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Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder


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Urinary bladder distention evoked visceromotor responses as a model for bladder pain in mice, "Beyond the Abstract," by Benedict J. Kolber, PhD

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Visceral pain conditions, including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), are some of the most poorly understood clinical diagnoses.

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Complementary and alternative medications for chronic pelvic pain - Abstract

Chronic pelvic pain is common, but rarely cured, thus patients seek both second opinions and alternative means of controlling their pain.

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Opioid use and depression in chronic pelvic pain - Abstract

Opioid pain medications and antidepressants are commonly prescribed to patients for chronic non-cancer pain.

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Diagnosis and management of interstitial cystitis - Abstract

Interstitial cystitis is a diagnosis of exclusion.

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Interstitial cystitis: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation - Abstract

Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, can present with lower abdominal pain/discomfort and dyspareunia, and pain in any distribution of lower spinal nerves.

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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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