The Boston Children’s Hospital is recruiting Interstitial Cystitis patients for testing to see if there are genetic markers involved in the disease.
Criteria for Inclusion:
- Males and females ages 8 and older
- Urinary frequency more than 1 time per hour, and/or
- Dysuria (painful or difficult urination), and/or
- Pelvic, suprapubic, or abdominal pain for 3 months or longer
- Previously normal voiding pattern (normal retrograde voiding cystourethrogram if done). A cystourethrogram is an examination of the bladder and lower urinary tract using a special form of X-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast medium.
- Nocturia (need to get up in the night to urinate)
- Normal urinary stream (by history)
- No evidence of active bacterial urinary tract infection (no pyuria, & negative urinary culture for last 3 months)
- Must be first degree relative of someone with above symptoms.
- Major structural/anatomical urinary tract abnormalities by ultrasound
- Underlying inborn conditions
- Severe constipation.
Location and Contact Information:
Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Program in Genomics/Harvard Neuromuscular Disease Project
Jordan Dimitrakov, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Please refer to study by ClinicalTrials.gov number NCT00389142
Contact Elicia Estrella, MS, CGC. Phone 617-919-4552. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org