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Diagnosis of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03023241
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Volker Viereck, Cantonal Hospital, Frauenfeld

Brief Summary:
To identify new, simple and reliable biomarkers for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) for diagnosis of this disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bladder Pain Syndrome Interstitial Cystitis Overactive Bladder Procedure: biopsy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Collection and analyses of bladder biopsies, bladder washings, blood and urine samples of patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC), overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and bladder-healthy controls. Analyses include ELISA, RT-qPCR, DNA sequencing, and immunohistochemistry techniques. Differences between patient groups are statistically evaluated.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Diagnosis of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis
Study Start Date : December 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: all study patients
Same intervention for all subjects: anamnesis, questionnaires and biological samples (bladder biopsy, bladder washing, blood and urine) are collected at one single visit.
Procedure: biopsy
cold cup bladder biopsies and bladder washings under anesthesia, blood and urine collection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identification of new diagnostic markers for BPS/IC [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identification of molecular details that lead to BPS/IC (pathogenesis). [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient with diagnosed BPS/IC, OAB or healthy controls
  • included healthy controls must have another pelvic surgery planned (e.g. hysterectomy)
  • being able to act and judge

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable endocrinological situation
  • severe illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03023241

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Contact: Marianne Gamper, Dr. +41 52 723 81 69

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Cantonal Hospital Frauenfeld Recruiting
Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Switzerland, 8501
Contact: Volker Viereck, MD   
Contact: Marianne Gamper, PhD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cantonal Hospital, Frauenfeld
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Principal Investigator: Volker Viereck, Prof. Dr. Cantonal Hospital Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Volker Viereck, Prof. Dr. med., Cantonal Hospital, Frauenfeld Identifier: NCT03023241     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9900.013 BPS/IC study
KEKTGOV2010/01 ( Other Identifier: Canton Thurgau Ethics Commission )
First Posted: January 18, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Prof. Dr. Volker Viereck, Cantonal Hospital, Frauenfeld:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cystitis, Interstitial
Urinary Bladder, Overactive
Somatoform Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders