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From symptoms to treatments: All you need to know about cystitis
CYSTITIS is one of the most common women ’s problems but it’s also one of those awkward subjects. Our writer gives the lowdown... (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symptoms of cystitis probably caused by bacterial infection, even when tests are negative
The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UTI test used by GPs gives wrong results in at least a fifth of cases, study claims
A large proportion of patients seeking help for urinary tract infections are being misdiagnosed – and even told their problem is psychological, say researchersA test that is routinely used by doctors to diagnose urinary tract infections wrongly gives a negative result in a fifth of cases, scientists have found.The findings imply that a large proportion of women who seek medical help for UTIs such as cystitis are being misdiagnosed, with some being told their problem is psychological. Many women with severe symptoms are also likely to have been refused antibiotics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Health Biology Women & wellbeing Life and style Society Microbiology Source Type: news

Women are being denied antibiotics for cystitis
A third of those with an infection did not show up as having one on the British test as it is not sensitive enough to pick up the bacterial infection causing the problems (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symptoms of cystitis probably caused by bacterial infection, even when tests are negative
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say they are a step closer to solving chronic bladder diseases
Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine -- paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases such as interstitial cystitis and cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists say they are a step closer to solving chronic bladder diseases
(University of York) Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine -- paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases such as interstitial cystitis and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Approaches in Managing Interstitial Cystitis New Approaches in Managing Interstitial Cystitis
While there is no consensus on treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, the American Urological Association guideline recommends a step-wise approach.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Measuring pain: SLU scientist tests possible biomarkers
(Saint Louis University) A Saint Louis University researcher will leverage her discovery of a pain pathway to determine if either of two key molecules can be used as biomarkers for pain associated with four debilitating health conditions: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chronic cystitis leaves thousands in agony as antibiotics fail to kill their infections
For eight months, Carolyn Andrew from Hertfordshire struggled with her symptoms which doctors insisted were not caused by an infection, leaving the 65-year-old ‘desperate’ and ‘suicidal'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus responsible 'damages bladder lining for years'
The bug that causes and is responsible for cystitis, a type of e Coli bacteria, can reprogram the lining of the bladder, researchers from Washington University in St Louis found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors told me the pain was all in my mind
OUTDATED tests are forcing women to live with agonising cystitis but there is now hope. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Poor testing of 'super-cystitis' could leave women with symptoms 'for rest of their lives'
Urinary tract infections affect 150 million people worldwide each year. But James Malone-Lee, a professor of medicine, at University College London, said the real number could be higher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies
Cystitis is a common infection, particularly in women. Although usually treatable with antibiotics, patients can be plagued with recurrent and chronic infections. When ascending to the kidneys, bladder infections can turn into a life threatening complications, a particular concern in case of multidrug-resistant strains of the causative Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium. A new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies has now been taken by researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Towards better treatment of cystitis
(University of Southern Denmark) Every year, millions of people are treated for cystitis, but despite its prevalence, the disease is still a scientific mystery. Now a research team has succeeded in identifying how the bacteria responsible for the disease cause the disease to develop. This is a cause for optimism that more effective treatment methods can be developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Menopause sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Support Groups sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How long until your antibiotics stop working?
Increasingly bacteria are becoming resistant to the drugs. Emily Morris, 23, who lives in Milton Keynes, (pictured) has had attacks of cystitis for years, but penicillins now rarely work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are scientists one step closer to a cystitis cure?
Scientists in Basel and Zurich found a protein (red and yellow) on the E.coli bacteria (grey) allows it to attach to the wall of the urinary tract, and grow up the urethra - raising hopes of new drugs to replace antibiotics as treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungi Prevalent in Urine of Women With Chronic Pelvic Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fungi may play role in interstitial cystitis flares (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - January 22, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

University of Virginia School of Medicine could have found the END of cystitis
The tentacles are coiled tightly like a spring, allowing the bacteria to withstand the torrent of urine, and trigger painful UTIs, scientists at the University of Virginia and University College London discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Interstitial Cystitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
This article examines the condition's symptoms, potential causes and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

bene-Arzneimittel receives orphan drug status for pentosan polysulphate
Pentosan polysulphate has been awarded the status of an orphan drug from the EMA for the indication of interstitial cystitis (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - December 18, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick bladder interstitial cystitis Latest News orphan drug pentosan polysulphate Source Type: news

Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, Now What: A New Study Shows That Surgery Is the Best Option
With prostate cancer being one of the leading cancers in men, finding the best way to treat it has become increasingly important. A new study points to why surgery might be the best long term treatment option, especially for men with localized prostate cancer. Researchers from Odette Caner Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute (University of Toronto, Canada) conducted a meta-analysis of 19 studies comparing the success/survival rates of surgery vs. radiation. All in all, this added up to about 120,000 men who received either surgery or radiation as treatment for their localized prostate cancer. What researchers found was t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can I do about my chronic cystitis? I’m so sore I can barely sit
I HAVE interstitial cystitis. My consultant says the next option is surgery, which I don’t want. I’m so sore I can barely sit. What can I do? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines on the prevention/control of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria
(Elsevier) Gram-negative bacteria include common types such as E. coli that all of us carry in our bowels. When these bacteria get into other parts of the body they can cause infections, including common infections such as cystitis or urinary tract infections. The bacteria can also be readily spread from person to person. Multi-drug-resistant strains are resistant to most, or all, of the common antibiotics that we use to treat infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: What's the best way to get rid of cystitis? 
Dr Scurr advises a patient who regularly suffers with urinary infections and has been taking a low dosage of antibiotics (one a day) for two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taris reboots with $32m round for bladder tech
A year after dealing its Liris bladder treatment to Allergan in a deal worth up to $588 million, Taris Biomedical raised another $32 million to put toward the implant, which is designed to deliver drugs directly to the bladder. Allergan paid $67.5 million in cash in August 2014 for Liris, a drug-device combination designed to deliver lidocaine to treat interstitial cystitis, or bladder pain syndrome. The deal also included $295 million in development milestones and another $225 million in commercial milestones. Today Taris said it’s planning to investigate other treatments using the same impl...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Taris Biomedical Venture Capital/Private Equity Source Type: news

A Murine Model for Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common bacterial infections of humans. The mouse provides an excellent and tractable model system for cystitis and pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli and other uropathogens. Using a well-established model of experimental cystitis in which the bladders of female mice are infected via transurethral catheterization, the molecular details of the pathogenesis of bacterial cystitis have been substantially illuminated in the last decade. Uropathogenic E. coli attach to bladder epithelium (both in human and mouse) via adhesive type 1 pili, establish a replicative niche withi...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - October 16, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Guidelines Often Overlooked for Uncomplicated CystitisGuidelines Often Overlooked for Uncomplicated Cystitis
The overuse of fluoroquinolones and treatment durations longer than recommended are common in primary care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Common infections after a hysterectomy
The post Common infections after a hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are: • Urinary tract infection • Infection of any abdominal wounds. Abdominal hysterectomy wound infections According to Professor Patrick Duff, infections of the wound occur in approximately 3% of abdominal hysterectomies. Research suggests that the risk is increased by obesity, diabetes, immunodeficiency disorder, use of systemic corticosteroids, smoking, wou...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Risks post op infection urinary infection Source Type: news

Cystitis sufferers should be able to buy antibiotics WITHOUT prescription, says GP
Dr Kyle Knox wrote in the BMJ that women should be able to treat the painful urinary tract infection themselves without a prescription to try and relieve pressure on busy GPs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystitis treatment should not require a prescription, GP says
Allowing women to access treatment for cystitis from a pharmacy would save three million appointments a yearRelated items from OnMedicaAntimicrobial resistance is now a global threatGPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoeaRCGP backs O’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 15, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause
The post Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. A surgical menopause is one caused when a woman has her ovaries removed. It can also refer to a menopause triggered following a hysterectomy that has left her ovaries in place. There are many menopausal symptoms and some, like the hot flush, are often easier to deal with than others. Perhaps the hardest ones to overcome though are those that affect our sexual well-being and these include things like vaginal dryness or loss of libido. In this article we’re going to explore issues around painful sex because for some ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 8, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Menopause sexuality Source Type: news

Lesley Kime vows never to wear skinny jeans again after they triggered urine infection
Lesley Kime, 31, from Tyne-and-Wear, was left writhing in agony and bedridden from cystitis. She is now on a mission to warn other women about the dangers of reaching for their favourite pair. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Always getting cystitis? It could be because your urine's too acidic
The acidity of a person's urine may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, enabling it to flourish, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women are 'mistaking the signs of bladder cancer for cystitis', experts warn
Public Health England has warned survival rates for the disease in women are around 10 per cent lower than in men, as a result of later diagnosis and having rarer forms of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with cysitis manages to cure condition - by cutting out PIZZA
Sarah Carr, 23, from Hull, suffered with interstitial cystitis for 17 years, and was bullied at primary school for needing to run to the loo. Finally, she found cutting out alcohol, spicy food and pizza helped. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study could point toward better decisions for treating men with prostate cancer
UCLA researchers have found that radiation therapy is the most common treatment for men with prostate cancer regardless of the aggressiveness of the tumor, the risk to the patient or the patient’s overall prognosis. This finding lays the groundwork for doctors to make more informed decisions about treatment options and provide better information for people with the disease. A team led by Dr. Karim Chamie, an assistant professor of urology at UCLA, analyzed data from 2004 through 2007 for more than 37,000 patients. They found that radiation therapy was the most common treatment for prostate cancer, and that the most s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 25, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How long do YOU wear your pyjamas before washing them? After study finds many of us wait more than two WEEKS, expert warns this risks MRSA, cystitis and skin infections
Women say they alternate between a few pairs of PJs, so forget how long they've been out for, while men say they don't do the washing, so just wear what's to hand, a poll by Ergoflex found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily dose of Viagra to ease pain of cystitis
New research suggests that the anti-impotence drug for men also helps to ease symptoms in women with interstitial cystitis, a severe form of the bladder infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Infections: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options
A urinary tract infection, also known as a bladder infection or acute cystitis, is an infection of a part or parts of the female or male urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of the ureters, kidneys, urethra and bladder. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is not technically a sexually transmitted one; however, sexual activity is a common cause of UTI’s for adults who are sexually active. When the infection affects the lower urinary tract the condition is known as a, 'simple cystitis,' or bladder infection. When it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as, 'pyelonephritis,' or a kidney infection. The most com...
Source: Disabled World - October 26, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

Cystitis sufferer has endured excruciating condition for 11 years
Lauren Sutcliffe, 23, from Sunderland, has suffered interstitial cystitis since she was 11 years old leaving her plagued by painful kidney and bladder problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methoxetamine: a ketamine analog that is NOT bladder friendly
3.5 out of 5 stars Methoxetamine — a novel recreational drug with potent hallucinogenic properties. Zawilska JB. Toxicol Lett 2014 Aug 13. pii: S0378-4274(14)01298-3. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.08.011. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Methoxetamine (MXE) is a structural analog of ketamine, with effects that are similar but more intense and longer-lasting. Street names include: MXE Mexxy  M-ket MEX Kmax Special M MA “Legal ketamine” Minx Jipper Roflcoptr Since chronic exposure to ketamine is known to cause ulcerative cystitis, MXE is sometimes touted as “bladder friendly.” Howeve...
Source: The Poison Review - August 20, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical bladder toxicity genitourinary toxicity ketamine methoxetamine MXE Source Type: news

Interstitial Cystitis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 13, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news