Translating promising strategies for bowel and bladder management in spinal cord injury.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Loss of control over voiding following spinal cord injury (SCI) impacts autonomy, participation and dignity, and can cause life-threatening complications. The importance of SCI bowel and bladder dysfunction warrants significantly more attention from researchers in the field. To address this gap, key SCI clinicians, researchers, government and private funding organizations met to share knowledge and examine emerging approaches. This report reviews recommendations from this effort to identify and prioritize near-term treatment, investigational and translational approaches to addressing the pressing needs of people with SCI.

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Cited Authors

  • Wheeler, TL; Bowel and Bladder Workshop Participants, ; de Groat, W; Eisner, K; Emmanuel, A; French, J; Grill, W; Kennelly, MJ; Krassioukov, A; Gallo Santacruz, B; Biering-Sørensen, F; Kleitman, N

Published Date

  • August 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 306 /

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 176

PubMed ID

  • 29753647

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8117184

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2430

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-4886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.expneurol.2018.05.006


  • eng