Connected Catheter- Evaluation Study

  • End date
    Mar 30, 2021
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Spinal Singularity
Updated on 30 July 2020
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The Connected Catheter is a fully internal, urethral indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. It is a sterile, extended-use device that resides fully internally to the male lower urinary tract for an intended use life of up to 7 days per catheter.


Spinal Singularity has developed the Connected Catheter System to address several drawbacks of urinary catheters. The Connected Catheter is fully internal, indwelling urinary prosthesis designed for improved bladder management in males with urinary retention disorders requiring catheterization. Each subject will use the Connected Catheter for up to 35-40 days. This includes five device exchange appointments. The appointments are spaced 7 days apart and at each appointment the catheter will be replaced with a new one. Additionally, weekly follow-up will occur for 14 days following the final appointment after the subject discontinues use of study device and reverts to his original catheter.

Treatment Connected Urinary Catheter
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03843073
SponsorSpinal Singularity
Last Modified on30 July 2020

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 18 yrs and 90 yrs?
Are you male?
Do you have any of these conditions: Urinary Retention or Chronic Urinary Retention or URINARY TRACT DISORDER or bladder disorder or Neurogenic Bladder or Bladder Disorders?
Males age 18 with clinical diagnosis of significant urinary retention
Must be clinically suitable and capable of safely managing bladder using an intermittent voiding or indwelling strategy
Must have stable urinary management history: no significant changes in bladder
management regimen within past 12 months
Must have urodynamic profile suitable for Connected Catheter (including
bladder capacity > 200mL without uninhibited bladder contractions)
\. Subject's lower urinary tract anatomy must fall within the ranges
serviceable by the Connected Catheter, as specified in the Investigational
Device Instructions for use (IFU)

Exclusion Criteria

Active symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI), as defined in this protocol (subjects may receive the device after UTI has been treated)
Significant risk profile or recent history of urethral stricture (e.g. stricture within past 90 days)
Significant risk profile or recent history of clinically significant (uncontrolled) autonomic dysreflexia (AD)
Significant intermittent urinary incontinence (between catheterizations)
Uninhibited bladder contractions and/or vesico-ureteral reflux that is not reliably controlled with medication or alternate therapy (e.g. Botox injections)
Pre-existing urinary pathologies and/or morphological abnormalities of the lower urinary tract or bladder (assessed during in-depth medical screening, including cystoscopy and urine analysis)
Urinary tract inflammation or neoplasm
Urinary fistula
Bladder diverticulum (outpouching) > 5cm in size
Chronic pyelonephritis (secondary to upper urinary tract infection(s) within past 6 months)
Impaired kidney function or renal failure
Active gross hematuria
Active urethritis
Bladder stones
Dependence on an electro-magnetic medical implant (e.g. cardiac pacemaker or implanted drug pump) or external device
Any unsuitable comorbidities as determined by the investigator or complications related to use of certain medications
Any physical or cognitive impairments that diminish the subject's ability to follow directions or otherwise safely use the Connected Catheter System
Catheter Assessment Tool screening yields unacceptable results
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