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A model of the bladder control system

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2 Author(s)
Tannir, H.F. ; Dept. of Biomed. Eng., Akron Univ., OH, USA ; Timmons, W.D.

Incontinence is the inability to control voiding of the bladder. Between 5 and 14 million people in the U.S.A, are incontinent, ranging from young people to elderly in nursing homes. In some forms of incontinence, the patient's own physiological reflex mechanism call be utilized for treatment; however the mechanisms of action are only poorly understood. The goal of this project is to provide a better understanding of the system by modeling the peripheral control system and the lower urinary tract

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1994. Engineering Advances: New Opportunities for Biomedical Engineers. Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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