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Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Functions – Studies


Effects of Activity Dependent Plasticity on Recovery of Bladder and Sexual Function After Spinal Cord Injury

The major goal of this research is to promote the recovery of urogenital function through the use of effective rehabilitative strategies alone as well as in combination with epidural stimulation. This work will help increase our understanding of how the lumbosacral spinal networks responsible for walking and standing also interact with the circuitry controlling bladder and sexual function after injury. The importance and ultimate impact of this research is to improve treatment options and enhance quality of life, as bladder and sexual dysfunction consistently rank as top disorders affecting health and well-being after SCI.

Funding: National Institute of Health

ENROLLMENT STATUS: Currently Recruiting and Enrolling

Adult Urogenital and Bowel Study

The goal of this study is to assess the function of the bladder, bowel and reproductive organs in individuals with SCI. Investigators will be looking for changes in the function of these systems in response to activity-based interventions, clinical treatments, during long-term studies, or when comparing non-disabled and SCI participants.

Funding: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

ENROLLMENT STATUS: Currently Recruiting and Enrolling



Adult NeuroRecovery Program

Translational Cores

Metabolic, Neuromuscular and Skeletal

Bowel, Bladder and Sexual function



Cardiovascular and Respiratory

Motor control

Bedside to Bench

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