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by kevin
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Buffington: "A Watershed Year for Interstitial Cystitis"
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Buffington: "A Watershed Year for Interstitial Cystitis"

Thanks Webslave/gmccormack. Not too much in the article we weren't already aware of, but I agree that there has been an encouraging paradigm shift in recent years about the way IC/CPPS is viewed.
by kevin
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Buffington: "A Watershed Year for Interstitial Cystitis"
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Buffington: "A Watershed Year for Interstitial Cystitis"

A Watershed Year for Interstitial Cystitis
C.A. Tony Buffington
The Journal of Urology
DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.12.061
Would be interesting if anyone has access to this article. I'm curious what "watershed" Dr. Buffington is referring to.
by kevin
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: where to get Botox
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: where to get Botox

Who do you think I should contact to get Botox intrapelvic Botox injections? My urologist will probably be baffled, thinking I would just call some major hospital PT centers in the area. I have read via the forum Botox type A seems to be promising, are they going to know what I'm talking about? Any...
by kevin
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling better
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Feeling better

Thanks guys.
gmccormack wrote:Kevin,

That's great to hear...

Do you consider the Botox injection as having any positive impact on your pain level?
I don't know. I got a second Botox injection later in 2008 when I was in a flare period, and it didn't make me any better.
by kevin
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling better
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Feeling better

I'm pleased to report that my symptoms have improved significantly over the past year and a half. I'm subjectively around 50% better. I first got this condition in 2003; it got progressively worse until reaching a plateau at the beginning of 2005. From 2005 to 2008 I was in misery. Severe bladder pa...
by kevin
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Limbic associated pelvic pain
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Limbic associated pelvic pain

This is an excerpt from a recent technical review written by some top urology researchers: Neural control of the lower urinary tract: Peripheral and spinal mechanisms L. Birder, W. de Groat, I. Mills, J. Morrison, K. Thor, M. Drake Based on recent improvements in understanding of pain processing pat...
by kevin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Analysis of UCPPS research by Dr. Dimitrakov
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Analysis of UCPPS research by Dr. Dimitrakov

This looks very interesting. Probably a lot of cutting-edge thought in here. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome--looking back and looking forward. Dimitrakov J, Dimitrakova E. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) is a symptom-based umbrella term for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder ...
by kevin
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New review on CPPS & IC by Anthony Schaeffer
Replies: 1
Views: 176

New review on CPPS & IC by Anthony Schaeffer

Here's are some quotes from a recent review article by Anthony Schaeffer of U Chicago on CPPS/IC. He's a well-known clinician who wrote a 2006 review on CPPS in the New England Journal of Medicine. Genitourinary pain syndromes, prostatitis, and lower urinary tract symptoms. Le BV, Schaeffer AJ. Depa...
by kevin
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Dr Shoskes receives new recognition
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Dr Shoskes receives new recognition

Congratulations Dr. Shoskes!
by kevin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Anderson & Wise paper on Trigger Points & CPPS
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Anderson & Wise paper on Trigger Points & CPPS

Painful Myofascial Trigger Points and Pain Sites in Men With CP/CPPS Anderson RU, Sawyer T, Wise D, Morey A, Nathanson BH. Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California. PURPOSE: A combination of manual physiotherapy and specific relaxation training effectivel...
by kevin
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Study: PTNS effective for CPPS
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Study: PTNS effective for CPPS

I wonder what sham treatment they used. Efficiency of posterior tibial nerve stimulation in category IIIB chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain: a Sham-Controlled Comparative Study. Kabay S, Kabay SC, Yucel M, Ozden H. Department of Urology, Dumlupinar University Faculty of Medicine, Kutahya, Turk...
by kevin
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Big grant to study autonomic link to IC/PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Big grant to study autonomic link to IC/PBS

Here's the grant abstract: Project Title: Neurophysiologic & Autonomic Characterization of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bl Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS) is a chronic idiopathic visceral pain syndrome that occurs commonly (abou...
by kevin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Cernilton for CPPS: randomized controlled trial
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Cernilton for CPPS: randomized controlled trial

A Pollen Extract (Cernilton) in Patients with Inflammatory Chronic Prostatitis-Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Multicentre, Randomised, Prospective, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study. Wagenlehner FM, Schneider H, Ludwig M, Schnitker J, Brähler E, Weidner W. Clinic for Urology, Paediatr...
by kevin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Results of NIH myofascial physical therapy trial
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Results of NIH myofascial physical therapy trial

Randomized Multicenter Feasibility Trial of Myofascial Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes. Fitzgerald MP, Anderson RU, Potts J, Payne CK, Peters KM, Clemens JQ, Kotarinos R, Fraser L, Cosby A, Fortman C, Neville C, Badillo S, Odabachian L, Sanfield A, O'D...
by kevin
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New clinical trial of anti-NGF antibody
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: New clinical trial of anti-NGF antibody

Sounds very interesting!

Link to more information on this trial (including other locations where patients are being recruited) here: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00826514