Vol 4, No 5 (October 27, 2015): Translational Andrology and Urology (Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome: Part I)

Original Article

A survey on clinical practice of interstitial cystitis in Japan
Yukio Yamada, Akira Nomiya, Aya Niimi, Yasuhiko Igawa, Takaaki Ito, Hikaru Tomoe, Mineo Takei, Tomohiro Ueda, Yukio Homma

Review Article

The Interstitial Cystitis Association of America: lessons learned over the past 30 years
Vicki Ratner
Patient-centred standardization in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome—a PLEA
Jane M. Meijlink
Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome: the influence of modern diagnostic criteria on epidemiology and on Internet search activity by the public
Niall F. Davis, Sanjith Gnanappiragasam, John A. Thornhill
Clinical presentation and treatment of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) in India
Nagendra Nath Mishra
Novel research approaches for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: thinking beyond the bladder
Chris Mullins, Tamara Bavendam, Ziya Kirkali, John W. Kusek
Sympathetic nervous system and chronic bladder pain: a new tune for an old song
Ana Charrua, Rui Pinto, Lori Ann Birder, Francisco Cruz
Treatment of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis with botulinum toxin A: why isn’t it effective in all patients?
Neil S. Lamarre, Dale E. Bjorling
Angiogenic factors, bladder neuroplasticity and interstitial cystitis—new pathobiological insights
Ricardo Saban
Increased bladder permeability in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
Robert E. Hurst, Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Amy B. Wisniewski, Samuel VanGordon, Hsueh Kung Lin, Bradley P. Kropp, Rheal A. Towner
Intravesical liposome drug delivery and IC/BPS
Joseph J. Janicki, Michele A. Gruber, Michael B. Chancellor
Genitourinary mast cells and survival
Theoharis C. Theoharides, Julia M. Stewart


The series “Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. Grannum R. Sant and Ricardo Saban served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.