Clinical application of electronic bladder stimulation in paraplegics.


Journal Article

Ten patients have received bladder stimulators in a clinical trial to reduce urologic complications of neuropathic bladders. Preoperative evaluation and surgical techniques are discussed. Several patients void with the stimulator, and maintain low residual urine and a reduced incidence of infection. Two patients are total failures and 1 is in the early postoperative period. The physiological mechanisms involved are discussed. Additional investigation is needed for a means to deliver the stimulus to a more precise localization. Further clinical trials are warranted.

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Cited Authors

  • Grimes, JH; Nashold, BS; Anderson, EE

Published Date

  • March 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 113 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 338 - 340

PubMed ID

  • 1117499

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1117499

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3792

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)59475-6


  • eng