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Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic disorder with significant symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency and pelvic pain. IC is more prevalent in women than men. Similar to other chronic pain syndromes such such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fibromyalgia, the cause of IC is not fully understood. Two subtypes of IC have been identified: classic IC (ulcerative IC) where visible ulcers exist in the bladder and non ulcerative IC, where bladder abnormalities are not apparent but significant bladder-related symptoms exist. We hypothesize that ulcerative IC is a disease of the bladder whereas non ulcerative IC is a more generalized and centrally-mediated chronic pain syndrome similar to IBS and fibromyalgia. To test this hypothesis, we will compare the presence of pain conditions/symptoms in ulcerative vs. non ulcerative IC women vs. community dwelling women (controls) without an IC diagnosis.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
William Beaumont Hospital - Urology Research
William Beaumont Hospitals
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:51-0400
Patients with interstitial cystitis who meet eligibility requirements will be randomized to one of four treatment arms (3 RTX, Placebo). Study drug is administered as a single instillatio...
A new device for interstitial cystitis is compared to inactive control to determine if it is safe and effective. The study lasts approximately 7 weeks with a 19-week follow-up period.
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This study is important in urologic nursing since many patients have interstitial cystitis (IC), a condition of frequency, urgency and pain affecting more than 1 million women in the Unite...
To investigate the efficacy of low dose triamcinolone injection for effectiveness and durability in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients with Hunner Lesions (HL).
To evaluate the effect of intravesical hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment on inflammatory cells and the severity of inflammation in an interstitial cystitis rat model created with hydrogen chloride (HCL) ...
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Electron microscopy (EM) characteristics of the urothelium in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and their association with clinical condition are unclear.
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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.
Symptoms of disorders of the lower urinary tract including frequency, NOCTURIA; urgency, incomplete voiding, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. They are often associated with OVERACTIVE BLADDER; URINARY INCOMPETENCE; and INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS. Lower urinary tract symptoms in males were traditionally called PROSTATISM.
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.
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