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Genetic Studies in Interstitial Cystitis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Children's Hospital Boston.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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First received: October 17, 2006
Last updated: July 21, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

Interstitial cystitis (also called painful bladder syndrome, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome) is a common condition with no known cure. Twin studies and family accounts have suggested that the condition may be genetic and passed down (or inherited) from one generation to the next.

In this study, we are collecting genetic material and medical information from families in North America in an attempt to identify genetic factors that may cause Interstitial Cystitis. We are enrolling families and individuals with IC/PBS/CPPS and their family members (both family members with and without IC like symptoms).

Interstitial Cystitis
Painful Bladder Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetic Studies in Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital Boston:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
We will collect and store DNA (via saliva) and urine on all participants.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Detailed Description:
To fully describe the phenotype of interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), in adults and children, and to correlate the phenotypic information to the genotypic findings utilizing linkage analysis and candidate gene studies. A North American cohort and a Bulgarian cohort will be recruited. Both individuals and families with IC/PBS/CPPS symptoms will be recruited to give a DNA (from saliva) and urine sample.

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We are collecting patients throughout North America (including the United States and Canada)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females of any age
  • Urinary frequency - more than 1X/hour, and/or
  • Dysuria, and/or
  • Pelvic, suprapubic, or abdominal pain - for 3 months or longer
  • Previously normal voiding pattern ( normal retrograde voiding cystourethrogram if done)
  • Nocturia
  • Normal urinary stream (by history)
  • No evidence of active bacterial UTI (no pyuria & negative urinary culture for last 3 months)
  • First degree relative of someone with above symptoms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major structural/anatomical urinary tract abnormalities by ultrasound
  • Underlying inborn conditions affecting the urinary tract
  • Surgery/chemotherapy affected pelvic area
  • Severe Constipation in children only
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00389142

Contact: Elicia A Estrella, MS, CGC 617-919-4552
Contact: Stephanie J Brewster, MS, CGC 617-919-4551

United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Elicia A Estrella, MS, CGC    617-919-4552   
Contact: Stephanie J Brewster, MS, CGC    617-919-4551   
Principal Investigator: Jordan Dimitrakov, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Boston
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Louis M Kunkel, Ph.D. Children's Hosptial, Boston
  More Information

Responsible Party: Louis M. Kunkel, Ph.D., Children's Hospital, Boston Identifier: NCT00389142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-11-160  PHS 398/2590 
Study First Received: October 17, 2006
Last Updated: July 21, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Boston:
pelvic pain
urinary frequency
painful bladder
urinary urgency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystitis, Interstitial
Pelvic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016