This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions interstitial cystitis, pelvic pain
Treatment liposomes
Sponsor Kenneth Peters, MD
Collaborator William Beaumont Hospitals
Start date September 2012
End date February 2016
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01731470, 2012-024


Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) is a poorly understood chronic disorder of unknown etiology consisting of irritative bladder symptoms and pelvic pain that dramatically affects quality of life.

Preclinical study data (obtained by using an IC/PBS model in Sprague-Dawley female rats) have demonstrated normalization of urinary frequency indicating that LP may be a potent protectant of the bladder mucosa against inflammation and irritation. Intravesical LP has so far demonstrated an excellent safety profile and minimal toxicity at concentrations of 2 mg/ml. Thus, we hypothesize that intravesical instillation of LP may form a molecular film on bladder ulcer surfaces in patients with IC and provide a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option to alleviating symptoms.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Intravesical instillation of liposomes.

Primary Outcomes

The primary objective is to determine the impact of 4 bladder instillations of liposomes on symptoms in subjects with IC/PBS.
time frame: 5 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

The secondary objective is to determine the safety and tolerability of liposomes instilled into the bladder in subjects with IC/PBS.
time frame: 5 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - • Written informed consent has been obtained - Males and females, at least 18 years of age - History of IC/PBS for at least 6 months documented in the medical record - Recurring IC/PBS symptoms - An average of 8 or more urine voids over a 3-day period, confirmed by the baseline voiding diary - Bladder pain score > 4 in the last 24 hours (assessed at screening visit) - Previous use of medications and/or treatment(s) for symptom relief - Females of child-bearing capability agree to use a reliable form of birth control (condoms and/or oral contraceptives (birth control pills)) during the 4 week course of therapy and 1 week thereafter - Willing and capable of understanding and complying with all requirements of the protocol, including proper completion of the voiding diaries and self-administered questionnaires Exclusion Criteria: - • Subjects currently taking prescribed medications for IC/PBS will be able to continue the medications throughout the course of the study. If the patient cannot be maintained on a stable dose of the medication(s) throughout the treatment and follow-up period they will be excluded. - Subjects must not have had intravesical treatment(s)/bladder installations of the following medications: DMSO, lidocaine and/or heparin within 1 month prior to study visit 1 - Pregnant or lactating - History of bleeding diathesis - Currently on anticoagulant therapy (e.g. warfarin, clopidogrel) - Active bleeding peptic ulcer disease - Obvious neurological impairment which may be affecting bladder function - Known allergy to liposomes and/or egg yolk - Current or previous participation in another therapeutic or device study within 6 months of the screening visit - The presence of any clinically significant systemic disease or condition that in the opinion of the investigator would make the patient unsuitable for the study

Additional Information

Official title Intravesical Liposomes for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS)
Principal investigator Kenneth M Peters, MD
Description Liposomes (LP), the treatment article in this proposal, were discovered in the process of exploring a "control" compound when measuring the efficacy of liposomally encapsulated capsaicin for the intravesical treatment of interstitial cystitis. Liposomes are lipid vesicles composed of concentric phospholipid bilayers, which enclose an aqueous interior. Liposomes have the ability to form a molecular film on cell and tissue surfaces and are currently being tested as possible therapeutic agents to promote wound healing. Application of liposomes at the wound surface provides a moist protective film over the wound and augments wound healing without chronic inflammatory reactions in the neodermal layer.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by William Beaumont Hospitals.