Vaginal Estrogen and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Women With Symptomatic Mild Prolapse

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by University of Pittsburgh.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
American Urogynecologic Society
Magee-Womens Research Institute
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First received: July 19, 2012
Last updated: July 23, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

July 19, 2012
July 23, 2012
May 2012
July 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Global impression of improvement in prolapse symptoms, using the PGI-I [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To determine the impact of vaginally delivered estrogen on global impression of improvement in women with symptomatic mild pelvic organ prolapse who are undergoing pelvic floor physical therapy
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01648751 on Archive Site
  • Pelvic floor symptoms, using the PFDI-20 [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life, using the PFIQ-7 [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sexual function, using the PISQ-12 [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pelvic organ prolapse stage, using the POP-Q exam [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Collagenase activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Vaginal Estrogen and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Women With Symptomatic Mild Prolapse
Impact of Vaginal Estrogen in the Treatment of Symptomatic Mild Pelvic Organ Prolapse With Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

The pathogenesis of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is unknown. Few studies have correlated patient symptoms and amount of prolapse with biomarkers. POP has traditionally been managed with a pessary or surgery. Recent studies suggest a reduction in POP symptoms following Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). Vaginally delivered hormones are also commonly used to treat prolapse symptoms, with little evidence supporting a clinical benefit. The investigators hypothesize that the optimal approach to improving prolapse symptoms in the patient with mild prolapse requires re-alignment and strengthening of levator muscles via PFPT, and optimization of tissue integrity via local estrogen therapy. The investigators propose to test this hypothesis in a randomized controlled trial in which women with symptomatic mild prolapse opting for PFPT, receive treatment with PFPT in combination with vaginal estrogen versus placebo. The investigators predict that the combined approach will lead to decreased symptoms, and improved anatomical support corroborated by biomarker data.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Drug: Vaginal estrogen
    1 gram vaginally for 7 days, followed by 1 gram vaginally twice weekly thereafter
    Other Name: Premarin vaginal cream
  • Drug: Placebo cream
    1 gram vaginally for 7 days, followed by 1 gram vaginally twice weekly thereafter
  • Experimental: Vaginal estrogen
    Intervention: Drug: Vaginal estrogen
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo cream
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo cream
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July 2013
July 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women in good health aged 40-60
  • Has symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse; answers yes to at least 1 of the following questions:

Do you feel or see a vaginal bulge? Do you feel pressure in the vagina?

  • Meets POP-Q criteria on exam for stage I or II prolapse
  • Interested in PFPT for management of POP
  • Normal mammogram within 1 year of enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior surgery for prolapse or incontinence
  • Other prior interventions for prolapse (e.g. pessary, PFPT)
  • Previous bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (women with 1 ovary will be eligible)
  • Known liver dysfunction
  • Connective tissue diseases known to affect collagen or elastin remodeling (including: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogrens syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Unevaluated abnormal vaginal bleeding or a pap smear showing atypical glandular cells, ASCUS, LGSIL, or HGSIL in the previous year
  • BMI > 35 kg/m2
  • Estrogen therapy (including birth control) in the previous year (patients using progesterone alone will be included)
  • Current or prior breast or pelvic malignancy (ovarian, tubal, uterine, cervical or vaginal)
  • Contraindication to hormone use (i.e. thromboembolic disorder, use of anti-coagulants, coronary artery disease, history of stroke)
40 Years to 60 Years
Contact: Laura C Skoczylas, MD, MS 412-641-7850
Contact: Pamela Moalli, MD, PhD
United States
PRO09090064, R01HD061811
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Pfizer
Study Director: Laura C Skoczylas, MD, MS University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Pamela Moalli, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
July 2012

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