Read plain language summaries about advances in IC treatment, research, and understanding. Reviews include articles from journals indexed in MEDLINE and from other published sources on interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain. This section also includes summaries of key sessions from medical meetings.


Studies on the potential causes of IC


Who gets IC


Biomarkers and other potential diagnostic tools

Treatments/Drug Discovery

Promising new treatment options

Social Issues

Impact on quality of life and burden of disease studies

Medical Education

Helping healthcare providers better understand IC

Basic Research

Animal studies and other laboratory studies


Revised Tuesday, March 10th, 2015