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literature on international consultation on BPS  
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  • Bladder pain syndrome international consultation on incontinence
    Hanno P, Lin A, Nordling J, Nyberg L, van Ophoven A, Ueda T, Wein A. Neurourol Urodyn 2010;29:191-8
    - the Bladder Pain Syndrome Committee of the International Consultation on Incontinence was assigned the task by the consultation of reviewing the syndrome, formerly known as interstitial cystitis; this included the topics of definition, nomenclature, taxonomy, epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, symptom scales, outcome assessment, principles of management, specific therapies, and future directions in research
    the emphasis was on new information developed since the last consultation 4 years previously
    - the consultation decided to refer to the condition as "bladder pain syndrome" (BPS) because the designation is more descriptive of the clinical condition and better fits standard classification taxonomy
    - reasonable definitions of BPS include the definition of the ESSIC and a slight modification made at a SUFU sponsored Miami meeting in early 2008. Males or females with pain, pressure, or discomfort that they perceive to be related to the bladder with at least one urinary symptom, such as frequency not obviously related to high fluid intake, or a persistent urge to void should be evaluated for possible BPS

    - the initial assessment consists of a frequency/volume chart, focused physical examination, urinalysis, and urine culture; urine cytology and cystoscopy are recommended if clinically indicated
    - the consultation believes that the disorder is best viewed as one of a group of chronic pain syndromes, rather than as primarily an inflammatory bladder disorder
  • Status of international consensus on interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome/painful bladder syndrome: 2008 snapshot.
    Hanno P, Dmochowski R. Neurourol Urodyn. 2009 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]
    • the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology brought together thought leaders from Europe, Asia, and the United States to Miami, and a broad, structured discussion ensued which is the subject of this report
    • the most appropriate name of the disease remains an area of contention
    • a final "definition" of BPS/IC did garner substantial agreement among participants: an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms of more than 6 weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes

Proceedings of the International Consultation on Interstitial Cystitis (ICICJ) - March 28-30, 2003. Kyoto, Japan. Int J Urol 2003;10(suppl:i-iv):S1-70

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