What is IC PBS?

What is IC PBS?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder (PBS) is defined as a pain, pressure, or discomfort in the suprapubic or bladder area which can cause urinary frequency or the urge to urinate that has been present for at least six weeks.

What is IC in urology?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a complex, chronic disorder characterized by an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder, decreased bladder capacity, and glomerulations (pinpoint bleeding). IC may also be known as: Painful bladder syndrome.

Can I have interstitial cystitis without pain?

Often patients with IC have no pain and these data show that many patients present only with frequency issues and develop pain at a later time.

What is the main cause of cystitis?

Cystitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection, although it sometimes happens when the bladder is irritated or damaged for another reason.

What’s the difference between cystitis and a UTI?

Cystitis (sis-TIE-tis) is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. Most of the time, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection, and it’s called a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Does IC ever go away?

For about half the cases, interstitial cystitis goes away by itself. Among those who need treatment, most find relief and get their lives back to normal. Treatment is mainly about symptom control.

How is PBS treated?

Treatment for IC/PBS most commonly utilizes heparinoid drugs to help restore integrity of the bladder lining along with other oral medications. Bladder distension and intravesical drug therapy are other treatments that may provide relief in IC/PBS.

¿Qué significan las siglas PBS?

Las siglas PBS significan phosphate buffered saline. El pH y la osmolaridad son dos aspectos muy importantes que deben ser controlados en ciertos protocolos de laboratorio.

¿Qué es PBS en los Estados Unidos?

PBS es conocida en Estados Unidos por haber emitido la mayoría de series británicas en ese país. El mayor éxito que ha tenido es Downton Abbey, con la que ha llegado a cuadruplicar su audiencia media.

¿Cómo se financia PBS?

PBS se financia con las aportaciones de la Corporación para la Radiodifusión Pública (CPB), mediante cuotas de las estaciones afiliadas y con donaciones de los espectadores. Aunque las aportaciones federales son importantes para mantener el servicio, la mayor parte del dinero proviene de los donativos privados.

¿Cuáles son los programas más populares de PBS Kids?

Algunos de los programas infantiles más conocidos de PBS Kids son Sesame Street, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Arthur, Zoboomafoo, Barney y sus amigos, Clifford, el gran perro rojo, El autobús mágico, Jorge el curioso, Cyberchase y Wild Kratts. El canal también ha emitido series extranjeras como Pinky Dinky Doo, Teletubbies y Caillou .