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While the precise cause of OAB symptoms (urge, frequency, incontinence) is not clear, most physicians and researchers accept the theory that a problem in the communication between the central nervous system and the bladder is a factor.
Research has shown that a process called neuromodulation of the nerves controlling the bladder can overcome this communication problem. In patients who have symptoms caused by the communication problem, neuromodulation has been clinically proven to eliminate or significantly reduce those symptoms. While neuromodulation has been previously achieved by implanting an electrode near the sacral nerve in the spine, the new concept under investigation within this protocol is believed to achieve a similar effect from adhesive electrodes placed on the skin over spinal nerves in the lower back.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Non-invasive neurostimulation device, Non-invasive neurostimulation device
Medical Faculty Associates, The George Washington University
District of Columbia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:35-0400
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