The aim of the study was to evaluate the short term efficacy of intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid in patients with Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC).
The study included 54 women with BPS/IC who received intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid treatment (120 mg/50 mL) for 6 weeks. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), The O'Leary Sant Questionnaire (ICSI/ICPI) forms of the patients were filled by the clinician and the health technician separately before and 3 months after the treatment. Demographic characteristics of the patients were recorded, and effectiveness of the treatment was investigated according to these data.
Decrease in mean VAS and mean total scores of ICSI and ICPI was observed after three months of intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid treatment (55%, p<0.05 and 48.5%, p<0.05 and 45.5%, p<0.05, respectively). In most of the patients, all scores of VAS, ICSI and ICPI improved (minimum: 75.9%, maximum: 94.4%). Mostly the symptoms of nocturia and pollakiuria were seen, and treated after the instillation treatment.
It has been observed that in the short-term follow-up of intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid treatment, the symptoms have highly improved. Also, Turkish versions of ICSI and ICPI forms were reliable and comprehensible.
Turkish journal of urology. 2018 Dec 20*** epublish ***
Erdem Akbay, Selahittin Çayan, Celal Kılınç, Murat Bozlu, Mesut Tek, Ozan Efesoy
Department of Urology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey., Department of Urology, Mersin City Hospital, Mersin, Turkey.