Adjustable Transobturator Male System for Urinary Incontinence
Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Hôpital Fleurimont- Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Urinary Incontinence+5 More
Adjustable Transobturator Male System - Device
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Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence (PPI) is a common complication affecting 1% to 40% of patients after surgery. When conservative treatments fail, the installation of an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) has been the treatment of choice for PPI since its introduction more than 50 years ago. Although small studies suggest inferior success rate of male slings compare to the AUS in moderate to severe male incontinence; recent studies, one prospective and one Canadian multicenter cohort study, have demonstrated adjustable transobturator male sling (ATOMS) as a safe and efficient alternative to treat PPI. Interestingly, the ATOMS does not required any operation manipulation from the user in order to void and it causes potentially less urethral erosion and less urethral atrophy than the AUS; although those findings were never compared head to head with the AUS. Therefore, we believe that a thorough prospective non-inferiority study comparing the outcomes and effectiveness of the ATOMS device versus the AUS in treating moderate to severe PPI could prove itself useful in guiding urologists and patients to choose their best treatment of male incontinence. The null hypothesis posed for the present study is that ATOMS is non inferior to AUS for the treatment of moderate to severe PPI using the non-inferiority margin of 15% to be of acceptable lower effectiveness.
With regards to study methods, this will be a pilot prospective, randomized controlled trial, non-blinded with a non-inferiority design. This pilot study will take place at the CIUSSS de l'Estrie, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, with two surgeons. All male patients with moderate to severe incontinence after their prostate surgery, who are suitable for incontinence surgery will be screened for study eligibility respecting the exclusion and inclusion criteria. After written informed consent, enrolled patients will be randomized assigned (1:1) to one of the two interventions' arms (AUS or ATOMS). Sixty patients are estimated to be randomized in the two arms the day of their surgery with a computer-based algorithm sequence.
By completing this pilot prospective study, we hope to provide concrete and scientifically significant evidence on the effectiveness of ATOMS in the treatment of moderate to severe PPI comparing with the AUS. Although both treatments are commonly used today, there has been little evidence comparing both devices side by side with more severe PPI. We therefore hope to make a global impact with said project.
Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.