P.020| Volume 163, ISSUE 1-2, P48-49, September 01, 2011

Design and feasibility of ICEPAC (Interstitial Cystitis: Elucidation of Psychophysiologic and Autonomic Characteristics) — Stress response and psychophysiologic measures

      Background: Interstitial cystitis (IC — Bladder Pain Syndrome), is characterized by pain in the bladder worse when full and better when empty along with urgency and frequency. Despite extensive research, the pathophysiology is unknown and there is no effective treatment. ICEPAC aims to evaluate psychophysiologic contributions to this disorder, and to determine whether this stress response demonstrates similar abnormalities to one of the animal models.
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