The role of urinary potassium in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.

@article{Parsons1998TheRO,
  title={The role of urinary potassium in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.},
  author={Charles L. Parsons and Mark Greenberger and L L Gabal and Mohamed Bidair and Geremie Barme},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={
          1862-6; discussion 1866-7
        }
}
PURPOSE We determined whether intravesical potassium absorption in normal bladders correlates with increased sensory urgency, and corroborated the hypothesis that mucus is important in the regulation of epithelial permeability. We compared sensory nerve provocative ability of sodium versus potassium, and determined whether intravesical potassium sensitivity discriminates patients with interstitial cystitis from normal subjects and those with other sensory disorders of the bladder. MATERIALS… CONTINUE READING

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