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TOPICS IN NEURO-UROLOGY: What is the future of Sacral Anterior Root Stimulation (SARS)?

What is the future of Sacral Anterior Root Stimulation (SARS)?

SARS has been used in over 20 countries to restore bladder emptying after spinal cord injury, and its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are well documented, but it is still not commonly used. What are the reasons for this?

Sacral Anterior Root Stimulation was developed by Giles Brindley to produce bladder emptying after spinal cord injury, and it has been commercially available for many years. It has often been combined with posterior sacral rhizotomy to improve continence and protect the upper tracts. The benefits of these procedures have been documented in numerous publications and they have been used in several thousand patients. However, this is a relatively small proportion of patients with spinal cord injury.

SARS has been used in over 20 countries to restore bladder emptying after spinal cord injury, and its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are well documented, but it is still not commonly used. What are the reasons for this?

We invite your opinions on restoring neurogenic bladder function by electrical stimulation. We would appreciate if any of you had any experience to share with us and take your time to answer the few questions, depending on your experience this will take you 2-5 minutes.  Click here to access the survey.

Of course we would also be happy if you left your valuable comment below to discuss your experience also with other INUS members or send an e-mail with your comments to the INUS Office.

We would also appreciate if you could share the survey link (https://www.neuro-uro.org/page.cfm?vpath=research/sacral-anterior-root-stimulation) with interested colleagues to further enhance the reach of it.

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