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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Toward wearable ultrasonic neurostimulation for daily at-home treatment of urinary urge incontinence
Principal Investigator:

Steve Majerus

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $60,173
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Urinary incontinence (UI) significantly impacts approximately 30% of the world’s population. The most prevalent condition, overactive bladder (OAB), affects 15% of adults and often manifests with other urinary dysfunctions causing urine leakage. OAB has an enormous US economic burden of $83 billion, in part from increased nursing home use due to UI. Incontinence profoundly impacts dignified, independent living, contributes to urinary tract infections, pressure ulcer sepsis and fall risk, and is...

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