Urinary Markers Could Help Confirm Diagnosis of IC/BPS

Grigorescu B, Powers K, Lazarou G. Update on Urinary Tract Markers in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb;22(1):16-23. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000224. The optimal method for definitively diagnosing interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) remains to be defined. … Continued

Contrast-Enhanced MRI Could Aid in Diagnosis of IC

Towner RA, Wisniewski AB, Wu DH, Van Gordon SB, Smith N, North JC, McElhaney R, Aston CE, Shobeiri SA, Kropp BP, Greenwood-Van Meerveld B, Hurst RE. A Feasibility Study to Determine whether Clinical Contrast-Enhanced MRI can Detect Increased Bladder Permeability … Continued

Botulinum Toxin May Not Benefit Patients with a High Score on IC Symptom Index

Kuo YC, Kuo HC. O’Leary-Sant Symptom Index Predicts the Treatment Outcome for OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Refractory Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Toxins (Basel). 2015 Jul 30;7(8):2860-71. doi: 10.3390/toxins7082860. Botulinum toxin injection is a promising form of treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain … Continued