Hyaluronic acid: an effective alternative treatment of interstitial cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections, and hemorrhagic cystitis?

@article{Iavazzo2007HyaluronicAA,
  title={Hyaluronic acid: an effective alternative treatment of interstitial cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections, and hemorrhagic cystitis?},
  author={Christos R Iavazzo and Stavros Athanasiou and Eleni I. Pitsouni and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1534-40; discussion 1540-1}
}
OBJECTIVES Hyaluronic acid is a protective barrier of the urothelium. A damaged glycosaminoglycan layer may increase the possibility of bacterial adherence and infection. This damage is proposed to be a causative factor in the development of interstitial cystitis, common urinary tract infections, and hemorrhagic cystitis due to posthematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The aim of this article was to review the available data regarding the use of hyaluronic acid as an alternative treatment of… CONTINUE READING