Newscasting from China: Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Can Distinguish Cystitis From OAB

Serum neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can help differentiate interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) from overactive bladder (OAB), according to a study published online Nov. 8 in BMC Urology.

Hanwei Ke, from Peking University People’s Hospital in Beijing, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis involving 70 women diagnosed with IC/BPS, 20 diagnosed with OAB, and a randomly selected cohort of 150 healthy women (normal). All participants underwent a comprehensive panel of blood tests, and the NLR was determined.

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