Stem Cell Therapy: A Valuable Approach to IC/BPS in the Future?

im A, Shin DM, Choo MS. Stem Cell Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Curr Urol Rep. 2016 Jan;17(1):1. doi: 10.1007/s11934-015-0563-1. In this review article, the authors argue that there is a strong need for research into applications of stem … Continued

Treatment of IC/BPS Remains Challenging Due to Lack of Biomarkers

Belknap S, Blalock E, Erickson D. The Challenges of Interstitial Cystitis: Current Status and Future Prospects. Drugs. 2015 Dec;75(18):2057-63. doi: 10.1007/s40265-015-0504-9. This review for clinicians outlines the conundrum of treating IC/BPS with currently available therapies. The core of the issue … Continued

Treatment of IC/BPS Can Be Fine-Tuned With Drug-Delivery Systems

Zacchè MM, Srikrishna S, Cardozo L. Novel targeted bladder drug-delivery systems: a review. Res Rep Urol. 2015 Nov 23;7:169-78. doi: 10.2147/RRU.S56168. eCollection 2015. This review focuses on novel drug-delivery systems that are being used to treat interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome … Continued

Family Physicians Can Systematically Evaluate and Treat Dysuria

Michels TC, Sands JE. Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Nov 1;92(9):778-86. This comprehensive article covers the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dysuria, or painful urination, from the perspective of the practicing family physician. The … Continued

Six Tips for Easy Diagnosis and Proper Treatment of Pelvic Pain

Chung KJ, Han AN, Kim KH. Recommendations to the primary care practitioners and the patients for managing pelvic pain, especially in painful bladder syndrome for early and better prognosis. J Exerc Rehabil. 2015 Oct 30;11(5):251-4. doi: 10.12965/jer.150226. eCollection 2015. This … Continued

Overactive Bladder Features May Vary Due to Underlying Conditions

Patra PB, Patra S. Research Findings on Overactive Bladder. Curr Urol. 2015 May;8(1):1-21. doi: 10.1159/000365682. Epub 2015 May 20. This educational article provides a comprehensive review of the conditions that lead to overactive bladder (OAB), including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stress, … Continued