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Selected literature in 2005
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  • Die stationäre urologische Rehabilitation bei interstitieller Cystitis.
    Vahlensieck W. Urologe A 2005;44:41-5 [article in German]
no abstract available
  • Sacral Neuromodulation: Long-Term Experience of One Center.
    Elhilali MM, Khaled SM, Kashiwabara T, et al. Urology 2005;65:1114-7
    • the authors conclude that the long-term results of neuromodulation in patients presenting with urgency/frequency with and without urge incontinence were not maintained over time

  • What is the pain of interstitial cystitis like?
    Fitzgerald MP, Brensinger C, Brubaker L et al. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2005 Jul 2; [Epub ahead of print]
    • the authors conclude that patients with IC report pain at several sites other than the bladder

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potassium test
  • Is the potassium sensitivity test a valid and useful test for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis?
    Hanno P. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2005;16:428-9
    • the author concludes that the KCl test should be restricted to research settings, as it lacks the sensitivity and specificity required for clinical use, does not aid in prognosis or in modifying the treatment algorithm, and can be uncomfortable or even painful for the patient.
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  • Argument for the use of the potassium sensitivity test in the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.
    Parsons CL. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2005;16:430-1
    • according to the author a true ‘‘false positive’’ is a positive test result in an individual who has no symptoms of the disease
    comment by Joop P van de Merwe, MAB member: "false positive" is usually defined as a positive test in people without the disease in question, or in other words without the diagnosis in question, and not as a positive test in persons without a specific symptom; there also seems to be a discrepancy in the symptom-related definition of "false positive" and the relationship between the potassium sensitivity test and the diagnosis in the title of the publication.
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IC & other diseases

  • The prevalence of interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, adhesions, and vulvar pain in women with chronic pelvic pain.
    Stanford EJ, Koziol J, Feng A. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2005;12:43-9
    this study demonstrated that in a group of women undergoing a comprehensive work-up for CPP (chronic pelic pain), the bladder was the predominant pain generator

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