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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Long Term Genital Nerve Stimulation to Improve Urinary Continence
Principal Investigator:

Kenneth J. Gustafson

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2018 - May 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,307
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Neurogenic bladder dysfunction after neurologic disease or injury such as spinal cord injury (SCI) can lead to bladder hyper-reflexia where the bladder reflexively contracts repeatedly at small bladder volumes. Bladder hyper-reflexia can trigger autonomic dysreflexia, result in incontinence, urinary tract infections, renal damage and decreased independence and quality of life. Our long-term goal is to develop and clinically implement a “bladder pacemaker” able to restore bladder continence for v...

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