Accession Number : AD1033647


Title :   Restoration of Bladder and Bowel Function Using Electrical Stimulation and Block after Spinal Cord Injury


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,29 Sep 2015,28 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research and Education Palo Alto United States


Personal Author(s) : Creasey,Graham


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033647.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The purpose of the project is to evaluate the restoration of bladder and bowel function using electrical stimulation and block after spinal cord injury in human subjects. Regulatory compliance has been maintained from the Institutional Review Board and the Human Research Protection Organization. Investigational Device Exemption has been obtained from the Food and Drug Administration. Participant recruitment and screening has continued and six subjects have been enrolled and undergone urodynamic evaluation. Four of these have undergone neuromodulation by electrical stimulation via skin surface electrodes. Implantable Vocare stimulators for Stage 1 of the clinical trial have been obtained from the manufacturer.


Descriptors :   spinal cord , spinal injuries , electrodes


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE