Men with IC/BPS Present a Particular Challenge for Effective Treatment

Arora HC, Shoskes DA. The enigma of men with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Transl Androl Urol. 2015 Dec;4(6):668-76. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2015.10.01. This educational article makes the point that interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a disorder that is common in men, … Continued

Women With IC/BPS May Be at Elevated Risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Chung SD, Chang CH, Hung PH, Chung CJ, Muo CH, Huang CY. Correlation Between Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(46):e1878. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001878. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a gynecologic disorder that, much like interstitial … Continued

Microorganisms in the Urinary Tract Linked to Flares

Nickel JC, Stephens A, Landis JR, Mullins C, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Ehrlich GD; MAPP Research Network. Assessment of the Lower Urinary Tract Microbiota during Symptom Flare in Women with Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A MAPP Network Study. … Continued

Do Contraceptives Contribute to Bladder Pain?

Champaneria R, D’Andrea RM, Latthe PM. Hormonal contraception and pelvic floor function: a systematic review. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] The use of hormonal contraceptives is very popular in the United States and around the … Continued

DNA Virus May Be Linked to Interstitial Cystitis

Winter BJ, O’Connell HE, Bowden S, Carey M, Eisen DP. A Case Control Study Reveals that Polyomaviruria Is Significantly Associated with Interstitial Cystitis and Vesical Ulceration. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0137310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137310. eCollection 2015. Polyomaviruses are small, DNA-based viruses … Continued