UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Official Title
Trans-MAPP Epidemiology and Phenotyping Study (EPS) of Pelvic Pain


UI study seeks participants with pelvic pain

Women age 18 and older with pelvic pain or discomfort associated with frequent urination or urgency to urinate, as well as adult women with pelvic pain from interstitial cystitis are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study on the conditions. 

The study aims to help reveal what causes the conditions with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment. However, the study itself does not include treatment. 

Both interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome can cause pain or discomfort in the pelvis or lower abdomen and the need to urinate more often than normal. 

The study involves one visit to UI Hospitals and Clinics. This visit will last three to four hours. The visit includes blood, urine and DNA tests, and a pelvic exam. Participants also will take a pain test.

Women who are pregnant are not eligible to participate in the study.

The study tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is available. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, contact Mary Eno, study coordinator, at 866-309-0834 or mary-eno@uiowa.edu.

Start Date
May 14, 2013
End Date
June 21, 2013
Gender Preference
Age Group
18 - 99 years
Principal Investigator
Karl Kreder, MD
Contact Info

Mary Eno, RN, Research Associate

mary-eno@uiowa.edu or 866-309-0834 or 319-384-9265

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