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Bladder Regeneration Study Seeks Participants. A Very Rare Opportunity

Dr. Robert Evans of Wake Forest University contacted the ICN this weekend to ask if we could let people know about a groundbreaking new study that seeks to grow new bladder tissue using cutting edge bioengineering techniques. Yes, that means that they are growing new bladder tissue from a patients own cells. This is a [...]

By |2021-10-11T00:21:26-07:00October 11th, 2021|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Bladder Regeneration Study Seeks Participants. A Very Rare Opportunity

COVID Associated Cystitis Is Real – IC Awareness Month Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2021 (Santa Rosa, CA) Since the onset of the pandemic, some COVID-19 patients have developed severe “de novo” (new) genitourinary symptoms, including urinary frequency greater than 13 voids per day, as well as the need to urinate 5 or more times  per night to relieve discomfort in their bladder.(1,2)  Cytokine [...]

By |2021-08-31T23:10:03-07:00August 31st, 2021|Awareness, Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on COVID Associated Cystitis Is Real – IC Awareness Month Official Press Release

New Vaccine Found to Reduce and Prevent Recurring UTI’s

During the European Association of Urology (EAU) annual meeting this Summer, researchers shared the exciting results of a study that may ease the suffering of millions struggling with recurring UTI's. This robust, Phase 3, multi center, randomized, double-blind study was designed to confirm the safety and effectiveness of MV140, a new vaccine designed to prevent [...]

By |2021-07-23T14:16:30-07:00July 22nd, 2021|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on New Vaccine Found to Reduce and Prevent Recurring UTI’s

Do you drink diet soda? Research identifies clear connection between aspartame & cancer

Do you chew gum? Drink diet sodas or hot chocolate? Enjoy cereals? Then the odds are that you have also consumed aspartame, one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in the world. It is prominently featured in "sugar free" products that are consumed by men, women and, of particular concern, children. The US FDA [...]

By |2021-07-07T20:50:46-07:00July 7th, 2021|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Do you drink diet soda? Research identifies clear connection between aspartame & cancer

Hunner’s lesion patient unexpectedly “cured” with a ligament repair

Here's a term you don't hear very often: Posterior Fornix Syndrome. Sounds odd, right? These pelvic pain patients struggle with many of the symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis, particularly nocturia, urgency, frequency and abnormal emptying. But rather than having a bladder disease, their condition is caused by weakness or tears of ligaments (uuterosacral) that support [...]

By |2021-06-03T16:44:54-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Hunner’s lesion patient unexpectedly “cured” with a ligament repair

New Survey Finds COVID-19 Significantly Worsens IC Symptoms

COVID-19 is a devastating viral infection that not only infects the lungs but also attacks the circulatory system and, for some patients, the urinary tract. Acute kidney injury is found in up to 25% of critically ill COVID patients though they are not sure why that happens.(1) The kidney itself could have been damaged by [...]

By |2021-01-08T00:51:15-08:00January 7th, 2021|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on New Survey Finds COVID-19 Significantly Worsens IC Symptoms

Transitioning From Elmiron®? Not sure what to do? Here Are Some Options

We have gotten many phone calls from frantic patients diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy due to Elmiron® use who wonder what treatment they should transition to. Researchers at the Emory Eye Center who made the original discovery of this new eye disease strongly encourage patients showing changes in their retina and vision (blurriness, difficulty in low [...]

By |2020-08-12T20:13:22-07:00August 12th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Transitioning From Elmiron®? Not sure what to do? Here Are Some Options

Bladder Builder One Year Follow Up Data – 60% of active users report less pain and fewer flares.

We wanted to know what patients experienced using BLADDER BUILDER® and developed a survey asking past and current customers their experience. The results were very encouraging. Like every other supplement and/or therapy, it certainly did not work for everyone. Forty one percent stopped the supplement for a variety of reasons including cost, physicians who wanted [...]

By |2020-08-10T20:40:28-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Bladder Builder One Year Follow Up Data – 60% of active users report less pain and fewer flares.

New Elmiron® Study Finds Progressive Eye Damage AFTER Stopping The Medication

In absolutely devastating news,  the first study demonstrating that retinal damage associated with Elmiron® use can progress after stopping the medication was released by Rachel Shah MD in the Journal of  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.(1)  It supports evidence presented by Rachel Huckfledt MD earlier this year which found significant progression of eye damage after [...]

By |2020-07-13T20:16:21-07:00July 13th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on New Elmiron® Study Finds Progressive Eye Damage AFTER Stopping The Medication

ELMIRON® Label in USA Now Includes New Warning About Eye Disease

Breaking News! After multiple research studies and peer reviewed publications, an FDA citizens petition and patients sharing their stories, the label for ELMIRON® has now been changed in the USA to include a new warning about eye disease. Here is what the revised label says: WARNINGS Retinal Pigmentary Changes Pigmentary changes in the retina, reported [...]

By |2020-08-12T16:58:24-07:00June 17th, 2020|Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on ELMIRON® Label in USA Now Includes New Warning About Eye Disease