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Electrical Control of Bladder in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011570
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2001
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Cord Injury Device: Bladder & Bowel Control Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electrical Control of Bladder in Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Study Start Date : April 1998
Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
1 Device: Bladder & Bowel Control




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

Inclusion Criteria:

Spinal cord injury with bowel & bladder problems

Exclusion Criteria:


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

Responsible Party: Bodner, Donald - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B1770R
First Posted: February 26, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 28, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System