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Interstitial cystisis

Jeffrey R Dell, C Lowell Parsons
Gynecologists have been challenged by the diversity in treatment approaches and the historical absence of effective therapy for interstitial cystisis (IC). Until recently, the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment was bladder instillation with dimethyl sulfoxide, a moderately effective and safe, albeit invasive, process. The approval in 1996 of pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) provided IC patients with an effective and safe oral regimen that specifically targets and repairs the damaged urothelium...
March 2004: Journal of Reproductive Medicine
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