What is the American Urological Association (AUA) hierarchy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) treatments?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The AUA guidelines divides treatments that can be offered into first-, second-, third, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-line groups, based on the balance between potential benefits to the patient, potential severity of adverse events, and the reversibility of the treatment. [3] While the CUA guidelines are in general agreement regarding first-line treatment, subsequent treatments are not characterized in a detailed hierarchy. [4]

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