Improving Bladder Function in SCI by Neuromodulation

Technology
Bladder health/function
Online since 1 November 2021, updated 929 days ago

About this trial

This is a study to test the safety and utility of using electrical stimulation (neuromodulation) on urinary bladder function in male individuals with chronic, motor complete spinal cord injuries. The stimulation will be in the form of transcutaneous (skin surface) electrical stimulation and/or magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord. Two study arms will be included, one group adding motor training prior to the neuromodulation. Participants will attend weekly testing sessions for 6 months and receive follow-up for 48 months. The effect of neuromodulation will be analyzed by comparing the group with motor training to the group without training. .

Included participants

Gender
Male
Age
18 - 45 years
Injury level
C2 - T8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    1 year - 45 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C2-T8
    Additionally, participants must
    have a neurogenic bladder requiring clean intermittent straight catheterization.
    NOT have received botox injection, or bladder surgery (suprapubic access, Brindley procedure, etc
    NOT have prostatic hypertrophy or bladder outlet disorder

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Able to attend twice weekly testing sessions for 6 months. Follow-up for 48 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bladder health/function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2015
    • Organisation
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2015
    • Organisation
    • University of California, Los Angeles

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more