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Interstim and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by | March 22nd, 2011

Interstim, an FDA approved treatment for urinary urgency and frequency that stimulates the sacral nerve near the tailbone to help restore control of the urinary bladder muscle. has been granted indication in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome according to sources. An announcement is expected soon. Till this is confirmed by the FDA and Medtronic, this information should be considered preliminary.

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What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It?

by | July 22nd, 2010

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) is a condition of the urinary bladder associated with pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort with persistent urge to void in the absence of urinary tract infection. The condition was first given its name in 1887 and has undergone several name changes and diagnostic criteria. Over 33 million Americans are affected by urinary dysfunction making this condition more prevalent than adult onset Diabetes in the U. S.

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