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Post-Operative Voiding After Gynecological Surgery Trial (POVAGS)

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04198285
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Due to cancellation of elective surgery (Covid-19))
First Posted : December 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonathon Solnik, Women's College Hospital

Brief Summary:
To determine whether partially filling the bladder after outpatient gynaecological laparoscopy expedites time to first void and discharge. Methods: A single site, single-blinded, randomized control trial in which eligible patients undergo partial retrograde bladder filling immediately post-operatively compared to bladder drainage and foley catheter removal. Primary outcome is time to first void, secondary outcomes include time to discharge, post-operative complications and patient satisfaction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Urinary Retention Postoperative Complications Surgery Procedure: Retrograde bladder filling Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Post-Operative Voiding After Gynecological Surgery (POVAGS) Trial: a Randomized Controlled Trial on Retrograde Bladder Filling After Outpatient Gynaecological Laparoscopy
Actual Study Start Date : January 10, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 27, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : April 27, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Retrograde filled
This arm will contain patients who had retrograde bladder filling upon completion of surgery with 200 milliliters (mL) of sterile saline.
Procedure: Retrograde bladder filling
The bladder will be filled with a large syringe through the urinary catheter (which is left in place for the surgery) with 200mL of sterile saline, and then the catheter will be removed.

No Intervention: Control
This arm will contain patients who simply had the urinary catheter removed upon completion of surgery, and were left with an empty bladder.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to first void [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]
    Time in minutes from arrival in post-operative anesthesia unit (PACU) to first void

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to discharge [ Time Frame: 8 hours ]
    Time in minutes from arrival in PACU to discharge from PACU

  2. Post-operative complications [ Time Frame: 1 week following surgery ]
    Urinary tract infections, or other reported complications

  3. Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Patients' subjective experience in both groups regarding time spent in PACU and first postoperative week

  4. Post-operative pain [ Time Frame: Assessed at the 1 hour mark ]
    visual analogue scale of postoperative pain, assessed in PACU

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   patients undergoing gynecological surgery
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women
  • Undergoing elective laparoscopy for a gynaecological indication
  • Plan for same day discharge
  • Able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Undergoing procedure for pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, or nerve detrapment
  • Prior hysterectomy, or incontinence/pelvic organ prolapse procedures
  • Pre-existing voiding dysfunction
  • Known recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Known genito-urinary malformations
  • Known for neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis
  • Use of anticholinergic medication
  • Intraoperative bladder related complications
  • Need for discharge with indwelling foley catheter
  • Patients requiring overnight admission for any reason

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04198285

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Canada, Ontario
Women's College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1B2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Women's College Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Ally Murji, MD Women's College Hospital
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Responsible Party: Jonathon Solnik, Site Chief of Gynecology, Women's College Hospital Identifier: NCT04198285    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2019-0110-E
First Posted: December 13, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Jonathon Solnik, Women's College Hospital:
laparoscopy, urinary retention
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Retention
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases