A catheter based method to activate urethral sensory nerve fibers.

@article{Gustafson2003ACB,
  title={A catheter based method to activate urethral sensory nerve fibers.},
  author={Kenneth J. Gustafson and G. H. Creasey and Warren M. Grill},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={126-9}
}
PURPOSE The ability to control bladder activity would provide a valuable tool to assist individuals with neurological disorders or spinal cord injury (SCI). Recent studies in animal models have shown that bladder contractions can be evoked by electrical stimulation of urethral afferent nerves. We developed and validated in cats a minimally invasive method to stimulate electrically the sensory nerve fibers that innervate the urethra. MATERIALS AND METHODS The urethra was stimulated… CONTINUE READING