For more information, call the Interstitial Cystitis
Association at (800) HELP-ICA or visit www.ichelp.org.
was again a focus in the medical literature in 1915 when Hunner described a rare bladder disease of women.
People with interstitial cystitis
(IC) have an inflamed, or irritated, bladder wall.
Gillespie believes damage to the mucous layer from bacteria, antibiotics, hormonal changes or surgery can cause interstitial cystitis
by allowing urine to interact with bladder wall cells.
A quantitatively controlled method to study pro-spectively interstitial cystitis
and demonstrate the efficacy of pentosane polysulfate.
The etiology of chronic interstitial cystitis
(IC) is poorly understood and thought to be multifactorial; thus, it is possible that coexisting diseases and/or lifestyle practices contribute to the symptoms.
"We think that the way that antimicrobial peptides are activated in the bladder is not working correctly in people with Interstitial Cystitis
," said Dr Hall.
Patients in this retrospective study had a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis
or chronic pelvic pain.
Human diseases that are similar to interstitial cystitis
include irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia, explained Buffington, who also works with stress researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles' Centre for Neurobiology of Stress.
The cause of interstitial cystitis
(IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome, remains elusive despite investigations of various hypotheses including infection, neural upregulation, epithelial dysfunction, and autoimmunity, said Dr.
The procedure also has been suggested for patients with interstitial cystitis
who failed sacral neuromodulation, according to Dr.
Coverage extends to discussions of interstitial cystitis
and associated chronic pain.