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selected literature on the prevalence of IC and PBS    
click on the title to jump to the abstract if available (titels in black only)
  • Prevalence of painful bladder symptoms and effect on quality of life in black, hispanic and white men and women.
    Clemens JQ, Link CL, Eggers PW, et al. J Urol 2007;177:1390-4
    • a population based cross-sectional survey of 5506 individuals was done in the Boston area for symptoms of painful bladder symptoms (PBS, based on consensus statements, research definitions and published articles)
    • the prevalence of PBS symptoms was 0.83-2.71% in women and 0.25-1.22% in men depending on the definition used; the presence of symptoms was associated with a significant adverse impact on quality of life
    • the findings indicate no racial/ethnic disparity and limited gender disparity in the prevalence of PBS symptoms
  • Prevalence and trends of selected urologic conditions for VA healthcare users.
    Sohn MW, Zhang H, Taylor BC, et al. BMC Urol 2006;6:30 [Epub ahead of print]
    • prostate cancer was listed as a primary diagnosis for 5.4% of VHA users in 2002, followed in decreasing prevalence by erectile dysfunction (2.9%), renal mass (1.5%), interstitial cystitis (1.4%), and prostatitis (1.1%)
    • age-adjusted rates showed significant increases for renal mass (31%), interstitial cystitis (14%), and erectile dysfunction (8%) between 1999 and 2002
    • increased prevalence rates were not entirely attributable to the aging of veterans
  • Efficiency of questionnaires used to screen for interstitial cystitis.
    Kushner L, Moldwin RM. J Urol 2006;176:587-92 PMID: 16813894
  • Prevalence of interstitial cystitis symptoms in women: a population based study in the primary care office.
    Rosenberg MT, Hazzard M. J Urol 2005;174:2231-4 PMID: 16280776
  • Prevalence of interstitial cystitis symptoms in a managed care population.
    Clemens JQ, Meenan RT, O’Keefe Rosetti MC, et al. J Urol 2005;174:576-80 PMID: 16006901
  • Prevalence of clinically confirmed interstitial cystitis in women: a population based study in FinlandLeppilahti M.
    Sairanen J, Tammela TL, et al. J Urol. 2005 Aug;174(2):581-3 PMID: 16006902
  • Prevalence of interstitial cystitis in young women.
    Parson CL, Tatsis V. Urology. 2004 Nov;64(5): 866-70 PMID: 15533465
  • Incidence of physician-diagnosed interstitial cystitis in Olmsted County: a community-based study.
    Roberts RO, Bergstralh EJ, Bass SE, et al. BJU Int 2003;91:181-5 PMID: 12581000
  • Prevalence of symptoms related to interstitial cystitis in women: a population based study in Finland.
    Leppilahti M, Tammela TL, Huhtala H, Auvinen A. J Urol 2002;168:139-43 PMID: 12050508
  • Increased prevalence of interstitial cystitis: previously unrecognized urologic and gynecologic cases identified using a new symptom questionnaire and intravesical potassium sensitivity.
    Parsons CL, Dell J, Stanford EJ, et al. Urology 2002;60:573-8 PMID: 12385909
  • Interstitial Cystitis in Japan
    Ito T, Miki M, Yamada T. BJU Int 2000;86:634-7 PMID: 11069368



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