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Efficacy of fractional CO 2 laser in the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in Latin-American Population: First Peruvian experience

Juan Tovar-Huamani, Felipe Mercado-Olivares, Jose Antonio Grandez-Urbina, Rafael Pichardo-Rodriguez, Marco Tovar-Huamani, Herney García-Perdomo
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2019 February 19

OBJECTIVE: This PUBA study aimed to assess the efficacy of fractional CO2 laser in the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

METHODS: GSM symptoms were assessed before, 1 month after the first session and 1 month after the third session of laser (3 sessions with a 30 days interval between them) in 60 women (median, interquartile range: 55, 49-69). Subjective (visual analog scale) and objective (Vaginal Health Index, VHIS; Vaginal Maturity Index/Frost Index; Spanish Overactive Bladder Questionnaire-Short Form, USMEX Spanish OAB-qSF and Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI) measures were used during the study period to assess CO2 fractionated laser treatment outcomes compared to baseline.

RESULTS: Fractional CO2 laser treatment was effective to improve GSM symptoms (vaginal dryness, vaginal itching, vaginal burning, dyspaurenia, dysuria, urinary urgency; P < 0.001) after three sessions, as well as VHIS (median, interquartile range: 13, 10-15 at baseline vs. 21, 20-23 at the fourth month follow up; P < 0.001), Frost Index (median, interquartile range: 28, 24-31 at baseline vs. 8, 6-10 at the fourth month follow up; P < 0.001), USMEX (median, interquartile range: 56, 46-68 at baseline vs 14, 13-16 at the fourth month follow up: P < 0,001) and FSFI (median, interquartile range: 5, 2-14 at baseline vs 30, 28-32).

CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, the data suggests that fractionated CO2 laser is an effective alternative for GSM treatment with positive outcomes that persists over time. Lasers Surg. Med. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


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