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PostSubject: News Update - December 2016   Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:26 pm

Dear registered users,

We successfully negotiated a loan agreement with GE Healthcare that allows the use of one of their ultrasound machines. The ultrasound machine will allow us to commence research study at SCGH, Urology Department.

Initially, we will be obtaining reference data from 120 healthy volunteers. The main aim of our current study is to measure the characteristics of the bladder wall i.e. thickness, and to carry out the functional measurements such as Elastography and blood circulation in healthy people.

We may be able to include patients with IC/BPS in a preliminary way, but we are not in a position recruit actual patients at this time. This study will be carried out over the next three months because after this time our GE agreement will expire. Everyone will recall that we are saving up to buy one of these machines.

The importance of the initial study is to obtain the reference data that will provide us with some base line. At the same time we started to study the urinary microbiome in a healthy population, using Quantitative PCR to identify pathogens in urine. This is a contentious area with mixed data at the present time, and we would like to settle the question of whether the patients with IC/BPS should be given antibiotics or not.

Please check the Forum from time to time as we will be producing an update in the next two months.

Yours sincerely,


Prof. Barry Marshall
Nobel Laureate
 
Dr. Antonina Volikova
Urology Research Fellow
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PostSubject: Re: News Update - December 2016   Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:54 am


That is the best news to hear, thank you for the notification, a great Christmas present for everyone.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: News Update - December 2016   Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:53 pm

That's great news.
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PostSubject: Re: News Update - December 2016   Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:56 am

Good Morning Admin

Just wondered if there are any updates on gathered data from the 120 healthy volunteers ?
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