[PDF] Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis June 2007

Source:
Canadian Urological Association
Publisher:
Canadian Urological Association
Publication date:
01 February 2009

Abstract

These guidelines address the diagnosis and management of interstitial cystitis.

Because of similarities with interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome,and other chronic pain syndromes,there has been a move to change terminology to reflect widely encompassing pain taxonomies. This is reflected in the term bladder pain syndrome.At the time of writing (2007) all three existing English terminologies (interstitial cystitis (IC), painful bladder syndrome (PBS), or bladder pain syndrome) are used worldwide.