Factors Influencing Interstitial Cystitis Flares in Women

An article entitled Factors Influencing Interstitial Cystitis Flares in Women has recently been published in Urologic Nursing concerning IC Flares. This research study was completed from data collected from a survey posted on the ICA website in 2016. Hayden, C.L., Gilbert, K.L., & … Continued

Fulranumab vs. Placebo for the Treatment of IC/PBS

Wang, H., Russell, L. J., Kelly, K. M., Wang, S., & Thipphawong, J. (2017). Fulranumab in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: observations from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. BMC Urology, 17, 2. Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is currently the … Continued

Microbiome May Be Implicated in Urinary Tract Diseases

Hiergeist A, Gessner A. Clinical implications of the microbiome in urinary tract diseases. Curr Opin Urol. 2016 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] This educational review outlines some of the key research to date into the potential impact of the … Continued

Pulsed Radiofrequency May Provide Relief When Other IC Treatments Fail

Kim JH, Kim E, Kim BI. Pulsed radiofrequency treatment of the superior hypogastric plexus in an interstitial cystitis patient with chronic pain and symptoms refractory to oral and intravesical medications and bladder hydrodistension: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(49):e5549. … Continued