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Medication Effects on Periurethral Sensation,Urethral Sphincter Activity and Pressure Flow Parameters

2014-07-23 21:11:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Urethral Sphincter Activity

Intervention

Pseudoephedrine, Tamsulosin, Imipramine, Cyclobenzaprine, Lactose capsule, Solifenacin

Location

University of Alabama at Birmingham, The Kirklin Clinic
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35233

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:28-0400

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