Genetic Studies in Interstitial Cystitis
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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).
Painful Bladder Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Genetic Studies in Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome|
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00389142
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Principal Investigator:||Louis M Kunkel, Ph.D.||Children's Hosptial, Boston|