ICA eNews February 5, 2016
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Chronic Pelvic Pain News
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Top IC Stories
- Bladder Hydrodistention/Intravesical Sodium Hyaluronate “Immediately Effective” in Severe IC
- Trigger Point Wand Plus Relaxation Therapy: A Combination That May Improve Pelvic Pain
- Eviprostat May Offer Symptom Relief in Patients With CP/CPPS
- Anti-NGF Therapy: A Potentially Effective Treatment for Bladder Symptoms?
- New Study Provides Insights on Vulvodynia Relapse and What Might Trigger It
- Diet Choices and Lifestyle Factors Implicated In Men With Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Infrequent Coffee Drinkers May Be Most Vulnerable to Effects of Coffee on Urinary Symptoms
- Stem Cell Therapy: A Valuable Approach to IC/BPS in the Future?
- IP4IC – Developing a New IC Test
- IC/BPS Surveys: Predisposing Factors and Factors that May Increase IC Symptoms
- FDA Outreach: FDA Announces Opioid Action Plan
Hot Topics from ICA’s Online Support Community
ICA’s Online Support Community is a place of peace, hope, and advice providing comfort for patients, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals looking for ways to better understand the impact of IC. It provides strength in numbers for those living with IC. Below is a list of some current hot topics. Join us in the ICA Online Support Community, where you can be connected to hundreds of other people experiencing similar symptoms, situations, experiences, and emotions.
- I’m losing my mind and I’m not even the person who has IC…my daughter…
- Evening Pain, any one have pain as day goes by?
ICA Healthcare Provider Registry Additions
For many people with interstitial cystitis (IC), an effective treatment plan requires a team approach, including urologists and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dietitians, and counselors. The ICA Healthcare Provider Registry includes clinicians who have agreed to be a referral source for IC patients. Below is a list of recent additions to the registry.
The ICA Healthcare Provider Registry does not include every healthcare provider who treats people with IC. Do you know of other healthcare providers who treat IC patients? Are you a healthcare provider that treats patients with IC and want to be included in the ICA’s Healthcare Provider Registry? Email your name, specialty, practice name, address, phone number, and website URL to ICAmail@ichelp.org giving your permission to be included in the ICA Healthcare Provider Registry.
- Physical Therapist – Centennial, CO
- Urogynecologist – Moultrie, GA
- Gynecologist – Jensen Beach, FL
IC & Chronic Pain Events
- Weekend Educational Retreat for Women and Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain
- IC Support Group Updates
- IC Support Group of Nebraska, Lincoln NE – February 16
- Miami Support Group, South Miami FL – March 12
- New IC Support Group – Monterey, CA
- New IC Support Group – Charlotte, NC
- New IC Support Group – Saint Louis, MO
ICA Quick Tip:
IC Friendly Super Bowl Pizza!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
All-purpose flour and cornmeal
1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 jumbo onion, halved and thinly sliced (if tolerated) or substitute cloves roasted sliced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper (if tolerated)
10 ounce fresh chopped spinach
3 tablespoons feta cheese
- Place an oven rack on lowest position and preheat to 500°F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch round. Generously sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. Place dough on sheet. Bake until crisp, about 12 minutes.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium-high. Add onion (or garlic), salt and pepper (if tolerated). Cook, stirring, until golden. Add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook on low until soft. Stir in spinach; spoon on crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Crumble cheese on top.
- Bake for 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices. Serve.
Adapted to be IC Diet Friendly by Elizabeth Braun, MS, RD
Revised Thursday, February 4th, 2016