Patients> 18 years of age with an established diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and who underwent cystoscopy were included. Patient demographics and cystoscopic findings of ulceration, glomerulation, inflammation, trabeculation, and tumors were analyzed.
A total of 570 patients met inclusion criteria and underwent analysis (57.9% female). The female cohort was of younger age (48.0 vs. 63.0 years) and had a lower rate of diabetes (16% vs. 30%). Bladder inflammation was the most commonly reported finding in both groups. Males were more likely to have cystoscopic findings of ulceration (9.6% vs. 4.1%, p=0.001), trabeculation (19.0% vs. 9.0%, p=0.001). The majority of patients with IC/BPS had normal findings on cystoscopy, but a large minority had either ulcerations, inflammation, or glomerulations. The authors felt this study demonstrates the important role of cystoscopy as a diagnostic tool in these patients.
Presented by: Andrew Chen, MD, Catherine Bresee, MS, Amanda De Hoedt, MS, Jayoung Kim, Ph.D., Stephen Freedland, MD, Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Written by: Diane K. Newman, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, Nurse Practioner and Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery during the 2021 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting