Saline + epinephrine Drug: Sodium chloride + epinephrine
10ml 0.9% sodium chloride plus 1:200,000 epinephrine


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Scheduled to undergo mid-urethral sling for incontinence without concomitant procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Undergoing procedure in addition to the sling
  • Not competent to give consent
  • Using intermittent self catheterization pre-operatively
  • Known allergy to local anesthetic
  • Undergoing spinal anesthesia for the procedure
  • Prisoners
  • Non-English speaker
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Has a condition that would contra-indicate the use of local anesthetic or epinephrine
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01583166

United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn, MD University of Massachusetts, Worcester
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Massachusetts, Worcester Identifier: NCT01583166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14197
Study First Received: April 19, 2012
Last Updated: June 8, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anesthetics, Local
Epinephryl borate
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
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