Acute Pudendal Nerve Stimulation On Leak Point Pressure In Women Urodynamic Early Feasibility Study (PNS_UDT)

  • End date
    May 8, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    William Beaumont Hospitals
Updated on 8 June 2022


The purpose of this study is tp evaluate the changes in stress induced Urethral Leak Point Pressures (LPP) and other urodynamic measurements in response to acute pudendal nerve stimulation (PNS) in patients with a pre-existing implanted urological neurostimulator stimulating the pudendal nerve.


Patients with a neurostimulator implanted at the pudendal nerve will be enrolled and undergo urodynamic testing. Before testing, study staff will provide an oral antibiotic (to reduce the risk of infection) and adjust the stimulation settings with a goal to increase urethral pressure from baseline by at lest 20cm H2O, without causing the patient discomfort/distress. These settings will be used throughout urodynamics. Before filling the bladder, a urethral pressure profile study will be completed 3 times with stimulation off, then 3 times with stimulation on. Leak point pressure (LPP) testing will then be completed. The patient's bladder will be filled following standard urodynamic testing protocol. Filling will be paused every 50-100mL to complete LPP assessment. Subjects will be asked to complete a light cough, medium cough, forceful cough, and Valsalva maneuver (in that order). Detrusor pressure will be measured at each event, and staff will document whether or not a leak was elicited. This will be completed with stimulation off, then with stimulation on, as the bladder is filled. Once the subject reports a strong urge to void, urethral pressure profile assessment will be completed again: 3 times with stimulation off, then 3 times with stimulation on. Once urodynamic testing is complete and the patient's bladder is emptied, a measurement of urethral pressure will be completed with stimulation off, then during 5 seconds of stimulation, then again with stimulation off.

Condition Urinary Incontinence
Treatment Urodynamic testing with and without pudendal nerve stimulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05128682
SponsorWilliam Beaumont Hospitals
Last Modified on8 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Women between the ages of 18 and 85 years old, inclusive
Implanted with a neurostimulation device for at least 3 months prior to consent (Medtronic Interstim neurostimulator models 3023, 3058, 97810, or similar)
Implanted with a tined lead that is placed and functionable at the pudendal nerve (Medtronic model 3889 or similar)
Is capable of understanding clinical study procedures and giving informed consent
Willing and able to visit the clinic for the UDT evaluation (study procedure)

Exclusion Criteria

Medically unstable at time of study and unsafe to undergo urodynamic testing as determined by the investigator
History of bladder cancer
History of pelvic radiotherapy
Active gross hematuria
Active symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI)
Active symptomatic uncontrolled bladder instability as determined by the investigator
History or symptoms of cystocele, enterocele, or rectocele of grade 3 or 4. Per the medical record or as determined by the investigator
Presence of an artificial urinary sphincter
Women who are pregnant and/or have given birth in the previous 12 months
Any medical condition that would interfere with the patient's ability to comply with the protocol and/or may affect the outcome of this study or safety of the subject as determined by the investigator
BMI greater than 39
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