Interstitial cystitis

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Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and abdomen. Symptoms may vary, but often include an urgent or frequent need to urinate. Many of the individuals affected by IC are women. Because IC varies so much in symptoms and severity, most researchers believe it is not one, but several diseases. In recent years, scientists have started to use the terms bladder pain syndrome (BPS) or painful bladder syndrome (PBS) to describe cases with painful urinary symptoms that may not meet the strictest definition of IC. While there is no cure for IC/PBS, in many cases, the symptoms can be managed. Treatments include dietary and lifestyle changes; distending, or inflating, the bladder; bathing the inside of the bladder with a medicine solution; oral medicines and in rare cases, surgery.
 

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC, or interstitial cystitis. Vision Conquering IC. Changing lives. Mission Early diagnosis and optimal care with dignity for people affected by IC

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC, or interstitial cystitis. Vision Conquering IC. Changing lives. Mission Early diagnosis and optimal care with dignity for people affected by IC

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Interstitial cystitis" returned 219 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brain White Matter Abnormalities in Female Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A MAPP Network Neuroimaging Study.
 

Author(s): Melissa A Farmer, Lejian Huang, Katherine Martucci, Claire C Yang, Kenneth R Maravilla, Richard E Harris, Daniel J Clauw, Sean Mackey, Benjamin M Ellingson, Emeran A Mayer, Anthony J Schaeffer, A Vania Apkarian,

Journal: J. Urol.. 2015 Jul;194(1):118-26.

 

Several chronic pain conditions may be distinguished by condition specific brain anatomical and functional abnormalities on imaging, which are suggestive of underlying disease processes. We present what is to our knowledge the first characterization of interstitial cystitis/bladder ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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[Suicide attempt by an interstitial cystitis patient : a case report].
 

Author(s): Takahisa Suzuki, Atsushi Otsuka, Taiki Kato, Hiroshi Furuse, Seiichiro Ozono

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2014 Nov;60(11):567-70.

 

We report a suicide attempt by an interstitial cystitis patient. A 68-year-old woman consulted several clinics with complaints of urinary frequency and bladder pain, but her symptoms did not improve. She was admitted to our hospital and diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Hydrodistention ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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[A case of bladder cancer arising after augmentation cystoplasty using ileal patch for interstitial cystitis].
 

Author(s): Jinpei Kumagai, Hisashi Matsushima, Shinichiro Murayama, Munehiro Yokoyama, Yukio Homma

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2014 Oct;60(10):513-5.

 

A 62-year-old man, who was refractory to repeated hydrodistentions for interstitial cystitis, underwent augmentation cystoplasty using ileal patch. Pathological examination revealed no malignancy. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiple pelvic and para-aortic lymph-node swellings ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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The terms "Interstitial cystitis" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gynecological disorders in bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis patients.
 

Author(s): Mauro Cervigni, Franca Natale

Journal: Int. J. Urol.. 2014 Apr;21 Suppl 1():85-8.

 

Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder, is the source of pain in over 30% of female patients with chronic pelvic pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the most frequent associations between bladder pain syndrome/interstitial ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Potential therapeutic effect of intravesical botulinum toxin type‚ÄČA on bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.
 

Author(s): Jia-Fong Jhang, Yuan-Hong Jiang, Hann-Chorng Kuo

Journal: Int. J. Urol.. 2014 Apr;21 Suppl 1():49-55.

 

Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis is characterized by bladder pain associated with urgency, frequency, nocturia, dysuria and sterile urine. Recent studies have shown that these bladder dysfunctions could originate from chronic inflammation or urothelial insult and proceed ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Hypersensitive bladder: a solution to confused terminology and ignorance concerning interstitial cystitis.
 

Author(s): Yukio Homma

Journal: Int. J. Urol.. 2014 Apr;21 Suppl 1():43-7.

 

Taxonomy or nomenclature concerning interstitial cystitis and its related symptom syndromes is in a state of confusion. After analyzing the reasons for confusion in regard to three components (disease name, symptoms, Hunner's lesion), I would like to propose a new term, "hypersensitive ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Intravesicular Onabotulinumtoxin A in Interstitial Cystitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Cystitis

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2015

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Bladder Thermal Distention for Patients With Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Cystitis; Painful Bladder Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2013

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Osteopathic Manipulation for Female Interstitial Cystitis Patients With Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Cystitis; Sacroiliac Joint Somatic Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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