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Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder

Increased brain gray matter in the primary somatosensory cortex is associated with increased pain and mood disturbance in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome patients - Abstract

PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a highly prevalent pain condition, estimated to affect 3-6% of women in the United States.

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Chronic pelvic floor dysfunction - Abstract

The successful treatment of women with vestibulodynia and its associated chronic pelvic floor dysfunctions requires interventions that address a broad field of possible pain contributors.

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Treatment of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome as a neuropathic pain condition - Abstract

A lady of 52 years with painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) presented with chronic pelvic pain, irritative voiding with sphincter dominance on urodynamics.

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Clinical and psychological parameters associated with pain pattern phenotypes in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) - Abstract

PURPOSE: It has recently been suggested that two distinct clinical phenotypes can be described in patients with UCPPS: Pelvic pain only (PP Only) and pelvic pain and beyond (PP Beyond).

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The MAPP research network: Design, patient characterization and operations - Abstract

BACKGROUND: The "Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain" (MAPP) Research Network was established by the NIDDK to better understand the pathophysiology of urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS), to inform future clinical trials and improve clinical care.

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A meta-ethnography of patients' experiences of chronic pelvic pain: Struggling to construct chronic pelvic pain as 'real' - Abstract

AIM: To review systematically and integrate the findings of qualitative research to increase our understanding of patients' experiences of chronic pelvic pain.

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The MAPP Research Network: A novel study of urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes - Abstract

Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) may be defined to include interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

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Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis: Aetiology, evaluation and management - Abstract

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.

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Treating interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome as a chronic disease - Abstract

The management of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is both frustrating and difficult.

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Mast cell activation and response to tolterodine in the rat urinary bladder in a chronic model of intravesical protamine sulfate and bacterial endotoxin-induced cystitis - Abstract

The aim of the present study was to use an animal model of interstitial cystitis (IC) in order to investigate the histology and function of the bladder, with a particular focus on mast cell degranulation and response to detrusor overactivity (DO) to tolterodine.

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