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cystitis are angry. Physicians managing continues to improve, the two most
Beyond the Bladder
umbrella of IC. Many small treatment trials have shown promising results,
the Snow Flake
to large well designed multi-center placebo controlled clinical trials. We
have come to accept that we will likely presenting with the characteristic
will “cure” all patients diagnosed with
actually a completely unique individual well as at least one irritative voiding [3,4]. Each patient likely has a slightly
name interstitial cystitis do it justice?
Or are the recently introduced terms of find a single universal theory that
diagnosed with interstitial cystitis have
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bladder will only benefit those patients
expected that most, if not all patients,
to the criteria we use clinically to make who have confirmed significant
social interactions . It appears that
If patients are much more complicated patients who report pain with
anesthesia) and/or patients with typical
biopsy. It is likely that future studies
FaIlure oF tradItIonal
Interstitial Cystitis . In developing
bladder pain, pelvic muscle pain/spasm hydroxyzine, antibiotics and various
traditional IC bladder centric therapies
efficacy. In fact the large NIH clinical
reported trials have suggested benefits sulphate), hydroxyzine for those
trials will show a differential treatment
on cystosopic and/or biopsy findings).
to treat bacteriuria in IC patients with
effect problems and would not be universally applicable to all patients.
phenotypes. The UPOINT phenotyping therapy would include medical
treated in order to achieve a successful Tenderness: Therapy for this domain
In the same trial, patients treated with
“real-life” clinical practice studies.
with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and patients according to phenotypes
and probably the Tenderness Domains, findings (including biomarkers). We
Figure: UPOINT phenotypic domains (“the
Snow Flake” Hypothesis)
UPOINT: THE SNOW FLAKE HYPOTHESIS
Clinical Phenotyping of
Patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
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