Studies of Biomarkers in Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01681784|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2012
|Condition or disease|
|Disorder of the Lower Urinary Tract|
Urodyamic study is an objective method to evaluate female patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). However, this method includes place a urinary catheter, thus prevents it as a routine method to evaluate and follow up patients with LUTS. Therefore, it is necessary to find a simple and objective method to help in evaluating female patients with LUTS. Several kinds of biomarker had been reported in diagnosing patients with overactive bladder; however, the sensitivity remained poor. The aim of this study is to find a useful biomarker, biomarkers, or combinations, with the aid of urodynamic study, to objectively and precisely in evaluating the female patients with LUTS.
Patients and Methods:
We will perform a prospective study to recruit 300 female patients with LUTS at the outpatient clinic of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of National Taiwan University Hospital and Far Eastern Memorial Hospital.
All patients will be asked to complete OABSS, UDI-6 & IIQ-7 questionnaires, voiding diary, 20-min pad test and urodynamic studies. Urinary nerve growth factor, prostaglandin E2, interleukin-6 and epidermal growth factor were also measured. Besides, we will also recruit 30 female patients without LUTS in our outpatient clinic, and they will be asked to complete the above questionnaire and examinations except pad test and urodynamic studies.
With the comparison of the above parameters between non-LUTS and LUTS patients, we can answer the questions that (1) the mean values of urinary NGF, PGE2, IL-6, EGF in different urodynamic studies, (2) the sensitivity and specificity of urinary NGF, PGE2, IL-6, EGF or combinations in diagnosing different urodynamic diagnoses.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1000 participants|
|Official Title:||Studies of Biomarkers in Different Urodynamic Diagnoses of Female Patients With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms|
|Study Start Date :||January 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01681784
|Contact: Ho-Hsiung Lin, MD, PhD||+88623123456 ext email@example.com|
|National Taiwan University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Contact: Ho-Hsiung Lin, MD, PhD +886-23123456 ext 71557 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Ho-Hsiung Lin, MD, PhD|