Restoration of urinary function in spinal cord injury
Restoration of urinary function in spinal cord injury using the natural dog model of spinal cord injury. Dr Nicolas Granger.
Dr Granger will be carrying out investigations using pet dogs who have a naturally occurring spinal cord injury. The benefit of this is that the clinical presentation of these cases mirrors the diversity we see in people with a spinal cord injury. This model will determine whether new interventions for bladder function, developed by the Special Emphasis Network, will have sufficient impact to be of value in the clinic.
Spinal Research is currently engaged in planning the research and in organising key workshops with Network members. We plan to be in a position to announce project details in 2017.