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Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for Chronic Prostatitis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2011 by The Krongrad Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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The Krongrad Institute Identifier:
First received: October 17, 2008
Last updated: April 29, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

October 17, 2008
April 29, 2011
October 2008
October 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
NHI CPSI (chronic prostatitis symptom index) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00775515 on Archive Site
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Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for Chronic Prostatitis
Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for Chronic Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate, an pelvic organ of men. Prostatitis can cause great discomfort which varies but can include pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, a vague sense of discomfort, a feeling of malaise and fatigue, fever, burning on urination, pain on reaching orgasm, and bleeding.

In many men the symptoms of prostatitis can be chronic. It is estimated that in the United States chronic prostatitis is responsible for as many as two million doctor visits a year. The disease can be ruinous, interfering with work, intimacy, and other things.

The causes of chronic prostatitis are not understood. The treatments commonly used, including antibiotics and prostate massage, work poorly. We now have evidence that laparoscopic prostatectomy can eliminate the misery of chronic prostatitis. This trial aims to quantify and better characterize the effect of laparoscopic prostatectomy on the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.

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Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Prostatitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis With Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Procedure: laparoscopic prostatectomy
laparoscopic prostatectomy
Other Names:
  • laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
  • minimally invasive prostate surgery
Experimental: one
laparoscopic prostatectomy
Intervention: Procedure: laparoscopic prostatectomy
Krongrad A, Lai S: Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for Severely Symptomatic, Treatment-Refractory Chronic Prostatitis: Preliminary Observations from an Ongoing Phase II Clinical Trial. UroToday Int J. 2011 Apr;4(2)

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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October 2015
October 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 30 and greater
  • NIH-CPSI score of 25 and higher
  • Symptom duration of at least one year
  • Failed treatment with antibiotics and/or other medications

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to tolerate Anesthesia
  • Inability to speak any English
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
30 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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The Krongrad Institute
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Principal Investigator: Arnon Krongrad, MD The Krongrad Institute
The Krongrad Institute
April 2011

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