Poster Title (Current Submission)

Cortisol Dysregulation in Pelvic Pain Syndromes: Early Findings from the Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain (MAPP) study

Major(s)

Psychology

Mentor Name

Susan Lutgendorf

Mentor Department

Psychology

Presentation Date

3-26-2011

Abstract

The University of Iowa participates in a multisite research network known as the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Network. Through this research network, the National Institutes of Health is focusing on a broader approach to the study of Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) in men and women as well as Chronic Prostatitis in men. Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic pain disorder affecting primarily women characterized by frequency, urgency, and pelvic pain associated with urination. Our project examines inflammatory control in women with PBS by examining the integrity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis and the sensitivity of the body’s cells to cortisol. This poster will include preliminary findings from this 5-year study.

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Cortisol Dysregulation in Pelvic Pain Syndromes: Early Findings from the Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain (MAPP) study

The University of Iowa participates in a multisite research network known as the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Network. Through this research network, the National Institutes of Health is focusing on a broader approach to the study of Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) in men and women as well as Chronic Prostatitis in men. Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic pain disorder affecting primarily women characterized by frequency, urgency, and pelvic pain associated with urination. Our project examines inflammatory control in women with PBS by examining the integrity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis and the sensitivity of the body’s cells to cortisol. This poster will include preliminary findings from this 5-year study.