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Clinical Trial: Probiotic for Urinary Symptoms Among People Who Use Catheters (Remote)


Treatment mode of action: To improve urinary symptoms
Number of Subjects: 302
Medication: Bladder flush using a probiotic (Lactobacillus)
Location: Alabama|Alaska|Arizona|Arkansas|California|Colorado|Connecticut|Delaware|District of Columbia|Florida|Georgia|Hawaii|Idaho|Illinois|Indiana|Iowa|Kansas|Kentucky|Louisiana|Maine|Maryland|Massachusetts|Michigan|Minnesota|Mississippi|Missouri|Montana|Nebraska|Nevada|New Hampshire|New Jersey|New Mexico|New York|North Carolina|North Dakota|Ohio|Oklahoma|Oregon|Pennsylvania|Rhode Island|South Carolina|South Dakota|Tennessee|Texas|Utah|Vermont|Virginia|Washington|West Virginia|Wisconsin|Wyoming
Institutions: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
  Contact Information
Amanda Rounds, PhD


National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Department of Defense


To qualify for this study you must be 18 years or older, use an indwelling catheter OR Intermittent catheter, be diagnosed with MS, and have a history of 2 or more episodes of urinary symptoms or infection in the past year.

Researchers at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital are recruiting people Nationwide and in the Washington, DC metro area who use indwelling or intermittent catheters for a two-part study. In the first part (Washington, DC metro area only), investigators are taking 2 urine samples collected at least 2 weeks apart, and administering electronic questionnaires about urinary symptoms.

In the second part (open to participants nationwide), a bladder flush with a probiotic will be instilled through the catheter to combat urinary symptoms. Kits will be sent through the mail and a training will be done remotely on how and when to instill the bladder flush yourself. Participants will complete electronic weekly urinary symptoms questionnaires.



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