Study of the Nervous Control of the Anal Sphincter

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(patients with neurological disease not included)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Rouen Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: June 17, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

Anal incontinence and constipation are frequently observed in patients with neurological disease. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the neurological control of the anal sphincter in healthy subjects, patients with neurological disease by a new electrophysiological technique. This technique consists in recordings of anal sphincter responses after magnetic stimulations of the cortex and the sacral nerves.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evoked Responses of External Anal Sphincter After Cortical and Lombo-sacral Magnetic Stimulations

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Rouen:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: April 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

healthy volunteers patients with spinal lesion patients with cauda equina syndrome


Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy volunteers
  • patients with spinal lesion
  • patients with cauda equina syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women
  • pacemaker or other metallic material implanted
  • epileptic patients
  • organic colorectal disease
  • obese patients
  • previous neurological surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00213356

University hospital of Rouen
Rouen, France, 76031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Rouen
Principal Investigator: Anne-Marie LEROI, PHD University Hospital, Rouen
  More Information

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Rouen Identifier: NCT00213356     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001/099/HP
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: June 17, 2013
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Rouen:
spinal cord injuries - anal sphincter - evoked potentials

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
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