//Latest Research

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 October 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

LiRIS® Clinical Trial Launched in USA & Canada for Interstitial Cystitis

TARIS Biomedical® has initiated a second Phase 2 study investigating LiRIS in women with Interstitial Cystitis. LiRIS is designed to continuously provide lidocaine over an extended period in the bladder. You may be able to participate! The study is currently active at 13 study centers across the United States and one in Canada, and will [...]

By | 2017-01-31T13:41:09+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Clinical Trials, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on LiRIS® Clinical Trial Launched in USA & Canada for Interstitial Cystitis

Prostatitis patients show food sensitivity similar to IC/BPS

Men struggling with prostatitis should take note of this important study, the first of its kind demonstrating that prostate and pelvic pain patients struggle with more intense symptoms after consuming certain foods and beverages, particularly spicy and carbonated foods. A total of 95 men with prostatitis completed a survey that assessed their reaction, if any, [...]

By | 2017-01-31T13:43:16+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Latest Research, Research, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Prostatitis patients show food sensitivity similar to IC/BPS