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by kevin
Fri May 29, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Candidate serum biomarker for IC
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Candidate serum biomarker for IC

A candidate serum biomarker for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. Rubio-Diaz DE, Pozza ME, Dimitrakov J, Gilleran JP, Giusti MM, Stella JL, Rodriguez-Saona LE, Tony Buffington CA. Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio...
by kevin
Sun May 03, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Shock wave therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Shock wave therapy

ppp wrote:Why there are no statistics in the abstract ? average treatment and average placebo...
Otherwise sounds interesting.
Yeah, quite fishy, especially given the grandiose claims in the abstract.
by kevin
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Shock wave therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Shock wave therapy

Here's the abstract for the study: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Males: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Zimmermann R, Cumpanas A, Miclea F, Janetschek G. Department of Urology, Elisabethinen Hospital, University-affiliate...
by kevin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Rat model of CPPS
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Rat model of CPPS

Development and characterisation of a novel animal model of prostate inflammation-induced chronic pelvic pain. Radhakrishnan R, Nallu RS. College of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada, South Jordan, Utah, UT 84095, USA. rradhakrishnan@usn.edu Chronic pelvic pain due to prostate inflammation is...
by kevin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Shock wave therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Shock wave therapy

Here are some new articles on shock wave therapy; I couldn't find an abstract for either of them. I'm obviously skeptical of the hype in the first article title. Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Finally, the Magic Bullet? Marszalek M, Berger I, Madersbac...
by kevin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New article discussing steroid hormone analysis, CAH, CPPS
Replies: 0
Views: 80

New article discussing steroid hormone analysis, CAH, CPPS

Steroid Hormone Analysis by Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Soldin SJ, Soldin OP. Department of Medicine, and Department of Pharmacology and General Clinical Research Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. BACKGROUND: New high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ...
by kevin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Botox + hydrodistension better than hydro alone for IC
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Botox + hydrodistension better than hydro alone for IC

This looks pretty promising; let's see if it can be replicated. Comparison of intravesical botulinum toxin type A injections plus hydrodistention with hydrodistention alone for the treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. Kuo HC, Chancellor MB . Department of Urology, ...
by kevin
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Adrenocortical Hormone Abnormalities in Men with CP/CPPS
Replies: 158
Views: 6266

Re: Adrenocortical Hormone Abnormalities in Men with CP/CPPS

Thanks for the reply, Dr. Dimitrakov. I will do some reading those chemicals when I have a chance.
by kevin
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New genetics & UCPPS review by Dr. Dimitrakov
Replies: 9
Views: 287

New genetics & UCPPS review by Dr. Dimitrakov

Genetics and Phenotyping of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Dimitrakov J, Guthrie D. George O'Brien Center for Urological Diseases Research, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and chronic pro...
by kevin
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Adrenocortical Hormone Abnormalities in Men with CP/CPPS
Replies: 158
Views: 6266

Re: Adrenocortical Hormone Abnormalities in Men with CP/CPPS

Some of the substances produced by the adrenal also determine your individual pain perception threshold and can sensitize nerve endings causing the perception of pain induced by stimuli which are normally non-painful (a phenomenon, known as allodynia). Interesting, Dr. Dimitrakov. Is it known speci...
by kevin
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Proscar for treatment of prostatitis
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Proscar for treatment of prostatitis

Didn't do anything for me.
by kevin
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: McGill University Health Centre - Montreal
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: McGill University Health Centre - Montreal

That sounds great. I'd be interested to learn what research methods they are using.
by kevin
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Alternative to SP - Dr. Glazer & Biofeedback
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Alternative to SP - Dr. Glazer & Biofeedback

As I understand it, Howard Glazer is in a different camp from Dr. Wise as far as treatment strategy goes. The biofeedback he does is not the type most people here would expect. I corresponded with a former patient of his who told me that the treatment was more similar to kegels (using the biofeedbac...
by kevin
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tip of penis sensitivity and pain
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Tip of penis sensitivity and pain

Sensitivity in the head of the penis (the glans) is a subject that comes up frequently here. A number of people mention discomfort when the penis rubs against underwear, or during sexual activity. What I would like to know is this: after enough chafing/rubbing/irritation, does this symptom eventuall...
by kevin
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New study on cortisol and chronic fatigue syndrome
Replies: 3
Views: 223

New study on cortisol and chronic fatigue syndrome

As many here know, chronic fatigue syndrome is relatively common in CPPS/IC patients and the two conditions are thought to be biologically linked. Stress hormone 'a marker for ME' Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol marks out children at higher risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome as ad...