Understanding Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

January 15, 2017 3:00PM

Interstitial Cystitis is a condition where people (mostly women) suffer the pain and agony of urinary tract infections without an infectious cause. Researchers now know that Interstitial Cystitis, also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome [IC/BPS], affects about 3% to 4% of Canadian women. There are https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27790294" target="_blank">new Canadian guidelines of which Dr. Curtis Nickel was one of the authors.


Dr. Nickel is a lead researcher on IC/BPS, who entered the field because he says that nobody in Canada was doing any research on the condition. He believes that IC/BPS patients are often relegated to the periphery of clinical practice.



Dr. Nickel will present a webinar looking at current treatment research options and the most recent research about IC/BPS. As with other CIRPD webinars, a quarter of the presentation time will allow for questions and answers from participants.



You will learn:



  1. IC/BPS is more complicated than a simple bladder pain condition
  2. To understand IC/BPS clinical picture, you must look outside the bladder
  3. IC/BPS patients are like snowflakes, superficially they present similarly, but in reality, each patient has a distinct personal clinical phenotype
  4. Management works best when a therapy is based on individualized phenotype specific therapy algorithm



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