Research Chronic Pelvic Pain/Chronic Prostatitis - call for Volunteers

June 17th, 2021
Research Chronic Pelvic Pain/Chronic Prostatitis in Men

Calling all men with chronic pelvic pain/chronic prostatitis (for any reason, with or without prostate removal) to participate in a study by a team from NUI Galway.

Background:

The research team, while led by Dr Siobhán Kelleher (Researcher in Translational Medical Device Laboratory in National University of Ireland, Galway), the point of contact will be Researcher Ciaran Collins who has recently been appointed to this team. The team are conducting research into pelvic conditions which experience long diagnostic delays and this research is supported by BioInnovate Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland’s Artificial Intelligence for Societal Good Challenge.

The team’s initial focus was on developing a non-invasive way to allow earlier and easier diagnosis of endometriosis which affects women's health.  See here

Given that men also suffer from chronic pelvic pain/chronic prostatitis, and similarly experience long delays in diagnosis, this research team is now focusing on the development of a new medical device that can diagnose chronic pelvic pain/chronic prostatitis (for any reason, with or without prostate removal). 

Chronic Pain Ireland are deligthed to collaborate with NUIG researchers who are working towards the develop of technologies alongside the men who live with chronic pelvic pain/chronic prostatitis.  To learn more about this research and/or to volunteer your interest in taking part please contact Ciaran Collins via email here.  

Volunteers will be asked to complete a consent form and some questionnaires to collect some of their basic information relevant to the study and to use a monitoring kit with non-invasive sensors on their abdomen to record signals from their pelvic area. Further details and the information for participants are available for participants to review.