Restoration of Bladder and Bowel Function Using Electrical Stimulation and Block after Spinal Cord Injury
Technical Report,29 Sep 2017,28 Sep 2018
VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto United States
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The purpose of the project is to evaluate the restoration of bladder and bowel function using electrical stimulation and blockafter spinal cord injury in human subjects. Regulatory compliance has been maintained from the Stanford 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 nine subjects have been enrolled and undergone urodynamic evaluation. Six of these have undergone neuromodulation by electrical stimulation via skin surface electrodes and three are considering implantation of a bladder stimulator in Stage 1 of the clinical trial. Recruitment is being extended to nonveterans.
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