Adam Klausner, MD & John E. Speich, PhD
According to Dr. Klausner, the grant was awarded for the proposal Mechanical Urgency: Correlation of novel bladder wall compliance measurements with patient recorded sensations during urodynamics.
“Our team will develop novel tests for the diagnosis and sub-categorization of patients with overactive bladder syndrome, a condition which affects nearly 20% of the worldwide population. Using a multi-disciplinary approach combining the skills sets of a urologist (Dr. Klausner) and mechanical engineer (Dr. Speich), we will incorporate new technology to objectively quantify urinary urgency and will employ bladder ultrasound imaging to non-invasively determine bladder wall tension during clinical urodynamics testing.”
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