Bladder activation by selective stimulation of pudendal nerve afferents in the cat.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Bladder contractions evoked by pudendal nerve stimulation in both spinal intact and spinal transected cats support the possibility of restoring urinary function in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). However, electrically evoked bladder responses in persons with SCI were limited to transient contractions at relatively low pressures. This prompted the present study, which presents a detailed quantification of the responses evoked by selective stimulation of individual branches of the pudendal nerve at different stimulation frequencies. In spinal intact cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose, selective frequency-dependent electrical activation of the sensory (2 Hzor=20 Hz) and rectal perineal (f

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoo, PB; Woock, JP; Grill, WM

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 212 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 218 - 225

PubMed ID

  • 18502417

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2518624

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2430

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-4886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.expneurol.2008.04.010


  • eng