IC/PBS Society was established by Swati Spentose Pvt. Ltd in a meeting held in Goa,
India on the 20th and 21st of June, 2009 respectively. The meeting witnessed leading experts,
on the subject of IC, from all across the nation.
The IC/PBS Society is currently working on an Indian Clinical Guideline.
The members of this new society have undertaken to carry out time-bound
research for a period of one year to consolidate and validate the new guideline.
The main objective of the meeting was to establish the following points:
The nomenclature to be used is IC/PBS
Recurrent pelvic pain or discomfort (pressure, burning, throbbing, etc.) of
at least 4-6 weeks’ duration, which increases with bladder filling and/or decreases
with micturition in the absence of definable pathology associated with urinary
frequency and/or urgency.
Frequency volume chart for 24 hours
Urine routine and culture
Ultrasonography of kidney, ureter and bladder with post void residue
Cystoscopy under anaesthesia. Biopsy to be done if any other lesion is suspected.
Oral drug therapy in second stage if hydrodistension is not effective.
therapy if oral therapy fails or patient develops flare-up.
The following decisions were also taken by the Society members: Multi-centre research will be undertaken during the coming year to consolidate the expert views in the guidelines. Research work has been delegated to various members to study the sensitivity and specificity of the definition, the role of biopsy, the role of urodynamics, the role of testing for genitourinary tuberculosis and the role of urinary cytology. It is expected that preliminary results will be available in one year.
The guidelines will be reviewed after one year and if necessary changes will be incorporated. All the centres taking part in research will maintain a net-based database and share patient data after the legal requirements of participating centres are met. Furthermore, every endeavour will be made to establish a World IC/PBS Society and convene an international meeting.
This platform will undoubtedly ensure that every urologist is updated with all the advanced news from the world of IC.