Monday, April 21, 2008

Urinary Nerve Rewiring

Another exciting new development in urology: urinary nerve rewiring.

So far they are trying this for people with spina bifida and spinal cord injury. Of course it is also exciting for people with CRS/SA.

"The children previously required the insertion of a catheter to empty their bladder or endured significant incontinence. But as a result of the surgery, they are beginning to void on their own and are also seeing improvement in bowel function. Initially they signaled the bladder to urinate by scratching or pinching their leg or buttocks. But, remarkably, in most patients the brain was able to take over and control urination normally.

Another story on this can be found at Gaining Control.

No comments: