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Prostatitis Foundation

Third International Chronic Prostatitis Network

Proposal Submitted by J. Curtis Nickel, MD

October 2000
Preamble: The National Institutes of Health International Prostatitis Collaborative Network (NIH-IPCN) is an evolving organization, sponsored and promoted by the NIH, of international prostatitis researchers, clinicians, patients, and industry whose mandate is to promote research and education in Prostatitis.
IPCN Data Base:
The NIH-IPCN data base will be an international study in which researchers and clinicians will enroll prostatitis patients in a standardized protocol to further our understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, natural history, and treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).
Steering Committee:
The steering committee will consist of:
  • A representative of the NIH/NIDDK
  • A representative of the NIH-IPCN steering committee
  • A representative of the NIH-CPCRN
  • A representative of the coordinating center/data base managers
  • 3 international representatives of the NIH-IPCN
  • To develop an international chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) data base
  • To determine the international spectrum of CP/CPPS
  • To examine possible etiological correlations
  • To compare the International Prostatitis Data Base to the North American NIH-CPCRN CPC data base
  • To stimulate translation of the NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index into as many international languages as possible
  • To promote large international and collaborative studies in the etiology, epidemiology, natural history and treatment of CP/CPPS
The steering committee of the NIH-IPCN International Prostatitis Data Base Study will develop an international data base study protocol, similar and comparable to the North American NIH-CPCRN CPC study.
The project will be partially funded, endorsed and coordinated by the National Institutes of Health. Major funding of the project will come from Industry grants.

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