from chronic pelvic pain, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Endometriosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(IBS) has been released by KevMed, a company dedicated to the relief of these conditions
The KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary can be downloaded free of charge after registration at:
The KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary represents an important advance in empowering patients by
allowing them to monitor and take charge of their condition, and helping them to communicate
efficiently, effectively and knowledgeably with medical providers; the diary will help to save
time in the doctor's office by presenting a clear picture of the patients' progress, leaving
more time for the doctor and patient to plan future treatment.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 -- A new, comprehensive, downloadable and free
pelvic pain diary has recently been developed and released by KevMedT, a company dedicated
to the relief of chronic pelvic pain and related conditions. The 5-page diary is available as a
downloadable tool free of charge.
Unlike other pain inventories, this new diary has been designed specifically for the 15 million
patients suffering from a number of overlapping disorders which also includes abdominal pain,
Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD), CAPPS, endometriosis, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, dyschezia,
sacroiliac joint pain, pudendal neuralgia and pelvic floor dysfunction. Many of these disorders
are common in patients who have undergone hysterectomy. Rather than taking a single
snap-shot of the pain, this new tool will help patients track their progress over time, especially
as it relates to the effectiveness of pain therapies and devices, such as PainShieldR MD, a
wearable therapeutic ultrasound device marketed by KevMed as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment
modality for chronic pelvic pain and pain associated with related conditions.
The KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary is the most comprehensive tool available for this condition
today. It can help patients obtain a thorough assessment of their condition, talk more
effectively with their medical providers, describe more efficiently the type and location
of their pain, and give a more detailed response to questions of which pain treatments
worked and which did not.
"We are excited to make this tool available to those patients who suffer from often unbearable
pain as well as the doctors and other professionals who treat them. Patients and doctors both
understand that managing chronic pelvic pain is difficult enough without having to describe and
track the condition. The Kevmed Pelvic Pain Diary will reduce the time needed for a doctor to
assess a patient's condition, leaving more time to plan and implement
treatment. The diary will empower patients to take charge of their condition, and allow
them to partner more effectively with the providers who are caring for them," says David
Wiseman, PhD, Founder and CEO of KevMed.
Pain diaries and assessment tools for a number of conditions have evolved over many years with the work of
the International Pelvic Pain Society and the Vulval Pain Society contributing greatly to this field. Building on
this strong foundation, the KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary is the result of a collaboration with the International
Adhesions Society (IAS), also founded by Dr. Wiseman, which provides information, support, and advocacy to
patients and their families suffering from ARD and Complex Abdominal & Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS).
Pioneering patient-centered research conducted by the International Adhesions Society (IAS) has led not only
to new understandings of these conditions, but also new understandings on how to assess them and to track
their progress. This knowledge was applied in developing the KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary.
The diary includes modules on bladder, bowel, abdominal, musculoskeletal and genital pain. It can be used by
men and women and allows documentation of pain that is or is not related to periods (menstruation). There are
also modules to document sleep, often affected adversely by pain, general daily activities and drug or other
Notes Dr. Wiseman, "Our diary is a work in progress and we invite comments and suggestions on how we can
improve this for both patients and medical providers. We hope in the future to produce print versions as well as
mobile and online versions that are HIPAA compliant and that can be shared with providers. We hope also to
expand the diary to include more detailed sections for conditions such as fibromyalgia, temporomandibular
joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome
Founded by David Wiseman, PhD, in 2012, KevMed LLC is a medical device company dedicated to the relief
of chronic pelvic pain and related disorders. KevMed markets PainShieldR MD, a wearable therapeutic
ultrasound device as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment modality for chronic pelvic pain and pain associated
with related conditions. KevMed, LLC was born from the work of the International Adhesions Society (IAS),
which provides information, support, and advocacy to patients and their families suffering from Adhesion
Related Disorder (ARD) and Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS).