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Effectiveness of Sympathetic Plexus Block on Male Pelvic Pain (Prostatitis, Prostatodynia)

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: NCT00194636
Recruitment Status : Suspended (PI health issues)
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2017
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Washington

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate, by means of a temporary sympathetic nerve block, the involvement of the sympathetic nervous system in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This study may also result in a new therapeutic approach for male CPPS.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Male Pelvic Pain Syndrome Prostatitis Procedure: nerve block Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness 0f Sympathetic Plexus Block on Male Pelvic Pain (Prostatitis, Prostatodynia)
Study Start Date : November 2003
Study Completion Date : November 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pelvic Pain

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in symptom score; reflected in NIH-Symptom Index (CPSI) at Block Assessment Visit

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. AUA score at Block Assessment Visit

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome who, for the past year, have not responded to standard pain treatment modalities.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Urinary tract infection with common pathogens
  • Treatment for prostate, bladder, renal, or other urinary malignancies.
  • Back pain or rectal pain only
  • Psychotic or suicidal men
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Pain from another source in genital the tract such as kidney stones or neoplasm
  • Having had radiation therapy
  • History of genitourinary tuberculosis
  • Neurological abnormalities such as stroke, brain tumors, spinal tumors, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
  • Drug allergies
  • Use of any drugs, such as antihypertensives, that would interfere with biochemical and electrodiagnostic tests.
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders such as factor deficiencies or anticoagulant drug use.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00194636

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United States, Washington
University of Washington - Urology Clinic
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Richard E Berger, MD Professor of Urology
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Responsible Party: University of Washington Identifier: NCT00194636    
Other Study ID Numbers: 24993
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2017
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by University of Washington:
Chronic Male Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pelvic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Prostatic Diseases