Neuromodulation for Neurogenic Bladder

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Although neuromodulation is well established for the treatment of non-neurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms, recent literature supports its use in the patient having LUTS associated with a neurologic condition. Sacral neuromodulation, in particular, may see new use as a modality to facilitate neurologic remodeling in spinal cord injured patients as well as children. As a therapeutic option, sacral neuromodulation and dorsal genital nerve stimulation may one day become more effective and more efficient utilizing the concept of closed- loop feedback, where electro-neurogram and bladder pressure data are incorporated into stimulation routines. In addition, some older therapies are reviewed that have recently demonstrated success in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Neuromodulator
  • Neurostimulation
  • Overactive bladder
  • Percutaneous nerve stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Posterior tibial nerve stimulation
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Urinary bladder, neurogenic
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urination
  • Urination disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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