Urinary nerve growth factor level is increased in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and decreased in responders to treatment.

@article{Liu2009UrinaryNG,
  title={Urinary nerve growth factor level is increased in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and decreased in responders to treatment.},
  author={Hsin-Tzu Liu and Pradeep Tyagi and Michael B Chancellor and Hann-Chorng Kuo},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 10},
  pages={1476-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), and to evaluate the role of urinary NGF in predicting the response to treatment, as the clinical diagnosis of IC/BPS is based on subjective symptoms and recent investigations suggest that urinary NGF is increased in patients with IC/BPS. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Urine samples from 122 patients with IC/BPS and 28 normal controls were measured for NGF levels… CONTINUE READING

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