Brain Imaging Plus Urodynamics to Investigate the Brain's Control of the Bladder (NIRS/fBFB)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by University of Pittsburgh.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Werner Schaefer, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: June 12, 2012
Last updated: June 14, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

The goal of this project is to evaluate the applicability of non-invasive optical imaging for the measurement of brain function during investigation of the lower urinary tract.

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Brain Imaging Plus Urodynamics to Investigate the Brain's Control of the Bladder

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

women over 60 years


Inclusion Criteria:

  • ambulatory women over age 60, who are incontinent at least five times weekly for 3 months despite correction of potentially reversible causes.
  • urinary incontinence (urge or predominantly urge) by clinical criteria.
  • able to accurately complete a voiding diary, to perform a 24-hour pad test under direction.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • significant mental impairment [mini mental status exam (MMSE) ≤ 20)
  • urethral obstruction
  • history of bladder cancer
  • spinal cord lesions
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pelvic radiation
  • interstitial cystitis
  • artificial sphincter implant
  • expected to have changes in medications/doses during the trial
  • medically unstable
  • Patients with factors that could cause transient UI [e.g., current urinary tract infection (UTI), acute confusion] will be treated in concert with the subject's primary care provider and considered for enrollment if their UI persists.
  • conditions that require endocarditis prophylaxis (such as heart valve problems or bacterial endocarditis)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01619995

Contact: Mary Jo Sychak 412-647-1272
Contact: Werner Schaefer, DI 412-647-1274

United States, Pennsylvania
Geriatric Continence Research Unit, NE547 Montefiore UPMC Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact: Megan Kramer, BSN, RN    412-647-1271   
Contact: Mary Jo Sychak    412-647-1272   
Principal Investigator: Werner Schaefer, DI         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Werner Schaaefer, DI University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Werner Schaefer, Principal Investigation, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01619995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO10020240, 1R03AG038583-01
Study First Received: June 12, 2012
Last Updated: June 14, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
urge incontinence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence, Urge
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Urological Manifestations processed this record on March 26, 2015