The clinical guidelines for interstitial cystitis and related symptomatic conditions were revised by updating our previous guidelines. The current guidelines define interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome as a condition with chronic pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort perceived to be related to the urinary bladder accompanied by other urinary symptoms, such as persistent urge to void or urinary frequency in the absence of confusable diseases.
To use clustering analysis of patient symptoms to discover common patient subtypes in females and males with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).
To compare demographics, clinical presentation, comorbidities, urinary profiles, and treatment responses between interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients with and without Hunner lesions (HL).
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome is a chronic, potentially debilitating condition characterized by pain perceived to be related to the bladder in conjunction with lower urinary tract symptoms, and includes a wide variety of clinical phenotypes with diverse etiologies.
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