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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)
PURPOSE This 5-year, prospective, multicenter trial evaluated the long-term safety and efficacy of sacral neuromodulation in patients with refractory urge incontinence, urgency frequency and retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 17 centers worldwide enrolled 163 patients (87% female). Following test stimulation 11 patients declined implantation and(More)
Transurethral resection material from a series of 64 patients with classical (ulcer) interstitial cystitis (60 women and 4 men, with a mean age of 64 years), 44 with nonulcer interstitial cystitis (40 women and 4 men, with a mean age of 39 years) and 20 control women (mean age 49 years) were studied by light microscopy. Patients with classical disease had(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)