Brain Targets in Patients With Bladder Emptying Difficulties
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03574610|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2021
The goal of this study is to identify brain centers specifically associated with "initiation of voiding" in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Currently there is no study that has evaluated brain centers involved in initiation of voiding in patients with neurogenic voiding dysfunction.
Patients with neurogenic bladder secondary to etiologies such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Cerebrovascular accidents will be recruited in this study. Patients will be categorized into 2 groups, those who have trouble emptying their bladder and those who urinate appropriately. Our existing and unique functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)/ urodynamics (UDS) platform is an ideal platform to identify brain regions involved in bladder emptying disorders as seen in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction and will be used for this study. After characterizing brain regions involved in bladder emptying, the investigator propose to use noninvasive transcutaneous magnetic stimulation in a subset of patients with voiding dysfunction in aim 3.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neurogenic Bladder Multiple Sclerosis Voiding Dysfunction||Device: Transcranial Rotating Permanent Magnet Stimulator (TRPMS)||Not Applicable|
Difficulty in bladder emptying (Voiding dysfunction,VD) is a costly urinary condition that leads to urinary tract infections/stones, sepsis, bladder loss, and permanent kidney damage. VD can be present in patients with or without neurologic/brain disorders. Currently the only available therapies for VD include bladder catheters or intermittent self-catheterization. Catheterization is a burden especially in patients with nerve damage, hand skills may be limited. The cost and morbid side effects of catheterizations in patients (blood in the urine, pain, trauma, strictures, and infections) requires investigators to develop new therapies that are beyond the bladder. Such new therapies could target the brain (where bladder control is located).
In this proposal, investigators plan to further characterize the brain regions involved in bladder emptying for each patient and ,perform brain modulation, targeting these regions as a possible therapy for VD.
Patients with bladder dysfunction will be divided into two groups: Group 1: patients with VD; and Group 2: patients without VD. Specific Aim 1: To evaluate brain pattern in both groups and compare them to each other at the time of bladder emptying. Specific Aim 2: To evaluate reliability of the nerve fibers in the brain and see whether damage to these fibers is related to difficulty emptying the bladder. Specific Aim 3: To perform non-invasive brain stimulation on specific regions of the brain responsible for bladder control to improve bladder emptying.
This study is an interventional Study: The investigators have completed a well-powered study on twenty-seven female MS patients during their bladder storage phase. Aims 1 and 2 use the data from previously completed trial and investigators will perform additional imaging analysis on it. Aim 3 is a new and small trial in which investigators planned to modulate the regions of the brain that are related to bladder control.
Approximately 16 study participants will be enrolled at Houston Methodist, and 16 throughout the study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Supraspinal Mechanisms Involved in Voiding Dysfunction.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 26, 2021|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 26, 2021|
Experimental: Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis and Voiding Dysfunction
Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and voiding dysfunction (VD). In this group 'Transcranial Rotating Permanent Magnet Stimulator (TRPMS)' device will be used.
Device: Transcranial Rotating Permanent Magnet Stimulator (TRPMS)
TRPMS is a wearable non-invasive transcranial rotating permanent magnet stimulator. It has been determined to be a Non Significant Risk device by the FDA.
The amount and frequency of therapy are prescribed by the physician, and the device is custom configured to the patient to deliver the required amount of treatment. The device does not turn on until it is time for the treatment. It consists of three main parts: Neoprene cap with microstimulator(s), stimulator console (device controller box) and the tablet with TRPMS app which activates the console. The neoprene cap prevents the microstimulator(s) from coming in direct contact with the scalp. Microstimulators deliver the magnetic stimulation to the brain based on a prescription program uploaded in the stimulator controller.
- Change in Post Void Residual (mL) at Baseline Compared to Post Treatment Exposure at two weeks [ Time Frame: Two weeks ]Changes in post void residual in two weeks period in MS patients with voiding dysfunction to improve voiding.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03574610
|United States, Texas|
|Houston Methodist Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Rose Khavari, MD||The Methodist Hospital System|