What is it about?
12 female patients with IC/BPS without improvement after several other therapies were treated with non-ablative vaginal erbium laser, 9 of which siginificantly improved. The effect lasted for 18 months from the first treatment without long-term adverse effects.
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Why is it important?
This is the first study looking into possibility to treat IC/BPS with non-surgical, minimally invasive vaginal laser treatment and the results were promising, inidcating that non-ablative vaginal erbium laser might become an option for treatment of this indication.
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This page is a summary of: Effects of non-ablative vaginal erbium:YAG laser treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: a case series (UNICORN-2 study), Climacteric, October 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13697137.2019.1703940.
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