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Human Studies

2019 Jun

Neurourol Urodyn



Autonomic neurophysiologic implications of disorders comorbid with bladder pain syndrome vs myofascial pelvic pain.


Chelimsky GG, Yang S, Sanses T, Tatsuoka C, Buffington TCA, Janata J, McCabe P, Dombroski M-A, Ialacci S, Hijaz A, Mahajan S, Zolnoun D, Chelimsky TC
Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Jun; 38(5):1370-1377.
PMID: 30945780.


The neuropathophysiology of a debilitating chronic urologic pain condition, bladder pain syndrome (BPS), remains unknown. Our recent data suggests withdrawal of cardiovagal modulation in subjects with BPS, in contrast to sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in another chronic pelvic pain syndrome, myofascial pelvic pain (MPP). We evaluated whether comorbid disorders differentially associated with BPS vs MPP shed additional light on these autonomic differences.