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Connected Catheter- Safety and Effectiveness Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03843073
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The investigation of this device has been transitioned into a new study by the sponsor. The data generated in this study will not be used to support a marketing application)
First Posted : February 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 23, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spinal Singularity

Brief Summary:
The Connected Catheter is a fully internal, urethral indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. It is a sterile, extended-use device that resides fully internally to the male lower urinary tract for an intended use life of up to 7 days per catheter.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Urinary Retention Neurogenic Bladder Urologic Diseases Device: Connected Urinary Catheter Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Spinal Singularity has developed the Connected Catheter System to address several drawbacks of urinary catheters. The Connected Catheter is fully internal, indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. Each subject will use the Connected Catheter for up to 35-40 days. This includes five device exchange appointments. The appointments are spaced 7 days apart and at each appointment the catheter will be replaced with a new one. Additionally, weekly follow-up will occur for 14 days following the final appointment after the subject discontinues use of study device and reverts to his original catheter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of the Safety and Clinical Performance of the Gen 2 Connected Catheter - Wireless Urinary Prosthesis for Management of Chronic Urinary Retention
Actual Study Start Date : October 16, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 23, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : April 6, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Connected Catheter Users Device: Connected Urinary Catheter
Patients will use the Connected Catheter to empty the bladder during the course of treatment.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Successful Bladder Emptying Using Connected Catheter [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]

    Rate of participants with successful voiding using the Connected Catheter as assessed by Post-Residual Volume (PVR) measurement via ultrasound

    A subject is considered a responder to the treatment if a minimum of 80% of their PVR values met the following criteria

    PVR is ≤ 50 mL OR PVR is ≤ baseline PVR with the standard of care catheter

  2. Rate of device related Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 0 - 40 days ]
    Rate of participants treated with the Connected Catheter reported with a serious device related adverse event

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Successful device insertion, anchoring, and removal [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]
    Rate of Connected Catheter successfully inserted, anchored and removed

  2. Successful sealing of the catheter valve [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]
    Rate of Connected Catheter valves sealed successfully

  3. Quality of life improvement as measured by SCI-QOL Survey and other surveys [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]
    Rate of participants treated with the Connected Catheter with improved overall quality of life as measured by the SCI-QOL Survey and other surveys

  4. UTI occurrence rate [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]
    Rate of participants treated with the Connected Catheter reported with a urinary tract infection

  5. Lower Urinary Tract injury rate [ Time Frame: 35-40 days ]
    Rate of participants treated with the Connected Catheter that experience a lower urinary tract injury

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males age ≥ 18 with clinical diagnosis of significant urinary retention
  2. Must be clinically suitable and capable of safely managing bladder using an intermittent voiding or indwelling strategy

    Must have stable urinary management history as determined by the Investigator


    Must have urodynamic profile suitable for the Gen 2 Connected Catheter (including bladder capacity > 200mL without uninhibited bladder contractions)

  3. Subject's lower urinary tract anatomy must fall within the ranges serviceable by the Gen 2 Connected Catheter device, as specified in the Investigational Device Instructions for use (IFU)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Active symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI), as defined in this protocol (subjects may receive the device after UTI has been treated)
  2. Significant risk profile or recent history of urethral stricture (e.g. stricture within past 90 days)
  3. Significant risk profile or recent history of clinically significant (uncontrolled) autonomic dysreflexia (AD)
  4. Significant intermittent urinary incontinence (between catheterizations)
  5. Uninhibited bladder contractions and/or Vesicoureteral reflux that is not reliably controlled with medication or alternate therapy (e.g. Botox injections)
  6. Pre-existing urinary pathologies and/or morphological abnormalities of the lower urinary tract or bladder (assessed during in-depth medical screening, including cystoscopy and urine analysis)

    1. Urinary tract inflammation or neoplasm
    2. Urinary fistula
    3. Bladder diverticulum (outpouching) > 5cm in size
    4. Chronic pyelonephritis (secondary to upper urinary tract infection(s) within past 6 months)
    5. Impaired kidney function or renal failure
    6. Active gross hematuria
    7. Active urethritis
    8. Bladder stones
  7. Dependence on an electro-magnetic medical implant (e.g. cardiac pacemaker or implanted drug pump) or external device
  8. Any unsuitable comorbidities as determined by the investigator or complications related to use of certain medications
  9. Any physical or cognitive impairments that diminish the subject's ability to follow directions or otherwise safely use the Connected Catheter System
  10. Catheter Assessment Tool screening yields unacceptable results

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03843073

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United States, California
West Coast Urology, 11411 Brookshire Avenue, Suite 508
Downey, California, United States, 90241
West Coast Urology, 575 E. Hardy St., Suite 215
Inglewood, California, United States, 90301
Tri Valley Urology, 25495 Medical Center Dr., Suite 204
Murrieta, California, United States, 92562
United States, Maryland
Chesapeake Urology
Owings Mills, Maryland, United States, 21117
United States, Minnesota
Minnesota Urology, 6025 Lake Road Suite 200
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States, 55125
United States, New Jersey
New Jersey Urology, 15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 100
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States, 08054
New Jersey Urology, 2401 Evesham Road, Suite F
Voorhees, New Jersey, United States, 08043
United States, New York
Dr. Jonathan Vapnek Urology
New York, New York, United States, 10075
United States, Texas
Urology San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spinal Singularity
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Responsible Party: Spinal Singularity
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03843073    
Other Study ID Numbers: CIP-0001 (Formerly ES-01)
First Posted: February 15, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2021
Last Verified: November 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: Yes
Keywords provided by Spinal Singularity:
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),
Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (NLUTD)
Catheter associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
Urinary Catheters
Urinary Retention
Enlarged Prostate
Prostate cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
Urinary Retention
Urologic Diseases
Urination Disorders
Female Urogenital Diseases
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
Urogenital Diseases
Male Urogenital Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Urinary Bladder Diseases