A Novel Urinary Access System for Universal Transcatheter Cystoscopy at The Time of Hysterectomy

  • End date
    Mar 1, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Atlantic Health System
Updated on 24 January 2021


Cystoscopy is a commonly performed procedure after gynecologic surgery, however, its use may increase patients' risk for acquiring urinary tract infections due to urinary tract instrumentation entry and reentry of the lower urinary tract with the cystoscope and foley catheter. Use of a novel multi-channel transurethral bladder catheter that allows for cystoscopy through a specialized port will permit cystoscopy to be performed without catheter removal. This may allow for intraoperative detection of urinary tract injuries with a reduction in both urethral manipulation and hospital-associated urinary tract infections. Other potential benefits may include a shorter procedure time and ease of use for providers.


A cystoscopy is a procedure that inserts a thin tube with a light and camera through the urethra, so that the inside of the bladder can be checked for injuries. Current guidelines recommend that this is done after a hysterectomy. Normally, doing a cystoscopy requires that a patient's foley catheter (a tube inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine) gets removed and then replaced. This can potentially lead to a urinary tract infection (UTI).

CystoSureTM is a silicone device that was developed by surgeons to enable easy and standardized cystoscopy. The design of the CystoSureTM catheter has separate channels for draining the bladder and performing cystoscopy, so doctors can perform a cystoscopy without removing the catheter (which can, as described above, potentially lead to a UTI). In this study, investigators want to examine whether using a CystoSureTM catheter instead of a standard foley catheter could therefore lead to a reduced number of UTIs in hysterectomy patients. CystoSureTM is cleared by the FDA.

Condition Hysterectomy, hysterectomies
Treatment Novel urinary access system (CystoSureTM), Standard Foley catheter
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03503175
SponsorAtlantic Health System
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 18 yrs and 90 yrs?
Are you female?
Do you have Hysterectomy?
Do you have any of these conditions: Hysterectomy or hysterectomies?
Women age 18-90
Undergoing hysterectomy with or without concomitant procedures

Exclusion Criteria

Known history of urinary tract anomaly (i.e. urethral diverticulum, ureteral duplication, ectopic ureter)
UTIs in past 6 months
Immunosuppressed patients
Premeditated urologic procedure during hysterectomy surgery
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