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Differences in the Urinary System Before and After Menopause - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn whether the bacteria that normally live in the bladder are different before and after menopause. These bacteria are called the microbiome.

By understanding how the microbiome works, we may be able to develop new treatments for bladder conditions.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adult women who:
- Are 30-45 OR 55 years and older
-- Those age 30-45 may not have had a UTI within the past 6 months
- Do not have a history of long-term steroid use
- Do not have a history of breast cancer in the last 5 years

Age Group
Adults

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Complete questionnaires about yourself
- Have a tube inserted into your bladder to collect your urine
- Have a swab sample of the vagina

Study Details

Full Title
Evaluation of the urinary microbiome with aging and in menopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections
Principal Investigator
Protocol Number
IRB:PRO00083917
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center
MyResearchPartners@duke.edu
or
919-681-5698