Urinary nerve growth factor but not prostaglandin E2 increases in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and detrusor overactivity.

@article{Liu2010UrinaryNG,
  title={Urinary nerve growth factor but not prostaglandin E2 increases in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and detrusor overactivity.},
  author={Hsin-Tzu Liu and Pradeep Tyagi and Michael B Chancellor and Hann-Chorng Kuo},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2010},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1681-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels among patients with detrusor overactivity (DO), increased bladder sensation (ISB), interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome(IC/BPS) and controls. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Urine samples were collected from 40 women with IC/BPS, 54 with overactive bladder (OAB) and 27 normal women as controls, all with a full bladder. Patients with OAB were further classified into subgroups of DO or IBS by… CONTINUE READING