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literature on BPS and epidemiology  

ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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  • Epidemiologic issues in interstitial cystitis.
    Parsons JK, Kurth K, Sant GR. Urology 2007;69(4 Suppl):5-8
    • the authors suggest that because IC is substantially underdiagnosed, its actual prevalence may affect as many as 1 in 4 to 5 women and 1 in 20 men
  • Prevalence and correlates for interstitial cystitis symptoms in women participating in a health screening project.
    Temml C, Wehrberger C, Riedl C, Ponholzer A, Marszalek M, Madersbacher S. Eur Urol 2006 Aug 30; PMID: 16979286
  • Prevalence of interstitial cystitis symptoms in women: a population based study in the primary care office.
    Rosenberg MT, Hazzard M. J Urol 2005;174:2231-4
  • Prevalence of clinically confirmed interstitial cystitis in women: a population based study in Finland.
    Leppilahti M, Sairanen J, Tammela TL, et al. J Urol 2005;174:581-3
  • Incidence of physician-diagnosed interstitial cystitis in Olmsted County: a community-based study.
    Roberts RO, Bergstralh EJ, Bass SE, et al. BJU Int 2003;91:181-5
  • Prevalence of symptoms related to interstitial cystitis in women: a population based study in Finland.
    Leppilahti M, Tammela TL, Huhtala H, Auvinen A. J Urol 2002;168:139-43
  • Interstitial Cystitis in Japan
    Ito T, Miki M, Yamada T. BJU Int 2000;86:634-7
  • Epidemiology of interstitial cystitis: a polulation based study.
    Curhan GC, Speizer FE, Hunter DJ, et al. J Urol 1999;161:549-52
  • Interstitial cystitis in the Netherlands: prevalence, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic preferences.
    Bade JJ, Rijcken B, Mensink HJ. J Urol 1995;154:2035-7; discussion 2037-8
  • Epidemiology of interstitial cystitis.
    Oravisto KJ. Ann Chir Gynaecol Fenn 1975;64:75-7
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