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Aquinox Halts All Rosiptor IC/BPS Research But Continues Chronic Prostatitis Study

We were heartbroken to learn that Rosiptor (AQX-1125), once believed to be a promising new therapy for interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome, has failed to demonstrate success in their latest clinical trial, the Phase 3 LEADERSHIP 301 study. In a press conference, David Main, CEO of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, said “This is a disappointing result for [...]

By |2018-08-02T20:20:27+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on Aquinox Halts All Rosiptor IC/BPS Research But Continues Chronic Prostatitis Study

Hunner’s Lesion Triamcinolone Treatment Shows Effectiveness and Long Term Durability

If you struggle with Hunner's lesions (aka Hunne's ulcers), the odds are that you've tried a variety of bladder treatments with little effect. Why is Elmiron and/or DMSO ineffective for Hunner's lesions? Because they don't treat the lesion directly. The American Urology Association recommends lesion directed therapy: fulguration, laser therapy and/or triamcinolone injection into the [...]

By |2018-05-29T21:49:04+00:00May 29th, 2018|Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on Hunner’s Lesion Triamcinolone Treatment Shows Effectiveness and Long Term Durability

Substantial Revision and Removal Rate for Interstim

Neuromodulation uses a mild electrical impulse on various nerves to help maintain appropriate nerve function in the bladder. Two different forms of neuromodulation are available: post-tibial nerve stimulation (Urgent PC® by Congentix Medical) and sacral or pudendal nerve stimulation (Interstim® by Medtronic). Both procedures are FDA and Medicare approved for urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence and overactive [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:01:13+00:00October 23rd, 2016|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on Substantial Revision and Removal Rate for Interstim

A New Chronic Pelvic Pain Terminology Guide Adds Clarity For IC

Earlier this year, the International Continence Society released new terminology standards to aid in the diagnosis of ALL chronic pelvic pain disorders, including those that affect the bladder(1). This is a powerful document that will help physicians and patients identify and classify potential sources of their pelvic pain. Consider the plight of a young patient with [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:01:15+00:00October 19th, 2016|Conference Reports, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on A New Chronic Pelvic Pain Terminology Guide Adds Clarity For IC

New IC Treatments Currently in the IC Pipeline

New, Promising Treatments - AF 219, LiRIS, AQX-1125, GM-0111, LP-08 Patients constantly ask "Is there anything new?" Yes, Virginia, IC research is alive and well with teams from around the world exploring new treatments. Here's our review of the most promising projects in the IC Pipeline! Afferent Pharmaceuticals AF-219 Afferent Pharmaceuticals is developing a potential new [...]

By |2016-10-07T17:37:04+00:00October 7th, 2016|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on New IC Treatments Currently in the IC Pipeline

Fall 2015 IC Research Review

Statin Drugs Found To Irritate The Bladder & Increase the Risk For IC If you have regularly used statin medications to lower cholesterol levels and had your IC begin AFTER you began their use, you should find this new study interesting. Researchers in Taiwan have determined that long term or irregular use of statin medication [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:45:09+00:00October 21st, 2015|Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on Fall 2015 IC Research Review

New Blood Tests For IBS Offer Quicker Diagnosis

Irritable bowel syndrome is a strongly related condition to interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain. If you're like most patients, you've probably faced doctors (and family members) who simply didn't believe you and/or who may have suggested that this was a mental or psychiatric disorder. Not true and now we have concrete evidence that will [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:03:27+00:00May 14th, 2015|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on New Blood Tests For IBS Offer Quicker Diagnosis

Bacteria Found in Bladders of Healthy Women Differ From Those in Women with Incontinence

Newswise — Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. These findings, published July 9, 2014, in the American Society for Microbiology’s online journal mBio, suggest that bacterial communities may play a role in female [...]

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 [...]

LiRIS® Research Study in IC Patients with Hunner’s Ulcers & Lesions

This is the first of two clinical trial announcements released by the ICN today, both featuring clinical trials for interstitial cystitis. This first study is evaluating the use of LiRIS in the treatment of Hunner's lesions, aka ulcers. Early LiRIS pain studies found that some Hunner's ulcers were responding to treatment, a result we have [...]

By |2017-01-31T13:40:37+00:00October 17th, 2013|Clinical Trials, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, News, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on LiRIS® Research Study in IC Patients with Hunner’s Ulcers & Lesions