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BPS and associated diseases: literature on BPS and associated disorders (general)  
 

ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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  • The Fibromyalgia Bladder Index.
    Brand K, Littlejohn G, Kristjanson L, et al. Clin Rheumatol. 2007 May 3; [Epub ahead of print]
    • the aim of this study was to determine whether the Interstitial Cystitis Symptom and Problem Index (ICSI/ICPI), is a valid, reliable, and clinically relevant instrument to assess the sensory urinary symptoms in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM)
    • factor analysis displayed two separate components of symptom and problem combinations as distinct from the original ICSI/ICPI developed for the interstitial cystitis population
    • the eight items of the index configured differently and formed two subscales of a newly developed Fibromyalgia Bladder Index
    • the two subscales of this index include the Bladder Urgency and Pain Subscale and the Bladder Frequency and Nocturia Subscale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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