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Curr Opin Urol. 2014 Jul;24(4):336-44. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000062.

Current advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain.

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Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have moved away from targeting a specific organ to multifactorial and multidisciplinary individualized approach to treatment strategies. The purpose of this article is to review the current advancements in diagnosis and treatment of CPP.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Recognition that response to current treatment approach to CPP syndrome is variable; organizations such as the European Association of Urology, American Urologic Association, International Continence Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and others have integrated the most current evidence and management strategies from multiple specialties (urology, gynecology, pain medicine, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, neurology, physiotherapy, and psychology). The 1 World Congress on Pelvic Pain met in 2013 to further collaborate on diagnosis and management of CPP. A multimodal clinical phenotype system has also been implemented to help understand cause and guide therapy.

SUMMARY:

New classification systems allow for overlap of mechanisms between conditions and a multidisciplinary treatment approach.

PMID:
24837873
DOI:
10.1097/MOU.0000000000000062
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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