IPBF: who are we ?

site map  
interstitial cystitis &
bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)
Hunner lesion  
hypersensitive bladder  
other pelvic pain conditions  
overactive bladder syndrome  
associated disorders  
the urinary tract: how it works  
news & reviews  
literature: selected topics  
IPBF newsletters  
IPBF publications  
information in other languages  
glossary of terms: A-Z  
information for professionals  
books, videos, CDs  
how to start and run a support group  
global IC/BPS support groups, contact persons and related organizations  
donations & sponsoring  
useful links  
disclaimer & copyright  


selected literature on treatment of IC/PBS: general    
click on the title to jump to the abstract if available
  • Pharmacologic management of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis: a systematic review.
    Dimitrakov J, Kroenke K, Steer WD, et al. Arch Intern Med 2007;167:1922-9
    • over 180 different therapies have been tried for PBS/IC, yet evidence from trials remains inconclusive
    • this study concludes that PPS may be modestly beneficial for PBS/IC
    • there is insufficient evidence for other pharmacologic treatment
    • a consensus on standardized outcome measures is urgently needed
  • Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis: Therapeutic Strategies, Results and Limitations.
    Nordling J. EAU Update Series 2. 2004:179-186


© 2006-2018 International Painful Bladder Foundation (IPBF). All rights reserved.