More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

A non-invasive method to restore bladder function after a spinal cord injury continues to show progress in the Dr. Daniel Lu laboratory at UCLA.  This experiment showed positive results in 5 people eliminating the need for catheters for up to 4 weeks. (cp)

In UCLA study, magnetic stimulation of lower spine eliminates need for catheter for up to 4 weeks

08/22/2018

UCLA neuroscientists, led by Dr. Daniel Lu, stimulated the lower spinal cord through the skin with a magnetic device placed at the lumbar spine.

UCLA Photo Credit:  UCLA neuroscientists, led by Dr. Daniel Lu, stimulated the lower spinal cord through the skin with a magnetic device placed at the lumbar spine.

“More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury lose the ability to urinate voluntarily after their injury. According to a 2012 study, the desire to regain bladder control outranks even their wish to walk again.

In a study of five men whose injuries occurred five to 13 years ago, UCLA neuroscientists stimulated the lower spinal cord through the skin with a magnetic device placed at the lumbar spine. The research is the first to show that the technique enables people with spinal cord injuries to recover significant bladder control for up to four weeks between treatments. The findings are published today in Scientific Reports”.

Scientific Reports at Nature.com

A Proof-of-Concept Study of Transcutaneous Magnetic Spinal Cord Stimulation for Neurogenic Bladder

Article OPEN Published: 

Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 12549 (2018)

We thank Dr. David McArthur for statistical support and Ms. Naomi Gonzalez for logistical support. This study was supported by Department of Defense (DOD) research grant SC103209 and H&H Evergreen Foundation. The experiments were conducted in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), which was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) UCLA CTSI Grant Number UL1TR000124. TN is supported by NIH NINDS R25 Research Education Grant. DCL is a 1999 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.

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8 Responses to More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

  1. Jesse says:

    Hello how can l participate in this study

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like to get this treatment, please email me at stevenguyen2005@yahoo.com. I am in Vietnam now.

  3. Jonathan T Godoy says:

    I would like to get this treatment for my 23 year old son Jonathan. How can we go about getting this done?

  4. Gregory Pongratz says:

    I’m a quad. and would like to be part and participate in this treatment. How can i get this done?.

  5. George du Chesne says:

    Hi, I’m out of inclusion criteria from age and level of injury..
    Where can I buy the electromagnetic neuromodulation device ?..
    Thanks in advance

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