C G Xiao

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In order to restore bladder function after spinal cord injury, a controllable new reflex pathway has been established in rats. It involves a somatic reflex arc with an artificially modified efferent branch which passes the somatic motor impulses to the bladder. This is achieved by intradural microanastomosis of the left L4 ventral root to L6 ventral root,(More)
PURPOSE A "skin-CNS-bladder" reflex pathway for inducing micturition after spinal cord injury has been established in cat. This reflex pathway which is basically a somatic reflex arc with a modified efferent limb that passes somatic motor impulses to the bladder, has been designed to allow spinal cord injured patients to initiate voiding by scratching the(More)
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