Nearly half a million women in the United States suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC), a chronic bladder disorder for which there is no cure and whose diagnosis involves a process so painful it can require general anesthesia. Dr. Susan Keay, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has identified two factors that could lead to a better understanding of the disease, as well as less painful methods of diagnosis and more effective treatment.
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