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The short-term outcome of laser in the management of female pelvic floor disorders: Focus on stress urine incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):825-829

School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Female pelvic floor disorders, including female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or sexual dysfunction are notorious for affecting the quality of women's life. It is reported that laser therapy might result in collagen remodeling and improvement in tissue firmness. The study was conducted to evaluate the short-term outcome of female pelvic floor disorders treated by laser therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.10.010DOI Listing
December 2018
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Laser Therapy for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause.

Curr Urol Rep 2018 Aug 17;19(10):83. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Urology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of this article is to review the available data regarding the application and therapeutic outcomes of laser therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Recent Findings: There have been several studies regarding the use of laser therapy for the treatment of GSM. Most of these studies show a trend toward safe and effective treatment in the short term (less than or equal to 12 weeks). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11934-018-0831-yDOI Listing
August 2018
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Effect of age and cone dimensions on cervical regeneration: an Italian multicentric prospective observational study.

BMJ Open 2018 03 19;8(3):e020675. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Gynecological Oncology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy.

Objectives: To evaluate cervical regeneration at 6 months following excisional treatment for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and to investigate the effect of cone dimensions, age of patients and technique of excision on the efficacy of the regeneration process.

Design: Prospective observational multicentric study.

Setting: Three tertiary care and research centres. Read More

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http://bmjopen.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-02067
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020675DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5875629PMC
March 2018
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Fractional CO laser for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors: clinical, immunological, and microbiological aspects.

Lasers Med Sci 2018 Jul 1;33(5):1047-1054. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Institute for Maternal and Child Health-IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo", via dell'Istria 65/1, 34100, Trieste, Italy.

The composition of vaginal microbiome in menopause and cancer survivor women changes dramatically leading to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in up to 70% of patients. Recent reports suggest that laser therapy may be valuable as a not hormonal therapeutic modality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of fractional CO laser treatment on the vaginal secretory pathway of a large panel of immune mediators, usually implicated in tissue remodeling and inflammation, and on microbiome composition in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-018-2471-3DOI Listing
July 2018
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Flexible CO2 laser fiber: first look at the learning curve required in gynecological laparoscopy training.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Feb 9;70(1):53-57. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

San Raffaele Scientific Institute for Research and Care, Milan, Italy.

Background: The advent of flexible CO2 laser fiber to gynecology arena might represent a turning point in the use of laser energy on a large-scale basis in gynecological surgery. However, there might be some concerns regarding the degree of surgical skills required to use the flexible system. The purpose of our study is to evaluate whether flexible CO2 laser fiber is technically accessible. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4784.17.04101-6DOI Listing
February 2018
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Successful Management of Papular Acantholytic Dyskeratosis Using Carbon Dioxide Laser: A Case Report and Literature Review.

J Low Genit Tract Dis 2017 10;21(4):e42-e44

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and 2Department of Pathology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000331DOI Listing
October 2017
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Cervical Excision Procedure: A Trend of Decreasing Length of Excision Observed in a Multicenter Survey.

J Low Genit Tract Dis 2017 Oct;21(4):279-283

1Woman's Health Sciences Department, Gynecologic Section, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; 2Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Department. of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milano, Milan, Italy; 3Center for Gynecologic Oncology Prevention, AULSS 20, Verona, Italy; 4Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cesare Magati Hospital, Scandiano, Italy; and 5Gynecological Oncology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to observe the trend of length of cone excisions in women treated with cervical excision procedure in five institutions of Central and Northern Italy.

Materials And Methods: A multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted on women who underwent a cervical excision procedure between January 2006 and December 2014. The pertinent clinical, histopathological, and sociodemographic characteristics of each woman were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000340DOI Listing
October 2017
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CO-laser for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause. How many laser sessions?

Maturitas 2017 Oct 21;104:24-28. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Urogynaecology Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Alexandra" Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Objectives: The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy of 3, 4 or 5 CO-laser sessions for the management of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Methods: Postmenopausal women with moderate to severe symptoms of dyspareunia, wanting to resume/retain sexual activity, were treated with 3-5 laser sessions depending on symptom severity/presence, sexual function, clinical findings and women's preference following the third laser application.

Main Outcomes: Severity of dyspareunia, dryness, sexual function, sexual satisfaction and frequency of sexual intercourse defined the primary outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.07.007DOI Listing
October 2017
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Long-term reliability of fractioned CO laser as a treatment for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2017 Nov 2;296(5):973-978. Epub 2017 Sep 2.

Section of Oncological Gynecology, Department of Woman and Child Health, Careggi University Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term effects of the fractional CO laser for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms.

Methods: Women presenting with VVA symptoms and meeting inclusion criterion were enrolled to fractioned CO laser therapy. Patient's satisfaction was measured on five-point Likert scale at 4 weeks and 6, 12, 18, 24 months after treatment by interview and clinical examination for vaginal livability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-017-4504-8DOI Listing
November 2017
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Sexual Function in Women Suffering From Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Treated With Fractionated CO Laser.

Sex Med Rev 2017 10 23;5(4):486-494. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Introduction: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) has a significant impact on the trophism of the genital and lower urinary tracts and can considerably impair sexual function. Fractional CO laser has a regenerative effect on vulvovaginal tissue trophism after menopause.

Aim: To review the available literature on the effect of fractional CO laser on the sexual function of postmenopausal women affected by GSM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sxmr.2017.07.003DOI Listing
October 2017
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Fractional CO laser therapy: a new challenge for vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.

Climacteric 2017 Aug 15;20(4):379-384. Epub 2017 May 15.

b Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Umberto I Hospital, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine , University of Turin , Turin , Italy.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of CO laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women.

Methods: VVA was assessed in 87 postmenopausal women (mean age 58.6 ± 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13697137.2017.1319815DOI Listing
August 2017
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Safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO laser treatment in women suffering from genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2017 Jun 2;213:39-44. Epub 2017 Apr 2.

San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Hospital, Italy.

Objectives: To evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO laser treatment in reducing the severity of symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in menopausal women.

Study Design: 102 women presenting with symptomatic GSM were treated with the fractional CO laser (MonaLisa Touch, DEKA) system across a series of treatments delivered at intervals of six or more weeks. The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire was used to gather data on sexual function and side-effects at three time-points across the study period (prospective panel design study). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.03.036DOI Listing
June 2017
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Laser therapy for the restoration of vaginal function.

Maturitas 2017 May 4;99:10-15. Epub 2017 Feb 4.

Palacios Institute of Womeńs Health, Madrid, Spain.

Laser therapy has a therapeutic role in various medical conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and as a non-invasive option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several therapies are available to alleviate GSM symptoms, including hormonal and non-hormonal products. Both microablative fractional CO laser and the non-ablative vaginal Er:YAG laser (VEL) induce morphological changes in the vaginal tissues, and data from non-randomized clinical trials suggest that laser therapy can alleviate vaginal dryness and dyspareunia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.01.012DOI Listing
May 2017
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Fractional CO Laser: From Skin Rejuvenation to Vulvo-Vaginal Reshaping.

Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Mar 30;35(3):171-175. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

4 "Laser in Dermatology, " University of Rome Tor Vergata , Rome, Italy .

Background: The CO laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented an integration to the ablative resurfacing technique, reducing the healing time and the side effects.

Objective: Vaginal rejuvenation performed with this technique is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates internal tissues of the female lower genital tract to regenerate the mucosa, improving tissue trophism and restoring the correct functionality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2016.4173DOI Listing
March 2017
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Fractional CO Laser Treatment of the Vestibule for Patients with Vestibulodynia and Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: A Pilot Study.

J Sex Med 2016 12 15;13(12):1915-1917. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Lower Genital Tract Disease Unit, V. Buzzi Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Introduction: Chronic vulvar pain and burning remains one of the most perplexing problems faced by practicing gynecologists.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the application of micro-ablative fractional CO laser to the vulvar vestibule in the management of patients with vulvar pain from vestibulodynia or genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Methods: Patients (N = 70) underwent fractional micro-ablative CO laser treatment for vestibular pain plus vestibulodynia (n = 37) or genitourinary syndrome of menopause (n = 33). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.10.006DOI Listing
December 2016
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Microablative fractional CO-laser therapy and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: An observational study.

Maturitas 2016 Dec 16;94:131-136. Epub 2016 Sep 16.

Urogynecology Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Alexandra" Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to assess the effect of the Microablative Fractional CO Laser (CO-laser) therapy on vaginal pathophysiology and the symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).

Methods: Postmenopausal women with moderate to severe symptoms of GSM underwent three sessions of CO-laser therapy at monthly intervals. Participants were evaluated at baseline and 4 weeks after the last treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.09.012DOI Listing
December 2016
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Recurrent massive ascites due to mossy endometriosis.

Fertil Steril 2016 Nov 16;106(6):e14. Epub 2016 Aug 16.

Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address:

Objective: To report the medical and surgical management of a rare case of recurrent moss-like endometriosis and associated hemorrhagic ascites.

Design: Video description of the case, demonstration of the surgical technique, discussion of the histology, and review of endometriosis-associated ascites.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.07.1119DOI Listing
November 2016
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[CO2 LASER SURGERY IN GYNECOLOGY--NEW HORIZONS].

Authors:
I Karagyozov

Akush Ginekol (Sofiia) 2016 ;55(1):62-6

Aim: Short history of laser procedures in gynecology, benefits and new horizons. Read More

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September 2016
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The use of pulsed CO2 lasers for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2015 12;27(6):504-8

aObstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy bUrogynecology Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Purpose Of Review: This article reviews the literature regarding the safety and efficacy of the use of a pulsed CO2 laser for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA).

Recent Findings: Prospective observational studies have demonstrated histological changes after the use of pulsed CO2 laser vaginally in atrophic conditions. Increased collagen and extracellular matrix production has been reported together with an increase in the thickness of the vaginal epithelium with the formation of new papilla. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GCO.0000000000000230DOI Listing
December 2015
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Genitourinary syndrome of menopause and the use of laser therapy.

Maturitas 2015 Dec 12;82(4):342-5. Epub 2015 Aug 12.

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause is a common condition that left untreated can progress and negatively affect quality of life and sexual function. Laser therapy has a therapeutic role for several gynecologic conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). The laser is well tolerated and may increase thickness of the squamous epithelium and improve vascularity of the vagina. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.08.001DOI Listing
December 2015
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Obstetrical prognosis of patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) after "coin-shaped" conization.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016 Mar 25;293(3):651-7. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapporo Medical University, Minami 1 jo, Nishi 16 chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-8543, Japan.

Purpose: Uterine cervical conization is related to adverse pregnancy outcomes in subsequent pregnancies. To deal with this problem, we started conservative coin-shaped conization for reproductive-aged patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Here we report both the obstetrical and oncological impacts of this operation in comparison with the standard cone-shaped resection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-015-3860-5DOI Listing
March 2016
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Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016 Feb 2;293(2):415-9. Epub 2015 Aug 2.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.

Purpose: To characterize the clinical presentation and outcome of patients with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN).

Methods: Medical records of 65 women with VAIN treated between 2005 and 2012 at the colposcopy clinic of a German university hospital were retrospectively evaluated for VAIN grade, HPV status, VAIN localization, treatment method and relapse rate. Follow-up data were available for 53 patients (82 %). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-015-3835-6DOI Listing
February 2016
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Flexible Carbon Dioxide Laser Fiber Versus Ultrasonic Scalpel in Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2015 Nov-Dec;22(7):1183-90. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Study Objective: To compare the effectiveness and safety of a flexible carbon dioxide (CO2) laser fiber to the ultrasonic scalpel when employed through a robotic surgical system.

Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Design Classification: Level II-2 evidence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2015.06.005DOI Listing
May 2016
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Response to: A new approach to treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.

Maturitas 2015 May 14;81(1):100. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Republic of Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.02.008DOI Listing
May 2015
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Laser vaginal rejuvenation: not ready for prime time-response to comments by Maggiore et al.

Authors:
Alex Digesu

Int Urogynecol J 2015 May;26(5):785

Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-015-2647-3DOI Listing
May 2015
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Comments on Singh et al.: Laser vaginal rejuvenation: not ready for prime time.

Int Urogynecol J 2015 May 27;26(5):783. Epub 2015 Mar 27.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 58-60, 20132, Milan, Italy,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-015-2644-6DOI Listing
May 2015
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Histological study on the effects of microablative fractional CO2 laser on atrophic vaginal tissue: an ex vivo study.

Menopause 2015 Aug;22(8):845-9

From the 1Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; 2Urogynecology Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 3Department of Experimental Medicine, Histology, and Embryology, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; and 4Department of Dermatology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

Objective: Microablative fractional CO2 laser has been proven to determine tissue remodeling with neoformation of collagen and elastic fibers on atrophic skin. The aim of our study is to evaluate the effects of microablative fractional CO2 laser on postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy using an ex vivo model.

Methods: This is a prospective ex vivo cohort trial. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000000401DOI Listing
August 2015
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Vulvo-vaginal atrophy: a new treatment modality using thermo-ablative fractional CO2 laser.

Maturitas 2015 Mar 25;80(3):296-301. Epub 2014 Dec 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital "P. Giaccone", Palermo, Italy.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of thermo-ablative fractional CO2 laser for the treatment of symptoms related to vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA) in post-menopausal women.

Methods: From April 2013 to December 2013, post-menopausal patients who complained of one or more VVA-related symptoms and who underwent vaginal treatment with fractional CO2 laser were enrolled in the study. At baseline (T0) and 30 days post-treatment (T1), vaginal status of the women was evaluated using the Vaginal Health Index (VHI), and subjective intensity of VVA symptoms was evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.12.006DOI Listing
March 2015
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Laser vaginal rejuvenation: not ready for prime time.

Int Urogynecol J 2015 Feb 5;26(2):163-4. Epub 2014 Dec 5.

Department of Urogynaecology, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, S. Mary's Hospital, Mint Wing, South Wharf, W2 1NY, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-014-2588-2DOI Listing
February 2015
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Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy.

Climacteric 2015 Apr 16;18(2):219-25. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital , Milan.

Objective: To investigate the effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser on sexual function and overall satisfaction with sexual life in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA).

Method: This prospective study included 77 postmenopausal women (mean age 60.6 ± 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13697137.2014.975197DOI Listing
April 2015
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Treatment efficacy for pain complaints in women with endometriosis of the lesser pelvis after laparoscopic electroablation vs. CO2 laser ablation.

Lasers Med Sci 2015 Jan 23;30(1):147-52. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

Departament of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 23 Kopernika str, 31-501, Krakow, Poland.

Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting mainly women of the reproductive age. Its most common manifestations include impaired fecundity, pelvic pain, and dyschezia. Laparoscopic removal of endometriotic foci remains to be the gold standard for the treatment of endometriosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-014-1630-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289154PMC
January 2015
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Low prevalence of oral and nasal human papillomavirus in employees performing CO2-laser evaporation of genital warts or loop electrode excision procedure of cervical dysplasia.

Acta Derm Venereol 2015 Feb;95(2):173-6

Department of Dermatovenereology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, DK-2400 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission during laser vaporisation of genital warts or loop electrode excision procedure is controversial. An oral rinse, a nasal swabs, history of HPV related diseases and data on HPV exposure were collected from 287 employees at departments of dermato-venerology and gynaecology in Denmark. A mucosal HPV type was found among 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-1912DOI Listing
February 2015
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Therapeutic effect of laser vaporization for vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia following hysterectomy due to premalignant and malignant lesions.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2014 Jun;40(6):1740-7

Department of Gynecological Oncology, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of laser vaporization for vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) after hysterectomy in Chinese women and to identify factors affecting persistence/recurrence.

Material And Methods: Twenty-eight VAIN patients after hysterectomy due to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (group 1) and 11 VAIN patients due to cervical cancer (group 2) were reviewed retrospectively. All patients were treated with at least one episode of laser vaporization between 2010 and 2011, and then followed up every 3 months for at least 1 year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.12383DOI Listing
June 2014
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Greater surgical precision of a flexible carbon dioxide laser fiber compared to monopolar electrosurgery in porcine myometrium.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):1103-9. Epub 2014 May 22.

Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

The objective of this experimental animal study was to compare the surgical precision of a flexible CO2 laser fiber with that of monopolar electrosurgery in porcine myometrium. The subjects were 6 live adult non-pregnant female pigs. Linear injury to the uterine horns was created using a flexible CO2 laser fiber at 5W, 10W, and 15W and with monopolar electrosurgery at 10W, 20W, 30W, and 40W in both cut and coagulation modes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2014.05.004DOI Listing
June 2015
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Risk factors for treatment failure of CO2 laser vaporization in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2014 Jul 24;290(1):115-9. Epub 2014 Jan 24.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University, 650-9, Yoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-913, Korea.

Purpose: The aim of our study was to evaluate the risk factors for treatment failure of CO2 laser vaporization in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 (CIN2).

Methods: Medical records of patients who received either shallow or deep CO2 laser vaporization with biopsy-proven CIN2 during March 2007 to April 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. After laser vaporization, liquid-based cytology and human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA testing were checked in every follow-up visit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-014-3148-1DOI Listing
July 2014
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Laser technology and applications in gynaecology.

J Obstet Gynaecol 2013 Apr;33(3):225-31

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, San Diego, CA 92108, USA.

The term 'laser' is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are commonly described by the emitted wavelength, which determines the colour of the light, as well as the active lasing medium. Currently, over 40 types of lasers have been developed with a wide range of both industrial and medical uses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01443615.2012.747495DOI Listing
April 2013
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CO2 laser treatment for Bartholin gland abscess: ultrasound evaluation of risk recurrence.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2013 May-Jun;20(3):346-52. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Rome "Sapienza", V. le del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Study Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of CO2 laser treatment and parameters correlated with recurrence in patients with Bartholin gland abscesses treated using this approach.

Design: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).

Setting: University hospital. Read More

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October 2013
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Antisepsis regimen in the surgical treatment of HPV generated cervical lesions: polyhexamethylene biguanide vs chlorhexidine. A randomized, double blind study.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2012 Dec;16(14):1994-8

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Introduction: To reduce the risk of local infections after surgical treatments for HPV infected cervical lesions, the post-operative regimen is generally based on the use of vaginal antimicrobial agents.

Aim: The efficacy and safety of polyhexamethylene biguanide-based vaginal suppositories was compared to a similar chlorhexidine-based treatment, in the post recovery regimen after surgical treatment of cervical lesions.

Materials And Methods: 50 women who underwent to CO2 laser therapy for cervical lesions were randomly assigned to receive 10 days of antiseptic treatment with chlorhexidine digluconate vaginal suppositories, or polyhexamethylene biguanide vaginal suppositories (Monogin®/Biguanelle® ovuli, Lo. Read More

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December 2012
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Clinical outcome after laparoscopic radical excision of endometriosis and laparoscopic segmental bowel resection.

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2012 Aug;24(4):245-52

Leuven University Fertility Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Purpose Of Review: To present the clinical outcome after laparoscopic radical excision of deeply infiltrative endometriosis (DIE) with colorectal extension and laparoscopic segmental bowel resection.

Recent Findings: In three different studies including mostly patients with recurrent DIE with colorectal extension, we showed that radical reconstructive CO2 laser laparoscopic resection of DIE with colorectal extension in a multidisciplinary setting resulted in a low complication rate, a low cumulative reintervention and recurrence rate and a high cumulative pregnancy rate, also when bowel resection reanastomosis was performed. In a systematic review to assess the clinical outcome of surgical treatment of DIE with colorectal involvement, data were reported in such a way that comparison of different surgical techniques was not possible. Read More

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August 2012
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Value-based medicine analysis on loop electrosurgical excision procedure and CO2 laser vaporization for the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2012 Aug 8;38(8):1064-70. Epub 2012 May 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Aim: The best treatment option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 (CIN2) is controversial and there is a lack of studies in value-based medicine. This multicenter comparative study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectives and quality of life (QOL) of loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and CO(2) laser vaporization for the treatment of CIN2.

Material And Methods: A database of LEEP and laser vaporizations performed at three research centers was created. Read More

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August 2012
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A novel approach to the surgical management of clitoral phimosis.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012 May;34(5):465-471

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

Background: The objective of this case series was to outline a novel method for surgical correction of clitoral phimosis caused by vulvar lichen sclerosus (LS) or lichen planus (LP) and to review the postoperative outcomes.

Case Series: We used the CO2 laser to treat clitoral phimosis in 20 women with LS and three women with LP. All patients underwent individualized preoperative and postoperative topical therapy with steroids or immunomodulators. Read More

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May 2012
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Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2012 Apr 10;117(1):15-7. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Singapore.

Objective: To audit our experience of the diagnosis and treatment of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) in Kandang Kerbau Women's Hospital, Singapore.

Methods: The clinical records of the patients diagnosed as having VAIN at our institution in the calendar year 2009 were periodically reviewed until March 2011.

Results: There were 21 cases of VAIN. Read More

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April 2012
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Clinical outcome after CO₂ laser laparoscopic radical excision of endometriosis with colorectal wall invasion combined with laparoscopic segmental bowel resection and reanastomosis.

Hum Reprod 2011 Sep 19;26(9):2336-43. Epub 2011 Jul 19.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Leuven University Fertility Centre, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Laparoscopic segmental bowel resection and reanastomosis for endometriosis with colorectal wall invasion can be associated with high complication rates. This study was performed to test the hypothesis that this high complication rate can be prevented and combined with a good clinical outcome, following a multidisciplinary surgical approach.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study of all patients with deep endometriosis and colorectal invasion treated by CO₂ laser laparoscopic radical excision between September 2004 and September 2006 (n = 45) to document the clinical outcome: complications, recurrence and fertility (life table analysis), pain, quality of life (QOL) and sexual function. Read More

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September 2011
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Surgical interventions for high grade vulval intraepithelial neoplasia.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Jan 19(1):CD007928. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peter's Road, Margate, Kent, UK, CT9 4AN.

Background: Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a pre-malignant condition of the vulval skin. This uncommon chronic skin condition of the vulva is associated with a high risk of recurrence and the potential to progress to vulval cancer. The condition is complicated by its' multicentric and multifocal nature. Read More

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January 2011
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Comparison of the ultrasonic scalpel to CO(2) laser in cervical conization.

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 2011 May 17;20(3):185-8. Epub 2010 Nov 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Theageneion Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of CO(2) laser with that of ultrasonic scalpel in cervical conization in terms of intraoperative and postoperative outcome. One-hundred and two patients were submitted to cervical conization by ultrasonically activated scalpel, while 97 patients were submitted to cervical conization by use of CO(2) laser. Comparison of mean estimated blood loss, mean operative time and mean cone volume between the two groups was performed with Student t test. Read More

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May 2011
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Recurrent Buschke-Löwenstein tumor treated using CO(2) laser vaporization.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):662-4

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

A 69-year-old woman had a 4-year history of recurrent giant condylomas (Buschke-Lowenstein tumor) in the anal and perianal regions, with extension to the vulva and vagina. After failure of 3 surgical excisions, one of which was radical, the condition was successfully treated using carbon dioxide laser vaporization and systemic interferon therapy. After 3 years of follow-up, the patient has not experienced a recurrence. Read More

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November 2010
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Laser vaporization in the management of CIN.

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2010 ;31(1):83-6

Department of Gynaecology, Perinatology and Childhealth, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of laser CO2 vaporization in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasias and to assess the diagnostic reliability of cytology, colposcopy, microbiology and HPV tests in predicting recurrence in a long-term outcome.

Methods: Forty-four patients affectd by high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) were submitted to laser CO2 vaporization and followed-up a minimum of five years. Vaginal smears for microbiological examination were detected. Read More

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April 2010
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Management of relapsing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

J Reprod Med 2009 Aug;54(8):499-505

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Objective: To evaluate relapsing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and establish the criteria of recurrence to assess management by laser CO2.

Study Design: Patients with histologically proved CIN after a primary conservative approach were the study population. Disease relapse was considered as residual or recurrent if diagnosed within or after the first year of follow-up. Read More

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August 2009
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Retrospective evaluation of CO(2) laser conization in pregnant women with carcinoma in situ or microinvasive carcinoma.

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2009 10;68(4):230-3. Epub 2009 Sep 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Background: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of CO(2) laser conization in pregnant women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3/carcinoma in situ (CIN3/CIS) or microinvasive carcinoma (MIC).

Objectives: A total of 49 pregnant women with biopsy-proven CIN3/CIS (30 patients) or MIC (19 patients) were studied.

Methods: Retrospective analysis based on clinical records. Read More

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February 2010
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The effect of combined surgical-medical intervention on the progression of endometriosis in an adolescent and young adult population.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2009 Aug;22(4):257-63

Division of Gynecology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Study Objective: To evaluate the effect of combined surgical-medical treatment on endometriosis progression in adolescents as measured by disease stage.

Design: Retrospective chart review.

Setting: Two academic medical centers. Read More

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August 2009
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