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The Effect of Enhanced External Counterpulsation Treatment to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2013 by First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chen Sheng Fu,MD, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2013
Last updated: March 21, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
The purpose of this study is to see if enhanced external counterpulsation treatment can improve lower tract symptoms.

Condition Intervention
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Device: Enhanced external counterpulsation(EECP)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • evaluated lower urinary tract symptoms by International Prostate Symptom Score [ Time Frame: four weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Urinary flow rate [ Time Frame: four weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
lower urinary tract symptoms
Men with lower urinary tract symptoms included for evaluating the lower urinary tract symptoms before and after the Enhanced external counterpulsation treatment
Device: Enhanced external counterpulsation(EECP)
Enhanced external counterpulsation(EECP) is used in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases,which has the ability to improve the microcirculation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Men complaining lower urinary tract symptoms were enrolled

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. men over 18 years old;
  2. provide signed informed consent;
  3. existence of lower urinary tract symptoms
  4. Agree not to use any lower urinary tract symptoms treatment at least one month;

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. a history of long drug abuse;
  2. pelvic, spine, brain trauma or surgery;
  3. endocrine, liver, lung, kidney disease, malignancies, hematological disorders;
  4. Severe infection without effective control;
  5. lower limbs deep vein thrombosis;
  6. Large area of ulcerative rash;
  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Chen Sheng Fu,MD, Principal Investigator, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University Identifier: NCT01815697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NSFC-81070488
Study First Received: March 19, 2013
Last Updated: March 21, 2013

Keywords provided by First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on March 23, 2017