Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
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Painful bladder syndrome or urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a chronic condition that presents with lower urinary tract symptoms that include dysuria, urgency, frequent urination, and chronic pelvic pain. Diagnoses included in the painful bladder syndrome are interstitial cystitis and prostatodynia. The history, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms are important in ruling out other diagnoses. Treatment options that are US Food and Drug Administration approved and evidence based are limited; however, many symptom-based treatment options can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.pop.2010.05.002
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Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
I have been at Duke since 2004 when I joined the Duke Family Medicine faculty, and in addition to seeing a patients I served as residency program director until 2014. I then stepped into the world of taking care of Duke students where I served in the Duke Health and Wellness building as the Duke Student Health medical director until 2018. I am returning to Duke Family Medicine as medical director and family physician at Duke Family Medicine - Pickens and North Duke Street clinics. I enjoy tak
Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Health Disparities, Access to Health Care, Women's Health, Latino Health Care, Chronic Disease Management, Socioeconomic Determinants of Health. Population Health.
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