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Electrical Control of Bladder in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2001
Last updated: April 25, 2008
Last verified: April 2008
The investigators will continue their work with implanted stimulators to improve bladder and bowel function. Electrical stimulation produces simultaneous contraction of sphincters with the target organs, making emptying difficult. By optimizing electrode placement, employing a new electrode design and waveform choice, it is hoped to improve the 50% of subjects able to defecate with existing approaches. This is part of a multi-center study with multiple support sources, including Rehab R&D, PVA and a commercial stimulator company.

Condition Intervention Phase
Spinal Cord Injury
Device: Bladder & Bowel Control
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electrical Control of Bladder in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: April 1998
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1 Device: Bladder & Bowel Control


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Spinal cord injury with bowel & bladder problems

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00011570

United States, Ohio
VA Medical Center, Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Principal Investigator: Donald Bodner, MD VA Medical Center, Cleveland
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bodner, Donald - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00011570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B1770R
Study First Received: February 22, 2001
Last Updated: April 25, 2008

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
electrical stimulation
penile erection
Spinal cord injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System processed this record on May 23, 2017