Accession Number : ADA626523


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


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 29 Sep 2014-28 Sep 2015


Corporate Author : VETERANS AFFAIRS PALO ALTO HEALTH CARE SYSTEM CA


Personal Author(s) : Creasey, Graham


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626523.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 9


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. All staff have been hired and trained, regulatory compliance has been confirmed and maintained from the Institutional Review Board, the Human Research Protection Organization and the Food and Drug Administration. The medical records of 779 patients with spinal cord injury have been examined to identify potential participants meeting the selection criteria, and participant recruitment and screening is in progress. Implantable stimulators for Stage 1 of the clinical trial have been ordered from the manufacturer.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CURRENT , *IMPLANTATION , *SPINAL CORD , *STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING , BLADDER(URINARY) , CLINICAL MEDICINE , CLINICAL TRIALS , DRUGS , ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY , PATIENTS , RECEPTOR SITES(PHYSIOLOGY) , RECRUITING , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE