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First Lawsuit Filed Over Elmiron Eye Damage – Pelczar v. Teva Branded Pharmaceuticals R&D et al

Download our printable fact sheet to share with your doctors and family members. On March 26, 2020, Johnson & Becker PLLC  filed the first lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson on behalf of an IC patient who was diagnosed with permanent retinal injury and vision loss due to Elmiron toxicity. In [...]

By |2020-04-24T14:33:48-07:00April 10th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on First Lawsuit Filed Over Elmiron Eye Damage – Pelczar v. Teva Branded Pharmaceuticals R&D et al

Taking a Look at MAPP Research in 2019

Since being created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases back in 2007, the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network has continued to study IC more closely in order to design better clinical trials with the goal of identifying helpful treatment for different types of [...]

By |2020-02-21T13:31:58-08:00February 20th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Taking a Look at MAPP Research in 2019

TMD, IC & COPC’s – How A Dental Condition Changed The future of IC and Chronic Pain Research

One of the mysteries of IC are the many related conditions that patients can suffer from. At first glance, IC, pelvic floor dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome and vulvodynia share a strong commonality, location. All are disorders that occur in the pelvis. You wouldn’t expect to see a dental condition on the list, right? Yet, surprisingly, [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:19:33-08:00February 18th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on TMD, IC & COPC’s – How A Dental Condition Changed The future of IC and Chronic Pain Research

Fibroid Tumors and the Bladder – A Hidden Source of Urinary Symptoms

Many Patients With Fibroids Struggle With Bladder Symptoms Have you struggled with urinary symptoms that aren’t responding to traditional bladder treatments? Do you also struggle with painful cramping and/or intense bleeding? Uterine fibroid tumors (aka leiomyomas) might be a hidden source of your symptoms. A new research study has shown that when fibroid tumors are [...]

By |2020-01-01T21:53:28-08:00January 1st, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Fibroid Tumors and the Bladder – A Hidden Source of Urinary Symptoms

Long-Term Pentosan (Elmiron) Use May Be Linked to Eye Disease

As a health publishing company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, it is our duty to share news which can impact you, the IC patient. Unfortunately, we must share some distressing news. If you have or are currently taking pentosan polysulfate PPS (brand name: Elmiron®) and are experiencing eye issues, researchers at the Emory Eye Center (Emory [...]

By |2020-02-24T13:37:45-08:00December 10th, 2019|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Long-Term Pentosan (Elmiron) Use May Be Linked to Eye Disease

Is Interstitial Cystitis The Result of Chronic Infection?

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a grizzled IC veteran, you’ve probably seen more than just a few disagreements in the IC world. What treatment works? What’s the best diet? Do subtypes work? Flash back 20 years and there was one single question that dominated every IC support group meeting. Is IC caused by infection? Though [...]

By |2019-09-06T16:23:23-07:00September 6th, 2019|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Is Interstitial Cystitis The Result of Chronic Infection?

Why You Should Consider Mirabegron Instead of Ditropan or Detrol

For interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder patients struggling with intense urinary frequency and urgency, physicians often prescribe anticholinergic medications such as Amitryptiline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil) or Nortryptiline (Pamelor), Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oytrol) or Tolteradine (Detrol). Unfortunately, their use has now been linked to cognitive decline and dementia in some patients who use it daily for long [...]

By |2019-12-10T21:54:25-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Latest Research, Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Why You Should Consider Mirabegron Instead of Ditropan or Detrol

New IC Study in Wisconsin Seeks Participants

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin would like to recruit women who have been diagnosed with IC/BPS and/or MPP to participate in this study looking at the role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Chronic Pelvic Pain. We would like to understand whether the brain circuits that control your body might also be able [...]

By |2019-07-17T15:59:21-07:00July 17th, 2019|Clinical Trials, Research|Comments Off on New IC Study in Wisconsin Seeks Participants

LiRIS device for Interstitial Cystitis & Hunner’s Lesions DEPRIORITIZED by Allergan

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Allergan has apparently abandoned work with LiRIS, the first treatment in history to heal the worst form of IC, Hunner's lesions, in some patients. Dr. Daniel Radecki, Executive Director of Clinical Development at Allergan, shared the news that "The LiRIS program has been deprioritized" in [...]

By |2019-02-21T13:02:38-08:00February 21st, 2019|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on LiRIS device for Interstitial Cystitis & Hunner’s Lesions DEPRIORITIZED by Allergan

Do Childhood Bladder Symptoms Predict IC as an Adult?

While many studies have been done around IC and its often companion condition, IBS, very few studies have been done looking at how childhood bladder symptoms predict or affect patients in adulthood. But, that is slowly changing. In August 2017, researchers from the Department of Urology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and the [...]

By |2019-04-06T13:34:54-07:00February 12th, 2019|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Do Childhood Bladder Symptoms Predict IC as an Adult?