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Read the latest news about interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and related conditions in the ICN blog.

Meet The IC Expert – An Interview With Dr. Ken Peters

Kenneth M Peters, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. An NIH-funded researcher, he has performed dozens of studies on interstitial cystitis. An international expert on IC, chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain, he is one of the most popular clinicians in the USA for his [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Meet The IC Expert – An Interview With Dr. Ken Peters

Survey Seeks Insight & Advice From Women With IC

(The Interstitial Cystitis Network proudly supports graduate students pursuing research in interstitial cystitis and other chronic pelvic pain conditions.) Female Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis Research Participants Wanted A Graduate Student is wanting to understand women’s experiences with PBS/IC with particular attention to what has helped their symptoms. Participants can opt out of any questions that [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on Survey Seeks Insight & Advice From Women With IC

ICN Newsletter – January 2016

The Latest News From The IC Network - January 2016 Sponsored by: Imprimis Pharma - Beaumont Urology - CystaQ - Desert Harvest Aloe - MultiRight Low Acid Multivitamin - PainShieldMD 1. The 2015 Providers Of The Year! Doctor of the Year - Dr. Robert Evans - Wake Forest University During the 2015 IC Awareness Month campaign, [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|ICN Newsletters, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on ICN Newsletter – January 2016

What Your Potty Posture Says About Your Bowel Health

The Real Cause of Straining If you've struggled with constipation, IBS and a host of other bowel and bladder related issues, you may have found yourself using all sorts of techniques to empty your bowels. Some say squatting is the most natural position because it helps to straighten the lower bowel to ease the way [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Diet & Food, Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on What Your Potty Posture Says About Your Bowel Health

Could IC Flares Be Caused By Candida?

New Research Study Finds Higher Rates of Candida Rather Than Bacteria During IC Flares One of the biggest challenges that both patients and physicians struggle with are the sudden, often unpredictable, flares which occur in most IC patients. Why do they occur? How do they occur? Are bacteria involved? Are they caused by eating the [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Related Conditions, Research, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Could IC Flares Be Caused By Candida?

Three Physical Therapists of the Year Honored! Karin I. Westlin-Boyer PT, Jennifer Rutkowski MPT, Rhonda Fiorillo MPT

The 2015 Physical Therapists of the Year ARE During the 2015 IC Awareness Month campaign, we asked patients to nominate compassionate, knowledgeable care providers for our first annual “Doctor” and “PT” of the year awards. We received dozens of excellent nominations for physical therapists and wish we could have honored every single one of them. Our committee [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Three Physical Therapists of the Year Honored! Karin I. Westlin-Boyer PT, Jennifer Rutkowski MPT, Rhonda Fiorillo MPT

Does BIG PHARMA control the IC movement?

Does BIG PHARMA control the IC movement? The answer is NO. In fact, big pharma abandoned the IC movement almost a decade ago. The last big pharmaceutical company to dedicate money to IC was Ortho Urology, makers of Elmiron. They had walked away even before Elmiron went off of patent. The makers of the other oral medications (Atarax, [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal|Comments Off on Does BIG PHARMA control the IC movement?

The 2015 Doctor Of The Year For IC Is……. Dr. Robert Evans

During the 2015 IC Awareness Month campaign, we asked patients to nominate compassionate, knowledgeable care providers for our first annual “Doctor” and “PT” of the year awards. Out of the hundreds of doctors nominated, I’m happy to announce that Dr. Robert Evans earned the honor of 2015  Doctor Of The Year! The comments shared about his treatment exemplify the dignity [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on The 2015 Doctor Of The Year For IC Is……. Dr. Robert Evans

Orphan Drug Status for Pentosan May Deter Lower Price Generics

Bene Arzneimittel GmBH, a german pharmaceutical company, announced in late December 2015 that Pentosan polysulphate (aka Elmiron) has been officially registered as an orphan drug for the treatment of interstitial cystitis by the European Medicines Agency, EMA. "Receiving orphan drug status for pentosan polysulphate in the European Union is a great success for bene", says [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on Orphan Drug Status for Pentosan May Deter Lower Price Generics

The Ultimate IC Friendly Bathroom

When I start a New Year, I like to get organized. It’s out with the old and in with the new and that includes my bathroom where, like most IC patients, I spend a considerable amount of time. Having IC is challenging and I want to make sure that I have some small pleasures that [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on The Ultimate IC Friendly Bathroom