Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network

Faculty involved: Siobhan Sutcliffe, Aimee James

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The MAPP study is a cohort study of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) from six sites across the United States. It was designed to better understand the natural history of these conditions and their underlying causes, taking a “whole-body” rather than a bladder- or prostate-specific approach. Team members include Dr. Siobhan Sutcliffe and colleagues in the Departments of Surgery (Division of Urological Surgery), Anesthesiology, Physical Therapy, and Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

Select Publications:

Sutcliffe S, Bradley CS, Clemens JQ, James AS, Konkle KS, … & Berry SH. Urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome flares and their impact: qualitative analysis in the MAPP network. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jul;26(7):1047-60. doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2652-6. Epub 2015 Mar 20.