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Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome
Welcome to the International Society for Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome. (ISCAPPS). Why ISCAPPS? ISCAPPS was formed as a result of the work done by Dr. Wiseman and the thousands of patients who visited the International Adhesions Society (http://www.adhesions.org/).
Initially we looked at the problem of adhesions and saw that it was really a problem of a set of symptoms which we termed "Adhesions Related Disorder" or ARD. Our more recent work has led to the realisation that adhesions and ARD are part of a wider set of overlapping and coalescing conditions including ENDOMETRIOSIS, Pelvic Pain, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even fibromyalgia.
We now understand that a patient presenting with say chronic pelvic pain, may very well have, or develop bowel and bladder problems, as well as psycho-social issues that develop as a result of their condition. Attempting to treat these conditions as separate entities for the most part is an exercise in frustration. Although they may start out as separate conditions, they end up as essentially one condition - CAPPS.
What is needed is a multi-disciplinary and integrated or holistic approach. And to start we need to understand these individual conditions in the context of a family of conditions to which they belong. Once we understand the disease we can begin on its prevention and treatment.
Accordingly we have coined the term: CAPPS Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome and established an internet-based society: ISCAPPS International Society for Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome. For more information please contact Dr. David Wiseman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first task has been to develop the world's first clinic for the integrated diagnosis and treatment of CAPPS in conjunction with a major hospital group in Florida.
Much Thanks to Dr. Wiseman for all he does!