Effect of Vaginal Estrogen on Asymptomatic Microhematuria (AMH)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • participants needed
    124
  • sponsor
    Medstar Health Research Institute
Updated on 7 November 2020
Investigator
Lee A Richter, MD
Primary Contact
MedStar Washington Hospital Center (5.2 mi away) Contact

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if vaginal estrogen use is associated with resolution of blood in the urine (microscopic hematuria) in postmenopausal women. The hypothesis is that postmenopausal women with blood in the urine (microscopic hematuria) will have higher rates of resolution of hematuria after treatment course with vaginal conjugated equine estrogen cream compared to placebo cream

Description

This is a randomized controlled trial of vaginal estrogen cream for postmenopausal women with microscopic hematuria (AMH). Potential subjects will be screened with a dipstick urinalysis of a catheterized urine specimen, followed by microscopic urinalysis and urine culture if urine dipstick is positive for trace blood or greater. Women who are identified as having asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (>3 red blood cells (RBC) per high powered field (hpf)) on a single urine microscopy specimen in the absence of urinary tract infection or other benign cause will be eligible for enrollment.

Women meeting inclusion criteria will be randomized to either conjugated equine estrogen cream (Premarin, 0.625mg conjugated estrogens) or placebo cream for 8 weeks. Microscopic urinalysis of a catheterized urine specimen will be re-checked at 8 weeks to check for reduction, resolution or persistence of AMH. During the 8 weeks of vaginal estrogen or placebo, women will complete the recommended AMH workup as dictated by the American Urologic Association (AUA) guidelines (cystourethroscopy, serum blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels, and computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis with and without intravenous contrast).1

Validated questionnaires to assess vaginal atrophy and symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency will be completed at time of randomization and again at 8 weeks. Cost analysis of the standard AMH workup (cystourethroscopy and CT scan) versus empiric treatment with 8 weeks of vaginal estrogen cream will be calculated based on Medicare reimbursement, as well as market price for vaginal estrogen cream Additionally, patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire to assess the level of bother associated with completing the current AMH workup of CT scan and cystoscopy as compared to completing a treatment course of vaginal estrogen cream.

Secondary analyses will determine whether there are additional benefits to a trial period of vaginal estrogen cream in postmenopausal women with AMH prior to reflexively screening for urinary tract abnormalities. We will compare the cost of a standard AMH workup to a treatment course of vaginal estrogen cream, to determine whether vaginal estrogen with potential resolution of AMH is associated with any savings prior to pursuing further workup. Additionally, questionnaires will ask study participants whether they would prefer to undergo the current AUA AMH workup or a treatment course of vaginal cream, in order to assess bother and anxiety associated with these interventions.

Details
Treatment Premarin vaginal estrogen cream, Placebo vaginal cream
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02213757
SponsorMedstar Health Research Institute
Last Modified on7 November 2020

Adding a note
adding personal notes guide

Select a piece of text and start making personal notes.

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Are you female?
Do you have Microscopic Hematuria?
Post-menopausal women
Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (three or more red blood cells per high powered field on a single urine microscopy) in the absence of urinary tract infection

Exclusion Criteria

Known urologic disease
Presence of gross hematuria
Presence of indwelling urologic foreign body (foley catheter, ureteral stent)
Inability to obtain intravenous contrast CT scan (elevated creatinine, severe contrast allergy)
History of pelvic irradiation or malignancy
Not a candidate for vaginal estrogen
Allergy to vaginal estrogen
Current or prior diagnosis of breast or endometrial cancer
History of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolus
Hypercoagulable state
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a site
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar
Name

Primary Contact

site
Name

Phone Email

0/250
Please verify that you are not a bot.
Step 2 Get screened

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more
Step 3 Enroll in the clinical study

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more
Step 4 Get your study results

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

Study

user name

Annotated by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No made yet