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CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Finally Adopted – Canadian Patients Get Much Needed Guidance

CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Adopted Why have so many interstitial cystitis patients in Canada come to the USA for care? Despite the glowing reviews about universal health care, there is a sad IC truth behind the scenes north of the border. There is no national IC organization to advocate on their behalf. Only a handful of physicians in [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Awareness, Diagnosis, ICN Announcements, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Finally Adopted – Canadian Patients Get Much Needed Guidance

Michigan Urologists Pioneers in Neuromodulation for IC & Pelvic Pain

Providing Relief From Bladder and Pelvic Pain Issues With Neuromodulation Source: Beaumont Health (Editors Note - Neuromodulation is a Step Four treatment option in the AUA Guidelines for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. There are two forms of neuromodulation: (1) post tibial nerve stimulation (aka Urgent PC) and (2) sacral/pudendal neurostimulation (aka Interstim). Because the [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|Conference Reports, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on Michigan Urologists Pioneers in Neuromodulation for IC & Pelvic Pain

AUA 2015 Offers Fabulous Lecture on Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men (& Women)

The American Urological Association annual meeting is often the highlight of the year for researchers and clinicians working with interstitial cystitis. This year   the conversations/lectures/research focused to a great degree on pelvic pain syndrome. One highlight was Drs. J. Curtis Nickel, Dan Shoskes and Michel Pontari who presented the cases of two men struggling with pelvic [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Conference Reports, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Men's Health, Physical Therapy, Research|Comments Off on AUA 2015 Offers Fabulous Lecture on Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men (& Women)

New IC Treatments Use Liposomes To Deliver BotoxA Into The Bladder

By Jill Heidi Osborne MA Very interesting Botox study crossed my desk today. As you probably know, Botox A has been used for the treatment of various bladder conditions for several years now. Though it's not approved specifically for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, it is a STEP FOUR treatment option in the AUA's IC/BPS [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on New IC Treatments Use Liposomes To Deliver BotoxA Into The Bladder

Study Seeks Women With Moderate to Severe Interstitial Cystitis & Bladder Pain

The Interstitial Cystitis Network is pleased to inform you that a research study is now enrolling women between the ages of 18 and 75 who have IC/BPS. This study will assess the effectiveness of an oral investigational study medicine (AQX-1125) to see if it will reduce the moderate to severe IC/BPS pain being experienced by [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on Study Seeks Women With Moderate to Severe Interstitial Cystitis & Bladder Pain

New Study Finds Ankle Neuromodulation Effective For Refractory Overactive Bladder

Non-Invasive Ankle Neuromodulation Suggested For Use Before More Risky and Expensive Surgical Neuromodulation The use of neuromodulation, aka the delivery of a mild electronic pulse to nerves of the bladder, has been used for more than two decades for the treatment of frequency and urgency. There are, however, two consistent methods for performing neuromodulation. Sacral [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Overactive Bladder, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on New Study Finds Ankle Neuromodulation Effective For Refractory Overactive Bladder

Confused About Catheters?

Do you catheterize? Scared of catheters? Not sure about types of catheters used? Diane Newman DNP, ANP-BC, FANN is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in the prevention of urinary tract infections. She provides training for urology nurses and other medical professionals and recently shared two excellent webcasts on catheterization, one on types and the other on [...]

April 2014 ICN E-Newsletter Released!

The latest issue of our free e-newsletter, currently read buy more than 27,000 patients, is available for your review! Read it now at: https://www.ic-network.com/newsletters/ezine0414.html In this issue we discuss: Upcoming Patient Conferences in Alaska and New York The New IC Optimist Released, our quarterly patient magazine Popular Doctors in CA and PA Changing Practices Got [...]

New IC Optimist Magazine Released!

Our latest IC Optimist patient magazine is being sent to our subscribers this week and individual copies are available for sale! In this issue: (1) Editorial: Sam's Philosophy of Life - We're proud to begin this issue with an editorial featuring the remarkable Sam Bern's, who lived life with great joy despite facing a terminal [...]

By | March 3rd, 2014|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Must Reads, Pain Care, Patient Stories, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on New IC Optimist Magazine Released!

Help for Pelvic Pain Sufferers

Help for Pelvic Pain Sufferers - Physiotherapy specialists provide relief for pelvic floor pain Newswise — In the fall of 2012, Barbara was enjoying the fruits of a successful career in the arts, an active social life, and good health, which included spinning classes, yoga, and swimming. Then a routine bladder infection set off a [...]

By | February 24th, 2014|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Help for Pelvic Pain Sufferers