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selected literature on IC/PBS and associated disorders    
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autoimmune disease
  • Urinary dysfunction in patients with systemic lupus erythematosis.
    Sakakibara R, Uchiyama T, Yoshiyama T, Hattori T. Neurourol Urodyn 2003;22:593-6 PMID: 12951670
  • Sjögren's syndrome in patients with interstitial cystitis. Preliminary results in 100 patients.
    van de Merwe JP. Int J Urol 2003;10 Suppl:S69 PMID:
  • [Unusual complication of primary Gougerot-Sjögren syndrome: interstitial cystitis]
    [Article in French]
    Fauchais AL, Hatron PY, Michon Pasturel U, et al. Rev Med Interne 2001;22:405-7 PMID: 11586530
  • Autoantibodies in interstitial cystitis.
    Ochs RL, Stein TW, Peebles CL, et al. J Urol 1994;151:587-92 PMID: 8308964
  • Sjögren's syndrome, keratoconjunctivitis sicca and focal lymphocytic sialoadenitis in patients with interstitial cystitis.
    Van de Merwe JP, Kamerling R, Arendsen HJ, et al. In: Sjögren's Syndrome - State of the Art, Ed Homma M, Sugai S, Tojo et al., Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, August 11-13, 1993. Kugler Publ. Amsterdam/New York 1994, pp 347-9
  • Similarity of interstitial cystitis to lupus erythematosus.
    Fister GM. J Urol 1938;40:37-51 PMID:
irritable bowel syndrome
  • A risk of irritable bowel syndrome and depression in women with interstitial cystitis: a case-control study.
    Novi JM, Jeronis S, Srinivas S, et al. J Urol 2005;174:937-40 PMID: 16093997
  • Interstitial cystitis and endometriosis in patients with chronic pelvic pain: The “Evil Twins” syndrome.
    Chung MK, Chung RP, Gordon D. JSLS. 2005;9:25-9 PMID: 15791965
  • The Fibromyalgia Bladder Index.
    Brand K, Littlejohn G, Kristjanson L, et al. Clin Rheumatol. 2007 May 3; [Epub ahead of print]
    • the aim of this study was to determine whether the Interstitial Cystitis Symptom and Problem Index (ICSI/ICPI), is a valid, reliable, and clinically relevant instrument to assess the sensory urinary symptoms in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM)
    • factor analysis displayed two separate components of symptom and problem combinations as distinct from the original ICSI/ICPI developed for the interstitial cystitis population
    • the eight items of the index configured differently and formed two subscales of a newly developed Fibromyalgia Bladder Index
    • the two subscales of this index include the Bladder Urgency and Pain Subscale and the Bladder Frequency and Nocturia Subscale.
chronic fatigue
  • Comorbid clinical conditions in chronic fatigue: a co-twin control study.
    Aaron LA, Herrell R, Ashton S, et al. J Gen Intern Med 2001;16:24-31 PMID: 11251747
  • Comorbidity of interstitial cystitis with other unexplained clinical conditions.
    Buffington CA. J Urol. 2004 Oct;172(4 Pt 1):1242-8. Review. PMID: 15371816
  • Environmental factors in medically unexplained symptoms and related syndromes: the evidence and the challenge.
    Kipen HM, Fiedler N. Environ Health Perspect. 2002;110 Suppl 4;597-9. Review. PMID: 12194892


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