Overactive Bladder (OAB) affects millions of women of all ages. It can impact nearly every aspect of daily life, from work performance, to family life, to social interactions. OAB symptoms vary from person to person, but often include:
√ Urgency – An abnormal or sudden need to pass urine that is very hard or impossible to ignore
√ Leakage – Accidentally leaking urine immediately following or during an urgency episode
√ Frequency – Urinating 8 or more times over a 24-hour period
What causes OAB?
When the bladder system is working properly, nerves in the bladder sense that the bladder is getting full, telling you it’s time to urinate. However, in people with OAB, these sensing nerves in the bladder are overactive, telling you it’s time to urinate before your bladder is full. Your bladder muscle follows by contracting too early, causing the bladder to empty before it should.
If you’re living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) and haven’t had lasting success with medications, you may qualify for the TRANSFORM Trial. The study is for the Hologic Trigone Radiofrequency (RF) Device – an investigational device designed to reduce urinary leakage and improve bladder function.
What is the Hologic Trigone RF Device?
The Hologic Trigone RF Device is an investigational device designed to target overactive bladder nerves through a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. The Hologic Trigone RF procedure is performed using a cystoscope – a thin tube with a camera that is inserted into the urethra. The Hologic Trigone RF Device is attached to the cystoscope and positioned inside the bladder.
Once in place, the Hologic Trigone RF Device delivers radiofrequency (heat) energy to disrupt the overactive bladder nerves.
The Hologic Trigone RF Device is intended for women who are either not a candidate for OAB medications or have not had lasting success with medications.
The TRANSFORM Trial
The Hologic Trigone RF Device is currently being offered at select US centers through a new clinical research study – the TRANSFORM Trial. If you qualify and choose to join the study, you may receive the Hologic Trigone RF procedure and all study-related care at no cost.
As a participant in the TRANSFORM Trial you will be asked to meet with your study doctor approximately 7 times over a 1-year period. These visits are an important part of the study, as they allow your study doctor to closely monitor your OAB condition and overall experiences.
Select Eligibility Criteria for the study:
√ History of OAB symptoms for at least 6 months
√ Not currently pregnant, or planning a pregnancy within the next 2 years
√ Not a candidate for OAB medications, or have not had lasting success with medications
√ Able to visit you local study center approximately 7 times over a 1-year period
Transform Brochure: https://oab.hologic.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OAB-Brochure.pdf
Transform Website: https://oab.hologic.com/patients/
For more information about this study, please contact our team here at 316-425-6333.