Direct Bladder Wall Stimulation
Check out the article on: A New Electrode Design for Direct Bladder Wall Stimulation: A Pilot Minipig Study with Chronic Testing
This is a project financed by INUS with the aim to implement direct electrostimulation of the bladder wall in patients with decentralized bladders. One of the major problems in the past was the electrode design as previous electrodes tended to migrate with consecutive dysfunction of the implanted system. In this animal experiment if could be proven that in the walking animal the newly designed electrodes did not migrate over 4 weeks and remained intact and caused no tissue lesion. This is a step further to the implementation of direct bladder wall stimulation which years ago was already used to induce bladder emptying with remarkable success, however, material problems and infections prevented middle term and long term success.