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33. Role of Solifenacin in Unilateral Double-J Stent Related Irritative Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Hamza Ashraf1, Muhammad Shahab2, Noor ul Hayat3, and Kafeel Azhar4

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Solifenacin 5mg daily compared to placebo in patients with Irritative LUTS secondary to DJ stent in situ assessed by storage IPSS.

Study Design: Randomized Controlled study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Urology Unit, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from Nov 2019 May-2020.

Materials and Methods: Sample size is 76 in each group, using WHO software for sample size determination in healthy studies, applying the formula of hypothesis test, for two population proportions (one- sided) with the following assumption:9

Significance level = 5%

Statistical power = 80%

Proportion of patients with LUTS associated with unilateral double-J stent (DJ Stent) Stenting (Group A- Mean Irritative IPSS pre and post Solifenacin treatment 7.38 vs 2.75) = 31% Proportion of patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) associated with unilateral DJ stenting (Group B- Mean Irritative International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) pre and post Placebo treatment 6.38 vs 5.13) = 8% Sampling technique: Consecutive non probability sampling.

Results: There was a 30.8% mean improvement of storage IPSS compared to placebo, 9.97%. This difference in efficacy between Solifenacin vs placebo was also found statistically significant (p=0.000).

Conclusion: Solifenacin 5mg daily significantly improved the storage symptoms compared with placebo, in men with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms due to A double-J stent (DJ Stent) stent placed in situ.

Key Words: Irritative Lower urinary tract symptoms, Solifenacin, double-J stent (DJ Stent)

Citation of article: Ashraf H, Shahab M, Hayat N, Azhar K. Role of Solifenacin in Unilateral Double-J Stent Related Irritative Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Med Forum 2020;31(11): 138-141.