High Frequency SARS for Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Emptying

Technology
Bladder health/function
Online since 9 September 2022, updated 651 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injury with a previously implanted bladder stimulation device, to test the effect of new stimulation settings. Sacral anterior root stimulation (SARS) is a technique to stimulate the spinal nerves that connect to the bladder. Researchers want to see if the stimulation relaxes sphincter reflexes to promote bladder emptying without a catheter. They also want to know if the new stimulation settings can help achieve bladder emptying without having to cut nerves. If included, participants will have new stimulation settings programmed for their previously implanted device. Final testing will be performed within 1 day.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - L5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-L5
    Additionally, participants must
    already use a sacral anterior root stimulation (SARS) device

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    -Change of the stimulation pattern of the previously implanted device (sacral anterior roots stimulation system, SARS)

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bladder health/function

    Additional benefits

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

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development

    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