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Interstitial Cystitis clinical trials at UC Health
4 in progress, 3 open to new patients

  • Engage 24: Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of URG101 in Subjects With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine if the combination product (URG101) is safe and effective versus its individual components (Heparin Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride) for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. The study is randomized and double-blinded such that neither the subject nor doctor will know which drug or placebo is received.

    at UCSD

  • Trans-MAPP II Study of Urologic Chronic Pelvin Pain

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network has been established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus on a broader approach to the study of Interstitial Cystitis (IC)/ Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) in men and women, and Chronic Prostatitis (CP)/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) in men, than previously undertaken. Patients with IC or CP are being recruited for a new study called the "Trans-MAPP Study of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain: Symptom Patterns Study (SPS). This research study will recruit Control Participants to better understand the symptoms of individuals with some form of IC or CP. As with many chronic pain disorders, IC and CP are poorly understood, and treatment is often not helpful. The goal of this study is to better understand how pain is felt in people with IC or CP and the investigators hope that this study will lead to improvement in the treatment of IC and CP.

    at UCLA

  • Trans-MAPP Symptom Patterns Study (SPS)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is the second phase of the MAPP Network and is designed to conduct a prospective, observational study of men and women with UCPPS, referred to as the Symptom Patterns Study (SPS), enriched with pre-defined subgroups, with longer follow-up, in order to further investigate clinical and biologic factors associated with worsening and/or improvement of reported urinary and non-urinary symptoms.

    at UCLA

  • Pilot Study of Percutaneous Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of IC/PBS

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    In 2014, the American Urological Association updated it management algorithm for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS). As the algorithm progresses, interventions become increasingly invasive and morbid. 4th line treatment is sacral neuromodulation (SNM), involving a two stage surgical procedure and permanent device implantation. While the mechanism for decrease in IC/PBS symptoms is unknown, SNM is thought act through central and peripheral mechanisms related to afferent signaling, causing modification of pain and lower urinary tract sensation.¹ Percutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a method of peripheral neuromodulation targeting the same nerve roots as SNM, but with significantly fewer risks. The purpose of our research is to determine if PTNS is effective in the treatment of IC/PBS. The results of this study will suggest future directions and provide critical information to design studies to determine to what extent and in what situations PTNS may be effective. The investigators will enroll subjects with IC/PBS and urinary frequency/urgency to treatment with 12 weekly treatments of PTNS. The investigators will assess symptoms and lower urinary tract function before, during and after the treatments. At the completion of treatments, subjects will be asked to enroll in post-study follow up monitoring to understand the duration of symptom effect.

    at UC Irvine