The Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin a and Sacral Neuromodulation in the Management of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 14, 2018 10:58:16 PM

 

The following article is based on a study which addresses the evidences available in the medical literature on the efficacy of Botulinum Toxin A (BoNT-A) and sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in patients suffering from interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS). We will discuss this study to identify the mechanism of action and draw a clear conclusion based on the clinical efficacy of both therapies.

Introduction

The terms interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome are used side by side. IC/BPS is often used like this in the medical world, boasting symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency and bladder pain, pressure and/or discomfort in the absence of other pathological findings. Current management aims to decrease symptoms such as bladder pain and lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms.

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Topics: BoNT-A, sacral neuromodulation, SNM, bladder pain syndrome, Botulinum Toxin A, botox, interstitial cystitis

Urodynamics and Interstitial Cystitis

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 1, 2017 12:56:31 PM

For complicated cases of Interstitial Cystitis, urodynamics testing may be recommended. What is urodynamics and interstitial cystitis? How are urodynamics tests performed, and for whom are they recommended? The answers to these questions will be discussed here.

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Topics: urodynamics, Urodynamics Testing, interstitial cystitis

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