New diagnostic technique reveals a protein biomarker that accurately differentiates bladder cancer from benign inflammation
(Elsevier) Label-free digital pathology using infrared (IR) imaging with subsequent proteomic analysis for bladder cancer (BC) has revealed the first protein biomarker (AHNAK2) for BC. AHNAK2 differentiates between chronic cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) and a non-muscle invasive-type BC (carcinoma in situ) which is challenging to diagnose. A report in The American Journal of Pathology describes this new diagnostic procedure, which is label-free, automated, observer-independent, and as sensitive and specific as established histopathological methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bladder pain?
Bladder pain may occur due to interstitial cystitis, a bladder infection, bladder cancer, or kidney stones. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of bladder pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

UTI symptoms? Boots trials home test kit for patients - signs to look out for
UTI symptoms include needing to pass urine suddenly, or having pain while peeing. You could reveal whether you ’re at risk of urinary tract infection signs with Boots’s new home test kits. This is where to get your cystitis ‘Test and Treat Service’ treatment kit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI symptoms? Boots trials home test kit for patients - where to get yours revealed
UTI symptoms include needing to pass urine suddenly, or having pain while peeing. You could reveal whether you ’re at risk of urinary tract infection signs with Boots’s new home test kits. This is where to get your cystitis ‘Test and Treat Service’ treatment kit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI test often fails to detect infection, say researchers
Study suggests standard test, widely used since 1950s, does not work for chronic sufferersThe “gold standard” test for urinary tract infections (UTIs) is not fit for purpose, according to research which suggests that it fails to diagnose most chronic sufferers.UTIs afflict an estimated 150-200 million people around the world every year. While many, particularly young women, suffer acute attacks of cystitis, which is quickly resolved with a few days of antibiotics, chronic infection can stay with people for many years and wreak havoc with their lives.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Chlorella: A powerful medicinal plant that can prevent inflammation-related diseases, researchers find
(Natural News) Researchers in France have found that chlorella can reduce inflammation and prevent inflammation-related diseases. In their study, the researchers looked at the benefits of chlorella on visceral pain and associated inflammatory parameters related to cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder, in mice. Chlorella is a green microalgae that contains nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE Guideline [NG109]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing Water Intake Can Cut Cystitis Recurrence
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 -- For women at high risk for cystitis recurrence who drink low volumes of fluid daily, increasing water intake prevents recurrence, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Thomas M. Hooton,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why you keep getting cystitis, how to treat it successfully
Women's health experts Nina Brochmann and Ellen St økken Dahl explain why cranberry juice is futile and Ibuprofen may slow recovery, and what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain of cystitis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interstitial Cystitis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Millions of women are wrongly told to take ibuprofen for cystitis
Researchers at the University of Oslo studied 383 women and found those who take ibuprofen to relieve UTI symptoms have worse outcomes than women given antibiotics by their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women are wrongly told to take ibuprofen for misery of cystitis, but it makes it WORSE
Researchers at the University of Oslo studied 383 women and found those who take ibuprofen to relieve UTI symptoms have worse outcomes than women given antibiotics by their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs
(PLOS) Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Ingvild Vik and colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cystitis treatment: Back to the 1950s
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Doctors prescribe antibiotic treatments from the 1950s to fight antibiotic resistance. But these 'old' antibiotics were not tested in the same way as their modern counterparts before being put on the market. Doctors from UNIGE and HUG analyzed two antibiotics used against uncomplicated urinary tract infections. They discovered that the most widely prescribed antibiotic today does not meet the expected success rate, while the second most commonly prescribed antibiotic seems as effective as the newer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dogs may cause cystitis! Pooches increase their owners' risk of UTIs
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that two patients receiving hospital treatment for the condition carried the same infection-causing bacteria that was found in their dogs' faeces. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my urine smell like fish?
A person ’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Chronic Interstitial Cystitis: Comorbidities and Tobacco Use Chronic Interstitial Cystitis: Comorbidities and Tobacco Use
Might coexisting diseases and/or tobacco smoking contribute to the symptoms of chronic interstitial cystitis?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?
Bladder endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue grows on, or inside, the bladder. Symptoms include bladder pain and frequent urination. It does not directly affect fertility. Bladder endometriosis may be mistaken for interstitial cystitis. Treatments include surgery or hormone therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Protein derived from parasite has potential to alleviate debilitating disease
(Children's National Health System) A Children's-led research team has turned the tables on Schistosoma haematobium, a parasitic worm that freeloads in humans, by using a protein derived from the parasite as a therapeutic molecule to reduce bleeding and pain associated with chemotherapy-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bladder pressure?
It is normal to feel pressure on the bladder when needing to urinate, but some people feel this pressure constantly. Interstitial cystitis is often responsible for this feeling, and we explore the causes of this condition. We also discuss other symptoms, treatments, and how to prevent the feeling. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Brain Region Changes Associated with Symptoms in Women with Interstitial Cystitis
Study shows regional brain differences between women with interstitial cystitis (IC), also called IC/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), and healthy counterparts. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DIY cystitis therapy could end misery for thousands of women
From the age of 15, Mia Elderkvist suffered from repeated urinary tract infections which blighted her life. But a simple way of administering treatment changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Re-introducing an 'old' antibiotic may help fight multi-drug resistant bacteria
(Wiley) A new study indicates that the drug fosfomycin may be effective for treating multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. In most European countries, the oral formulation is only approved as a 3 gram single dose for the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis; however the Pharmacology Research& Perspectives study found that a dosing regimen of 6-12 grams per day divided in 3 doses is required for the treatment of systemic multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DR ELLIE: Cranberry juice won't fix cystitis   
Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice, dietary changes or passing urine before or after sex will not help ease recurrent cystitis. writes Dr Ellie in this week's Mail on Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis may increase the risk of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis
(Wiley) A new Neurology& Urodynamics study has demonstrated a link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Think Beyond the Bladder for Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Think Beyond the Bladder for Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Recurrent Cystitis? Drink More Water (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Upping water intake lowered risk of urinary tract infection in randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI explained: Washing your body like THIS can reduce cystitis risk
UTIs - properly known as urinary tract infections - include cystitis, which affects the majority of women at some point and can lead to a kidney infection and sepsis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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