Comorbidities of Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis: A population-based study

ArticleinBJU International 110(11C) · September 2012with25 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.53 · DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11539.x · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Study Type – System prevalence (cohort)
    Level of Evidence 2a
    What's known on the subject? and What does the study add?
    Compared with the general population, patients with BPS/IC often experience difficulties in performing normal activities owing to physical limitations, decreased energy, greater pain and impaired social functioning
    With the exception of metastatic cancer, separate conditional logistic regression analyses in this study suggested that subjects with BPS/IC were consistently more likely than subjects without BPS/IC to have all the medical comorbidities investigated. When compared with subjects without BPS/IC, subjects with BPS/IC had particularly higher odds of comorbid neurological diseases, rheumatological diseases and mental illnesses.