Alterations in connectivity on functional magnetic resonance imaging with provocation of lower urinary tract symptoms: a MAPP research network feasibility study of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes.
This study found that MRIs performed on patients with full bladders can detect differences in brain activity between people with and without urologic chronic pelvic pain.
This article discusses the similarities and differences in blood flow in the brains of healthy controls and patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain.
This article found a number of molecules which signal inflammation may be linked to symptom changes in IC/BPS.
This article discusses the neuroimaging (MRI) procedures used in MAPP, and how study sites across the country collaborated to collect the best data.
This article discusses how pain and urinary symptoms should be looked at separately, rather than combined.
This article discusses symptom variability in men and women.
This study found that there may be a number of small molecules that contribute to IC/BPS symptoms.
This article discusses how MAPP Network investigators determined what symptoms they would prioritize when using rodents to study IC/BPS.
This article provides the first description of differences in the brains of females with chronic pelvic pain.
This article reports chronic pelvic pain patients’ descriptions of their symptoms during a flare.
This article discusses the similarities and differences between chronic pelvic pain symptoms in men and women.
This article supports the notion that changes in brain structure play a role in mood and sensitivity to pain.
This article discusses how urologic and nonurologic symptoms may be related in chronic pelvic pain conditions
This article discusses the presence of a certain microbe in urine samples of males with chronic pelvic pain
This study found significant differences in connections in the brain linked to pain, self-referential thought, emotion, and movement between women with and without UCPPS.
Unique microstructural changes in the brain associated with urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) revealed by diffusion tensor MRI, super-resolution track density imaging, and statistical parameter mapping: a MAPP metwork neuroimaging study.
This article describes the impact chronic pelvic pain “flares” have on female participants’ lives.
Widespread psychosocial difficulties in men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes: case-control findings from the multidisciplinary approach to the study of chronic pelvic pain research network.
This article discusses findings that suggest a difference in brain activity between females with urologic chronic pelvic pain and healthy controls.
This article discusses the role of certain brain structures in processing bladder pain.
This article discusses the considerable overlap between chronic pain and fatigue diagnoses.
This article discusses findings that suggest inflammation could be linked to chronic pelvic pain symptoms in females
This article talks about the MAPP Network's approach to research and the study that was completed in June of 2014.
This article talks about how the MAPP Research Network is set up and the novel approach to studying urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes.
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