Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and management of chemical- and radiation-induced cystitis

A. Thompson*, A. Adamson, A. Bahl, J. Borwell, D. Dodds, C. Heath, R. Huddart, R. Mcmenemin, Prashant Patel, J. Peters, H. Payne

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Objective: Haemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a relatively common complication of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to the pelvic area, but can be a challenging condition to treat, particularly since there is currently a lack of UK-led guidelines available on how it should optimally be defined and managed.

Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken to evaluate the evidence for the diagnosis, prevention and management of cancer treatment-induced H.C.

Results: Recommendations and a proposed management algorithm for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HC, as well as the management of intractable haematuria, have been developed based on the expert opinion of the multidisciplinary consensus panel following a comprehensive review of the available clinical data.

Conclusion: These guidelines are relevant and applicable to current clinical practice and will help clinicians optimally define and manage this potentially serious condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Urology
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Chemical cystitis
  • Diagnosis
  • Guidelines
  • Haemorrhagic cystitis
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Intractable haematuria
  • Prevention
  • Radiation cystitis
  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Urology


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