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Latest Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome Stories

2010-02-04 05:02:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets nerve-growth factor, reduced pain in three common pain conditions, according to the results from three phase two studies presented today in a single poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 26th Annual Meeting. Researchers from Pfizer presented the results from three separate randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trials of tanezumab involving a total of 725...

2009-11-20 15:08:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtronic, Inc. today announced the kick-off of an educational campaign aimed at raising awareness among women of overactive bladder (OAB), a serious condition that can severely impact patients' lives. This new campaign, conducted in partnership with leading patient advocacy groups, including The Accidental Sisterhood, Red Hot Mamas and Women's Health Foundation, will help to raise awareness of the prevalence of bladder control problems and encourage...

2009-11-09 09:30:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Urology, Stanford Medical School researcher Dr. Rodney Anderson and researchers at the National Center for Pelvic Pain Research, in a new study, demonstrated a high correlation between the location of painful trigger points inside the pelvic floor muscles of men with chronic prostatitis and the location in the body where they routinely complain of pain. A new treatment called the...

2009-10-20 07:00:00

RARITAN, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one million Americans - most of them women - suffer from a painful and little-known bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (IC). To raise awareness and recognize the ongoing struggles of people living with this painful bladder condition, Ortho Women's Health & Urology(TM) announces the second annual Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Week, October 19-23, 2009. IC is a painful, and often debilitating, chronic condition in which...

2009-10-02 10:29:56

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that a program of pelvic floor muscle exercises, combined with pelvic health education, can be an effective way to manage urinary incontinence in elderly women. The study, involving 65 women between the ages of 67 and 95, is being presented this week at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in San Diego. Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a frustrating, and often embarrassing, problem for more than...

2009-09-03 07:30:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced the availability of VALSTAR(TM) (valrubicin) for the treatment of a distinct form of bladder cancer. VALSTAR is the only FDA-approved intravesical therapy for patients with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-refractory carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the urinary bladder for whom immediate removal of the bladder would be associated with unacceptable medical risks. VALSTAR represents a new treatment...

2009-06-23 14:15:13

Two U.S. physicians suggest allergy testing may help some who suffer from the painful bladder condition interstitial cystitis. Dr. John Hubbard, a urologist, and Dr. C. Steven Smith, an allergist/immunologist, both in Louisville, Ky., said that they have had positive results for interstitial cystitis after allergy testing and treatment. Originally, interstitial cystitis patients' seasonal allergy miseries led Hubbard and Smith to refer patients to each another. Smith found food allergies...

2009-06-19 14:10:00

Findings point to new treatment options and research directions WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy testing and treatment may offer a new therapeutic option for many patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). IC is a severely painful bladder condition affecting as many as 8 million women and 1.5 million men in the United States. Patients and the providers who treat them have long noticed a correlation between allergies and IC. Recently, a urologist and allergist in...

2009-06-16 13:14:42

A bladder disorder common to humans and cats may originate in the nervous system, U.S. researchers say. The study of chemicals found in blood samples, published in Analyst, suggests tryptophan -- an essential amino acid -- is processed in those with a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis in a way that may affect how brain signals are transmitted. Senior author Tony Buffington of Ohio State University in Columbus and colleagues collected samples from cats with feline...

2009-06-15 14:29:32

A marker in the blood of both cats and humans that was identified in a recent study might signal both species' susceptibility for a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis, a condition that is often difficult to diagnose.Follow-up studies of the chemicals that appeared in blood samples suggest that the way tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is processed in cats and humans with interstitial cystitis ultimately could affect the way signals are transmitted in the brain. The...


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