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Latest Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome Stories

2009-05-13 08:00:00

RAND Interstitial Cystitis Epidemiology (RICE) study estimates prevalence of 3 to 8 million women in U.S. with interstitial cystitis WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three to eight million women in the United States may have interstitial cystitis (IC). This newly released prevalence number, presented at the 2009 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, represents about 3 to 6 percent of all U.S. women. This sharper picture of who has IC and what it is results...

2009-04-16 14:09:11

A Queen's University research team has found that a painful pelvic affliction associated with adult men occurs as frequently in adolescent boys. Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a urogenital disease associated with persistent and life-altering pelvic and genital pain.This is the first study to estimate the prevalence of CP-like symptoms in adolescent males, and to show the negative impact that pain, urinary symptoms, and depression have on boys' quality of...

2009-01-26 05:30:00

Study to support Urgent(R) PC clinical success and expanded reimbursement coverage MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI) announced today the completion of patient enrollment in the randomized, controlled multicenter clinical study of its Urgent PC neuromodulation system for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms of urinary urgency, urge incontinence and frequency of urinary voids. A total of 214 patients have enrolled two months ahead of...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: URGP, http://www.urigen.com), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for urological disorders, announced today that it has implemented a restructuring plan designed to reduce operating costs while continuing to pursue additional product financing, partnerships, and other strategic alternatives. Although the Company will maintain all of its current personnel under consulting agreements, the...

2008-10-20 09:00:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) today announced the launch of Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Week, October 20-24, 2008. This week of activities, planned in partnership with the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN) with the support of Ortho Women's Health & Urology(TM), aims to raise awareness of this painful bladder condition and demonstrates the transformative power and support that new communications...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. announced today the enrollment of the first patients in a new randomized, controlled multicenter clinical study of its FDA cleared Urgent PC neuromodulation system for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms of urinary urgency, urge incontinence and frequency of urinary voids. The study is designed to directly compare the effectiveness of Urgent PC treatment to non-active treatment. Uroplasty is undertaking this...

2008-06-19 15:00:08

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My sister-in-law has just been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Neither of us has ever heard of it. Is it rare? She says there is only one medicine that can help, and it makes your hair fall out. Needless to say, she is very upset. Will you explain what it is and whether there is anything else she could take? - E.G. ANSWER: Interstitial (IN-tur-STISH-ul) cystitis isn't rare, but often enough, it isn't recognized. Its main symptoms are intense bladder pain and frequent...

2007-05-01 15:00:41

According to Dr. Mark Pimentel (Dr. SIBO), author of the best-selling book, "A New IBS Solution," SIBO (Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth) is now linked to many chronic health conditions. Dr. Mark Pimentel, the director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, states that while SIBO is a known cause of IBS, it is also now shown to be a possible cause of many other serious, chronic health conditions. In addition to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, some of the...

2005-11-16 13:10:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Biofeedback can help children who wet the bed or who have other bladder problems, Turkish researchers report, and can even be effective in children as young as 5 years old. Urinary problems often are due to poor control over contraction of the pelvic floor muscles, which interferes with normal bladder function, Dr. Sezgin Yagci of Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara and colleagues note. Biofeedback techniques are an accepted treatment approach for...

2005-09-01 11:56:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with women without bladder problems, women who have interstitial cystitis are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and depression, researchers report. They hypothesize that bladder and bowel pain may cause depression in these women. Interstitial cystitis, a troubling problem that involves severe pain when the bladder is full and a frequent and urgent need to urinate. The condition is often chronic, progressive and difficult to treat. Dr....


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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