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Bladder Pain Syndrome

A Guide for Clinicians

  • Jørgen Nordling
  • Jean Jacques Wyndaele
  • Joop P. van de Merwe
  • Pierre Bouchelouche
  • Mauro Cervigni
  • Magnus Fall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Philip M. Hanno
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mirja Ruutu, Mikael Leppilahti, Jukka Sairanen
    Pages 11-19
  4. Joop P. van de Merwe, Jørgen Nordling, Pierre Bouchelouche, Mauro Cervigni, Magnus Fall, Jean-Jacques Wyndaele
    Pages 21-33
  5. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Kirsten Bouchelouche, Pierre Bouchelouche
      Pages 71-86
    3. Jean-Jacques Wyndaele, Silvia Malaguti
      Pages 87-102
    4. John W. Warren, Joop P. van de Merwe, J. Curtis Nickel
      Pages 103-115
  6. Clinical Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. John Hughes, Mahindra Chincholkar
      Pages 119-123
    3. Mauro Cervigni, Franca Natale
      Pages 125-139
    4. Dean A. Tripp, J. Curtis Nickel
      Pages 141-162
    5. Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, Kristene E. Whitmore, Robert M. Moldwin
      Pages 163-173
  7. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. John W. Warren, Philip M. Hanno
      Pages 177-188
    3. Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, Kristene E. Whitmore
      Pages 189-203
    4. Pierre Bouchelouche, Kirsten Bouchelouche
      Pages 205-217
    5. Christina Kåbjörn-Gustafsson, Ralph Peeker
      Pages 231-239

About this book


Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Clinicians  provides a comprehensive update in the pathophysiology, epidemiology, terminology, evaluation and treatment of patients with pelvic pain perceived to be related to the urinary bladder. The volume covers the tremendous evolution during the last decade in our understanding of pain syndromes and their diagnosis and treatment. It is now clear that Bladder Pain Syndrome belongs to the family of pain syndromes,  and therefore treatment has moved from the treatment of the bladder to the treatment of a pain syndrome with the special problems this presents when the pain syndrome involves urinary symptoms. Interstitial Cystitis was poorly defined and the interpretation and patient selection differed enormously around the world in many ways, making exchange of information unreliable and confusing. Bladder Pain Syndrome is clearly defined and the result is a much better patient selection. This volume provides state of the art background for making a correct evaluation and diagnosis of patients with pelvic pain and voiding problems resulting in a more focused treatment to the benefit of the patients. The volume also covers the close relationship between different pain syndromes including those outside the pelvis.

Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Clinicians will be of great utility to urologists, gynecologists and all health professionals dealing with patients with pelvic pain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jørgen Nordling
    • 1
  • Jean Jacques Wyndaele
    • 2
  • Joop P. van de Merwe
    • 3
  • Pierre Bouchelouche
    • 4
  • Mauro Cervigni
    • 5
  • Magnus Fall
    • 6
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDepartment of UrologyHerlevDenmark
  2. 2.University Hospital AntwerpDepartment of UrologyEdegemBelgium
  3. 3.and Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC,Departments of ImmunologyRotterdamNetherlands
  4. 4.Koege HospitalDepartment of Clinical BiochemistryCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.Department Obstetrics and GynecologyDepartment of Urogynecology S.Carlo-IDIRomeItaly
  6. 6.Institute of Clinical SciencesDepartment of UrologyGöteborgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Clinicians
  • Editors Jørgen Nordling
    Jean Jacques Wyndaele
    Joop P. van de Merwe
    Pierre Bouchelouche
    Mauro Cervigni
    Magnus Fall
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-6928-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9617-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-6929-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Pain Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

“The book is most suitable for medical practitioners who encounter patients with BPS in their practice and participate in their treatment. … Medical practitioners who diagnose and treat patients with BPS should look to this condensed book for a thorough overview of the condition. It provides an up-to-date discussion of the background of IC/BPS, pathophysiology of the syndrome, and proper diagnosis and treatment. Overall, it is a detailed resource for practitioners looking to improve their understanding and management of patients with BPS.” (Alana M. Murphy, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)

“This new book provides a comprehensive update on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, terminology, evaluation and treatment of patients with IC/BPS. … While intended as a guide for clinicians, patients will have no problems in reading this text. The book includes many interesting topics that have not really been considered before … . this book particularly comprehensive and a valuable aid to anyone treating this complex group of patients.” (International Painful Bladder Foundation, Issue 32, February, 2013)