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Waterjet Prostate Ablation

Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03938194

Recruitment Status Recruiting

First Posted May 6, 2019

Last update posted March 10, 2020

Study Description

Brief summary:

Introduction Men with enlarged prostates commonly experience lower urinary tract symptoms and may go on to develop complications such as acute urinary retention (AUR). Surgery is the standard treatment option required to remove the enlarged prostates and to rectify such complications. Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) was first performed over 80 years ago and is still regarded as the "gold standard" for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) in prostates between 30 and 80ml. While TURP results in an improvement in symptoms, perioperative morbidity and long-term complications can include postoperative bleeding, urinary retention, incontinence, urethral strictures, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculatory dysfunction. Aquablation, a novel minimally invasive water ablation therapy combining image guidance and robotics (AQUABEAM®, Procept BioRobotics, Redwood Shores, CA, USA) for the targeted and heatfree removal of prostate tissue is one of the efforts in the development of new technology in recent years to replicate the effectiveness of TURP and at the same time with an improved safety profile. In this study, investigators plan to evaluate the feasibility and safety of Aquablation in the management of AUR secondary to BPE. Method 20 participants are expected in this study. After patients consent to participate in the study, they will go through Aquablation under general anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia. The ablation is delivered by transurethral means. After the procedure, subject is expected to go home on the following day. Subject will be assessed 3 months and 6 months after the procedure. Follow-up assessment includes blood tests, prostate ultrasound and urodynamic study.

  • Condition or Disease:Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Intervention/Treatment: Procedure: Aquablation
  • Phase: N/A
Detailed Description

Benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) is a non-malignant growth of the prostate gland that can lead to a range of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and in some cases eventually leading to retention of urine. In patients failing to wean off catheter after retention of urine due to BPE, surgical intervention is the standard treatment. Surgical intervention options have evolved from electrosurgical resection to the use of lasers for enucleation and ablation. Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) was first performed over 80 years ago and is still regarded as the "gold standard" for the treatment of BPE in prostates between 30 and 80ml. While TURP results in a statistically significant improvement in symptoms score and and maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax), perioperative morbidity and long-term complications can include postoperative bleeding, urinary retention, incontinence, urethral strictures, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculatory dysfunction. Aquablation, a novel minimally invasive water ablation therapy combining image guidance and robotics (AQUABEAM®, Procept BioRobotics, Redwood Shores, CA, USA) for the targeted and heat-free removal of prostate tissue is one of the efforts in the development of new technology in recent years to replicate the effectiveness of TURP and at the same time with an improved safety profile. Safety and feasibility of Aquablation in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have been proven successful in both canine model and human. Since then, two other prospective non-randomized trials demonstrated that the surgical ablation of the prostate using Aquablation had achieved significant and immediate improvement of functional voiding parameters as well as symptomatic improvement. Two randomized controlled trials comparing Aquablation against TURP found that Aquablation had produced a similar improvement in LUTS as TURP, with a better side-effect profile. AQUABEAM® is currently a FDA approved equipment for the ablation of prostate tissue. It is being used in US as well as in Europe and New Zealand. So far, all studies focused on the application of Aquablation in patients with LUTS only secondary to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). In this study, investigators plan to evaluate the feasibility and safety of Aquablation in the management of another facet of BPH, which is retention of urine.

Study Design
  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Estimated Enrollment: 20 participants
  • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label) ()
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Official Title: Image-guided Robot-assisted Waterjet Ablation of the Prostate for Patients With Retention of Urine Due to Benign Prostatic Obstruction
  • Actual Study Start Date: April 2019
  • Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2020
  • Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Arms and interventions
Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Aquablation
Surgery of benign prostatic hyperplasia by waterjet ablation
Procedure: Aquablation
a novel minimally invasive water ablation therapy combining image guidance and robotics for the targeted and heat-free removal of prostate tissue
Outcome Measures
  • Primary Outcome Measures: 1. Wean off Catheter [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 days ]
    % success in weaning off catheter
  • Secondary Outcome Measures: 1. Complication rate [ Time Frame: Post operation 30 days ]
    Complications rate after study intervention
  • 2. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire total Score [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 months & 6 months ]
    Change in total scores in International Prostate Symptom Score (ranges from 0 to 35) questionnaires
  • 3. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire QoL Score [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 months & 6 months ]
    Change in quality of life assessed by International Prostate Symptom Score questionnaire (ranges from 0 to 6)
  • 4. International Index of Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire score [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 months & 6 months ]
    Change in International Index of Erectile Function 5 questionnaire score (ranges from 0 to 25)
  • 5. Overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS) questionnaire total score [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 months & 6 months ]
    Change in total score in Overactive Bladder Symptom Score questionnaire (ranges from 0 - 15)
  • 6. Pain Score [ Time Frame: Post operation day 1 & 3 months ]
    Post-treatment pain score ranges from 1 to 10
  • 7. Change in urodynamic in flowrate [ Time Frame: Post operation 3 months ]
    Functional outcome 1: change in urodynamic function assessed by Uroflowmetry
  • 8. Change in urodynamic in cystometry [ Time Frame: Post operation 6 months ]
    Functional outcome 2: change in urodynamic function assessed by cystometrogram (CMG)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Ages Eligible for Study: 50 to 75 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
  • Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Retention of urine refractory to medical treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with active urinary tract infection

- Patients with bleeding disorder or on anti-coagulation

- Patients with bladder pathology including bladder stone and bladder cancer

- Patients with urethral stricture

- Patients with neurogenic bladder and/or sphincter abnormalities

- Patients with previous nonpharmacological prostate treatment,

- Prostate cancer

- Fail to give informed consent

Contacts and Locations
Contacts

Contact: Chi Hang Yee, MBBS 35051663 yeechihang@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk

Contact: Siu Ying Yip, MPH 35051663 siuying@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk

Locations

Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Sponsors and Collaborators

Chinese University of Hong Kong

More Information
  • Responsible Party: Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03938194 History of Changes
  • Other Study ID Numbers: CRE 2019.043
  • First Posted: May 6, 2019 Key Record Dates
  • Last Update Posted: March 10, 2020
  • Last Verified: March 2020
  • Individual Participant
    Data (IPD) Sharing
    Statement:
  • Plan to Share IPD: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
  • Additional relevant MeSH terms: Prostatic Hyperplasia Hyperplasia