Gating of sensory information differs in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.

TitleGating of sensory information differs in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKilpatrick, LA, Ornitz E, Ibrahimovic H, Hubbard CS, Rodríguez LV, Mayer EA, Naliboff BD
JournalThe Journal of urology
Volume184
Issue3
Pagination958-63
Date Published2010 Sep
ISSN1527-3792
KeywordsAdult, Anxiety Disorders, Cystitis, Interstitial, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Sensory Gating, Stress, Psychological, Young Adult
Abstract

Altered sensory processing in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome cases may result from a deficiency of the central nervous system to adequately filter incoming visceral afferent information. We used prepulse inhibition as an operational measure of sensorimotor gating to examine early pre-attentive stages of information processing in females with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and healthy controls.

DOI10.1038/ajg.2011.377
Alternate JournalJ. Urol.