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Efficacy of Two Prophylactic Schedules (Prulifloxacin Versus Phosphomycin)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by University Of Perugia.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2010
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University Of Perugia

Brief Summary:

Epidemiological studies showed that 20-30% of patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections risked recurrent infection. Urinary tract infection causes marked discomfort for the patient, has a negative impact upon quality of life, and is associated with high social and health costs in terms of specialist appointments, laboratory and instrumental tests and prescriptions . Although diverse cycles of antibiotic therapy and prophylaxis have been proposed, doubts persist about the most efficacious pharmacological agents, duration of prophylaxis , the incidence of adverse effects and relapse when antibiotic therapy is suspended.

Aims of the study:

  1. To compare the efficacy of two prophylactic schedules (Prulifloxacin vs Phosphomycin):

    • in reducing the number of urinary tract infection episodes during prophylaxis
    • in reducing the number of urinary tract infection episodes after prophylaxis
    • in improving the patient's quality of life .
  2. To assess :

    • Tolerability of antibiotic prophylaxis
    • The incidence of resistance to antibiotic therapy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Urinary Tract Infection Drug: prulifloxacin Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 96 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Prulifloxacin vs Phosphomycin in the Prophylasy of Urinary Tract Infection
Study Start Date : November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2012

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Drug Information available for: Fosfomycin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Prulifloxacin Drug: prulifloxacin
Prulifloxacin 1 tablet/week for 12 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of urinary tract infection episodes during prophylaxis [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. improving the patient's quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients
  • Age over 18 years old
  • No allergies to the drugs to be prescribed
  • No counter-indications to this drug therapy
  • Urine culture shows responsiveness to drugs at recruitment of patient
  • History of urinary tract infections with at least three episodes in the previous year or two in the past six months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of tolerability of prescribed drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01231737

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Of Perugia
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Study Chair: Elisabetta Costantini University Of Perugia
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Responsible Party: University of Perugia Identifier: NCT01231737    
Other Study ID Numbers: 002
First Posted: November 1, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2010
Last Verified: October 2009
Keywords provided by University Of Perugia:
recurrent urinary tract infection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents