Literature Reviews


Read plain language summaries about advances in IC treatment, research, and understanding. Reviews include articles from journals indexed in MEDLINE and from other published sources on interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain. This section also includes summaries of key sessions from medical meetings.

Etiology

Studies on the potential causes of IC 

Epidemiology/Genetics
Who gets IC

Diagnosis/Assessment 
Biomarkers and other potential diagnostic tools

Treatments/Drug Discovery 
Promising new treatment options

Social Issues 
Impact on quality of life and burden of disease studies

Medical Education
Helping healthcare providers better understand IC

Basic Research 
Animal studies and other laboratory studies

NEW: Summaries of key sessions from medical meetings included in the literature review section. 

      American Urological Association (AUA) 2010 Annual Meeting, May 29 - June 3, 2010, San Francisco, CA: Look for the "AUA2010" box to review abstracts of the IC-related sessions.

Revised September 16, 2010