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ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS): click here for more details.

 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
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ESSIC Annual Meeting 2013
The ESSIC Annual Meeting 2013 was held in Kyoto, Japan, 21-23 March 2013. It was a joint meeting with the Japanese 3rd ICICJ.
Jane Meijlink, chair of the IPBF (International Painful Bladder Foundation) has made an excellent review of the meeting that can be accessed via the IPBF homepage.
           
               
Book on BPS              

Bladder Pain Syndrome
A Guide for Clinicians

Jørgen Nordling, Jean-Jacques Wyndaele, Joop P van de Merwe, Pierre Bouchelouche, Mauro Cervigni, Magnus Fall (Editors.)

2013, 2013, XV, 365 p. 76 illus., 68 in color.

Ebook: € 159,99
Hardcover € 181,85 
ISBN 978-1-4419-6929-3

Click here for the Content of the book

http://www.springer.com/medicine/urology/book/978-1-4419-6928-6


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The Bladder Pain/Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Score (BPIC-SS)
The Bladder Pain/ Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Score (BPIC-SS) is a reliable, valid, and appropriate questionnaire, based on patient-reported symptoms, to select BPS/interstitial cystitis patients for clinical trials.
Copies of the BPIC-SS, including translations, will be available free of charge (see the full paper).
Humphrey L, Arbuckle R, Moldwin R, Nordling J, van de Merwe JP, Meunier J, Crook T, Abraham L.
The bladder pain/interstitial cystitis symptom score: development, validation, and identification of a cut score.
Eur Urol 2012;61:271-9.

Click here for a review copy of the BPIC-SS (for further details: see the ESSIC members page)
or go to the Pfizer Patient-Reported Outcomes webpage

   

22 March 2011
The American Urological Association (AUA) announced its first guideline for the condition the AUA now refers to as interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS).
Go to the AUA 2011 Guidelines

   
26 January 2011
Bladder Pain Syndrome. Symptoms, quality of life, treatment intensity, clinical and pathological findings, and their correlations.
PhD thesis 2010 of Benedikte Richter. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Copenhagen.
   
     
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