TVT-SECUR A Pilot Study for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

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: NCT00463554
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2009
Information provided by:
Ethicon, Inc.

April 18, 2007
April 20, 2007
January 27, 2009
April 2006
January 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Clinical performance of TVT-SECUR* [ Time Frame: Screening and Day 35 ]
Clinical performance of TVT-SECUR*
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  • Assessment of the results of the standing cough stress test [ Time Frame: Screening, Week 5, Months 6 and 12 ]
  • Intra- and post-operative complications [ Time Frame: Intraoperative, Week 5, Months 6 and 12 ]
  • Physician questionnaire results [ Time Frame: Months 2 and 12 ]
  • Urodynamics [ Time Frame: Screening, Week 5, Months 6 and 12 (post-operative optional) ]
  • QoL measures [ Time Frame: Screening, Week 5, Months 6 and 12 ]
  • Subject satisfaction. [ Time Frame: Month 12 ]
  • Anesthesia [ Time Frame: intraoperative ]
  • Operative time [ Time Frame: Intraoperative ]
  • Assessment of the results of the standing cough stress test
  • Intra- and post-operative complications
  • Anesthesia
  • Operative time
  • Physician questionnaire results
  • Pre-operative urodynamics (post-operative optional)
  • QoL measures
  • Subject satisfaction.
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TVT-SECUR A Pilot Study for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence
An Evaluation of the GYNECARE TVT-SECUR* System (Tension-Free Support for Incontinence) for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence *Trademark
The primary objective of this study is to obtain clinical performance information on the GYNECARE TVT-SECUR* System (Tension-free Support for Incontinence) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
The primary variable for effectiveness is > 50% improvement on the subjective symptom Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at Visit 3/Week 5 (35 days post-surgery) to be accepted.
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Women with stress urinary incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence
A sub-urethral sling for the treatment of SUI resulting from urethral hypermobility and/or intrinsic sphincter deficiency
Other Name: Sub-urethral sling
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2007
January 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be female with objective, demonstratable signs of SUI or stress predominant mixed incontinence and requires elective, primary surgical intervention.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be postmenopausal (amenorrhea) for at least 1 year or surgically sterile (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or tubal ligation or otherwise be incapable of pregnancy) or has a negative pregnancy test prior to study entry and has decided to cease childbearing.
  • Agrees to participate in the study, including all study related procedures and evaluations and documents this agreement by signing the IRB/EC-approved informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have any other coexistent pathology requiring concomitant surgery that may impact this procedure i.e. surgeries that involve the anterior vaginal wall (e.g. anterior colporrhaphy, diverticula, anterior Prolift) Any allowable concomitant surgery must be performed prior to the GYNECARE TVT SECUR System surgery.
  • Have intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) [Urethral Pressure Profile (UPP) with a maximum urethral closing pressure (MUCP) < 20cm H2O or Leak Point Pressure (LPP) < 60].
  • Have an active urinary tract infection (UTI) or vaginal infection at time of surgery.
  • Have a fixed urethra (< 30° mobility on Q-Tip Straining Test).
  • Have had prior incontinence surgery.
  • Have a post-void residual volume > 100mL.
  • Have co-existent pelvic organ prolapse that is symptomatic or extends beyond the hymen.
  • Have lower urinary tract pathology in the form of a fistula or diverticulum.
  • Have a malignancy or with a history of malignancy within the past 5 years, except for a basal cell carcinoma that has been treated with local excision and is no longer present.
  • Are on anticoagulant therapy.
  • Have received an experimental drug or used an experimental medical device within 30 days prior to the planned start of treatment.
  • Are deemed by the investigator as medically unfit for surgery or who in the opinion of the investigator should not be enrolled in the study because of the precautions, warnings or contraindications outlined in the GYNECARE TVT SECUR System IFU.
  • Employees of the investigator or study center with direct involvement in the proposed study or other studies under the direction of that investigator or study center.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Finland,   Italy,   United States
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Judith Gauld, BSc (Hons), Ethicon Inc.
Ethicon, Inc.
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Study Director: David Robinson, MD Ethicon, Inc.
Ethicon, Inc.
January 2009