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“The Bladder Control System gave my life back to me”Amanda Boxtel
 
“My bladder does not dominate my life anymore”.
Jo Wright
 
“I can’t remember when I last had a UTI” Lesley
 
"The number of infections that I have had since implanting this device can be counted on the fingers of one hand" Martin

 

Treatment and Diagnosis

“Spinal cord injured patients with a suprasacral lesion usually develop a spastic bladder. The neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) and the overactive external sphincter cause incontinence and threaten these patients with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), renal failure and autonomic dysreflexia. All of these severe disturbances may be well managed by sacral deafferentation (SDAF) and implantation of a sacral anterior root stimulator (SARS).”   (J Kutzenburger 2007) 

 Sacral Anterior Root Stimulator (SARS) clinical paper references 

The benefits of Finetech Brindley Bladder Stimulator:

  • About 90% of patients with this implant use it for voiding and the majority have significant decrease in infection rate and improvement in continence. UTIs dropped from 6.3 per year preoperatively to 1.2 per year postoperatively.
  • Improvement of bladder capacity to normal and normalisation of compliance; provided that there is no serious fibrosis.
  • Safe continence in most patients following the complete abolition of neurogenic hyperactivity provided that bladder neck function is intact. The Finetech brindley bladder control system
  • Reduction of active detrusor-sphincter-dyssynergia.
  • Over 90% of the patients considered have an improved QOL after implantation of the Brindley stimulator, and would  recommend the system to other patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
  • Prevented deterioration of the upper urinary tract by diminution of dilatation, cessation of high pressure ureterorenal reflux and protection of kidney function.  
  • In some men, the Brindley System can also promote penile erection.
  • Sacral rhizotomies and electrical bladder stimulation make a cost-effective method of treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with SCI. Considerable savings on health care costs are possible in the long run with simultaneous positive effects on aspects of health status.
  • The Brindley System can eliminate using of urethral catheters, as it can restore satisfactory continence and improve psychological as well as economical constraints related to auto/hetero catheterizations performed several times a day.

Related Topics

Who can benefit? read more here.

Bladder Management post Spinal Cord Injury read more here.

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