Genetic Studies in Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (also called painful bladder syndrome, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome) is a common condition with no known cure. It is estimated that every 15 seconds, a person in the USA is diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Studies have suggested that the condition may be genetic and passed down (or inherited) from one generation to the next.
In this study we are comparing different families' samples and medical information to determine which genetic factors may play a role in interstitial cystitis. We are enrolling families and individuals with IC/PBS/CPPS and their family members (both symptomatic and asymptomatic family members)
To fully describe the phenotype of interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), in adults and children, and to correlate the phenotypic information to the genotypic findings utilizing linkage analysis and candidate gene studies. A US cohort and a Bulgarian cohort will be recruited. Both individuals and families with IC/PBS/CPPS symptoms will be recruited to give a DNA and urine sample.
Observational Model: Family-Based, Time Perspective: Prospective
Children's Hospital Boston
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00389142
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A condition with recurring discomfort or pain in the URINARY BLADDER and the surrounding pelvic region without an identifiable disease. Severity of pain in interstitial cystitis varies greatly and often is accompanied by increased urination frequency and urgency.
Inflammation of the URINARY BLADDER, either from bacterial or non-bacterial causes. Cystitis is usually associated with painful urination (dysuria), increased frequency, urgency, and suprapubic pain.
Inflammation of the interstitial tissue of the kidney. This term is generally used for primary inflammation of KIDNEY TUBULES and/or surrounding interstitium. For primary inflammation of glomerular interstitium, see GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. Infiltration of the inflammatory cells into the interstitial compartment results in EDEMA, increased spaces between the tubules, and tubular renal dysfunction.
Steroid-producing cells in the interstitial tissue of the TESTIS. They are under the regulation of PITUITARY HORMONES; LUTEINIZING HORMONE; or interstitial cell-stimulating hormone. TESTOSTERONE is the major androgen (ANDROGENS) produced.
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
A group of interstitial lung diseases with no known etiology. There are several entities with varying patterns of inflammation and fibrosis. They are classified by their distinct clinical-radiological-pathological features and prognosis. They include IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS; CRYPTOGENIC ORGANIZING PNEUMONIA; and others.
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