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

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

Is Botulinum Toxin the Best Intravesical Treatment for IC?

Zhang W, Deng X, Liu C, Wang X. Intravesical treatment for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome: a network meta-analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] Intravesical instillation is a treatment strategy where a specific agent is delivered … Continued

Hyaluronic Acid Treatments May Improve Symptoms and Quality of Life

Pyo JS, Cho WJ. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intravesical Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid/Chondroitin Sulfate Instillation for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(4):1618-1625. Epub 2016 Sep 15. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published studies, … Continued