The Impact of the Temporary Stent on Parameters of Voiding Function and on the Quality of Life Among Patients With LUTS
This research comes up to date with technological innovations in the field of health where
investigators want to evaluate the efficacy of a new catheter (The Spanner) to reduce the
acute urinary retention and to determine whether they are consistent with the daily life of
the patient, compared to the Foley catheter previously used.
The study include all patients with acute urinary retention due to prostatic obstruction.
Subjects were excluded if they had prior surgery for prostate cancer, had any other urethral
or bladder surgery, or if they were at high risk of developing bladder or kidney stones The
study will be national community based study conducted in different hospitals in Saudi
Arabia. Investigators will test two different types of stents in patients with acute urinary
retention for a short period (not exceeding five days), find out the compatibility of these
stents with the daily life of the patient and determine their impact on his quality of life
using an appropriate questionnaire after each use.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Quality of life questionnaire after using the Foley catheter
Using a validated Quality of life questionnaire designed for the study
After five days
Danny M. Rabah, MD
Princess Al-Johara Al-Ibrahim Cancer Research Center
Saudi Arabia: Ministry for Higher Education