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Lower urinary tract symptoms such as urinary leakage and overactive bladder affect millions of American women. Women may develop these problems because the nerves that control the muscles of the bladder and urethra are injured. Most research on treating these problems has focused on the abnormalities of the bladder muscle, but newer studies have shown abnormalities in the nerve and muscle function of the urethra.
Women with these symptoms may benefit from treatment with medications to improve their urethral function. However, to truly understand what types of medications will benefit women with these symptoms, the investigators wish to study how these medications affect the nerves and muscle function in healthy women who don't leak urine.
Women without urinary incontinence or bladder symptoms (healthy controls)will undergo urethral testing prior to randomization to one of 5 medications or placebo. Participants will take an oral medication for 2 weeks and then return for repeat testing.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Urethral Sphincter Activity
Pseudoephedrine, Tamsulosin, Imipramine, Cyclobenzaprine, Lactose capsule, Solifenacin
University of Alabama at Birmingham, The Kirklin Clinic
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:28-0400
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A measure of a patient's ability to break down lactose.
Plasmids which determine the ability of a bacterium to ferment lactose.
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