CE/CME No: CR-1307
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• Describe the pathophysiology of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), as it is currently understood.
• Discuss urogenital signs and symptoms that should prompt suspicion for IC/BPS in a primary care patient.
• Explain the clinical diagnosis of IC/BPS and key considerations for referral.
• Review medical management, nonoperative therapy, and surgical treatment of IC/BPS.
LaToya M. Haynes practices at the Carolinas Pain Institute and the Center for Clinical Research in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is a preceptor for PA students. Kelly Bilello is a PA at Genitourinary Surgical Consultants in Denver. Jade Breeback practices at Cone Health Primary Care in Kernersville, North Carolina. Jessica Cain is a PA in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Jennifer Wenninger is a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery PA at Bellin Health Care Systems in Green Bay, Wisconsin. M. Jane McDaniel is an Instructor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem.
The authors have no significant financial relationships to disclose.
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