Intravesical botulinum toxin A injections plus hydrodistension can reduce nerve growth factor production and control bladder pain in interstitial cystitis.

@article{Liu2007IntravesicalBT,
  title={Intravesical botulinum toxin A injections plus hydrodistension can reduce nerve growth factor production and control bladder pain in interstitial cystitis.},
  author={Hsin-Tzu Liu and Hann-Chorng Kuo},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={463-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the level of nerve growth factor (NGF) mRNA in bladder tissue and the effect of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) treatment in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). METHODS A total of 19 patients with IC were treated with 100 U or 200 U of intravesical BTX-A injections followed by cystoscopic hydrodistension 2 weeks later. Bladder mucosa biopsies were performed before BTX-A injection and immediately after hydrodilation and in 12 controls. The NGF mRNA and protein levels… CONTINUE READING

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