Chronic pelvic pain syndrome/bladder pain syndrome: Taking stock, looking ahead: ICI-RS 2011 - Abstract

This review reflects the presentations and subsequent discussions at the International consultation on Incontinence Research Society's annual meeting.

It updates the current definitions and diagnostic and treatment algorithms for bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (non-bacterial prostatitis), highlights some specific basic research findings from discussion participants, looks at what we can hope to eventually learn from a large multicenter National Institutes of Health study, reviews future research pathways as articulated by the National Urologic Research Agenda of the American Urological Association and others, discusses recent therapeutic efforts, and concludes with discussion points from the ICI-RS meeting.

Written by:
Hanno P, Andersson KE, Birder L, Elneil S, Kanai A, Pontari M.   Are you the author?
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Reference: Neurourol Urodyn. 2012 Mar;31(3):375-83.
doi: 10.1002/nau.22202

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22431262 Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Section