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 240 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Revisiting the Role of Potassium Sensitivity Testing and Cystoscopic Hydrodistention for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.
 

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

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To revisit the diagnostic roles of cystoscopic hydrodistention and the potassium sensitivity test (PST) for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC).

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2016

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Role of Bladder Hydrodistention and Intravesical Sodium Hyaluronate in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.
 

Author(s): Jin-Yi Yang, Wei Wei, Yu-Long Lan, Jun-Qiang Liu, Hai-Bo Wang, Shao Li

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To evaluate the clinical efficacy of bladder hydrodistention and intravesical sodium hyaluronate in the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC).

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2015

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Hunner-Type (Classic) Interstitial Cystitis: A Distinct Inflammatory Disorder Characterized by Pancystitis, with Frequent Expansion of Clonal B-Cells and Epithelial Denudation.
 

Author(s): Daichi Maeda, Yoshiyuki Akiyama, Teppei Morikawa, Akiko Kunita, Yasunori Ota, Hiroto Katoh, Aya Niimi, Akira Nomiya, Shumpei Ishikawa, Akiteru Goto, Yasuhiko Igawa, Masashi Fukayama, Yukio Homma

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Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder disease with urinary frequency, bladder discomfort or bladder pain of unknown etiology. Based on cystoscopic findings, patients with IC are classified as either Hunner-type/classic IC (HIC), presenting with a specific Hunner lesion, ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2015

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The terms "Interstitial cystitis" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis: aetiology, evaluation and management.
 

Author(s): William Rourke, Shahid Aziz Anwer Khan, Kamran Ahmed, Shikohe Masood, Prokar Dasgupta, Muhammad Shamim Khan

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Interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is often a chronic debilitating condition characterised by predominantly storage symptoms and associated frequently with pelvic pain that varies with bladder filling. The aetiology is uncertain as the condition occurs in the absence ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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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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Efficacy and Safety of 2 Doses of AQX-1125 in Subjects With Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Cystitis; Bladder Pain Syndrome; Painful Bladder Syndrome; Chronic Interstitial Cystitis

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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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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