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Chronic Pelvic Pain Study

This five-year trial, the largest study grant ever awarded to the UI Department of Urology, seeks to better understand the underlying causes of the two most prominent chronic urological pain syndromes—interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (IC/CPPS). In addition to moving beyond traditional bladder- and prostate-specific research directions, the MAPP Network research teams are investigating potential relationships between these two urological syndromes and other chronic conditions that are sometimes seen in IC/PBS and CP/CPPS patients, such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

For more information about the trial, contact Mary Eno, study coordinator, at 319-384-9265, toll-free 866-309-0834 or mary-eno@uiowa.edu.