Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023 Optimizing and Accelerating the Development of Precision Pain Treatments for Chronic Pain: IMMPACT Review and RecommendationsPain Forum.  24:204-225. 2023
2023 Emulsion-Induced Polymersomes Taming Tetrodotoxin for Prolonged Duration Local AnesthesiaAdvanced Therapeutics.  6. 2023
2021 Efficacy and safety of drug combinations for chronic pelvic pain: Protocol for a systematic reviewJMIR Research Protocols.  10. 2021
2021 Reply to Goebel and MolloyPain.  162:321-322. 2021
2020 VulvodyniaNature Reviews Disease Primers.  6. 2020
2020 Taxonomies for chronic visceral painPain.  161:1129-1135. 2020
2019 Effect of gabapentin on sexual function in vulvodynia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trialAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  220:89.e1-89.e8. 2019
2019 The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: Chronic secondary visceral painPain.  160:69-76. 2019
2018 Research Design Characteristics of Published Pharmacologic Randomized Clinical Trials for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions: An ACTTION Systematic ReviewPain Forum.  19:717-726. 2018
2018 AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Abdominal, Pelvic, and Urogenital Pain: Irritable Bowel SyndromePain Forum.  19:257-263. 2018
2017 Visceral pain as a triggering factor for fibromyalgia symptoms in comorbid patientsPain.  158:1925-1937. 2017
2017 Recommendations for Self-Report Outcome Measures in Vulvodynia Clinical TrialsClinical Journal of Pain.  33:756-765. 2017
2016 Autonomic Testing in Women with Chronic Pelvic PainInvestigative urology.  196:429-434. 2016
2014 A new paradigm in chronic bladder painJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy.  28:406-408. 2014
2014 The ACTTION-American Pain Society Pain Taxonomy (AAPT): An evidence-based and multidimensional approach to classifying chronic pain conditionsPain Forum.  15:241-249. 2014
2014 Before the onset of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, the presence of multiple non-bladder syndromes is strongly associated with a history of multiple surgeriesJournal of Psychosomatic Research.  76:75-79. 2014
2014 Functional somatic syndromes as risk factors for hysterectomy in early bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitisJournal of Psychosomatic Research.  77:363-367. 2014
2014 Urinary symptoms as a prodrome of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitisUrology.  83:1035-1040. 2014
2014 Vulvodynia: Current state of the biological sciencePain.  155:1696-1701. 2014
2013 Animal models for the study of female sexual dysfunctionSexual Medicine Reviews.  1:108-122. 2013
2011 AUA guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndromeInvestigative urology.  185:2162-2170. 2011
2011 Sexuality and reproductive risk factors for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome in womenUrology.  77:570-575. 2011
2011 Numbers and types of nonbladder syndromes as risk factors for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndromeUrology.  77:313-319. 2011
2011 Numbers and types of nonbladder syndromes as risk factors for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndromeInvestigative urology.  186:912. 2011
2010 Pelvic pain and surgeries in women before interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndromeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  202:286.e1-286.e6. 2010
2010 Women's sexual pain disorders 2010
2009 Antecedent Nonbladder Syndromes in Case-Control Study of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder SyndromeUrology.  73:52-57. 2009
2009 Different time courses of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: Is there a role for pharmacokinetic aspects in explaining a new clinical entity?International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  47:695-700. 2009
2009 Emerging therapies and novel approaches to visceral painDrug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies.  6:89-95. 2009
2008 Sites of Pain From Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder SyndromeInvestigative urology.  180:1373-1377. 2008
2008 Evidence-Based Criteria for Pain of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome in WomenUrology.  71:444-448. 2008
2008 Urogenital Pain - Time to Accept a New Approach to Phenotyping and, as a Consequence, ManagementEuropean Urology.  53:33-36. 2008
2006 A New Classification is Needed for Pelvic Pain Syndromes-Are Existing Terminologies of Spurious Diagnostic Authority Bad for Patients?Investigative urology.  175:1989-1990. 2006
2006 Vulvodynia: A state-of-the-art consensus on definitions, diagnosis and management 2006
2005 Quantitative assessment of experimental pain perception: Multiple domains of clinical relevancePain.  114:315-319. 2005
2005 Women's sexual pain and its management 2005
2004 Maternal posttraumatic stress response after the birth of a very low-birth-weight infantJournal of Psychosomatic Research.  57:473-476. 2004
2004 Erratum: Funktionelle somatische schmerzsyndrome - Nomenklatur (Der Schmerz (2004) 18 (98-103)) 2004
2004 Chronic prostatitis. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome 2004
2004 Dysfunctional syndromes: Their diagnostics and treatment 2004
2004 Functional somatic pain syndromes. Nomenclature 2004
2004 Psychological factors in pelvic/urogenital pain: The influence of site of pain versus sexPain.  108:88-94. 2004
2002 Clinical characteristics and pathophysiology of pelvic pain in women 2002
2002 Diagnostic criteria and therapeutic strategies of abdominal pain syndromes 2002
2002 Analgesic effects of intravenous lidocaine and morphine on postamputation pain: A randomized double-blind, active placebo-controlled, crossover trialAnesthesiology.  96:841-848. 2002
2001 Neurogenic inflammation and chronic pelvic painWorld Journal of Urology.  19:186-193. 2001
2001 Interstitial cystitis: a chronic visceral pain syndromeUrology.  57:32-39. 2001
2001 Interstitial cystitis: a chronic visceral pain syndrome.Urology.  57:32-39. 2001
2001 Interstitial cystitis: A chronic visceral pain syndromeUrology.  57:32-39. 2001
2001 Interstitial cystitis: a chronic visceral pain syndrome.Urology.  57:102. 2001
2001 Neurogenic inflammation and chronic pelvic pain.World Journal of Urology.  19:180-185. 2001
2001 Pain of urogenital originRevista de la Sociedad EspaƱola del Dolor.  8:428-432. 2001
2001 Pelvic pain: A chronic visceral pain syndromeCurrent Pain and Headache Reports.  5:13-19. 2001
2001 Urogenital and rectal painNeurologist.  7:158-170. 2001
2000 Intradermal injection of norepinephrine evokes pain in patients with sympathetically maintained painPain.  88:161-168. 2000
1999 History of the neurobiology of the pelvisUrology.  53:1082-1089. 1999
1999 A call for recognizing, legitimizing, and treating chronic visceral pain syndromesPain Forum.  8:146-150. 1999
1999 Neurobiology of the pelvis and perineum principles for a practical approachJournal of Pelvic Surgery.  5:224-232. 1999
1999 Pain - The neglected aspect of visceral diseaseEuropean Journal of Pain.  3:189-191. 1999
1998 Uterine inflammation as a noxious visceral stimulus: Behavioral characterization in the ratNeuroscience Letters.  246:73-76. 1998
1997 Mechanisms of referred visceral pain: Uterine inflammation in the adult virgin rat results in neurogenic plasma extravasation in the skinPain.  73:309-317. 1997
1997 Sympathetically maintained pain: Confusing classification, ill-defined diagnostic criteria, and puzzling pathophysiologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences.  20:462. 1997
1997 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and causalgiaAnesthesiology Clinics.  15:407-427. 1997
1997 The urogenital and rectal pain syndromesPain.  73:269-294. 1997
1996 Pain syndromes in AIDS patients 1996
1996 The DyniasSeminars in Neurology.  16:63-74. 1996
1994 Laser effects on myelinated and nonmyelinated fibers in the rat peroneal nerve: A quantitative ultrastructural analysisExperimental Neurology.  129:257-265. 1994
1993 Retrograde horseradish peroxidase transport in motor axons after Nd:YAG laser irradiation of the tibial nerve in ratsExperimental Neurology.  119:147-152. 1993
1991 Differentiation of sympathetic neurones projecting in the hypogastric nerves in terms of their discharge patterns in cats. 1991
1991 Effects of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser irradiation on neural impulse propagation: I. Spinal cord.Physiological chemistry and physics and medical NMR.  23:67-80. 1991
1991 Effects of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser irradiation on neural impulse propagation: II. Dorsal roots and peripheral nerves.Physiological chemistry and physics and medical NMR.  23:81-100. 1991
1991 Effects of muscle fatigue on mechanically sensitive afferents of slow conduction velocity in the cat triceps suraeJournal of Neurophysiology.  65:360-370. 1991
1991 Selective decrease of small sensory neurons in lumbar dorsal root ganglia labeled with horseradish peroxidase after Nd:YAG laser irradiation of the tibial nerve in the ratExperimental Neurology.  111:251-262. 1991
1990 Suppression of clinical weakness in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis associated with weight changes, and post-decapitation convulsions after intracisternal-ventricular administration of 6-hydroxydopamineJournal of Neuroimmunology.  26:25-34. 1990
1989 Summary of the dissertation: studies of impulse transmission in the inferior mesenteric ganglionZeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie. Verhandlungsband.  24:5-6. 1989
1988 Early effects of experimental diabetes on central catecholamine concentrationsBrain Research Bulletin.  20:651-654. 1988
1987 Altered splenic catecholamine concentrations during experimental allergic encephalomyelitis 1987
1984 The effect of previous transection on quantitative estimates of the preganglionic neurones projecting in the cervical sympathetic trunk of the guinea-pig and the cat made by retrograde labelling of damaged axons by horseradish peroxidaseNeuroscience.  13:1299-1309. 1984


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2017 Female Sexual Function: The Role of Animal Models in Assessing Female Sexual Dysfunction.  45-60. 2017
2017 Chapter 4 Female Sexual Function The Role of Animal Models in Assessing Female Sexual Dysfunction.  45-60. 2017
2015 Animal models of urogenital pain 2015
2008 Pathophysiology of Pelvic Pain.  885-891. 2008
2008 5.39 Pain in Childbirth.  579-583. 2008
2008 Pain in Childbirth.  579-583. 2008
2003 Genitourinary pain.  163-176. 2003
2003 Chronic nonmalignant visceral pain syndromes of the abdomen, pelvis, and bladder and chronic urogenital and rectal pain.  269-291. 2003

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology and Anatomy, 1987
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1983
  • Full Name

  • Ursula Wesselmann