Overactive Bladder Clinical Research





Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology strives to offer a variety of treatment options for overactive bladder symptoms. With the option of clinical trials, we can also offer our community exclusive and groundbreaking treatment options.  Many of our patients have seen great success with the pharma and device trials that our office has offered.

Do you have Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI)?

Also known as overactive bladder (OAB), urge incontinence happens when individuals feel the sudden urge to urinate, and that urge is followed by the involuntary loss of small or large amounts of urine. Often people who suffer from this type of incontinence experience an increased need to use the bathroom, and as a result, they may not be able to control their bladder and end up releasing it before they can visit the restroom.

In most cases, a simple oral medication taken daily is one of the first ways in which doctors choose to treat an overactive bladder.  Even though this is an effective treatment it does not always work for everyone. If you are trying a medication for your overactive bladder symptoms and realize that it does not help, you may qualify for an overactive bladder clinical research trial.

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Do you qualify for OAB/UUI Trial?

Common qualifications for our current trials:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Symptoms of urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) for at least 6 months
    • Sudden urge to urinate. The “gotta go” feeling.
    • Urge to urinate is difficult to stop and can lead to leakage and uncomfortable social situations.
    • Involuntary loss of urine (incontinence). Leaking before you get to the bathroom.
    • Frequent urination. Hunting for a restroom wherever you go.
  • Ambulatory and able to use a toilet without assistance
  • Tried medications for symptoms but could not tolerate or they are not helping.
  • Has not received treatment of Botox in the bladder in the past 6 months
  • Does not have uncontrolled diabetes
  • Does not have interstitial cystitis

Types of OAB/UUI trials that we offer:

  • Radiofrequency ablation therapy – a minimally invasive procedure with an investigational device that ablates or disrupts the nerves that cause overactive bladder symptoms.
  • Neuromodulation devices – an implanted device that will deliver harmless electrical impulses to the bladder to stop or minimize the symptoms of overactive bladder. There are devices for the back and ankle.
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Other treatment options:

If you are suffering from OAB/UUI symptoms, you are not alone.  Thousands of people every year are affected by this health condition. Many people suffering from OAB/UUI symptoms are not aware of the different treatment options available. Treatments range from oral medications to pelvic floor exercises, to surgery. Below is a pathway chart showing a variety of treatments.

Overactive Bladder Clinical Research Trial Options

If you would like to make an appointment to find the best solution for you, call us today at 402-397-7989.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a clinical trial?

    • A clinical trial or research study helps answer questions about a investigational drug or device. Such questions like is it safe for, does it help with a certain condition, and/or what are the adverse events.
  • What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?

    • Possible relief from your symptoms although a direct benefit cannot be guaranteed as results will vary from person to person. Your participation and honest feedback is very beneficial to the future of these new medical treatments and whether or not they get approved to go on the market.
  • Will I be compensated?

    • Many studies do offer compensation for your time and travel, but this is not always a guarantee.
  • How do I find out if I qualify?

    • Complete the questions on the form above and a coordinator will contact you.

If you are still unsure if a clinical trial is right for you, call today to discuss with your doctor what the best option is for you.  402-397-7989.