J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVM  
Male, 57
Plano, TX

Specialties: Urogynecolog, Pelvic Reconstructive Medicine

Interests: Women's Health, Bladder Diseases
Plano Urogynecology Associates
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plano, TX
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Effective Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndromes

Aug 17, 2010 - 3 comments

Interstitial Cystitis








J. Kyle Mathews MD

Studies presented at the 25th European Association of Urology Annual Congress added to the current evidence that stimulation of the sacral nerve plexus, Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation or Interstim, provides long-term control of refractory Painful Bladder Syndromes (PBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC).

The study, from a Canadian team, found that symptoms improved in about 75% of patients with refractory PBS/IC who had a device implanted. Thus far, the benefits have been maintained for a mean of 5 years.
"Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis is a disabling chronic condition that does not improve with standard behavioral and medical treatment in approximately 30% to 40% of patients," according to Jerzy Gajewski, MD, president of the Canadian Urological Association and professor of urology and pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation or Interstim, which is a minimally invasive procedure, is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for managing the frequency-urgency syndrome, urge incontinence, and idiopathic urinary retention.  The use in refractory Painful Bladder Syndromes (PBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC) patients has shown great promises in patients who have failed other therapies.

J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano Urogynecology Associates

Plano OBGYN Associates  

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by Hill345, Aug 21, 2010
heyy I need your help are u a doctor please help i'm scared i'm going to die please

by cushy49, Sep 07, 2012
My daughter had IC•one doctor said it's like having migraines. I do k ow that kind of pain. She had 2 children. When she goes through her episode she can't take care of them or herself.our family does not see the severeness of her pain.
What can we do to assist her and can she get disability for het condition.
Please help.

by Sarahwithic, Jan 23, 2013
I also have ic and am a 20 year old female I need ways to make the urinating constantly stop

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