Long Term Genital Nerve Stimulation to Improve Urinary Continence
Kenneth J. Gustafson
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June 2018 -
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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...