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The definitions restate or update those presented in previous International Continence Society Standardisation of Terminology reports (see references) and those shortly to be published on Urethral Function (Lose et al., in press) and Nocturia (van Kerrebroeck et al., 2002.). The published ICS report on the technical aspects of urodynamic equipment (Rowen et(More)
T report presents definitions of the symptoms, signs, urodynamic observations and conditions associated with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) and urodynamic studies (UDS), for use in all patient groups from children to the elderly. The definitions restate or update those presented in previous International Continence Society Standardisation of(More)
OBJECTIVES Because the term "interstitial cystitis" (IC) has different meanings in different centers and different parts of the world, the European Society for the Study of Interstitial Cystitis (ESSIC) has worked to create a consensus on definitions, diagnosis, and classification in an attempt to overcome the lack of international agreement on various(More)
OBJECTIVES On behalf of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of chronic pelvic pain patients were established. METHOD Guidelines were compiled by a working group and based on current literature following a systematic review using MEDLINE. References were weighted by the panel of experts. RESULTS The(More)
PURPOSE We review the physiology of bladder cooling response in experimental animals and humans, and present its clinical usefulness. MATERIALS AND METHODS We describe experimental studies of the bladder cooling response, and more recent clinical retrospective and prospective studies of the bladder cooling test in adults and children. RESULTS Studies(More)
A series of 28 patients with interstitial cystitis and 14 healthy volunteers were studied. We found marked histopathological differences between classic (ulcerative) interstitial cystitis and early (nonulcerative) interstitial cystitis. The bladder mucosa of patients with classic disease exhibited focal ulceration, edema and perineural-perivascular(More)
CONTEXT Opinions on how to best treat bladder pain/interstitial cystitis are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE To review previous and recent literature on this subject to assess the current state of evidence. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION With important previous papers reviewed for the 2003 European Association of Urology guidelines as background, the PubMed database was(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a prospective, double-blind study with a crossover design of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and dimethyl sulfoxide to determine whether patients with classic and nonulcer interstitial cystitis, respectively, might benefit from either regimen. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 21 patients, including 11 with classic and 10(More)