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Scientific Reviews, Dissertations and Educational Articles
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interstitial cystitis  
  • Cyclosporine A in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.
    Jukka Sairanen. Academic dissertation, University of Helsinki, Finland, 25 January 2008
    • the author concludes that cyclosporin A is a viable treatment option in patients with PBS/IC who fulfil the NIDDK criteria and have serious symptoms and in whom previous attempts to alleviate symptoms have failed; the author also concludes that his results support the need for future clinical studies with drug compounds that modulate inflammation in PBS/IC bladder.


  • Update on the current state of IC research
    • Nagendra Mishra and Jane Meijlink have written an update on the state of IC research today; they conclude "There should be a working algorithm for history taking, physical examination, investigations cystoscopy, biopsy and treatment."


  • Continuing education: interstitial cystitis
    • a continuing education series by Dr. Robert Moldwin and Dr. Jeffrey Dell
    - evaluating and treating interstitial cystitis: an introduction
    - female chronic pelvic pain
    - interstitial cystitis: causes and consequences
    - diagnosis of interstitial cystitis
    - interstitial cystitis: nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapeutic options
    - interstitial cystitis: summary, guidelines and special concerns



Sjögren's syndrome
  • Diagnosis, progression and intervention in Sjögren's syndrome.
    • dissertation of Dr. Justin Pijpe, Groningen, the Netherlands, 6 September 2006
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