SPARC Bladder Mapping and Training Study

Technology
Bladder health
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 888 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with spinal cord injuries who already have an implanted epidural spinal cord stimulation device to test its effect on bladder function. The effect of bladder stimulation is not yet known; the initial use of spinal cord stimulation was directed towards walking function. This study will map epidural stimulation configurations (anode/cathode selection, amplitude, frequency and pulse width) at the lumbosacral (lower back) level. If selected for the trial, participants will have their existing device tuned to stimulate the bladder. Researchers want to see if this increases bladder storage (capacity) and improves bladder emptying (voiding efficiency).

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - L5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≥ 2 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-L5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant’s existing epidural spinal cord stimulation device will be fine-tuned to provide stimulation to improve bladder function. The study period will cover assessments over 2 years. Specific training specifications are not provided. Further information needs to be acquired directly from the investigator.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bladder health

    Additional benefits

    General health

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Sep 2018
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Sep 2018
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville

    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