Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

Alis Kolter Panzera, MSN, CRNP


Urol Nurs. 2007;27(1):13-19. 

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PBS/IC is a chronic bladder condition that typically affects women. Diagnosis is made based on symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and pain, exclusion of other etiologies, and characteristic cystoscopic findings. Although the pathogenesis of the disease is still uncertain, it appears to be multifactorial in nature. Thus, treatments for PBS/IC are multimodal and aimed at alleviating symptoms. Increased awareness about PBS/IC will improve diagnosis and treatment for those who suffer from this often devastating condition.

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