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selected literature on IC/PBS and criteria & definition    
  • Diagnostic Criteria, Classification, and Nomenclature for Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis: An ESSIC Proposal.
    van de Merwe JP, Nordling J, Bouchelouche P, et al. Eur Urol 2008;53:60-7
  • Using the International Continence Society’s Definition of Painful Bladder Syndrome.
    Warren JW, Greenberg P, Meyer WA, Horne L. Urology 2006;67:1138-1142 Discussion 1142-3 PMID: 16765165
  • Current issues in the diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis.
    Evans RJ. Standford EJ. J Reprod Med 2006;51(3 Suppl):241-52 Review. PMID: 16676919
  • A new classification is needed for pelvic pain syndromes – are existing terminologies of spurious diagnostic authority bad for patients.
    Abrams P, Baranowski A, Berger RE, Fall M, Hanno P, Wesselmann U. J Urol 2006;175:1989-90 PMID: 16697782
  • Overactive bladder and painful bladder syndrome: there need not be confusion.
    Abrams P, Hanno P, Wein A. Neurourol Urodyn 2005;24:149-150 PMID: 15578626
  • Do the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases cystoscopic criteria associate with other clinical and objective features of interstitial cystitis?
    Erickson DR, Tomaszewski JE, Kunselman AR, et al. J Urol 2005;173:93-7 PMID: 15592040
  • Interstitial cystitis in 2004 – Need for clarification.
    Mishra N, Meijlink J. Eur. Urol Today 2004;15:10-11
  • Research criteria versus clinical criteria for interstitial cystitis.
    Payne CK, Terai A, Komatsu K. Int J Urol 2003;10 Suppl :S7-S10 PMID: 14641406
  • Future research needs for the definition/diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.
    Bade J, Ishizuka O, Yoshida M. Int J Urol 2003;10 Suppl:S31-4 PMIF: 14641412
  • Towards a precise definition of interstitial cystitis: further evidence of differences in classic and nonulcer disease.
    Peeker R, Fall M. J Urol 2002;167:2470-2 PMID: 11992059
  • Interstitial cystitis – epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical markers.
    Hanno PM. Rev Urol 2002;4 Suppl 1:S3-8 PMID: 16986032
  • The epidemiology of interstitial cystitis: is it time to expand our definition?
    Kusek JW, Nyberg LM. Urology 2001;57(6 Suppl 1):95-9 Review PMID: 11378056
  • Interstitial cystitis – a time for revision of name and diagnostic criteria in the new millennium?
    Agarwal M, O’Reilly PH, Dixon RA. BJU Int 2001;88:348-50 PMID: 11564019


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