STRATEGIES TO RESTORE BLADDER CONTROL AFTER PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY
Grant number: 1022941 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015
A major complication of pelvic surgery is loss of bladder control, mainly due to nerve injury at the time of removing cancerous tissue. This has a big effect on quality of life. Very little research has been conducted on injured bladder nerves. In this project we will investigate what happens to bladder nerves after injury and how we can make them regrow. We will also investigate if undamaged bladder nerves can be made to compensate for the lost function.