Improved bladder emptying in urinary retention by electrical stimulation of pudendal afferents.

@article{Peng2008ImprovedBE,
  title={Improved bladder emptying in urinary retention by electrical stimulation of pudendal afferents.},
  author={Chih-Wei Peng and Jia-Jin Jason Chen and Chen-Li Cheng and Warren M. Grill},
  journal={Journal of neural engineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={144-54}
}
Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder completely, and may result from bladder hypocontractility, increases in outlet resistance or both. Chronic urinary retention can lead to several urological complications and is often refractory to pharmacologic, behavioral and surgical treatments. We sought to determine whether electrical stimulation of sensory fibers in the pudendal nerve could engage an augmenting reflex and thereby improve bladder emptying in an animal model of urinary… CONTINUE READING

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