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Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System

Lead Physician: Daniel Graves, Ph.D.

The Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System (TMSCIS) serves the Houston metropolitan area, the fifth largest and most diverse metropolitan area in the United States. The TMSCIS represents a comprehensive care system for SCI that encompasses two Level I trauma centers, comprehensive rehabilitation services staffed by faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine/The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance and a full range of community integration and follow-up programs.

The TMSCIS is the fourth largest contributor to the National SCI Database, enrolling an average of more than 50 patients in the model system database each year, along with an average of 170 follow-up records and 100 record updates annually.

The TMSCIS is currently engaged in a Phase II randomized double-blind placebo-controlled parallel group investigation of the effects of botulinum toxin A treatment of detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia during early spinal cord injury.