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literature on Sjögren's syndrome and BPS  

ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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  • Lower urinary tract symptoms in female patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
    Lee KL, Chen MY, Yeh JH, et al. Scand J Rheumatol 2006;35:96-101
    • patients with RA were found to have similar urinary complaints when compared to controls; however, those with secondary SS had a greater severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, a finding similar to that observed in patients with primary SS
  • Refractory case of Interstitial Cystitis associated with Sjögren's syndrome: Beneficial effect of steroids in treatment
    James N.V.M., Bheri M.M., Taube M. Scottish Medical Journal 2006;51:3
    • the authors report a case of severe IC associated with Sjogren's syndrome in whom bladder symptoms responded to a course of steroids where other conventional management did not help
    • the authors believe that a high index of suspicion for the association of these two diseases would help treat some of the refractory cases of IC with a trial of corticosteroids
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  • Sjögren's syndrome in patients with interstitial cystitis. Preliminary results in 100 patients.
    van de Merwe JP. Int J Urol 2003;10 Suppl:S69
    • abstract of the presentation at the ICICJ (International Consultation on Interstitial Cystitis Japan, Kyoto 2003)
  • [Unusual complication of primary Gougerot-Sjögren syndrome: interstitial cystitis] [article in French] Fauchais AL, Hatron PY, Michon Pasturel U, et al. Rev Med Interne 2001;22:405-7
  • Sjögren's syndrome, keratoconjunctivitis sicca and focal lymphocytic sialoadenitis in patients with interstitial cystitis.
    van de Merwe JP, Kamerling R, Arendsen HJ, et al. In: Sjögren's Syndrome - State of the Art, Ed Homma M, Sugai S, Tojo et al., Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, August 11-13, 1993. Kugler Publ. Amsterdam/New York 1994, pp 347-9
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