Interstitial cystitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a difficult condition to treat, with few good treatments. A recent study of the scientific literature reviews the limited evidence for using intra-vesical GAG analogues and concludes that the benefits are marginal. However, in the absence of other good alternatives it remains an important treatment option.
The reference for this article is: Costin L. Chintea, Mohammed Belal. (February 2013), Is there enough evidence for the use of intravesical instillations of glycosaminoglycan analogues in interstitial cystitis?. BJU International, 111: 192 – 193.