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Neuromodulation of sacral dorsal root ganglia

Mohamed S Elkelini, Igor Pravdivyi, Magdy M Hassouna
INTRODUCTION: : Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is an effective treatment modality for several urological problems, including neurogenic bladder. However, the invasiveness of this technique makes it unsuitable for many patients. We present a novel transdermal amplitude-modulated signal (TAMS) that may provide a non-invasive alternative to implantable SNM to treat neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS: : In this study, we investigated the mechanism of action of non-invasive SNM using TAMS on our established spinal cord injury (SCI) animal model...
August 2012: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Colin Peirce, Lauren E Alexander, Colm O'herlihy, P Ronan O'connell, James F X Jones
PURPOSE: Obstetric injury to the pudendal nerve contributes significantly to fecal incontinence. The inferior rectal nerve, a terminal branch of the motor division of the pudendal nerve, innervates the external anal sphincter. Animal models have been developed to establish the scientific basis of sacral neuromodulation. The aims of this study were to determine the spinal location of inferior rectal nerve motoneurons projecting to the external anal sphincter and whether the inferior rectal nerve carries sensory fibers...
March 2010: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Yuan Zhou, Yongjin Wang, Mazen Abdelhady, M S Mourad, Magdy M Hassouna
BACKGROUND: Neuromodulation has been used to treat voiding dysfunction caused by spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the underlying mechanism of this technique is not well understood. Recently, vanilloid receptor 1 (VR1) has been recognized as a capsaicin receptor and an agent for noxious stimuli. The purposes of this study were to evaluate whether development of bladder hyperreflexia after SCI involves VR1 upregulation and whether VR1 is involved in the process of neuromodulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 20) were divided into five groups: sham control (n = 4); 3 days after SCI (n = 4); 7 days after SCI (n = 4); 14 days after SCI (n = 4), and 14 days after SCI with neurostimulation (n = 4)...
September 2002: Journal of Surgical Research
H Shaker, Y Wang, D Loung, L Balbaa, M G Fehlings, M M Hassouna
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether sacral root neuro-modulation (a promising therapeutic modality in patients with refractory voiding and storage problems) has its effect through the blockade of C-afferent fibres that form the afferent limb of a pathological reflex arc responsible for the dysfunction of bladder storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 39 female Sprague Dawley rats divided into three equal groups: normal controls (group 1); spinally transected at T10 (group 2); spinally transected and electrically stimulated bilaterally at S1 for 6 h daily (group 3)...
May 2000: BJU International
M A Vizzard, S L Erdman, W C de Groat
The NADPH diaphorase histochemical reaction was used in combination with retrograde axonal transport of Fluorogold (FG) from the major pelvic ganglion (MPG) to determine if NADPH diaphorase is contained within afferent and preganglionic efferent pathways to pelvic visceral organs. In L6 and S1 dorsal root ganglia, 68.5% and 62.2%, respectively, of FG-labeled afferent neurons were NADPH-diaphorase positive. In the sacral parasympathetic nucleus (SPN) of the L6 and S1 spinal cord segments, 49.4% and 51.7%, respectively of FG labeled preganglionic efferent neurons were NADPH-diaphorase positive...
April 2, 1993: Neuroscience Letters
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